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Old February 24 2009, 05:57 PM   #1441
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

I've been picturing Paul Boretski as Calhoun. He played Commander Goddard in Peter David's show Space Cases.
And For Si Cwan i see Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. He's got the looks and the acting chops to pull off a character like Cwan.

I was figuring the Kristen Bell would make a good Vale. But she's a bit too young
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Old February 24 2009, 08:49 PM   #1442
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I was trying to come up with someone that could be flippant without being petty, and keep an aura of barely restrained violence around him constantly without being creepy or off-putting. I can't think of any other actor that could do that right. I'd thought of Nathan Fillion earlier, but Mal is too self-conscious and Fillion undercuts himself too often; perfect for that role, but not for Calhoun, who'd need to be more forceful.
I've proposed Fillion before, but he's still not the perfect choice. Downey isn't right physically. Even more, I'm imagining his take on Mac in my head, and it doesn't feel right. Downey doesn't have the requisite warrior's dignity that Calhoun needs, and no matter how good an actor he is, I don't think he can project that. He's got tremendous presence, but it's not the right kind of presence. It would be like casting Ian McKellen as Picard. Similar, but off.

That wuss from Stargate: Atlantis would be terrible and I can't believe anyone ever suggested him.
Aside from being a little young, Joe Flannigan is a perfect physical match for Calhoun. That and his snarky sense of humour as John Sheppard is why people draw those comparisons. On a surface level, he seems perfect. But, no, Flannigan isn't the right choice. He has neither the range, nor the gravitas.

I've never seen Mel Gibson being right either, for whatever reason, though I know that's PAD's choice.
Gibson around the time of Conspiracy Theory, with darkened hair and some of the edge he had in The Patriot and We Were Soldiers, would have been perfect. But that's a very brief window, and today, there's no way it would work.

Back when NF first came out, I was picturing Alec Baldwin in his Jack Ryan days. Again, except for that very brief window of time, it wouldn't have worked at all.

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And For Si Cwan i see Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. He's got the looks and the acting chops to pull off a character like Cwan.
Uh, no. He's huge and imposing, but not in the right way. He'd be a better choice for Kebron, though not compared with someone like Michael Clarke Duncan. And seriously, saying The Rock has "acting chops," is like saying Joan Rivers can sing opera. He's got some comic timing that works well in kids movies, but he's less of an actor than my spaniel.

I was figuring the Kristen Bell would make a good Vale. But she's a bit too young
Far too young.
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Old February 25 2009, 01:14 AM   #1443
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

I actually agree about Alec Baldwin in his Jack Ryan days...he would've been more low-key than my mental image of Calhoun, but I could see him doing an interesting take on the character.

I still don't like Mel Gibson, for much the same reason you don't like Downey... his version of the character 'feels' wrong to me. Maybe we just have really different mental images



Oh, and The Rock and Bell are both really far off, I think. I love Vosloo as Cwan more and more, the more I think about it.
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Old February 25 2009, 03:24 AM   #1444
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Arnold Voloss is the Mummy from the first two Mummy movies, right? He really doesn't seem quite big enough for me. Even if he isn't the best actor, Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) is closer to how I've imagined him looking.
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Old February 25 2009, 04:31 AM   #1445
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I never imagined him that huge, actually; just well-built, and with... presence.
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Old February 25 2009, 05:13 AM   #1446
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Arnold Voloss is the Mummy from the first two Mummy movies, right? He really doesn't seem quite big enough for me. Even if he isn't the best actor, Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) is closer to how I've imagined him looking.
Arnold Vosloo is 6'3", only one inch shorter than Dwayne Johnson.
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Old February 25 2009, 06:21 AM   #1447
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Johnson is imposing, but like a football player. I don't think Si Cwan is that...broad. Vosloo, on the other hand, has the quiet dignity, and better range as an actor, that more than makes up for losing an inch.
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Old February 25 2009, 09:30 AM   #1448
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okay got tied up in my own projects and haven't visited here in awhile.

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Theron isn't remotely who I had in mind, but I bet she could pull the role off..............
who did you have in mind for Corsi, KRAD?

and ever since i read A Singular Destiny, i've been trying to figure out in my head who i could see as Fabian Stevens.

(anyone wanna clue me in on how to make a spoiler tag? i cant find it in the FAQ)
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Old February 25 2009, 10:54 AM   #1449
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I don't know why, but I immediately thought of Lieutenant Lucy D'Odorico (from Destiny) as Danielle Panabaker.

A rough photoshop:

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Old February 25 2009, 01:44 PM   #1450
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and ever since i read A Singular Destiny, i've been trying to figure out in my head who i could see as Fabian Stevens.

(anyone wanna clue me in on how to make a spoiler tag? i cant find it in the FAQ)
the bloke who played Stevens on Deep Space Nine'd be favourite...

to use spoilers click on the smilie with the X over his mouth up above the reply box. right end of the top line.

or use [ spoiler] and [ /spoiler] without the spaces
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Old February 25 2009, 04:11 PM   #1451
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who did you have in mind for Corsi, KRAD?
Marjorie Monaghan -- among other things, she played "Number One" on Babylon 5, and was up for T'Pol on Enterprise.


and ever since i read A Singular Destiny, i've been trying to figure out in my head who i could see as Fabian Stevens.
Jay Baker, who played him in "Starship Down" on DS9.
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Old February 27 2009, 04:08 AM   #1452
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Nathan Fillion as Calhoun, does he have the kajumpaght?
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Old February 27 2009, 07:00 AM   #1453
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oh i didn't know Fabe was a canon character. oy.

and i see what you mean about Marjorie Monaghan...though she looks "softer" than i pictured Corsi to be. just my opinion.

i adore Nathan Fillion but i have to add my votes to the "not sure" camp as to whether or not he could pull off Calhoun.
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Old February 27 2009, 07:21 AM   #1454
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i adore Nathan Fillion but i have to add my votes to the "not sure" camp as to whether or not he could pull off Calhoun.
I think if you mixed a little bit of Caleb from Buffy season 7 with Mal Reynolds, you'd wind up with a fairly servicable Mac Calhoun.
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Old March 24 2009, 02:17 AM   #1455
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So, I've just decided that if they should ever cast Velisa, host of Illuminating the City of Light in Articles of the Federation and A Singular Destiny, Rachel Maddow should play her.
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