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Old March 29 2009, 01:15 AM   #1471
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Well, Treir is described in the books as very tall. In her first appearance, she's described as being a head taller than the Orion male she's accompanying, and Orion males are pretty big as a rule. Halle Berry is only 5'6". Even if you wouldn't choose Suzie Plakson (who's over 6'1"), you should still choose a woman of more Amazonian proportions than Berry.
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Old March 29 2009, 01:52 AM   #1472
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While I have no problem with Suzie Plakson as Treir, I like Tricia Helfer as a second choice.
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Old March 29 2009, 02:26 AM   #1473
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Well, Treir is described in the books as very tall. In her first appearance, she's described as being a head taller than the Orion male she's accompanying, and Orion males are pretty big as a rule. Halle Berry is only 5'6". Even if you wouldn't choose Suzie Plakson (who's over 6'1"), you should still choose a woman of more Amazonian proportions than Berry.
I just picture her taller

This isn't "real" casting, for me. I casted the young Winnie Cooper as Thriss.
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Old March 29 2009, 07:49 AM   #1474
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Terix - maybe Matthew Glave?
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Old March 30 2009, 05:40 PM   #1475
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Who are we thinking of for the new Counselor Cambridge in Full Circle?
I've been wondering this as well.
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Old March 30 2009, 05:46 PM   #1476
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^^ Let's see... a snarky doctor who happens to be a Brit named Hugh. Hugh Laurie, perhaps?
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Old March 30 2009, 06:02 PM   #1477
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^^ Let's see... a snarky doctor who happens to be a Brit named Hugh. Hugh Laurie, perhaps?
...and to think, I honestly didn't make that connection.

Hugh Laurie using his actual accent would...yeah, pretty much be that character.

Ahem. Move along, nothing to see here.
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Old March 30 2009, 10:54 PM   #1478
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Somebody upthread mentioned Kiefer Sutherland as Leybenzon. How about him for Mac Calhoun instead?
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Old March 31 2009, 04:57 AM   #1479
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

A good way for everyone to keep a running tally of who wants who cast as what would be to put entries onto http://storycasting.com/home.aspx . It's a website dedicated to casting actors in (as yet) non-existent movie versions of their favorite books. Don't see your favorite Star Trek novel listed? Just tell the site runners to add it. They're quick, responsive, and they appreciate the feedback.
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Old March 31 2009, 06:56 AM   #1480
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Somebody upthread mentioned Kiefer Sutherland as Leybenzon. How about him for Mac Calhoun instead?
In all fairness, I've never seen him in anything but 24, but words could not express how very wrong that type of acting would be for Calhoun. Flippant, subtle, and clever do not describe Jack Bauer.
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Old March 31 2009, 01:22 PM   #1481
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^Subtle? Calhoun?
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Old March 31 2009, 01:43 PM   #1482
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^Subtle? Calhoun?
As subtle as a sledgehammer to a tack.

I think SG1's Richard Dean Anderson could do Calhoun.
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Old March 31 2009, 02:12 PM   #1483
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^Subtle? Calhoun?
As subtle as a sledgehammer to a tack.

I think SG1's Richard Dean Anderson could do Calhoun.

You got the wrong SG actor (IMO, of course )...Joe Flanigan or even Ben Browder could do Calhoun justice. RDA has the right attitude (at least close) but he's too old. Flanigan would probably be my first choice. He has the attitue, the look, and he kicks ass ! Opinions...
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Old March 31 2009, 04:10 PM   #1484
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Now we have the new Voyager cast to play with!

Captain Afsarah Eden: black female, exotic eyes, tall, in her 50s... Angela Bassett.

Admiral Willem Batiste: robust male, dark hair, also in his 50s... Alec Baldwin.

Ensign Lasren: Betazoid male, early 20s, ops officer... Eric Milligan.
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Old March 31 2009, 06:44 PM   #1485
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Angela Bassett's already occupied playing First Minister Asarem over on DS9.

How about Iman? She's in her 40s now.
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