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Old March 31 2009, 07:19 PM   #1486
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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.

I have a friend who worked on Project Runway (the Canadian version), and Iman was the guest for an episode. Supposedly she's actually little more than a functioning retard , but I guess that doesn't prevent us from seeing her in a role...

p.s.- just in case...I do remember that she was a "cameloid" in Star Trek VI.
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Old March 31 2009, 07:25 PM   #1487
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^Subtle? Calhoun?
The character is so over the top that I always imagined the actor playing him would have to keep it fairly understated, to avoid becoming a caricature. Subtle menace, when the lines are delivered with sarcasm.

I think people keep focusing on the witty banter side of his character, and keep forgetting his supposed to be able to stand there and just look at you and have you get an impression of a savage bastard just barely restrained. Browder, Fillion, and anyone from Stargate I can possibly imagine wouldn't be able to pull that off at all.
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Old March 31 2009, 07:41 PM   #1488
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^Subtle? Calhoun?
The character is so over the top that I always imagined the actor playing him would have to keep it fairly understated, to avoid becoming a caricature. Subtle menace, when the lines are delivered with sarcasm.

I think people keep focusing on the witty banter side of his character, and keep forgetting his supposed to be able to stand there and just look at you and have you get an impression of a savage bastard just barely restrained. Browder, Fillion, and anyone from Stargate I can possibly imagine wouldn't be able to pull that off at all.
Maybe Fillion could... I think I see your point when it comes to Browder and Flanigan. Maybe they aren't "savage" enough...

Maybe Christian Bale or (gasp) Hugh Jackman? Other than the penchant for showtunes, the Jackman seems pretty wild...
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Old March 31 2009, 07:53 PM   #1489
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I think people keep focusing on the witty banter side of his character, and keep forgetting his supposed to be able to stand there and just look at you and have you get an impression of a savage bastard just barely restrained.
See, that's just my point. "Savage" and "just barely restrained" don't suggest "subtle" to me. But I take your point about the actor needing to tone it down.

And I think both Browder and Fillion have shown themselves capable of playing characters with dark, dangerous sides underneath flippant exteriors.


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Maybe Christian Bale or (gasp) Hugh Jackman? Other than the penchant for showtunes, the Jackman seems pretty wild...
Well, let's face it, Calhoun basically is Wolverine. However, I've always felt that Jackman's Wolverine falls short in precisely that area: I've never gotten the sense that he had that kind of savage fury smoldering in him.
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Old March 31 2009, 08:11 PM   #1490
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And I think both Browder and Fillion have shown themselves capable of playing characters with dark, dangerous sides underneath flippant exteriors.
Dark, maybe; savage, I don't really think so. Though I'll admit, were either of them to be cast, I'd certainly be damn curious to see if they could pull it off. Nonetheless, neither would be my first choice.

Well, let's face it, Calhoun basically is Wolverine. However, I've always felt that Jackman's Wolverine falls short in precisely that area: I've never gotten the sense that he had that kind of savage fury smoldering in him.
I agree with this pretty completely.
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Old April 3 2009, 05:49 AM   #1491
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I think people keep focusing on the witty banter side of his character, and keep forgetting his supposed to be able to stand there and just look at you and have you get an impression of a savage bastard just barely restrained.
See, that's just my point. "Savage" and "just barely restrained" don't suggest "subtle" to me. But I take your point about the actor needing to tone it down.

And I think both Browder and Fillion have shown themselves capable of playing characters with dark, dangerous sides underneath flippant exteriors.


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Maybe Christian Bale or (gasp) Hugh Jackman? Other than the penchant for showtunes, the Jackman seems pretty wild...
Well, let's face it, Calhoun basically is Wolverine. However, I've always felt that Jackman's Wolverine falls short in precisely that area: I've never gotten the sense that he had that kind of savage fury smoldering in him.
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Old April 3 2009, 06:13 AM   #1492
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How about Eliza Dushku as T'Prynn.

She'd be interesting made up as a Vulcan. And in a TOS miniskirt

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Old April 3 2009, 04:36 PM   #1493
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Yeah, but as Dollhouse has shown, she can't act for toffee, unless she's playing Faith or a variation of her.
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Old April 3 2009, 08:15 PM   #1494
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Yeah, but as Dollhouse has shown, she can't act for toffee, unless she's playing Faith or a variation of her.
Fact.
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Old April 3 2009, 11:48 PM   #1495
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^ Now, now.

We don't know that her directors have in fact offered her toffee as an incentive to act, yet...
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Old April 3 2009, 11:55 PM   #1496
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^ LOL!!!

TBH, I keep seeing myself as Prynn (which will seem absurd to any who know me)... I think I have issues.
I think I'm just trying to see myself in the story, and she seems to disappear sometimes, but is usually there, which makes her a good character for insinuating yourself into the story.

I'm curious as to the woman on the cover who I believe is Prynn in MG... it's her hair that seems wrong-ish to me... but that was probably discussed earlier.
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Old April 4 2009, 12:00 AM   #1497
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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.
That's who I pictured reading Full Circle earlier this week.
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Old April 4 2009, 04:11 AM   #1498
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^ Now, now.

We don't know that her directors have in fact offered her toffee as an incentive to act, yet...
In that case, they really should consider it as an option...
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Old April 7 2009, 12:13 AM   #1499
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She was all right in that Hulu commercial, though I'm pretty sure that it was all in the tongue.
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How about Angela Bassett for Full Circle's Capt. Eden - as she appeared in 2000's Supernova alongside James Spader?
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