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Old November 28 2011, 07:33 PM   #2071
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

I'm sticking with Michael Palin as April.
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Old November 29 2011, 11:11 PM   #2072
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I'm sticking with Michael Palin as April.
Ooh, I like that. I'd always favored David Warner or Robert Shaw, but Michael Palin is a great idea.
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Old November 30 2011, 02:39 AM   #2073
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Michael Palin would be swell in that role too.
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Old November 30 2011, 07:36 PM   #2074
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^ I first thought of that when I saw April on the cover of a novel - Final Frontier, I think - and it looked like he was actually drawn to resemble Michael Palin. Then I read it and was struck by how much April seemed to *act* like him as well.
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Old December 29 2011, 04:38 PM   #2075
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It's been suggested that Denzel Washington would be good as Tuvok's father....


For now, I'll focus more on Section 31. When I saw the fourth season of 24, I found myself thinking that Alberta Watson (who plays the CTU director with the schizophrenic daughter) would play a solid L'Hann. A firm leader with a rather dark soul....

For Vasily Zeitsev (the Director Worf encountered in A Time To Kill, who works with L'Hann to take down Zife in A Time To Heal)--Hugo Weaving. I think he gave a solid performance as the villain in Captain America--German accent and all. I think, were he to put on a Russian accent, he would be similarly superb as Zeitsev.

I'm unsure who to cast as Cole...he's not as appealing to me, somehow, as L'Hann and Zeitsev are. For now, I'd say Danny Huston (see: his performance as Stryker in the Wolverine film).
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Old December 30 2011, 01:12 AM   #2076
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Damn, I also had an actress in mind for L'Hann, but I've completely forgotten who she was.
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Old December 30 2011, 01:23 AM   #2077
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^ Interesting that you should suggest Alberta Watson for the role of L'Haan for two reasons. First, I suggested Melinda Clarke, also on the current edition of Nikita. Second, I started to imagine Watson in the role of the heroine in my Lambda Paz series, having a similarly schizophrenic (pun intended?) personality-- frowning on Jack Bauer's methods of torture, but sanctioning different torture methods against one of her own people-- or in the case of my stories, condemning what Section 31 represents while still willing accept help from them.
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Old December 30 2011, 02:12 PM   #2078
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The problem with both Alberta Watson and Melinda Clarke as L'Haan is that A Time to Kill/Heal explicitly establishes that L'Haan has dark brown skin -- she's a "black" Vulcan.
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Old December 30 2011, 03:10 PM   #2079
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St. William of Levittown wrote: View Post
It's been suggested that Denzel Washington would be good as Tuvok's father....
Has Tuvok's father ever been a character in the books though? No point casting for a character that hasn't been written.

On the other hand, there's a supporting actor in Merlin who I swear is Tuvok's son ( Elieth? ) to a tee. Every time I see I just refer to him as Tuvok's son. His name is Adetomiwa Edun (http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Adetomiwa+Edun).


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The problem with both Alberta Watson and Melinda Clarke as L'Haan is that A Time to Kill/Heal explicitly establishes that L'Haan has dark brown skin -- she's a "black" Vulcan.
I thought I had a vague idea of that being the case, but I couldn't pin down where the information might have been established. Thanks.

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Old December 30 2011, 05:00 PM   #2080
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^it's Elyan. as in Sir Elyan the White.
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Old December 30 2011, 05:57 PM   #2081
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It's been suggested that Denzel Washington would be good as Tuvok's father....
Has Tuvok's father ever been a character in the books though? No point casting for a character that hasn't been written.
But he *could* be written. And Tuvok's parents have both been mentioned on the show, I think it was "Flashback".

Me, I think Morgan Freeman would be better to play Tuvok's father. And his mother? Either S. Epatha Merkerson from L&O, or CCH Pounder.
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Old December 30 2011, 07:49 PM   #2082
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On the other hand, there's a supporting actor in Merlin who I swear is Tuvok's son ( Elieth? ) to a tee.
^it's Elyan. as in Sir Elyan the White.
No, I meant that that Tuvok's son is called Elieth, isn't he? I didn't know the Merlin character's name, I just call him "Tuvok's son", as opposed to "the one off Heroes" and "the one with the arms." If that's the Merlin character's name, then it's just a creepy coincidence.

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Old December 30 2011, 09:54 PM   #2083
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The problem with both Alberta Watson and Melinda Clarke as L'Haan is that A Time to Kill/Heal explicitly establishes that L'Haan has dark brown skin -- she's a "black" Vulcan.
Did she? I don't recall that, in those books. I recall she had black hair, but I don't recall reading anything about her skin color. And Memory Beta notes her hair color...but is otherwise silent about her features (except that she's quite attractive for her age...).

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It's been suggested that Denzel Washington would be good as Tuvok's father....
Has Tuvok's father ever been a character in the books though? No point casting for a character that hasn't been written.
But he *could* be written. And Tuvok's parents have both been mentioned on the show, I think it was "Flashback".
He appeared in Tuvok's backstory in Pathways.

Me, I think Morgan Freeman would be better to play Tuvok's father. And his mother? Either S. Epatha Merkerson from L&O, or CCH Pounder.
Hmm...Freeman, while a superb and charismatic actor, never struck me as the kind to play a stoic, rationalistic Vulcan. He seems more "wise" and "kindly" than "logical".

Denzel I think can play "stern" a bit better.

But...that's just me.
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Old December 30 2011, 10:24 PM   #2084
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Did she? I don't recall that, in those books. I recall she had black hair, but I don't recall reading anything about her skin color. And Memory Beta notes her hair color...but is silent about that.

Direct quote, please?
I don't remember there ever being any mention of her skin color either.
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Old December 31 2011, 12:29 AM   #2085
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Hmm...Freeman, while a superb and charismatic actor, never struck me as the kind to play a stoic, rationalistic Vulcan. He seems more "wise" and "kindly" than "logical".

Denzel I think can play "stern" a bit better.

But...that's just me.
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