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Old April 23 2012, 04:06 AM   #2266
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What do you guys think of Tzi Ma for Admr. Nogura?
Hmm, maybe, except he's Chinese instead of Japanese. And in the Vanguard novels, the authors have definitely written Nogura as though he were being played by the late Mako -- particularly in Storming Heaven, where there are repeated, colorful references to his gravelly voice.
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Old April 23 2012, 05:49 PM   #2267
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Too bad Mako died. He would've made quite a good Nogura.
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Old April 23 2012, 11:38 PM   #2268
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Well, FWIW, Sulu's supposed to be Japanese--and yet JJ cast a Korean to play him.
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Old April 23 2012, 11:41 PM   #2269
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Sulu's not solely Japanese, he's of mixed Asian descent.
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Old April 23 2012, 11:45 PM   #2270
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Sulu's not solely Japanese, he's of mixed Asian descent.
Quite right. "Sulu" isn't even a Japanese name; it's the name of a sea in the Philippines. Sulu was meant to represent a "pan-Asian" heritage. (The name "Sulu" is so un-Japanese, in fact, that in the Japanese dub they renamed him Kato.)
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Old April 24 2012, 12:44 AM   #2271
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^^ Besides, he also had an Englishman play a Frenchman. And use the worst French accent, to boot.
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Old April 24 2012, 07:18 AM   #2272
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not to mention a canadian playing an american, another canadian playing a scot, an american playing a russian and an American playing someone from Luna.
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Old April 24 2012, 08:35 AM   #2273
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Sulu's not solely Japanese, he's of mixed Asian descent.
Quite right. "Sulu" isn't even a Japanese name; it's the name of a sea in the Philippines. Sulu was meant to represent a "pan-Asian" heritage. (The name "Sulu" is so un-Japanese, in fact, that in the Japanese dub they renamed him Kato.)
As if the whole Pink Panther/ Green Hornet two Katos thing didn't already have me confused enough...
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Old April 24 2012, 01:21 PM   #2274
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^Well, in Japanese, Kato would be pronounced "kah-to" rather than "kay-to."
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Old April 24 2012, 10:42 PM   #2275
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

In the DTI novels: how about Faran Tahir as Ranjea?
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Old April 24 2012, 11:04 PM   #2276
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In the DTI novels: how about Faran Tahir as Ranjea?
Maybe, though I had Sendhil Ramamurthy in mind.
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Old April 25 2012, 04:33 AM   #2277
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Anyone else think Michael Ironside would do good in Star Trek?

I can't decide who he'd play, maybe a Romulan?
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Old April 25 2012, 04:37 AM   #2278
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^ Quintin Stone would be a perfect role for Ironside.
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Old April 25 2012, 05:01 AM   #2279
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What do you guys think of Tzi Ma for Admr. Nogura?
Hmm, maybe, except he's Chinese instead of Japanese. And in the Vanguard novels, the authors have definitely written Nogura as though he were being played by the late Mako -- particularly in Storming Heaven, where there are repeated, colorful references to his gravelly voice.
I knew about Mako for Nogura, but I was trying to go with someone who's still alive. I know this is fantasy casting, so we don't have to stick with living people, but I was trying to treat this like I was actually casting this as a TV show that would be possible to make now.
And there have been plenty of situations where people of one nationality were played a character who was another.
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Old April 25 2012, 05:44 AM   #2280
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I like Roger Cross for Bowers myself, but I could see Terrence Howard as a pretty good runner up. I liked him in the first Iron Man.
What do you guys think of Tzi Ma for Admr. Nogura?
Too young. I picture someone more grandfatherly, maybe a little paunchy.
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