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Old July 4 2012, 12:35 AM   #2296
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Hmm - I know we're used to seeing him as Monk, but I think Shalhoub can be gritty and disheveled enough to pull off Cervantes Quinn if he had to.
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Old July 4 2012, 01:26 AM   #2297
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We should reverse things for a change. Who should Carla Gugino play?
Anyone she wants.

But seriously and no insult intended to Nicole Deboer but if one were going to recast Ezri Carla Gugino would not be a bad choice.

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^^^ In this vein, I was actually thinking just this morning, "Who in TrekLit could I cast Tony Shalhoub as?"
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Hmm - I know we're used to seeing him as Monk, but I think Shalhoub can be gritty and disheveled enough to pull off Cervantes Quinn if he had to.
Yeah I could see it. Look at how scummy he looks as Jack Jeeves in Men In Black.
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Old July 4 2012, 03:45 AM   #2298
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I'll do some reversing myself:

Woody Harrleston as Quinn; or John C. Reilly.

Fred Dalton Thompson as Akaar.

Jeremy Renner as Lee Kelso?

Any roles for Willem Dafoe in Trek lit?
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Old July 4 2012, 03:51 AM   #2299
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Any roles for Willem Dafoe in Trek lit?
AFAIK, Admiral Batiste from the VOY relaunch was written with him in mind.

As for Lee Kelso: Connor Trinneer.

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Old July 4 2012, 03:55 AM   #2300
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Any roles for Willem Dafoe in Trek lit?
AFAIK, Admiral Batiste from the VOY relaunch was written with him in mind.

As for Lee Kelso: Connor Trinneer.

Heh, I could see him playing that snake Batiste.
I like Connor Trinneer as Kelso. It could very well fit! Interesting that he might be a relative/descendant of Tucker.
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Old July 4 2012, 04:51 AM   #2301
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Fred Dalton Thompson as Akaar.
Ha, I could see Fred Thompson as Akaar. I've also pictured Jonathan Hyde as Akaar, primarily from his work as Ilya Gavrik on Spooks/MI-5 (that voice!). As such, I end up giving Akaar a Russian accent, which can be cool, make things more interesting.

Speaking of accents, I know I'm probably in the minority on this, but I give First Minister Asarem a reasonably strong Nigerian accent. I tend to imagine the voice of a particular Nigerian female friend I have when reading her lines. I don't know any Nigerian actresses, but since Asarem is described as having pretty dark skin, I figured she could be plausibly played by a Nigerian woman, who might therefore have an accent.

Again, make things interesting.

Was just reading the MB page on John Candlewood, and saw this:

He had an aquiline nose and dark brown hair kept in tight ringlets about his head.
And for some reason, the first thing that popped into my head was Mark Zuckerberg with slightly altered features.
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Old July 4 2012, 07:16 AM   #2302
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i thought Batiste was a black guy?
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Old July 4 2012, 07:54 PM   #2303
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^Samuel L. Jackson.

"I have had it with these mother-f**king Borg in this mother-f**king Quadrant!!"

No, seriously, I would say Dennis Haysbert as the character, then. He could pull of an enemy role.
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Old July 4 2012, 08:04 PM   #2304
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We should reverse things for a change. Who should Carla Gugino play?
Anyone she wants.

But seriously and no insult intended to Nicole Deboer but if one were going to recast Ezri Carla Gugino would not be a bad choice.
If I were to recast Ezri, I would use Ginnifer Goodwin. She and Nicole de Boer look like they could be sisters. In fact, when I first saw her on Once Upon a Time I thought for second that she was Nicole de Boer.
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Old July 4 2012, 08:46 PM   #2305
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

Ezri: Gabrielle Miller.

(she played Lacey on Corner Gas, and was in at least one SG-1 episode)
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Old July 5 2012, 03:15 AM   #2306
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Fred Dalton Thompson as Akaar.
Ha, I could see Fred Thompson as Akaar.
Really? I can't see that at all.
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Old July 5 2012, 04:02 AM   #2307
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^ He doesn't really have the size, sure. (But who does?)
But he has the authoritative speech that I imagine LJ Akaar has.
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Old July 5 2012, 04:17 AM   #2308
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Call me crazy, but the rendering of Akaar that I saw on a book cover looked like a long haired Victor Garber.
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Old July 5 2012, 04:24 AM   #2309
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Back when I was putting together my cast list for the DS9 someone mentioned Vladimir Kulich, and I haven't been able to picture anyone else since then. Although now that I look up Thompson, he's actually the taller of the two. But Kulich still fits my overall mental picture better.
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Old July 5 2012, 04:52 AM   #2310
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Now, any roles for say...Timothy Olyphant?
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