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Old July 5 2012, 05:31 AM   #2311
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I'd definitely go for Kulich over Thompson for Akaar. Kulich has the physical presence, the imposing sense that he could kick your ass if he wanted to. Thompson has this very soft, very old moneyed elite vibe. He's the sort of man you hire to play a rich old plutocrat or desk jockey. Obviously, Akaar is a bit of a desk jockey as Starfleet C-in-C, but he started off as a field officer, and he's still supposed to come across that way, I think.
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Old July 6 2012, 02:01 AM   #2312
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For anyone unfamiliar with him, Kulich was The Beast in the 4th season of Angel. I know he was in a ton of makeup there, but it should still give you an idea of how intimidating he is, and that's how I've pictured Akaar. Big and intimidating that is, not a lava demon.
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Old July 6 2012, 08:45 PM   #2313
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How about Rutger Hauer as Akaar?
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Old July 8 2012, 12:51 AM   #2314
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How about Rutger Hauer as Akaar?
Sure, that might be fitting.

To do a little series backtracking, how about James McAvoy as young Jean-Luc Picard in the academy/Stargazer years?
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Old July 8 2012, 01:14 AM   #2315
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Tom Hardy seems a more consistent in-universe choice for young Picard.
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Old July 8 2012, 03:10 AM   #2316
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Tom Hardy seems a more consistent in-universe choice for young Picard.
He'd work well, too, I won't deny it.
(But let's keep the hair this time, yeah?)
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Old July 9 2012, 05:41 AM   #2317
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

I'm in the middle of reading Book 4 of the Vanguard series.

Off the top of my head, these are who I'd cast for various characters, in no particular order:

Arlene Tur - Captain Khatami
Powers Boothe - Cervantes Quinn
Martin Sheen - Tim Pennington
Simon Fisher-Becker - Ganz
Lena Heady - T'Prynn
B.D. Wong - Ming Xiong
(An older) Esai Morales (with a caesar haircut) - Commodore Reyes
Rekha Sharma - Rana Desai
Rutina Wesley - Ana Sandesjo/Lurqal
Sam Waterson - Zeke Fisher

That's all I can come up with right now.
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Old July 9 2012, 07:14 AM   #2318
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is that a young Martin Sheen? cuz Pennington's only in his 30s! Mack's pick is Ewan McGregor.
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Old July 9 2012, 10:35 AM   #2319
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Sam Waterson - Zeke Fisher
You do realize Dr. Fisher is supposed to be black, right? (As he's from Mars, I suppose one might say he's an African Martian.)
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Old July 9 2012, 01:36 PM   #2320
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I'm in the middle of reading Book 4 of the Vanguard series.
If you recently read the first three you might want to stop by our "retro review" threads we opened for them over the last couple of months. Opening a thread for Open Secrets will be next!
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Old July 9 2012, 01:59 PM   #2321
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You do realize Dr. Fisher is supposed to be black, right?
More to the point, he's supposed to be Morgan Freeman, which is kind of a category unto itself.
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Old July 9 2012, 02:11 PM   #2322
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Reminds me of http://jezebel.com/5896408/racist-hu...the-movie-made ...
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Old July 9 2012, 03:40 PM   #2323
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You do realize Dr. Fisher is supposed to be black, right?
More to the point, he's supposed to be Morgan Freeman, which is kind of a category unto itself.
I meant Doctor Leone, the Endeavour CMO. I forgot his name and got him confused with Fisher.

Also, thanks for casting Fisher for me there, Christopher.

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is that a young Martin Sheen? cuz Pennington's only in his 30s! Mack's pick is Ewan McGregor.
I meant Michael Sheen. Crap, I'm *not* doing well here, am I?

PS, I AM reading the books, so don't think I'm, like, not reading them or anything.
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Old July 9 2012, 03:44 PM   #2324
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Freeman would make a great Fisher!
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Old July 9 2012, 03:45 PM   #2325
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Also, thanks for casting Fisher for me there, Christopher.
I can't take the credit; it was David Mack's original suggestion in the Vanguard bible. I'm sure you can find the rest if you search this thread.
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