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Old January 10 2013, 01:10 AM   #2401
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Here's a thought:

What about President Bacco as played by Jessica Walter, of Arrested Development fame?
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Old January 10 2013, 01:16 AM   #2402
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Here's a thought:

What about President Bacco as played by Jessica Walter, of Arrested Development fame?
I wouldn't know, considering I've never seen anything she was in, aside from a bit part on Babylon 5, one on Magnum and a couple of appearances on Muder, She Wrote. Never watched Arrested Development, or anything else in her IMDB credits.
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Old January 10 2013, 01:37 AM   #2403
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Here's a thought:

What about President Bacco as played by Jessica Walter, of Arrested Development fame?
I wouldn't know, considering I've never seen anything she was in, aside from a bit part on Babylon 5, one on Magnum and a couple of appearances on Muder, She Wrote. Never watched Arrested Development, or anything else in her IMDB credits.
If you've never seen Arrested Development, you're missing out!
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Old January 10 2013, 01:40 AM   #2404
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If you've never seen Arrested Development, you're missing out!
I don't like modern sitcoms. Haven'tfound one I liked since The Cosby Show, except, on occasion, when The Big Bang Theory makes me chuckle...a little.
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Old January 10 2013, 01:47 AM   #2405
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If you've never seen Arrested Development, you're missing out!
I don't like modern sitcoms. Haven'tfound one I liked since The Cosby Show, except, on occasion, when The Big Bang Theory makes me chuckle...a little.
You don't know what you're missing. Arrested Development is so much better and more sophisticated than the overwhelming majority of sitcoms.

And especially better than The Big Bang Theory.
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Old January 10 2013, 01:50 AM   #2406
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Honestly, I find shows like Chuck, Psych, Eureka and the classic Remember WENN, all essentially dramadies, far funnier than any comedy today, on film or TV.
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Old January 10 2013, 01:59 AM   #2407
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Honestly, I find shows like Chuck, Psych, Eureka and the classic Remember WENN, all essentially dramadies, far funnier than any comedy today, on film or TV.
You should give Arrested Development a try. It is, frankly, both smarter and funnier than any of those.
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Old January 10 2013, 07:48 AM   #2408
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Who's the current favorite for T'Ryssa Chen? Lucy Liu? Or is there someone else?
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Old January 10 2013, 04:28 PM   #2409
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Who's the current favorite for T'Ryssa Chen? Lucy Liu? Or is there someone else?
Lucy Liu is a very poor choice. I like her, but she's totally wrong for the character in age, appearance, and personality.

The best suggestion I've seen in this thread is for a Hong Kong actress named Charlene Choi. Dave Mack recently suggested Kristin Kreuk, who might be able to pull it off, but she's my choice for Counselor T'Lana from the first few post-NEM TNG novels.

It occurs to me that Maurissa Tancharoen could work as Trys, if one were flexible about the character's height.
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Old January 10 2013, 06:55 PM   #2410
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Lucy Liu is a very poor choice. I like her, but she's totally wrong for the character in age, appearance, and personality.
Well, I was thinking of her more in the Lucky Number Sleven days than now in Elementary, but okay...

The best suggestion I've seen in this thread is for a Hong Kong actress named Charlene Choi.
Way more elfin than I pictured Chen, but I suppose I should revise my mental image...

Dave Mack recently suggested Kristin Kreuk, who might be able to pull it off, but she's my choice for Counselor T'Lana from the first few post-NEM TNG novels.
Personally, I don't think Kristin Kreuk could convincingly play a vegetable. I'd rather have ice-picks shoved into my pupils than imagine her in anything, let alone actually watch something she's in. Considering T'Lana's fate, I might make an exception, though. Still, the vibe I got from T'Lana was more someone like Diane Venora.

It occurs to me that Maurissa Tancharoen could work as Trys, if one were flexible about the character's height.
Not familiar with her at all, but she's pretty close to how I was picturing Trys.
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Lucy Liu is a very poor choice. I like her, but she's totally wrong for the character in age, appearance, and personality.
Well, I was thinking of her more in the Lucky Number Sleven days than now in Elementary, but okay...
Even at the right age, she would've been wrong in other respects.


The best suggestion I've seen in this thread is for a Hong Kong actress named Charlene Choi.
Way more elfin than I pictured Chen, but I suppose I should revise my mental image...
It occurs to me that Maurissa Tancharoen could work as Trys, if one were flexible about the character's height.
Not familiar with her at all, but she's pretty close to how I was picturing Trys.
Okay, now I'm confused, since Tancharoen is extremely elfin.
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Old January 11 2013, 02:44 AM   #2412
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It occurs to me that Maurissa Tancharoen could work as Trys, if one were flexible about the character's height.
Not familiar with her at all, but she's pretty close to how I was picturing Trys.
Okay, now I'm confused, since Tancharoen is extremely elfin.
I guess we have differing perspectives on "elfin." I think of a round, cherubic, "cutesy" face, like Choi's (or Nicole de Boer's). If anything, Maurissa here looks more "Elvish," as in Tolkien's elves, with a longer, more angular, and very ethereal face.
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Old January 11 2013, 04:48 AM   #2413
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And while I'm thinking of it, here's some reverse casting options...

Sean Murray
Taraji P. Henson
Eddie McClintock
Andre Braugher

All actors I'd love to see in Trek, even if just fantasy lit casting. Any thoughts? Maybe Andrea M'Benga for Henson?
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Old January 11 2013, 05:16 AM   #2414
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I guess we have differing perspectives on "elfin." I think of a round, cherubic, "cutesy" face, like Choi's (or Nicole de Boer's). If anything, Maurissa here looks more "Elvish," as in Tolkien's elves, with a longer, more angular, and very ethereal face.
I'm thinking more of the whole physique, not just the face. To me, "elfin" connotes a small, dainty build, and Tancharoen is rather tiny.
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Old January 11 2013, 06:23 AM   #2415
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For my money, Tancharoen has a lot of the kind of spunk and attitude I tend to associate with Trys.
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