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Old January 20 2013, 09:35 PM   #2461
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She is unbelievably fantastic though, either way
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Old January 20 2013, 09:38 PM   #2462
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Yep.

To be honest, before I played the first Mass Effect game I never really noticed her, but now I can easily recognize her voice in all kinds of shows and games.
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Old January 20 2013, 09:43 PM   #2463
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You left out Jennifer Hale, the female Commander Shepard. To those of us who follow animation voice actors, she's one of the greats, and has certainly been one of the most prolific voice actresses of the past two decades.
She's actually my favorite voice in any of the games, bar none. I just figured she wouldn't be as well known as the rest, having not been in live action genre work.
And it's kind of a shame that Jennifer Hale has done so little live-action work, because she's gorgeous. Same for Tara Strong, one of the other most prolific and famous voice actresses today. I mean, I can understand why a really beautiful actress might want to go into a field of acting where she wouldn't be cast for her looks and could get a broader variety of parts than she might be offered otherwise. But it's still a disappointment for us viewers.


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But as for the rest... yikes. Especially when a bunch of these choices go against the specifically stated ethnicity of the characters. T'Ryssa Chen has very Asian features. Choudhry is ethnically Indian. Ezekiel Fisher is black.
Actually Frieda Pinto is Indian too. The problems with her as Choudhury are that she's a decade too young and a bit too short.

Also, Rhea McAdams is supposed to have mixed European/Asian features, at least according to her description in The Body Electric. I'm thinking maybe Lexa Doig for her, as a nod to the fact that she's played an android before (on Andromeda).
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Old January 20 2013, 10:49 PM   #2464
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Also, Rhea McAdams is supposed to have mixed European/Asian features, at least according to her description in The Body Electric. I'm thinking maybe Lexa Doig for her, as a nod to the fact that she's played an android before (on Andromeda).
Interesting, that certainly wasn't the vibe I got from Immortal Coil back in the day. I was picturing someone more along the lines of Bryce Dallas Howard or someone like a modern day Maureen O'Hara.

On another note, how about Maury Chaykin for Ganz?
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Old January 21 2013, 01:40 AM   #2465
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You left out Jennifer Hale, the female Commander Shepard. To those of us who follow animation voice actors, she's one of the greats, and has certainly been one of the most prolific voice actresses of the past two decades.
One of my favorite Jennifer Hale voices was Naomi Hunter in Metal Gear Solid 1 and 4, she was awesome in there! I wonder who she'd fit in a live-action Star Trek movie?

Ezekiel Fisher=I agree with Mr. Mack's choice-Morgan Freeman. I'd like to pitch in by suggesting Courtney B. Vance (Jonesy from The Hunt For Red October) as M'Benga.
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Old January 21 2013, 01:48 AM   #2466
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^Well, of course the original M'Benga was played by Booker Bradshaw. I don't think Vance bears much resemblance to him at all. He reminds me more of, ohh, maybe Carl Lumbly?
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Old January 21 2013, 03:07 AM   #2467
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^Well, of course the original M'Benga was played by Booker Bradshaw. I don't think Vance bears much resemblance to him at all. He reminds me more of, ohh, maybe Carl Lumbly?
Carl Lumbly, I like that, too!
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Old January 21 2013, 09:20 PM   #2468
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Elias Vaughn - Christoph Waltz
Yes! That's the guy who's name I couldn't remember.

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T'Ryssa Chen - Ginnifer Goodwin
I can actually see that working quite nicely.
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Old January 21 2013, 10:18 PM   #2469
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^Well, of course the original M'Benga was played by Booker Bradshaw. I don't think Vance bears much resemblance to him at all. He reminds me more of, ohh, maybe Carl Lumbly?
Carl Lumbly, I like that, too!
Wayne Brady would also work quite well.
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Old January 21 2013, 10:54 PM   #2470
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T'Ryssa Chen - Ginnifer Goodwin
I can actually see that working quite nicely.
Even aside from the fact that Goodwin is the wrong ethnicity, I don't think she'd work very well at all.
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Old January 21 2013, 11:08 PM   #2471
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^ How about Karen Maruyama?

(I'm on a Whose Line kick right about now... )
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Old January 22 2013, 12:02 AM   #2472
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Well, aside from being twice T'Ryssa's age, Maruyama might've been a decent choice, from what I can recall of her.
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Old January 22 2013, 02:55 AM   #2473
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She is unbelievably fantastic though, either way
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Yep.

To be honest, before I played the first Mass Effect game I never really noticed her, but now I can easily recognize her voice in all kinds of shows and games.
Wow, I just looked her up on Wikipedia, and I didn't realize just how much great stuff she's done over the years.
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Old January 22 2013, 03:05 AM   #2474
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Was just going through the thread from the beginning and found this:

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I just had a thought for a book-character casting question I've never seen asked before:

Who would you cast as Ael t'Rllaillieu from the Rihannsu series? Or as Arrhae? Or as the voice of Naraht, K's't'lk, etc.?
Since the question only ever had one or two responses, I thought I'd bring it up.

My choice for Ael has always been unequivocally Mira Furlan.

The others, I'm honestly not sure about the voices yet.

For other Rihannsu readers, how about Arrahe?
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Old January 22 2013, 04:01 AM   #2475
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...Ael t'Rllaillieu ... Arrhae ...K's't'lk ...Ael ...Arrahe

Is there anywhere i can get some phonetic pronunciations of the various Rihannsu characters?
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