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Old February 9 2013, 08:48 PM   #2491
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

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Okay, I think I've settled on CCH Pounder for Asarem Wadeen.
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I could see that working.
How about Tamara Tunie? (medical examiner Melinda Warner from L&O:SVU)
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Old February 24 2013, 03:32 AM   #2492
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And Christoph Waltz as Vaughn?
Deep Space Nine: Delias Unchained.

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Old May 25 2013, 09:38 PM   #2493
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I've only recently got into reading the post-nemesis trek lit, after re-reading New Frontier at the start of the year. Trying to read them in order - halfway through A Singular Destiny at the moment, so I haven't met all of the characters mentioned in this thread...

There are a few mental images i've had reading the books that I've not seen mentioned, so here they are...

Mackenzie Calhoun - I had been picturing Joe Flannigan, like many others, but the voice was never right. On re-read, I've started picturing him as Gabriel Macht.

Soleta - Illustrations vary, but the one that always stuck in my head was the cover of the Quiet Place. I was recently struck by the similarity between that image and Hayley Atwell. Now I picture Soleta as her.

Si Cwan - I could never get a proper image of Cwan, until I saw the original "cast" image (from the covers of books 5 & 6) again - and now I'm seeing him as Titus Welliver. I can't be the only one who thinks there's a resemblance there, right?

Gleau - not seen him mentioned anywhere. I visualized him as Craig Parker.

Nan Bacco - probably because I read Articles of the Federation directly after watching some Borgen, I initially visualized her as Sidse Babett Knudsen. After a while I started seeing her as Cherry Jones. Now I kinda switch between the two.

Christine Vale - I started out picturing her as Katee Sackhoff, but ever since watching In To Darkness, I've been picturing her as Alice Eve.

T'Ryssa Chen - The first image that came to mind when i read about the character was Lian T'Su from The Arsenal Of Freedom (Julia Nickson). And the image kinda stuck.
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Old July 13 2013, 10:27 PM   #2494
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I recently finished a re-read of Vanguard, and I came up with some new casting ideas for some of the characters I didn't previously have a model for. They include:

Bridy Mac: Katie McGrath (Merlin's Morganna)
Neera: Kelly Hu
Isaiah Farber: David Harewood
Mahmud al-Khaled: Oded Fehr
Ambassador Lugok: Ed Asner (at least the voice)
Ambassador D'Tran: Donald Sutherland (don't ask me why, it just randomly came out that way in my mind)

For Haniff Jackson, I originally went with Chi McBride, but I eventually realized that the character being described was younger and more physically fit, so I couldn't think of a good replacement.

For Jon Cooper, for lack of a better idea I ended up imagining him as Peter Lupus circa Mission: Impossible.

And this time around I went with the suggestion made earlier in this thread of Amy Acker as T'Prynn, because I'm more familiar with and fond of her than I am of Bridget Moynihan, and I felt it worked pretty well.

I also tried imagining Alice Eve as the young Carol Marcus, since that was easier for me to visualize than a young Bibi Besch. But I don't know what Eve would sound like with an American accent, so it was harder to imagine her performance than her appearance.
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Old July 13 2013, 10:36 PM   #2495
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For Jon Cooper, for lack of a better idea I ended up imagining him as Peter Lupus circa Mission: Impossible.
Not Peter Lupus circa Police Squad!?
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Old July 13 2013, 10:49 PM   #2496
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Haniff Jackson surely(pedantry)
I had kinda visualised Damon Wayans(?)as Jackson(not Wilson)
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Old July 13 2013, 11:20 PM   #2497
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^Fixed. I don't know where I got "Wilson" from.

Oh, I forgot one of my casting ideas: Sinbad's Estella Daniels as Akeylah Karumé.
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Old July 14 2013, 02:47 AM   #2498
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And this time around I went with the suggestion made earlier in this thread of Amy Acker as T'Prynn, because I'm more familiar with and fond of her than I am of Bridget Moynihan, and I felt it worked pretty well.
I like this bit of casting. Like you, Moynihan never really fit in my imagination as T'Prynn. I still have a book and a half to go in my Vanguard reading; I think I'll plug Miss Acker in there and see how she works out. "Tonight, the role of T'Prynn will be played by..."

And since I'm already in this thread, I may as well put forth some of my own inner casting.

Mackenzie Calhoun: David Duchovny
Shar: Tyler Posey
Prynn: Keiko Agena

I've been reading New Frontier since the beginning and the former Fox Mulder has always been my go-to portrayer of Calhoun, though I can definitely see why a lot of posters seem to opt for Flannigan.

My reading of the DS9 relaunch started only last month so I certainly would have gone for another actor had I read these novels when they originally came out, but since I only began recently, I cast a "current" actor. On Teen Wolf, Mr. Posey has demonstrated a calm reserve for most situations and bursts of sudden action when called for, much like Shar in the stories that I've read so far.

Prynn's dual attitude (one for Vaughn, another for the rest of the crew) reminds me of Lane Kim from Gilmore Girls and her own dual attitudes with friends and then her mother...so I picture Agena.
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Old July 14 2013, 03:57 AM   #2499
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I like Posey as Shar. I usually go with Vincent Kartheiser from Mad Men, and Angel, but I think I actually might like Posey better.
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Old July 14 2013, 10:31 AM   #2500
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I also tried imagining Alice Eve as the young Carol Marcus, since that was easier for me to visualize than a young Bibi Besch. But I don't know what Eve would sound like with an American accent, so it was harder to imagine her performance than her appearance.
Eve plays an American in the film She's Out of My League, so you can get a sense of her American accent in that one if you're interested.
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Old July 17 2013, 08:12 PM   #2501
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And this time around I went with the suggestion made earlier in this thread of Amy Acker as T'Prynn, because I'm more familiar with and fond of her than I am of Bridget Moynihan, and I felt it worked pretty well.
I'd happily see her cast in anything. Great actress.
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Old July 20 2013, 07:50 PM   #2502
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Just been reading Plagues of Night & Raise the Dawn - I'm finding it difficult to picture Prynn Tenmei - So far as I recall, she's not actually described anywhere in it. I haven't read the earlier DS9 books yet, so I don't know if she's described there. Any help?
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Old July 20 2013, 08:12 PM   #2503
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Just been reading Plagues of Night & Raise the Dawn - I'm finding it difficult to picture Prynn Tenmei - So far as I recall, she's not actually described anywhere in it. I haven't read the earlier DS9 books yet, so I don't know if she's described there. Any help?
She's a young woman of European and Asian descent. I tend to picture Grace Park in the role.
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Old July 21 2013, 12:59 AM   #2504
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^That's my pick as well.
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Old July 25 2013, 07:19 AM   #2505
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Just been reading Plagues of Night & Raise the Dawn - I'm finding it difficult to picture Prynn Tenmei - So far as I recall, she's not actually described anywhere in it. I haven't read the earlier DS9 books yet, so I don't know if she's described there. Any help?
You can see the image that was used to represent Prynn on the cover of Mission Gamma: Lesser Evil here on Memory Beta.
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