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Old July 26 2013, 11:55 PM   #2506
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You can see the image that was used to represent Prynn on the cover of Mission Gamma: Lesser Evil here on Memory Beta.
Yikes! I never pictured Prynn quite so...post-electrocuted before.

I haven't gotten to the Mission Gamma books yet in my reading and this image of her is not what I expected.

Thanks for the link, though.
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Old July 27 2013, 11:51 PM   #2507
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I tend to picture her as Grace Park, who played Sharon/#8 on nuBSG, and is currently playing Kono on the Hawaii Five-0 reboot.
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Old July 29 2013, 05:28 AM   #2508
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I'm doing a Beyer Voyager re-read starting with Full Circle and while I still personally just do not see Hugh Laurie as Cambridge I have thought of another actor who I think would be perfect. Robert Carlyle. Much of his smugness and smarmy charm as Mr. Gold in Once Upon A Time would work perfectly for Cambridge I think.
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Old July 29 2013, 05:30 AM   #2509
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I'm doing a Beyer Voyager re-read starting with Full Circle and while I still personally just do not see Hugh Laurie as Cambridge I have thought of another actor who I think would be perfect. Robert Carlyle. Much of his smugness and smarmy charm as Mr. Gold in Once Upon A Time would work perfectly for Cambridge I think.
Agreed, completely. Try as I might, I could never picture Hugh Laurie as Cambridge. Carlyle is a much better fit for my mental image of the character.
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Old July 29 2013, 07:27 PM   #2510
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He lacks the necessary charisma.
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Old July 29 2013, 09:02 PM   #2511
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For some reason, my brain tends to cast James Callis (Baltar from BSG) as Cambridge. I don't know why exactly, but he slowly started to take shape as Callis the more I read.
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Old July 29 2013, 09:05 PM   #2512
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He lacks the necessary charisma.
Cambridge has charisma?

To me, he's just annoying and arrogant. There's no charisma there.
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Old September 15 2013, 09:42 PM   #2513
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Before I disappear again to avoid The Fall spoilers, here are some of my recent casting ideas.

Stephanie Sheh as Corazame Ret Ata-E
I still see the Tzenkethi as a CGI effect, but I can't help but hear Corazame with Hinata Hyuuga's English dub voice. She has the perfect blend of quiet determination and timid diffidence --too good a voice to waste on a one-shot character (hint, hint).

Grey DeLisle as Shakti
Dr. Soong's ship-AI (and Data's sister? Soong programmed her, but he never mentions a familial relationship), can't help but sound like Aya, the ship-AI in Green Lantern.

Matt Lanter as Glinn Dygan
Tall guy, younger generation, kinda intimidating even when he's not trying to be --I can't help but visualize him as Anakin Skywalker, and since I think of the CG Clone Wars series now instead of the movies, Lanter's voice is what I associate with Anakin.

Claudia Black as L'Haan
She has the right blend of brooding menace and cold deliberation; Section 31's unusually emotional Vulcan is a lot like what Farscape's Aeryn Sun would be if she hadn't left the Peacekeepers.

Niall Matter as Wheeler Stinson
Mainly because no one can play a talented-yet-arrogant jackass like the guy who played Zane on Eureka. Who wouldn't want to see Captain Sisko rip him a new one?

Tatiana Maslany as Dalin Slaine
It's kind of a waste of her talents (seriously, everybody go watch Orphan Black now), but I something about Cosima's swept-back dreadlocks and glasses makes me associate her with a Cardassian. Maybe she's just one of those people who has "cross-species look-alikes" all across the galaxy. . .

Arnold Vosloo as Jefferson Blackmer
I don't know why. I just tried to visualize "tough guy, seems suspicious, actually quite nice once you get to know him" and came up with everybody's favourite ominous-yet-charming tough guy.
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Old September 16 2013, 05:52 AM   #2514
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Claudia Black as L'Haan
She has the right blend of brooding menace and cold deliberation; Section 31's unusually emotional Vulcan is a lot like what Farscape's Aeryn Sun would be if she hadn't left the Peacekeepers.
After watching Nikita for the last 3 seasons I've been thinking that Melinda Clarke could be a good L'Haan. She's even done Trek before.
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Old September 17 2013, 03:29 AM   #2515
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Claudia Black as L'Haan
She has the right blend of brooding menace and cold deliberation; Section 31's unusually emotional Vulcan is a lot like what Farscape's Aeryn Sun would be if she hadn't left the Peacekeepers.
I'm way behind on modern Trek Lit, but this character description and casting really intrigues me. Which books would I find L'Haan in?
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Old September 17 2013, 04:05 AM   #2516
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^ Her main appearances are in A Time to Kill/Heal, IIRC. I believe she has cameod elsewhere, though.
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Old September 17 2013, 05:22 AM   #2517
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I think she also made an appearance in Zero Sum Game.
Her Mirror Universe counterpart also popped up in a couple of the stories in the Novelverse MU series.
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Old September 17 2013, 05:54 AM   #2518
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Awesome - thanks guys, I'll put in some orders at the library
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Old November 12 2013, 01:24 AM   #2519
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Whenever Ishan Anjar says anything, I hear his voice as Bill Ratner (Councilor Udina from Mass Effect). I don't think his look is quite right, but if there were ever an animated adaptation of The Fall...
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Old November 17 2013, 05:38 AM   #2520
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Whenever Ishan Anjar says anything, I hear his voice as Bill Ratner (Councilor Udina from Mass Effect). I don't think his look is quite right, but if there were ever an animated adaptation of The Fall...
Given the events of 'Ceremony of Losses,' I think Udina's 'This is an OUTRAGE!' line would be a definite fit...

EDIT: Mixed up my titles.
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