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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

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Old November 14 2013, 06:41 AM   #1
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Should Data have been recast for Nemesis?

So another thread got me to think.

Since Brent Spiner was complaining about his age reflecting on the character of Data, would it have been a better idea to recast the part with another actor?

I think that would have been a great publicity stunt for the movie. Searching for an younger actor who looked like a younger Spiner to come and play the role of Data in the movie.

There would have been no need for Data to die at all, and no need for a ridiculous B4 subplot. Instead, the buzz about the cast change would probably have garnered more views for the theatrical release, and maybe the movie itself could have benefitted story wise?
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Old November 14 2013, 06:59 AM   #2
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Re: Should Data have been recast for Nemesis?

Data was not the problem with the Nemesis film.
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Old November 14 2013, 07:36 AM   #3
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Re: Should Data have been recast for Nemesis?

Alternatly Data could have altered his apperance to make himself look older.
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Old November 14 2013, 08:42 AM   #4
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Re: Should Data have been recast for Nemesis?

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Data was not the problem with the Nemesis film.
Perhaps not Data, but the B-4 character definitely played a considerable role in bringing tne movie down for me. I understand the thinking behind him, but some scenes were almost excruciatingly grating - "why does the tall man have a furry face"? Ugh.
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Old November 14 2013, 08:56 AM   #5
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Re: Should Data have been recast for Nemesis?

No I don't think it would have worked, if they had done though, Michael Fassbender would be my pick.
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Old November 14 2013, 09:00 AM   #6
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Re: Should Data have been recast for Nemesis?

I never thought Spiner looked too old for the part. As stated above, the film has larger issues.
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Old November 14 2013, 09:03 AM   #7
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Re: Should Data have been recast for Nemesis?

Not Data, but rather B4 could have been recast with a younger actor or actress (with the same gold skin and yellow eyes). A case could have been made that before Lore and Data, Dr. Soong's first attempt in creating a positronic android was based on someone who didn't look like him as a young man.
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Old November 14 2013, 09:03 AM   #8
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Re: Should Data have been recast for Nemesis?

No ... as everyone has mentioned. The problems with the film, weren't the problems caused by Data. Basically it was the script.
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Old November 14 2013, 09:12 AM   #9
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Re: Should Data have been recast for Nemesis?

LOKAI of CHERON wrote: View Post
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Data was not the problem with the Nemesis film.
Perhaps not Data, but the B-4 character definitely played a considerable role in bringing tne movie down for me. I understand the thinking behind him, but some scenes were almost excruciatingly grating - "why does the tall man have a furry face"? Ugh.
Well, the only answer to that is...

Bele.



But you did hit on my problem with the film-- the script.
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Old November 14 2013, 09:23 AM   #10
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Re: Should Data have been recast for Nemesis?

I'd rather have recast the writers and director.
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Old November 14 2013, 09:28 AM   #11
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I'd rather have recast the writers and director.
Supposedly the Writer didn't even know Levar's name, and kept calling him Laverne

Imagine that, 7 years on the show and three feature films and some douche comes in and keeps calling you "laverne"
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Old November 14 2013, 09:34 AM   #12
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Re: Should Data have been recast for Nemesis?

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I'd rather have recast the writers and director.
Supposedly the Writer didn't even know Levar's name, and kept calling him Laverne

Imagine that, 7 years on the show and three feature films and some douche comes in and keeps calling you "laverne"
It was the director. Who ironically Burton was more qualified than Baird to direct. I wouldn't put my best effort out for a jerk who can't even get my name right either.
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Old November 14 2013, 09:46 AM   #13
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Re: Should Data have been recast for Nemesis?

When TNG first premiered, LeVar was the best known name in the show, due to Roots.
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Old November 14 2013, 09:59 AM   #14
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When TNG first premiered, LeVar was the best known name in the show, due to Roots.
I recall reading 20+ years ago that he and Patrick Stewart had roughly equivalent salaries, while the rest of the cast was paid about 2-3 times less.
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Old November 14 2013, 11:17 AM   #15
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If there ever is a TNG reboot I want Tom Hiddleston for Data.
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