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Old November 25 2013, 01:11 AM   #31
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Re: If ever a Data recast...

Greg Cox wrote: View Post
That was the first name that came to my mind, too.

But I'm kinda liking the idea of a CGI Data, perhaps performed by an actor wearing a motion-capture suit?
This idea does seem to hold promise!
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Old November 28 2013, 03:26 PM   #32
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Re: If ever a Data recast...

2takesfrakes wrote: View Post
Greg Cox wrote: View Post
That was the first name that came to my mind, too.

But I'm kinda liking the idea of a CGI Data, perhaps performed by an actor wearing a motion-capture suit?
This idea does seem to hold promise!
It does, but I like it better for holographic characters like The Doctor on Voyager than for Data. Data *is* still supposed to be a material being, and at present there's no "there" there for CGI characters so far as I've seen - something is missing.
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Old November 28 2013, 04:19 PM   #33
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Re: If ever a Data recast...

Data doesn't need to be all CG, just to use a body double and have his face replaced with a mid-TNG Brent Spiner's, akin to the young version of Jeff Bridges in Tron: Legacy. That tech isn't good enough to render a human convincingly but it is good enough for a convincing android face.
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Old November 28 2013, 04:57 PM   #34
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Re: If ever a Data recast...

I'd rather have a new actor than a CGI face. I think it's an interesting idea, but I think you'd lose something in the tech. Maybe it would work with a hologram, that is an interesting idea.
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Old November 29 2013, 07:48 AM   #35
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Re: If ever a Data recast...

Jamie Hector would be perfect.
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Old December 5 2013, 12:22 PM   #36
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Re: If ever a Data recast...

I kinda like the idea of the gender flip. Would also make the encounter/relatinship with Yar interesting.
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