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Old January 8 2014, 09:25 PM   #2536
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

I think the review thread for Taking Wing could play the Character Casting thread.
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Old January 20 2014, 07:06 AM   #2537
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Any ideas for Atia, the Magna Romanii first officer of the Lionheart, in The Fall: The Poisoned Chalice?

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Old January 25 2014, 07:03 PM   #2538
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Any ideas for Atia, the Magna Romanii first officer of the Lionheart, in The Fall: The Poisoned Chalice?
I pictured Jennifer Ehle from BBC Pride and Prejudice (1995) fame. The high cheek bones, the decisive pointed chin - she seemed very refined, aristocratic in conduct and looks but still likeable. The refined 19th century and the hard-to-understand Romanii English both are "weird" Englishes from today's perspective, another association my mind made connecting both of them. Jennifer Ehle is my Commander Atia.
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Old January 28 2014, 04:23 AM   #2539
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I haven't been on the BBS in a long time.

Has Jemima Rooper been mentioned for T'Ryssa Chen?

She would be brilliant.

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Old January 28 2014, 05:09 AM   #2540
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I haven't been on the BBS in a long time.

Has Jemima Rooper been mentioned for T'Ryssa Chen?

She would be brilliant.
You mean Medusa from Atlantis? I don't see any conceivable way in which she would be remotely right for T'Ryssa. She doesn't look a thing like Trys, she's the wrong ethnicity, and I don't see any similarities of personality.

The actress who plays Ariadne on Atlantis, Aiysha Hart, is somewhat closer in appearance, at least (though she's Anglo-Arabic, not Chinese). Could that be who you were thinking of? I initially got a little confused about who was playing which character, since Rooper was listed in the main titles and Ariadne initially seemed a more central character than Medusa.
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Old January 28 2014, 07:54 PM   #2541
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I haven't been on the BBS in a long time.

Has Jemima Rooper been mentioned for T'Ryssa Chen?

She would be brilliant.
You mean Medusa from Atlantis? I don't see any conceivable way in which she would be remotely right for T'Ryssa. She doesn't look a thing like Trys, she's the wrong ethnicity, and I don't see any similarities of personality.
I completely forgot T'Ryssa was Chinese. I read each book once and my memory is like a sieve.

But in terms of her character, check out Rooper in Lost in Austen. Absolutely perfect in my mind - the right mix of awkward and inspirational.

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Old February 4 2014, 11:56 PM   #2542
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Just for fun...

Who wants to play "Let's Cast the Presidents?"

Here are some of the Federation Presidents who've been prominently depicted in the novels, and some of them have my picks. Some of them have been covered before in this thread, but why not gather them together?

Thomas Vanderbilt - Aaron Eckhart
Haroun al-Rashid - ?
Kenneth Wescott - Bruce Greenwood, doing his JFK act from Thirteen Days
Chab jav Lorg - Dan Starkey
Thelianaresth "Thelian" th'Vorothishria - Michael Douglas
Min Zife - John Nichols
Ra'ch B'ullhy - Ellen Degeneres
Nanietta Bacco - Jessica Walters
Ishan Anjar - Bruce Dern
Kellessar zh'Tarash - I'm thinking either Portia de Rossi or Jane Lynch?
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Old February 5 2014, 01:59 AM   #2543
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Thomas Vanderbilt - Aaron Eckhart
No, I described Vanderbilt in A Choice of Futures as a bald man with olive skin. I don't have a particular actor in mind, though.
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Old February 5 2014, 02:14 AM   #2544
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Thomas Vanderbilt - Aaron Eckhart
No, I described Vanderbilt in A Choice of Futures as a bald man with olive skin. I don't have a particular actor in mind, though.
Darn, I completely forgot about that part. Vanderbilt's very earnest personality, his idealism and ambition for the Federation to grow, reminded me a lot of Eckhart's Harvey Dent in the first half of The Dark Knight, but I had completely forgotten about how you described him.
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Old February 5 2014, 02:19 AM   #2545
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Bacco: Leslie Hendrix
(She would also make a good B'Oraq.)

Ishan: Zach Grenier
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Old February 5 2014, 06:33 AM   #2546
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Bacco: Leslie Hendrix
(She would also make a good B'Oraq.)
Oh holy crap, yes. I'm the world's biggest Hendrix fan, but this never occurred to me until just now. Not sure she's right for B'Oraq, but for Bacco? Hells, yeah....
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Old February 5 2014, 04:25 PM   #2547
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Bacco: Leslie Hendrix
I would go with Kathy Bates for Bacco.
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Old February 5 2014, 06:09 PM   #2548
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Bacco: Leslie Hendrix
(She would also make a good B'Oraq.)
Oh holy crap, yes. I'm the world's biggest Hendrix fan, but this never occurred to me until just now. Not sure she's right for B'Oraq, but for Bacco? Hells, yeah....
Yeah, damn, that's perfect.
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Old February 8 2014, 01:35 AM   #2549
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I've got another idea for Charvanek: Gabrielle Miller.

I know her from Corner Gas, but she's also been on SG-1 and Outer Limits.

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Old February 12 2014, 07:21 PM   #2550
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Mueller - Charlize Theron (see prometheus)
I've always pictured Michaela McManus (Law and Order: SVU) in this role, largely 'cause I've always wanted to see her in a Starfleet uniform.

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