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Old February 13 2014, 03:34 AM   #2551
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

^ I'd much rather see SVU actors who can, you know, actually ACT, like Mariska Hargitay or Stephanie March.
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Old February 13 2014, 04:41 AM   #2552
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^ I'd much rather see SVU actors who can, you know, actually ACT, like Mariska Hargitay or Stephanie March.
I won't disagree with you, as McManus' acting leaves much to be desired. That said, I think she's a great fit as Kat Mueller physically.



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Old April 11 2014, 04:44 PM   #2553
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Just had a casting thought while reading The Poisoned Chalice: How about Cobie Smulders as Christine Vale? I've never quite been able to mentally cast Vale to my satisfaction, but after seeing Smulders as Maria Hill, I think she's a good fit personality-wise, and comes close to how I hear Vale's voice in my head.
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Old April 11 2014, 09:08 PM   #2554
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

Not technically lit characters, but have generally not appeared onscreen "for real" (but have done so in novels), so what the hell:

Michael Shanks as Tobin Dax
(Or, if you want to up the shy-nerd angle even more: Patrick McKenna)

And anyone who's been watching SVU lately might recognize this name:
Pablo Schreiber as Joran Dax
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Old April 11 2014, 10:04 PM   #2555
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Michael Shanks as Tobin Dax
(Or, if you want to up the shy-nerd angle even more: Patrick McKenna)
Actually, among Stargate actors, I think David Nykl or maybe David Hewlett would be a better fit for Tobin. Shanks is too good-looking, and McKenna is far too broad a performer.
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Old April 11 2014, 11:04 PM   #2556
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^ I guess I see Tobin as the Harold Green of Trek. That's what made me think of McKenna.
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Old April 12 2014, 02:57 PM   #2557
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Just had a casting thought while reading The Poisoned Chalice: How about Cobie Smulders as Christine Vale? I've never quite been able to mentally cast Vale to my satisfaction, but after seeing Smulders as Maria Hill, I think she's a good fit personality-wise, and comes close to how I hear Vale's voice in my head.
Not a bad casting choice at all. However, as I read this, I'm watching Continuum, and I have to say, I could totally see Rachel Nichols killing it as Vale
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Old April 13 2014, 08:22 AM   #2558
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Christopher wrote: View Post
Just had a casting thought while reading The Poisoned Chalice: How about Cobie Smulders as Christine Vale? I've never quite been able to mentally cast Vale to my satisfaction, but after seeing Smulders as Maria Hill, I think she's a good fit personality-wise, and comes close to how I hear Vale's voice in my head.
Not a bad casting choice at all. However, as I read this, I'm watching Continuum, and I have to say, I could totally see Rachel Nichols killing it as Vale
I think Rachel Nichols is probably a bit too young yet for Vale. I've always imagined Jorja Fox circa 2000 (when she appeared as a U.S. Secret Service agent on The West Wing) as Vale -- but I gotta say, I think Cobie Smulders would be a perfect, perfect choice if they were casting Vale today.
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Old April 13 2014, 08:24 AM   #2559
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dansigal wrote: View Post
Christopher wrote: View Post
Just had a casting thought while reading The Poisoned Chalice: How about Cobie Smulders as Christine Vale? I've never quite been able to mentally cast Vale to my satisfaction, but after seeing Smulders as Maria Hill, I think she's a good fit personality-wise, and comes close to how I hear Vale's voice in my head.
Not a bad casting choice at all. However, as I read this, I'm watching Continuum, and I have to say, I could totally see Rachel Nichols killing it as Vale
I think Rachel Nichols is probably a bit too young yet for Vale. I've always imagined Jorja Fox circa 2000 (when she appeared as a U.S. Secret Service agent on The West Wing) as Vale -- but I gotta say, I think Cobie Smulders would be a perfect, perfect choice if they were casting Vale today.
Cobie Smulders is two years younger than Rachel Nichols.
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Old April 13 2014, 07:40 PM   #2560
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Not a bad casting choice at all. However, as I read this, I'm watching Continuum, and I have to say, I could totally see Rachel Nichols killing it as Vale
I think Rachel Nichols is probably a bit too young yet for Vale. I've always imagined Jorja Fox circa 2000 (when she appeared as a U.S. Secret Service agent on The West Wing) as Vale -- but I gotta say, I think Cobie Smulders would be a perfect, perfect choice if they were casting Vale today.
Cobie Smulders is two years younger than Rachel Nichols.
Touche!

My bad -- I hadn't looked up a recent photo of Nichols and had remembered her as looking mid-20s instead of early-30s.
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Old April 14 2014, 04:58 PM   #2561
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I think Rachel Nichols is probably a bit too young yet for Vale. I've always imagined Jorja Fox circa 2000 (when she appeared as a U.S. Secret Service agent on The West Wing) as Vale -- but I gotta say, I think Cobie Smulders would be a perfect, perfect choice if they were casting Vale today.
Cobie Smulders is two years younger than Rachel Nichols.
Touche!

My bad -- I hadn't looked up a recent photo of Nichols and had remembered her as looking mid-20s instead of early-30s.
Hmm...as much as I love Rachel Nichols, I can't quite see her as Vale.
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Old April 14 2014, 05:54 PM   #2562
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Hmm...as much as I love Rachel Nichols, I can't quite see her as Vale.
Ditto. Close, but not quite on target.
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Old April 14 2014, 09:51 PM   #2563
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^ I'd much rather see SVU actors who can, you know, actually ACT, like Mariska Hargitay or Stephanie March.
I won't disagree with you, as McManus' acting leaves much to be desired.
Going with that SVU vibe, here's a thought: the future parents of Sarek.

Mariska Hargitay as T'Rama
* yeah, I know she's emotional a lot when she plays Benson, but I think she would make a great Vulcan. Casting against type, as it were.

Peter Hermann as Skon
* Mariska's real-life hubby. Used to show up on SVU a lot as a defense attorney. Very Vulcan-like in attitude.
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Old April 14 2014, 10:16 PM   #2564
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

Now's as good a time as any to say it: I'm continuously impressed/bemused at how you all casually list actors and performers by the dozens, as though there are catalogues in your heads recording the names and acting styles of anyone you've watched, then to match them to literature characters. It's quite beyond me.

I'm just constantly thinking "who's that?" I tend to know actors, etc, as "that guy" or "her", things like that.
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Old April 15 2014, 04:46 AM   #2565
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I tend to pay pretty close attention to who actors are and what stuff the've done. So it's pretty easy for me to think back over the people I'm familiar with to try to find someone who fits a character.
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