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Old March 31 2014, 05:44 AM   #16
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Re: Susan Gibney as Seven of Nine

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What came first, the idea for the ratings boosting catsuit, or the acting chops of Jeri Ryan? That would answer all you need to know about that particular casting process.
I guess what came first was the inclination to add the Borg, any Borg, to play an integral role in the future path of the show. As in "isn't about damn time"!!!

The fact that it was a female borg that took the form of Jeri Ryan was strictly for the, uh, "elucidation" of all the punters that the show runners hoped to draw in.

The fact that this actress provided a top notch and nuanced performance over four seasons was the real treasure and the one that endures!!!
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Old March 31 2014, 06:29 AM   #17
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Re: Susan Gibney as Seven of Nine

Originally they were going to add a boy Borg.

Would it have been a hot boy Borg? We do not know.
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Old April 1 2014, 12:43 AM   #18
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Perhaps, if he hadn't spent so many of his formative years amongst 'em as Seven had, we might have seen a less inhibited ex-drone who, at least occasionally while regenerating, would have been comfortable wearing speedos or some such Voyager holo-recreation type garb!!
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Old April 13 2014, 01:43 PM   #19
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I like Susan Gibney, but I think a better actress for Seven of Nine would have been Melinda Clarke!
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Old April 13 2014, 06:31 PM   #20
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What came first, the idea for the ratings boosting catsuit, or the acting chops of Jeri Ryan? That would answer all you need to know about that particular casting process.
I guess what came first was the inclination to add the Borg, any Borg, to play an integral role in the future path of the show. As in "isn't about damn time"!!!

The fact that it was a female borg that took the form of Jeri Ryan was strictly for the, uh, "elucidation" of all the punters that the show runners hoped to draw in.

The fact that this actress provided a top notch and nuanced performance over four seasons was the real treasure and the one that endures!!!
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Originally they were going to add a boy Borg.

Would it have been a hot boy Borg? We do not know.
I HIGHLY doubt they would have put a male Seven of Nine into a skintight catsuit.
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Old April 13 2014, 08:07 PM   #21
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Candidate Vanessa Angel would've been the next best choice after Jeri.
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The Lisa from TV's Weird Science becoming 7 of 9 actually has a pretty awesomely appropriate symmetry to it.


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Old April 13 2014, 08:26 PM   #22
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Re: Susan Gibney as Seven of Nine

I listened to a Podcast this week where they talked about this, and they even brought up Gibney as Janeway. I could see her as Janeway, but I just can't as 7. That would mean putting her in Borg make up to start out and considering we saw her as Leah and Bentine, that would be kind of strange.
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Old April 13 2014, 09:39 PM   #23
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... and Mulgrew asked, "Have you SEEN that suit? How would I ever have got her out of it?"
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Old April 14 2014, 01:09 AM   #24
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Originally they were going to add a boy Borg.
I'm trying to remember if I heard that before...
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Old April 16 2014, 04:41 AM   #25
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I was never taken with Susan Gibney that much, though the producers seemed to love her and kept bringing her back. I'm sort of surprised they didn't fit her into Enterprise after all the auditions and parts she did for them.
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I found her acting............limited.
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Old April 16 2014, 04:58 PM   #26
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I was never taken with Susan Gibney that much, though the producers seemed to love her and kept bringing her back. I'm sort of surprised they didn't fit her into Enterprise after all the auditions and parts she did for them.
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I found her acting............limited.
I agree...but I have to wonder if we (and that includes me) are less than enthused by her acting ability entirely because she's a meh actor, or at least partly because she gave Geordi the cold shoulder. That was certainly understandable, as she (as Leah Brahms) was married, but our judgments of what guests do to or with our regular, comfortable characters aren't always informed by fairness.



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Old April 16 2014, 08:09 PM   #27
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I was never taken with Susan Gibney that much, though the producers seemed to love her and kept bringing her back. I'm sort of surprised they didn't fit her into Enterprise after all the auditions and parts she did for them.
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I found her acting............limited.
I agree...but I have to wonder if we (and that includes me) are less than enthused by her acting ability entirely because she's a meh actor, or at least partly because she gave Geordi the cold shoulder. That was certainly understandable, as she (as Leah Brahms) was married, but our judgments of what guests do to or with our regular, comfortable characters aren't always informed by fairness.



Just wonderin'.
I always figured that the reason Leah Brahms was a little cold was because of her annoyance towards Geordi vs. the acting ability of Susan Gibney.
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Old April 16 2014, 08:41 PM   #28
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Re: Susan Gibney as Seven of Nine

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I was never taken with Susan Gibney that much, though the producers seemed to love her and kept bringing her back. I'm sort of surprised they didn't fit her into Enterprise after all the auditions and parts she did for them.
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I found her acting............limited.
I agree...but I have to wonder if we (and that includes me) are less than enthused by her acting ability entirely because she's a meh actor, or at least partly because she gave Geordi the cold shoulder. That was certainly understandable, as she (as Leah Brahms) was married, but our judgments of what guests do to or with our regular, comfortable characters aren't always informed by fairness.

Just wonderin'.
For me, it has nothing to do with Leah Brahms or any of Gibney's Trek characters. I just don't think Gibney is the great actress the producers seemed to consider her to be.
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Old April 16 2014, 09:05 PM   #29
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Re: Susan Gibney as Seven of Nine

Susan Gibney would've looked awesome in those skin tight catsuits, and as Seven, she would've been alright. As she was so loved by the production people, she would've gotten alot of stuff to do, as well. But would she have been great? I suspect she would've been servicable as Seven, however because of her limited range, I don't doubt that she'd be even more susceptible to criticisms such as only having gotten the role because of her looks - her body. And I don't think she would ever truly rise above that. Again, though, there would be no Jeri Ryan to compare her to, I'm sure Susan would work out fine. It just would've been OK, having her there, though.
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Old April 16 2014, 09:37 PM   #30
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If Susan had been Seven, this thread would be about whether Jeri Ryan of Dark Skies would have been a better Seven.
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