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Old January 9 2011, 03:49 AM   #271
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Re: Who would you want to play the captain in Trek series 6

Somebody new. Somebody who can play the part of the captain as written and make it his or HER own.
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Old January 13 2011, 03:50 PM   #272
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Re: Who would you want to play the captain in Trek series 6

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I don't think they should go with another white male captain (if this happens anytime soon).
Agreed. It's too bad they didn't go with the Star Trek: Sulu series years ago.

My vote for captain is Russell Wong.

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Old January 13 2011, 07:07 PM   #273
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If you go for non-White/non-male, CCH Pounder is one of the obvious choices IMO. She played a lot of different authority figures throught her career.
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Old January 14 2011, 01:30 AM   #274
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Re: Who would you want to play the captain in Trek series 6

Come to think of it, S. Epatha Merkerson would also be a good pick for Captain.
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Old January 15 2011, 04:48 AM   #275
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Re: Who would you want to play the captain in Trek series 6

I would like the person who is right for the role to play the Captain.
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Old January 15 2011, 07:02 AM   #276
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Has Victor Garber been nominated yet? He'd be awesome.
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Old January 15 2011, 04:09 PM   #277
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François Chau. He's even done science fiction before.
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Old January 16 2011, 03:42 PM   #278
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Re: Who would you want to play the captain in Trek series 6

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If you go for non-White/non-male, CCH Pounder is one of the obvious choices IMO. She played a lot of different authority figures throught her career.
I could imagine that easily, and I think she'd do a great job.

Not sure how good she'd look in a Starfleet uniform though
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Old January 18 2011, 11:43 PM   #279
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Re: Who would you want to play the captain in Trek series 6

Shes also pushing 60 which puts her outside the likely age range for the part. Maybe an Admiral on the show. Every captain cast so far as the lead in the previous series has been 30's-40's and thats likely to continue. If they did diverge from that trend, it would almost certainly be in the other direction: late 20's, not late 50's-early 60's.
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Old January 19 2011, 08:08 PM   #280
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Shes also pushing 60 which puts her outside the likely age range for the part. Maybe an Admiral on the show. Every captain cast so far as the lead in the previous series has been 30's-40's and thats likely to continue. If they did diverge from that trend, it would almost certainly be in the other direction: late 20's, not late 50's-early 60's.
When cast, Patrick Stewart was 47 but looked much older and was playing an older character. Avery Brooks was 45 but his character was only a commander at that stage. Scott Bakula was 47. Kate Mulgrew was 40. Only Shatner was in his 30s.

But then again, looking at the ages of the cast in nuTrek, you're probably right, they'll cast younger next time out. Which probably won't happen for a long time anyway, by which time CCH will probably be pushing 70!
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Old January 20 2011, 01:15 AM   #281
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Re: Who would you want to play the captain in Trek series 6

Yes, it was nuTrek I had in mind, and the Cult of Youth. I actually prefer they stick to ages that make sense, esp in the context of real world people in those ranks. Mid 40s to very early 50s is typical for Captain/Colonel. So the Trek casting has actually been ok, at least until they decide to keep them at that rank for much too long. The 60's Picard of Nemesis should long since have been promoted and moved out of that job.

Once in a blue moon someone makes that rank in their late 30s in the real world. Its not unheard of. So I can buy TOS Kirk. NuKirk was a joke. But maybe their laughing all the way to the bank with that joke, so I wouldnt be surprised to see it again.

Although it should be noted that Faran Tahir and Bruce Greenwood were fine. Greenwood was actually one the oldest actors at the time of first casting we've seen for a Captian. I dont think Shatner was that old until ST II-III.
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Old January 20 2011, 11:26 AM   #282
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^ I like to think that Picard is still captaining the Enterprise because of Kirk's advice in GEN not to let them promote him out of that chair.
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Old January 23 2011, 08:36 AM   #283
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I think the casting would depend on what kind of character the captain would be. It seems like there would be two main types, the younger maverick type, ala Kirk, and the older more experienced type, ala Picard.
If I were in charge of casting here's who I would like to see audition. For the Younger route: John Simm, Joe Flannigan, Michelle Rodriguez, and Scott Cann.
If I were looking for someone a little older with more gravitas: Sela Ward, Christopher Eccleston, Dennis Haysbert, Mandy Patinkin, and Tim Dekay
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Old January 23 2011, 08:51 PM   #284
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^ John Simm, good call. He slipped my mind entirely. Him and James McAvoy as his 1st officer would be mint.
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Old January 23 2011, 09:38 PM   #285
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^ Maybe James could be the young Picard. Wouldn't be the first time he's prequelized Patrick Stewart ...
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