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Old January 24 2011, 03:01 AM   #286
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Re: Who would you want to play the captain in Trek series 6

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^ Maybe James could be the young Picard. Wouldn't be the first time he's prequelized Patrick Stewart ...
I was about to ask when he played picard before, then I remembered the new x-men movie lol (facepalm)

In my own little fantasy world, I'd like to see a series set after the dominion wa,r based around someone who was promoted to captain sooner than he/she normally would have been due to personnel shortages. I think if done right, it would provide a good balance of nuBSG grittiness/realism, and classic trek optimism. John Simm and Michelle Rodriguez would make the most compelling leads in my opinion.
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Old January 24 2011, 05:00 AM   #287
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He'd never do it.

But I would love to see James Spader as a new Trek captain.

Toss in Hugh Laurie as the CMO, Tony Shalhoub as the engineer, Ron Livingston as the chief of security, and Sela Ward as the first officer.

Then have a few snotfaced youngins running around to keep things lively for their elders and that primo ratings demographic

Nice fantasy cast!!! Really nice!
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Old January 24 2011, 05:02 AM   #288
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^ John Simm, good call. He slipped my mind entirely. Him and James McAvoy as his 1st officer would be mint.

Very nice! Love 'em both, especially John Simm. Miss Life on Mars.
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Old January 24 2011, 06:41 AM   #289
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Re: Who would you want to play the captain in Trek series 6

Since I don't want to read 20 pages, I am going to bet that no one suggested Nathan Fillion from Firefly as of 2012 he would be 41(ish)
I also like Lawrence Fishburne though would he do a possibly 5 year stint on TV/SYFY?
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Old January 24 2011, 07:21 AM   #290
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and Michelle Rodriguez would make the most compelling leads
Better someone with fewer personal problems who show up consistently on the set? Like your idea of a post Dominion War show though.
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Old January 24 2011, 08:39 AM   #291
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and Michelle Rodriguez would make the most compelling leads
Better someone with fewer personal problems who show up consistently on the set? Like your idea of a post Dominion War show though.
I did say it was a fantasy lol, and thanks!

ngc7293, I'm pretty sure somebody did mention Nathan Fillion. The problem I have with that is could he make me forget about Malcom Reynolds if he took on another captains role in another scifi show.
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Old January 25 2011, 07:46 AM   #292
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ngc7293, I'm pretty sure somebody did mention Nathan Fillion. The problem I have with that is could he make me forget about Malcom Reynolds if he took on another captains role in another scifi show.
Well, I'm still not going to sit all day and read 20 pages Anyway there have been great actors from very memorable shows that did a good job of playing a different character. One was Spike on Torchwood and he didn't remind me of Spike. If an actor is good and is given a good script to work with I don't see why He or she can't do a good job of making you forget about that role they are known for.

Keenu Reeves is known for Neo but he has played so many other roles and he doesn't get the "that reminds me of Neo" thinking.

Now granted we are talking about Trek so there is no chance in Hell of getting good writing so you are probably write that this actor will be reminded of Mal.
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Old January 25 2011, 09:42 AM   #293
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ngc7293, I'm pretty sure somebody did mention Nathan Fillion. The problem I have with that is could he make me forget about Malcom Reynolds if he took on another captains role in another scifi show.
Well, I'm still not going to sit all day and read 20 pages Anyway there have been great actors from very memorable shows that did a good job of playing a different character. One was Spike on Torchwood and he didn't remind me of Spike. If an actor is good and is given a good script to work with I don't see why He or she can't do a good job of making you forget about that role they are known for.

Keenu Reeves is known for Neo but he has played so many other roles and he doesn't get the "that reminds me of Neo" thinking.

Now granted we are talking about Trek so there is no chance in Hell of getting good writing so you are probably write that this actor will be reminded of Mal.
I'm glad you brought that up, I didn't even think about James Marsters as a potential captain! lol

I'm not sure that Spike and John Hart are comparable characters, but I understand your point. Marsters is a hell of an actor who's played a wide range of characters, from vampire to terrorist.
I may even not be as informed as I should be in discounting Fillion as a possible trek captain, I've really only ever seen him in Buffy, Firefly, and 2 or three episodes of Castle. But at the same time, trek tv has been accused of being unoriginal so much lately, I'd hate to see whoever ends up producing the next series go "Hey! Let's get Nathan Fillion! He's already played an awesome captain."
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Old January 25 2011, 02:25 PM   #294
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Old January 25 2011, 03:03 PM   #295
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After seeing True Grit, for some reason Jeff Bridges seems like a good choice. An odd one to be sure, but it would be fun to watch.
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Old January 25 2011, 07:23 PM   #296
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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.

Indeed! But as Picard would be about 70something now, I think its time for a new generation. Its their turn now. I picture Picard as being ok with the idea of the Enterprise launching under the command of a young 40 something Captain. He had that moment once. Its someone elses turn now. I think the lesson of Picard at the end of Generations was, its ok to grow old and to let go of the past, of the 'what might have beens',etc.
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Old January 25 2011, 07:32 PM   #297
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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.

Indeed! But as Picard would be about 70something now, I think its time for a new generation. Its their turn now. I picture Picard as being ok with the idea of the Enterprise launching under the command of a young 40 something Captain. He had that moment once. Its someone elses turn now. I think the lesson of Picard at the end of Generations was, its ok to grow old and to let go of the past, of the 'what might have beens',etc.
Do you mean the actor's age or the character's age? In the Trek universe people get well beyond 150 years old. I don't think they spend 80 years of their lives in retirement.
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Old January 25 2011, 08:02 PM   #298
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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.

Indeed! But as Picard would be about 70something now, I think its time for a new generation. Its their turn now. I picture Picard as being ok with the idea of the Enterprise launching under the command of a young 40 something Captain. He had that moment once. Its someone elses turn now. I think the lesson of Picard at the end of Generations was, its ok to grow old and to let go of the past, of the 'what might have beens',etc.
Do you mean the actor's age or the character's age? In the Trek universe people get well beyond 150 years old. I don't think they spend 80 years of their lives in retirement.
About the same for both, although the charachter might be a bit older. Unfortunetly, being played by modern actors who age at todays ordinary rate introduces the ordinary problems associated with that.

It should be said though that humans are never generally shown as aging much differently than they do now. The longer lifespan seems like a lengthening of being elderly and not a prolongation of middle age or youth. They could just cast 60 yo actors and have them say they are 120 but I dont recall that being done. When we see very old humans, they look and seem very old.

So id have to say that 70+ still seems quite old for a captain. In the real world most captains are 40's-50's. Usually by ones 60's theyve retired or been promoted. And you dont get to stay at a rank or a job for any arbitrarily long time that you want to. At some point you get orders that you are being relieved and a new CO is being assigned, and thats that. You have your orders, end of discussion.

Obviously they take a bit of license with this for story and other reasons. But I think its time for a change. This is probably only relevant to fan fiction or the novels as another time travel story in the movies seems slim at best.

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Old January 25 2011, 10:26 PM   #299
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^ IIRC, Picard was meant to be in his 60s in TNG's first season. He was certainly meant to be a lot older than the actor playing him (who was only in his late 40s at the time).
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Old January 26 2011, 04:44 AM   #300
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Has Nathan Fillion been mentioned three or four times yet?

Because, you know, Nathan Fillion.

Or Ben Browder.
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