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Old September 9 2010, 05:04 AM   #61
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Re: Who would you cast for an imaginary TNG Reboot

I hereby nominate Gillian Anderson, but for the role of Pulaski.

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Couldn't the writers revive Vash instead and cast her in that role?

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Old September 9 2010, 01:03 PM   #62
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Old September 9 2010, 02:37 PM   #63
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Picard - Wenworth Miller
Riker - Brian Austin Green
Troi - Maggie Siff
Data - Alan Tudyk
Crusher - Gillian Anderson
LaForge - Michael Perrineau
Tasha - Katee Sackhoff
Worf - Christopher Judge
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I hereby nominate Gillian Anderson, but for the role of Pulaski.
Well, I guess since McCoy got much hotter in the reboot, why not Pulaski...
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Old September 9 2010, 03:09 PM   #64
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How about Colin Salmon as Picard?
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Old September 9 2010, 03:52 PM   #65
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How about Colin Salmon as Picard?
That's the first Picard suggestion in this thread that I like! Salmon is great, he has the presence and he's the right age. And I've had a thing for him since Prime Suspect...

(I'd use the opportunity to cast Victoria Smurfit as one of his love interests... maybe even Crusher... they had good chemistry when he guest starred on "Trial & Retribution"!)

I also like the suggestion of Brian Austin Green for Riker.
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Old September 9 2010, 04:25 PM   #66
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Apart from Data, I don't see any reason why they would need to be recast at all for a reboot.

TOS got to do it with their films. And by that I mean they just went for the whole, 'It's years later and everyone got gray and fat" vibe. Which totally worked because everyone loves those characters and the actors who play them.

Although I will say that Abrams' Kirk was better than Shatner.
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Old September 9 2010, 05:53 PM   #67
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^ I think this is one of those 'just for fun' hypothetical casting threads...
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Old September 10 2010, 01:12 AM   #68
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Colin Salmon would be perfect, despite all the cannon purists getting their panties in a knot for casting a black Picard.
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Old September 10 2010, 01:27 AM   #69
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Colin Salmon would be perfect, despite all the cannon purists getting their panties in a knot for casting a black Picard.
Well, Picard being white isn't really an important and integral part of the character any more than Kirk having brown eyes... Picard is human, French, middle-aged when he becomes the captain of the Enterprise, likes Earl Gray tea and Shakespeare, has problems with dealing with children, his family owns a vineyard... that's it really. Being black wouldn't change anything about him. (While OTOH, Sisko being black became an integral/important part of the character with "Far Beyond the Stars".)
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Old September 10 2010, 01:36 AM   #70
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Colin Salmon would be perfect, despite all the cannon purists getting their panties in a knot for casting a black Picard.
Well, Picard being white isn't really an important and integral part of the character any more than Kirk having brown eyes... Picard is human, French, middle-aged when he becomes the captain of the Enterprise, likes Earl Gray tea and Shakespeare, has problems with dealing with children, his family owns a vineyard... that's it really. Being black wouldn't change anything about him. (While OTOH, Sisko being black became an integral/important part of the character with "Far Beyond the Stars".)
Oh, I completely agree. Colin Salmon is one of the few people who has the presence of Patrick Stewart.
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Old September 10 2010, 03:01 AM   #71
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Colin Salmon would be perfect, despite all the cannon purists getting their panties in a knot for casting a black Picard.
I know. It's fun to get canon purists' panties in a knot. Especially when their objections are based on race.

But it really shouldn't be any more incongruous than a supremely British actor like Sir Patrick playing a Frenchman. And there are French people of African descent -- not to mention a number of African countries that are Francophone as a vestige of colonialism.


EDIT: Oh, and speaking of offbeat casting, you know what would be perfect? Maggie Q as Q!
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Old September 10 2010, 01:19 PM   #72
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Colin Salmon would be perfect, despite all the cannon purists getting their panties in a knot for casting a black Picard.
I know. It's fun to get canon purists' panties in a knot. Especially when their objections are based on race.

But it really shouldn't be any more incongruous than a supremely British actor like Sir Patrick playing a Frenchman. And there are French people of African descent -- not to mention a number of African countries that are Francophone as a vestige of colonialism.


EDIT: Oh, and speaking of offbeat casting, you know what would be perfect? Maggie Q as Q!

I remember a four or five page long debate in the General Sci-Fi forum when Idris Elba was cast as some background God in Thor. Now, Idris Elba is supremely talented and he was only playing a background character. So what do you suppose the one thing everyone was talking about?
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Old September 10 2010, 03:21 PM   #73
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^I know. I heard the same whining every time I proposed Gina Torres as Wonder Woman. "She can't be black, she's Greek!" Uhh, no. First, the Amazons of myth weren't Greeks, they were enemies of the Greeks. Second, the Amazons of post-Crisis DC Comics were assembled from cultures all around the world and already include the occasional ethnically African member such as Philippus. Third, Diana was molded from clay and given life by the gods, so she doesn't have to be the same ethnicity as her mother.
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Old September 14 2010, 02:24 AM   #74
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How about Colin Salmon as Picard?
I can 'dig it.'

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^I know. I heard the same whining every time I proposed Gina Torres as Wonder Woman. "She can't be black, she's Greek!" Uhh, no. First, the Amazons of myth weren't Greeks, they were enemies of the Greeks. Second, the Amazons of post-Crisis DC Comics were assembled from cultures all around the world and already include the occasional ethnically African member such as Philippus. Third, Diana was molded from clay and given life by the gods, so she doesn't have to be the same ethnicity as her mother.
Indeed.

And yet, they'll have Jake Gyllenhaal as 'Prince of Persia'...and Mickey Rourke wanting to play the historical Asian ruler, Genghis Khan...(the latter project, I was ready to 'talk to some people' because that would have been insane).

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Although I will say that Abrams' Kirk was better than Shatner.
You can't really appreciate Pine's Kirk unless you've seen Shatner's version...but I definitely agree.
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^I don't think "better" is a meaningful assessment there. Shatner and Pine are playing two rather different versions of James Kirk. Even aside from the differences in character history, they're played by actors with different styles as preferred by different generations. Shatner's Kirk was the classically trained Shakespearean-actor version, while Pine's is more in the modern, less theatrical style of acting. So it's kind of an apples-and-oranges thing.
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