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Old December 8 2010, 12:08 PM   #166
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Re: "Blood & Chrome" to move forward

I honestly don't get the obsession that some fans have over Nico Cortez. I mean the guy was in Razor for a couple minutes or so a few years back.

In all likelihood, he won't get the job. You can already avoid future disappointment by not getting your hopes so high.
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Old December 8 2010, 01:16 PM   #167
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And what was Kate Mulgrew known for before getting cast as Katherine Janeway?

Mrs Columbo

And she got the job after the big name experienced actress (Genevieve Bujold) bailed a day in filming.
she was on a pretty successful soap opera called ryan's hope.
Comparing Mulgrew to Nico Cortez is a bit far-fetched IMO.

Prior to portraying Capt. Janeway, Kate Mulgrew had regular roles on four TV shows: Mrs. Columbo, Ryan's Hope, Heartbeat, Man of the People. Two of them were lead roles. In addition, she had recurring appearances on Murder, She Wrote, Cheers, and St. Elsewhere.

Back in 2000, Nico Cortez had a recurring role (3 episodes) on a show called Manhattan, AZ.


And then there's of course the age issue nobody has really adressed so far. Given the length of his career, Nico Cortez would at least be in his early 30s (perhaps even in his mid-30s) at the time Blood & Chrome enters production as a weekly show. And he's supposed to play "Ensign William Adama, barely in his 20’s and a recent Academy graduate"?

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Old December 8 2010, 06:06 PM   #168
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Brooke Elliott, the star of Drop Dead Diva only has two other credits to her name and both are bit parts.
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Old December 8 2010, 06:30 PM   #169
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Ensign_Redshirt wrote: View Post
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And what was Kate Mulgrew known for before getting cast as Katherine Janeway?

Mrs Columbo

And she got the job after the big name experienced actress (Genevieve Bujold) bailed a day in filming.
she was on a pretty successful soap opera called ryan's hope.
Comparing Mulgrew to Nico Cortez is a bit far-fetched IMO.

Prior to portraying Capt. Janeway, Kate Mulgrew had regular roles on four TV shows: Mrs. Columbo, Ryan's Hope, Heartbeat, Man of the People. Two of them were lead roles. In addition, she had recurring appearances on Murder, She Wrote, Cheers, and St. Elsewhere.

Back in 2000, Nico Cortez had a recurring role (3 episodes) on a show called Manhattan, AZ.


And then there's of course the age issue nobody has really adressed so far. Given the length of his career, Nico Cortez would at least be in his early 30s (perhaps even in his mid-30s) at the time Blood & Chrome enters production as a weekly show. And he's supposed to play "Ensign William Adama, barely in his 20’s and a recent Academy graduate"?
You think that's really a problem? I'd look at case of the the original Beverly Hills 90210, the cast of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and then onto say Smallville to give 3 examples where the cast were much older than their characters.
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Old December 8 2010, 07:14 PM   #170
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Then it's settled, Bill Adama spent ten years on a spaceship travelling at relativistic speed.
If you've seen the end of "Caprica" we now have an answer to this "dilemma"
1) I don't watch Caprica, so I shouldn't be expected to know.
2) That post was written nearly a month before the Caprica finale aired so there would have been no way for me to possibly know.
3) It was a joke.
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Old December 8 2010, 08:19 PM   #171
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For me it boils down to simple believability that the character is, in fact, Adama. For me, Nico nailed it. That was a major flaw (among many) of Star Trek Nemesis. I just didn't find Tom Hardy believable as a young Picard. It just didn't work, and it's a fatal flaw. So having experience and looking vaguely like a young EJO isn't the only thing to consider.

I've seen the space battle part of Razor flashback a zillion times. Have to watch the earlier parts where he is doing more acting as opposed to just being a bad-ass in the cockpit.
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Old December 8 2010, 11:02 PM   #172
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The problem with Hardy's young Picard was the shoulder pads. Picard's DNA is fundamentally opposed to decorative shoulder pads.
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Old December 8 2010, 11:30 PM   #173
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Yes, that squeaky fetish gear was a bit distracting.
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Old December 9 2010, 04:00 AM   #174
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For me it boils down to simple believability that the character is, in fact, Adama. For me, Nico nailed it. That was a major flaw (among many) of Star Trek Nemesis. I just didn't find Tom Hardy believable as a young Picard.
Ditto for me. For every Zachary Quinto who is perfectly cast, there's a Hayden Christensen, who screws it all up. Can anyone think of a good Hispanic actor in his 20s who can portray Adama as effectively? There are probably hundreds who are capable and would love to get a gig that isn't the usual stereotypical crap, but almost all of the candidates are going to be unknowns eager for their first big break.
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Old December 9 2010, 11:21 PM   #175
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Agreed. The reason we keep going on and on about Nico is that in his few minutes onscreen he frakking nailed the character.
Sure we'll all go on with our lives if he doesn't get the part, but it seems such a small thing they could do to make this project even better.
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Old December 10 2010, 12:32 AM   #176
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^ Provided that he has the acting chops to carry a series week in and week out, of course.
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Old December 10 2010, 01:24 AM   #177
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^ Provided that he has the acting chops to carry a series week in and week out, of course.
I can see him becoming the Horatio Caine of BSG.

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Old December 10 2010, 02:14 AM   #178
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^ Provided that he has the acting chops to carry a series week in and week out, of course.
I can see him becoming the Horatio Caine of BSG.

"This frakker's mine..."

YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Now I think there lies the way to make BSG mainstream again
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Old December 10 2010, 02:34 AM   #179
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Old February 12 2011, 06:37 AM   #180
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Production on the two-hour pilot has started!
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