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Old May 10 2013, 04:24 PM   #1
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Recasting Voyager with actors from today

Hello all, I'm new to this forum, I'm not sure if this has been done on here before but I thought it would be fun to do a dream team recasting of Voyager characters with some notable actors of today.

Captain Janeway - Annette Bening - I think she would make a great Janeway, great actress with a great tone in her voice and could play an authority figure very well.

second choice - I know this would be a little off the wall but Jane Lynch would be my second choice, I know she is a comedienne but she just commands attention with the way she talks.

Chakotay - Adam Beach, here's a novel idea, how about hiring a real native american to play a native american character, Adam Beach is a solid actor from movies such as Flags of our Father and Windtalkers, I'm sure he could resonate with the Chakotay character.

Tom Paris - Ryan Reynolds - Paris is sly and smug, 2 characteristics Reynolds pulls off very well.

B'ellana Torres - Natalie Portman, Natty has a half klingon yes please plus she has the acting chops for sure.

Harry Kim - Daniel Dae Kim, Lost and Hawaii 5-0 veteran Daniel Dae Kim would be the perfect Harry Kim, he might be a little to old for the part but he's 10 times the actor Wang was and Harry Kim would probably have been a lot better.

Seven of Nine - Scarlett Johansson, throw Scarlett in Seven of Nine's body suits and watch ratings blow up.

Tuvok - Don Cheadle - great actor

Neelix - Zach Galifianakis, maybe Neelix would of been the breakout character then.

Kes - meh I dunno

The Doctor - I would say the Doctor should stay as Picardo due to his brilliance but due to his age now it would be difficult, I would cast Jim Parsons from the Big Bang Theory, would make a perfect new doctor.

well tell me what you guys think
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Old May 10 2013, 07:53 PM   #2
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Re: Recasting Voyager with actors from today

Maybe I'm just no fun, but I never saw the point of these speculations. Any reboots or new Trek series would have a bunch of B actors we'd never heard of. Certainly no television series could afford that star studded cast you threw out there.

Though I do have one bone to pick... Portman as Torres? I could see her pulling off the look definitely... just not the angry Klingon acting.
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Old May 10 2013, 09:25 PM   #3
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Re: Recasting Voyager with actors from today

It's all just hypothetical obviously these A - Listers wouldn't be doing trek, it's just something fun to think about :P
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Old May 10 2013, 10:28 PM   #4
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Re: Recasting Voyager with actors from today

Kathryn Janeway - Dina Meyer
I think she would make a great Captain, would love to see her lead the next series (if/when we get one)

Chakotay - Adam Beach
I'm not up on my Native American actors, but I did google him and he looks right for the part

Tuvok - DB Woodside
He'd make Tuvok just too cool for school

Tom Paris - Jesse Spencer
Hot, young and blonde

B'Elanna Torres - America Ferrera
I'd love to see her as a fiesty and sassy character with a lot of fire in her belly

Harry Kim - Harry Shum Jr
At least if he breaks into a dnace he'd still be more useful than the original

EMH - David Tennant
He just has to be The Doctor

Neelix - Geoff Stults
A hotter, buffer and much darker character

Kes - Summer Glau
I love Summer, so she find her way into pretty much every bit of casting I do
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Old May 10 2013, 10:42 PM   #5
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Re: Recasting Voyager with actors from today

jbuschell415 wrote: View Post
Hello all, I'm new to this forum, I'm not sure if this has been done on here before but I thought it would be fun to do a dream team recasting of Voyager characters with some notable actors of today.

Captain Janeway - Annette Bening - I think she would make a great Janeway, great actress with a great tone in her voice and could play an authority figure very well.

second choice - I know this would be a little off the wall but Jane Lynch would be my second choice, I know she is a comedienne but she just commands attention with the way she talks.

Chakotay - Adam Beach, here's a novel idea, how about hiring a real native american to play a native american character, Adam Beach is a solid actor from movies such as Flags of our Father and Windtalkers, I'm sure he could resonate with the Chakotay character.

Tom Paris - Ryan Reynolds - Paris is sly and smug, 2 characteristics Reynolds pulls off very well.

B'ellana Torres - Natalie Portman, Natty has a half klingon yes please plus she has the acting chops for sure.

Harry Kim - Daniel Dae Kim, Lost and Hawaii 5-0 veteran Daniel Dae Kim would be the perfect Harry Kim, he might be a little to old for the part but he's 10 times the actor Wang was and Harry Kim would probably have been a lot better.

Seven of Nine - Scarlett Johansson, throw Scarlett in Seven of Nine's body suits and watch ratings blow up.

Tuvok - Don Cheadle - great actor

Neelix - Zach Galifianakis, maybe Neelix would of been the breakout character then.

Kes - meh I dunno

The Doctor - I would say the Doctor should stay as Picardo due to his brilliance but due to his age now it would be difficult, I would cast Jim Parsons from the Big Bang Theory, would make a perfect new doctor.

well tell me what you guys think
Those are all pretty expensive A Listers. Doesn't mean they would really fit the parts, or have the right chemistry together. Benning as Janeway and Beach as Chakotay I can see.
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Old May 10 2013, 11:53 PM   #6
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Re: Recasting Voyager with actors from today

Well I'm at least glad you liked my Janeway and Chakoty selections, yeah obviously it would be to expensive to get all those guys, I do like Bry's pick of Summer Glau as Kes, she probably wouldnt have kicked off the show :P
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Old May 11 2013, 12:36 AM   #7
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Re: Recasting Voyager with actors from today

Benning's only four years younger than Mulgrew, who was 40 when Voyager started.
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Old May 11 2013, 02:08 AM   #8
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Re: Recasting Voyager with actors from today

Daniel Dae Kim was already on Enterprise.. and wasted I might add.
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Old May 11 2013, 02:37 AM   #9
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Re: Recasting Voyager with actors from today

Bry_Sinclair wrote: View Post
EMH - David Tennant
He just has to be The Doctor
I cannot ever imagine Doctor Who uttering, "Please state the nature of the medical emergency."

OTOH, Seven might have given him more than "I love you as my teacher and friend, but not in any romantic way."

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Daniel Dae Kim was already on Enterprise.. and wasted I might add.
Wasn't he also in a Voyager episode (one of the astronauts from the planet that existed in a different time frame)?
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Old May 11 2013, 02:44 AM   #10
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Oh yeah he was!!
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Old May 11 2013, 05:58 AM   #11
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Re: Recasting Voyager with actors from today

No!

Just the thought of other actors then the original ones makes me wanna throw up.

It would never be the same as it was, just a lousy copy. In fact, I hate remakes.

I'd rather go for an animated Voyager series instead.
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Old May 11 2013, 06:04 AM   #12
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Re: Recasting Voyager with actors from today

I'm with R. Star and Lynx on this one. I like the Voyager cast the way it is. I would have liked to have seen better acting from Robert Beltran and Garrett Wang at times, but still, I've come to identify all the actors on the show with their respective characters. Seeing anyone else play them would just be weird.

With one exception: I would love to see Stanley Tucci as Neelix.
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Old May 11 2013, 06:46 AM   #13
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Re: Recasting Voyager with actors from today

I feel really old now. I thought Voyager was already cast with actors from today. I still think of Voyager as "the new one."

Voyager had its deal of problems, but I don't think the cast was one of them. If I had to recast one it would be Chakotay - Edward James Olmos.
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Old May 11 2013, 07:31 AM   #14
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Since the actors cast inhabit the roles of the characters they play, I can't really imagine anyone else as Janeway, Tuvok, etc, I just like "What If" scenarios
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Old May 11 2013, 11:13 AM   #15
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I think Picardo could still play the Doctor, a bit of just for men and he'd look almost exactly the same
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