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Old January 20 2014, 03:12 PM   #31
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Re: Casting J.J. Abrams' Star Trek: The Next Generation Reboot

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My casting choices:

Captain Picard - Vin Diesel

Where you know him from: The Fast and The Furious, Chronicles of Riddick, the forward from the book "Thirty Years of Adventure: A Celebration of Dungeons & Dragons"

Cmdr William Riker, Exec. Officer - Wil Wheaton

Where you know him from: Recurring characters on The Big Bang Theory, Eureka

Lt. Cmdr Data, Ops, Second Officer - Brenda Song

Where you know her from: The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
Note: In this timeline, Soong is a traditionalist when it comes to his androids, and also a bit of a perv, so he makes them Asian women rather than having them look like him. (Allows for a Spiner cameo as Soong.)

Lt. Cmdr Geordi LaForge, Chief Engineer - Dulé Hill

Where you know him from: Psych, The West Wing

Lt. Cmdr Worf, Security Staff Chief - Isaiah Mustafa

Where you know him from: He's the Old Spice Guy + misc other roles
Note: In this timeline, Worf's adoptive parents lived in a more metropolitan human environment than in TNG. They still taught him Klingon ways, and he is still Klingon, but he was less of an outsider growing up, and is less surly and standoffish.

Lt. Natasha Yar, Tactical Officer and Bridge Security Ops - Jennifer Lawrence

Where you know her from: The Hunger Games, X-Men: First Class, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook
Note: Actress selection based partially on her carrying off the role of Sela as a primary film villain, later.

Cmdr Beverly Crusher, CMO - Kate Walsh

Where you know her from: Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, The Drew Carey Show, others

Civilian Political Officer "Counselor" Deanna Troi - Hannah Simone

Where you know her from: New Girl
Note: This version of Troi is not nice, and is there primarily to ensure that Federation rules and Starfleet protocols are adhered to during the deep space exploration mission - previous captains have made them feel such positions are necessary. Her past relationship with Riker is what will make her inclined to cooperate with the crew in bending some rules.

Chief Petty Officer and Transporter Chief Miles O'Brien - Ronan Keating

Where you know him from: Goddess, The X Factor UK, the 90s pop band Boyzone

Crewman 1st Class Wes Crusher - Nathan Kress

Where you know him from: iCarly
This version of Wesley is still a bit of a prodigy, and has already attended Starfleet core enlistment training and then served at the Utopia Planetia shipyards where the -D was being completed, working on her. When Dr. Crusher was assigned as CMO for the long-term space exploration mission, he transferred to Enterprise under Starfleet rules that permit families to do so for that kind of mission. Picard feels bad about his involvement in Wesley's father's death, and has asked Chief O'Brien to take the young man under his wing. Wes occasionally knows things about new features of the ship that the older crew aren't familiar with yet. And eventually, this character will be mustanged to officer ranks.
Me like this a lot, especially the new version of Troi who's a political officer that ensures that the rules are followed.

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Old January 20 2014, 03:32 PM   #32
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Re: Casting J.J. Abrams' Star Trek: The Next Generation Reboot

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I'm trying to imagine what a JJverse Enterprise-D would look like...
It'd be around five miles long, with a crew of over 10,000 and piss-poor shields. The ship would never leave the Sol System as its transporters allow them to visit planets all across the quadrant.
When required, LaForge would fix the warp core by climbing on top and repeatedly kicking it.

No more tech-babble solutions.

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Old January 20 2014, 03:43 PM   #33
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Re: Casting J.J. Abrams' Star Trek: The Next Generation Reboot

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I'm trying to imagine what a JJverse Enterprise-D would look like...
It'd be around five miles long, with a crew of over 10,000 and piss-poor shields. The ship would never leave the Sol System as its transporters allow them to visit planets all across the quadrant.
This is what the JJverse Enterprise-D might look like:

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Old January 20 2014, 04:14 PM   #34
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This is what the JJverse Enterprise-D might look like:

That's a beautiful ship, might make a nice JJ-version of the -E, actually. But it lacks the whole awkward saucer-way-above-the-nacelles hotel-in-space looks-like-it-is-going-to-fall-over-forward aspect that always made the Galaxy-class "special". How about this:



(Sourced from: http://edxcal.deviantart.com/art/JJ-...-WIP-124774892 )

EDIT: OR BETTER YET - http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=151586&page=4
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Old January 20 2014, 06:19 PM   #35
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Not sure who created this one...

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Old January 21 2014, 12:09 AM   #36
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^The same guy who created the Enterprise-D in my previous post (and that was the one I was going to post, but couldn't find-great job in posting it yourself.)
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Old January 21 2014, 12:22 AM   #37
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^The same guy who created the Enterprise-D in my previous post (and that was the one I was going to post, but couldn't find-great job in posting it yourself.)
That is the one I always envision as the Abramsverse Enterprise-D. I actually found the pics (I have more) several years ago and saved them to my hard drive.
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Old January 21 2014, 01:28 AM   #38
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^Actually, here's the URL of the guy who did them: madeinjapan1988
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Old January 21 2014, 03:23 AM   #39
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I was just thinking the other day how much I'd like to see Simone Simmons as a recast Beverly Crusher.

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Old January 21 2014, 03:50 AM   #40
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We need FARAN TAHIR as Picard. Robau (that sounds french, right?) can be his long distant ancestor. He can have the Kelvin in his case of little ships

I think this is the best idea I've ever had.
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Old January 21 2014, 04:03 AM   #41
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Sure it did. Kirk became Picard and Riker. Spock became Data, Troi and Worf. McCoy became Crusher and Pulaski.
Ehhh, I see what you're going for but I don't think this works. TNG is basically a retooling of the Phase II concept that never wound up getting made apart from the bits and pieces that survived into TMP. And the Phase II material was in fact a very deliberate attempt to make something that wasn't just a copy of TOS.

Picard and Riker are thus really heirs to the Kirk and Deckard characters conceived for Phase II, and in this sense it's probably a good thing that Phase II didn't happen because the transformation of Kirk that it involved would have been confusing -- the ideas needed a new character. Likewise Data is a conceptual descendant of Xon, who had been conceived as the inverse of Spock (a non-human trying to understand humanity rather than a half-human trying to repress his humanity); and Troi is a successor to Ilia. McCoy would have stuck around in Phase II and really could have had a spiritual heir in Pulaski, if not so much in Crusher (I do wish Pulaski had stuck around longer, she was far more interesting), but that's the closest thing to real continuity.
Yes they are re-imagined versions of the Phase II characters. And Phase II is a re-imagined version of TOS. Both Decker and Riker are young action hero Kirk. While Picard and Phase II Kirk are intellectual older Kirk. Data is Spock's "knows it all" mystified by humans aspect. Troi and Worf represent his human/alien aspect. Troi also had the "mind power" aspect. Worf has the " humans" thing, too. Crusher is the old friend and confidant part of McCoy. Pulaski was McCoy in drag.
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Old January 21 2014, 04:16 AM   #42
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I gotta admit, I'm drawn to the ideas of Wil Wheaton as Riker and Dulé Hill as Geordi.
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Old January 21 2014, 04:29 AM   #43
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While Picard and Phase II Kirk are intellectual older Kirk.
It's the "intellectual" part that needed a new character. Kirk was always wily, but selling him as aging into a worldly, seasoned scholar with a cautious command style was never going to work. 'Specially not with Shatner playing him. The character was someone other than Kirk.

Data is Spock's "knows it all" mystified by humans aspect. Troi and Worf represent his human/alien aspect. Troi also had the "mind power" aspect. Worf has the " humans" thing, too.
Heh, I think we're rather reaching when we reach the point of claiming that four different characters are some form of Spock analogue. I admire the ingenuity but I can't go there with you.
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Old January 21 2014, 04:47 AM   #44
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While Picard and Phase II Kirk are intellectual older Kirk.
It's the "intellectual" part that needed a new character. Kirk was always wily, but selling him as aging into a worldly, seasoned scholar with a cautious command style was never going to work. 'Specially not with Shatner playing him. The character was someone other than Kirk.

Data is Spock's "knows it all" mystified by humans aspect. Troi and Worf represent his human/alien aspect. Troi also had the "mind power" aspect. Worf has the " humans" thing, too.
Heh, I think we're rather reaching when we reach the point of claiming that four different characters are some form of Spock analogue. I admire the ingenuity but I can't go there with you.
They are aspects of Kirk and Spock, not Kirk and Spock in total. Of course the TNG characters developed into their own characters.

Early Kirk ( and Pike before him) was much more intellectual than what he would become. I can see that Kirk growing into a Picard type.
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Old January 21 2014, 05:57 AM   #45
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Pike --> Picard?
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