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Old October 11 2009, 11:54 PM   #1576
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

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Well, I just finished reading the first Vanguard book. So...

Diego Reyes: Esai Morales
Um, no.

Ezekial Fischer: Bill Cobbs
Okay, sure.

Cervantes Quinn: Jeff Fahey
Not quite.

Tim Pennington: Kevin McKidd
Not seeing this, either.

Anna Sandesjo: Rekha Sharma
Hell, no. Complete mismatch with the character description. A cinnamon-haired caucasian woman with a Scandinavian name, and you want to cast a woman from India? Seriously?

Ming Xiong: Charles Chun
Again ... no.

Ganz: Michael Clark Duncan
All right, sure. I can see that.
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Old October 12 2009, 12:04 AM   #1577
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David Mack wrote: View Post
Diego Reyes: Esai Morales
Um, no.
Yeah, Morales is probably not old/graying/hairline-receding enough to fit the book's Reyes... but I like him.

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Hell, no. Complete mismatch with the character description. A cinnamon-haired caucasian woman with a Scandinavian name, and you want to cast a woman from India? Seriously?
Oops... that was supposed to be Rana Desai. Though, I pictured Desai as an older Sharma with a shorter haircut. I'd imagine that Rekha Sharma is not what you had in mind while writing Desai... but I find the image of her in a starfleet uniform pleasing enough not to care.

Deepika Padukone would also do quite well.

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Old October 12 2009, 12:45 AM   #1578
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^Sharma is who Dave has suggested for Jasminder Choudhury over in TNG, though I don't share his opinion there.
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Old October 12 2009, 12:57 AM   #1579
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^Sharma is who Dave has suggested for Jasminder Choudhury over in TNG, though I don't share his opinion there.
Google tells me that Choudhury is a character from the TNG relaunch and Destiny trilogy. I haven't gotten that far, but I now have another reason to anticipate those series, thank you.
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Old October 12 2009, 01:03 AM   #1580
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When reading about Captain Eden, the first actress that came to my mind was Viola Davis. But when her age was mentioned, I thought of Angela Bassett. Though when I saw Gina Torres on Flash Forward, I thought she would make a nice Eden as well.

As for Batiste, though he doesn't fit the description at all, an image of Delroy Lindo popped into my head and stayed there.

For Gwyn, I see Alaina Huffman (Medic from Stargate Universe)

I also saw Hugh Laurie for Cambridge.
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Old October 12 2009, 03:42 AM   #1581
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When reading about Captain Eden, the first actress that came to my mind was Viola Davis.
Really? I don't see that one at all, I do, however like the idea of Viola Davis in a Trek role though.
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Old October 12 2009, 05:45 AM   #1582
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Though, I pictured Desai as an older Sharma with a shorter haircut. I'd imagine that Rekha Sharma is not what you had in mind while writing Desai...
True. My mental casting while developing the series was Parminder Nagra.
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Old October 12 2009, 06:34 AM   #1583
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^ Isn't she also Ensign Parminder in the A Time To... series?
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Old October 12 2009, 07:00 AM   #1584
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^ Very astute. Put simply, I never tire of the classics.
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Old October 12 2009, 07:04 AM   #1585
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^ Nor do I. Personally I see her as a great choice for pretty much any role.

Well I suppose there are some she's not qualified for but I'm sure that people understand what I mean.
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Old October 12 2009, 08:40 AM   #1586
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^ Nor do I. Personally I see her as a great choice for pretty much any role.

Well I suppose there are some she's not qualified for but I'm sure that people understand what I mean.
Because she's British right

And just clicking on her IMDB profile, I was amazed to read that she's 34, I actually thought she was far younger.
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Old October 12 2009, 02:33 PM   #1587
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^ Nor do I. Personally I see her as a great choice for pretty much any role.

Well I suppose there are some she's not qualified for but I'm sure that people understand what I mean.
I've managed to never see anything that she has appeared in. She is quite stunning, though. I approve.
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Old October 16 2009, 12:32 AM   #1588
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Old October 18 2009, 03:15 AM   #1589
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I know David Mack had Tommy Lee Jones in mind, but I can't stop picturing Diego Reyes as Edward James Olmos, particularly when he was on the witness stand in Open Secrets.
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Old October 19 2009, 12:53 AM   #1590
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While reading Full Circle I kept picturing Julia Paris as Susan Sullivan. She currently stars on Castle as the title character's mother.
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