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Old January 4 2012, 07:30 PM   #2101
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

I like Stephen Lang for Vaughn because there's just something about his voice that suggests otherworldliness. I am only familiar with his L&O work (he's been on all three series, in various roles) and he's just got the right amount of weirdness in the way he speaks. So depending on which point in Vaughn's life we meet him, Lang could definitely work.
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Old January 5 2012, 01:19 AM   #2102
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Trier- I liked Tricia Helfer, but as soon as I heard Suze Plakson, it sounded perfect. I wouldn't have picked Christopher Judge, but hearing him as Taran'atar adds a new layer to the character I didn't perceive in the novels.

Vaughn- Louis Ferreira might need some age make up. But he plays strength against vulnerability very well.

Prynn- Nona Gaye (The Matrix 2 and 3, Zee) seems perfect to me.

Shar- Whoever said BD Wong was brilliant.

Thirss- Elyse Levesque
Anichent- Sean Maher
Dizhei- Gennelle Williams

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Old January 5 2012, 01:55 AM   #2103
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Prynn- Nona Gaye (The Matrix 2 and 3, Zee) seems perfect to me.
I'm starting to wonder if it's worth pointing out any more that Prynn's ethnicity is Anglo-Japanese. So many people misread that Asian model on the Mission: Gamma cover as black due to the hairstyle or lighting or whatever.
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Old January 5 2012, 02:21 AM   #2104
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^ So perhaps the lead singer of Lush would make a great Prynn?
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Old January 5 2012, 02:54 AM   #2105
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Christopher, you're right about that. I was looking at the novel cover for Mission Gamma and she does look African American. I did forget her mother's name was Ruriko. My bad on that one.
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Old January 5 2012, 05:08 AM   #2106
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I've always gone with Grace Park for Prynn pretty much from the first time I read Avatar. And we even got several scenes of Park surfing in Hawaii 5-0, so they line up even better now.
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Old January 7 2012, 06:42 PM   #2107
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Last night I was watching Chuck, and Marco Rodriguez was in it. He played Captain Paul Rice (sort of) in TNG's "The Arsenal of Freedom" and Glinn Telle in TNG's "The Wounded." I think he might work as Reyes from Vanguard. I haven't seen much more of his acting, so I don't know how good he is, but visually he's close to what I picture.

Marco Rodriguez: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0735424/
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Old January 7 2012, 07:11 PM   #2108
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I could see him working. I know David Mack has Tommy Lee Jones in his cast list, but I've always gone with Esai Morales from Jericho and Caprica.
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Old January 8 2012, 04:33 AM   #2109
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

I have no idea why, but when I read Vanguard, I always have Michael O'Hare (Jeffrey Sinclair of Babylon 5) in my head for Diego Reyes. I know he's not at all what the authors have in mind, but for whatever reason, his attitude and mannerisms remind me of Commander Sinclair. I can't seem to shake it.
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Old January 8 2012, 04:55 AM   #2110
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Ugh, God, no. Ugh!

Michael O'Hare has to be the single worst actor I have ever seen in a lead role of anything. In the entirety of first season, he had exactly one line delivery that I thought was good. One.
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Old January 8 2012, 04:56 AM   #2111
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Ugh, God, no. Ugh!

Michael O'Hare has to be the single worst actor I have ever seen in a lead role of anything. In the entirety of first season, he had exactly one line delivery that I thought was good. One.
Oh, agreed, I just meant his look and "voice," but with... um... "better" acting.
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Old January 8 2012, 05:43 AM   #2112
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I have no idea why, but when I read Vanguard, I always have Michael O'Hare (Jeffrey Sinclair of Babylon 5) in my head for Diego Reyes.
That's not nearly as wrong as when I picture Diego Reyes as Geoff Pierson.
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Old January 9 2012, 12:24 AM   #2113
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I was looking through my cast list for Vanguard and I thought of an alternate pick for Rana Desai. In David Mack's annotations for Harbinger he lists Parminder Nagra, but I'm not that familiar with her, and I've found that I really like 24's Necar Zadegan in the role.
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Old January 9 2012, 09:32 PM   #2114
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What about Ishakawa Mao (Luka Millfy in Kazaui Sentai Gokiger) for Pryn Tenmai.
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Old January 9 2012, 09:53 PM   #2115
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What about Ishakawa Mao (Luka Millfy in Kazaui Sentai Gokiger) for Pryn Tenmai.
I needed to Google it, but the name of the Gokaiger actress is actually Ichimichi Mao. And she looks way too young and girlish for Prynn.
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