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Old February 10 2012, 03:43 AM   #2131
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

The way the Tzenkethi are described in the Typhon Pact books (beautiful, graceful, somehow sensual without seeming sexy), kinda reminds me of the Kaminoans from Star Wars, just with much shorter (i.e., humanoid) necks. Same kind of almost boneless gliding instead of walking, with those hypnotic whirlpool eyes.
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Old February 10 2012, 05:13 AM   #2132
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^ Good point, I suppose I'd pictured him as slightly more humanoid in form than intended. Interesting. Maybe my imagination couldn't handle him squeezing into a turbolift, and unintentionally straightened his spine .
Well, going by my TNG Blueprints, a standard turbolift car is a bit over 2 meters in diameter, which should allow him to fit assuming he can bend his tail. But one thing that surprisingly many people overlook is that Titan isn't just a standard humanoid-centric design that had nonhumanoids stuck into its crew at the last second, but was designed from the start with more universal access in mind, and was customized for its specific crewmembers' needs before launch. So it probably has wider turbolifts than standard.

(Also, Ree has yellowish skin with black and red stripes, according to his debut scene in Taking Wing.)


And then there's the Tzenkethi... always interested to see what they'd look like.
Rough Beasts of Empire describes them as aesthetically pleasing humanoids with flexible, boneless limbs and bodies (possessing vertebrae but otherwise supported by fluid-filled sacs like Kif from Futurama), brightly colored eyes, and softly luminescent skin.
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Old February 10 2012, 09:22 AM   #2133
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Large amounts of awesomeness right there.

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Old February 11 2012, 02:09 AM   #2134
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Yeah, those are great. I tried my hand at using photoshop to make pictures of Trek Lit characters a while back, but they were nowhere near that good.
Who did you use as the basis for Prynn and Vaughn?
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Old February 11 2012, 02:11 AM   #2135
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Would you mind if I used this as an avatar?
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Old February 11 2012, 02:38 AM   #2136
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^ Not at all! I'd be honoueuerued!

Since I didn't want to cast actors, as that wasn't the way I saw them in my head while reading (I didn't see, say, Connery when reading Vaughn, I just saw "Vaughn."), I took it as a challenge to piece the faces together from other Trek characters.

Vaughn is a mix of Admiral Dougherty and Picard from Insurrection, with a little Riker from First Contact.

Prynn is the Trill helmswoman from Insurrection with a little of Hoshi Sato from ENT season one.

Dr. Ree is a heavily photoshopped komodo dragon in a cheap suit. Also, he has Data's eye.

I'm still thinking about how to make some of the other TrekLit characters, and trying to limit it to on-screen Trek imagery is a fun little game.
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Old February 11 2012, 02:49 AM   #2137
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Wow, that's pretty impressive.
Is it just me, or does that Prynn look a little like Lindsay Price?
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Old February 11 2012, 08:08 AM   #2138
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i recognised Kell's hairstyle and there was something familiar about Vaughn's face and now you've said, i can see it's Patrick's eyes.
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Old February 12 2012, 03:25 AM   #2139
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Good catch!

You might say Vaughn would see a lot of things eye to eye with Picard.

Then again, he might go head to head with Dougherty over policy...

And Riker... something something... moustache.

Whatever, we're not all poets.


Here's another one I've wanted to visualize - Deep Space Nine's Taran'atar:



I wanted something to show how dangerous he was, and I loved the clear yellow eyes they gave him on the relaunch covers.
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Old February 12 2012, 05:40 AM   #2140
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Ok, you've got to be one of the most talented photoshop users I've seen in a long time. I wish I could remember how to do the fancy stuff, but it's been years since I took photo and media productions (film making, we used photoshop for effects) in high school.
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Old February 13 2012, 11:42 AM   #2141
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Here's a thinker for you - anyone got any ideas for SecondGen White Blue? (and yes, haha, trash can, tricorder, refridgerator, etc.).
Although he looks nothing like the description in the books I always imagine SecondGen as Robot 1-X from Futurama:
http://futurama.wikia.com/wiki/Robot_1-X
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Old February 13 2012, 11:56 AM   #2142
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Mojomoe wrote: View Post
Here's another one I've wanted to visualize - Deep Space Nine's Taran'atar:



I wanted something to show how dangerous he was, and I loved the clear yellow eyes they gave him on the relaunch covers.
That's amazing.
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Old February 14 2012, 12:40 AM   #2143
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

For some reason, I think John Travolta would do well as Diego Reyes. And how does Richard Dreyfuss as Elias Vaughn sound? (Or Donald Sutherland?)

I'd also really like to see Michael Ironside in a Star Trek!
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Old February 14 2012, 01:18 PM   #2144
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Sutherland yes but I imagine that Vaughn would be a larger man than Dreyfuss. I also don't see him having Dreyfuss' snarky smartass personality.
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Old February 15 2012, 01:05 AM   #2145
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If you weren't picky about facial hair etc. what about Robert Vaughn as Vaughn?
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