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Old June 25 2006, 03:03 PM   #211
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Re: Casting

I think we'll have Leonard Nimoy as Kirk.
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Old June 25 2006, 03:48 PM   #212
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For some reason I keep seeing and hearing Dick Miller (Vin on DS9's "Past Tense' and a holographic news vendor on TNG's "The Last Goodbye" as Vanguard's Quinn.
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Old June 25 2006, 07:19 PM   #213
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From Shatner's The Ashes of Eden...

Tielani -- Vannessa Williams
Drake -- John Travolta
Ooh, that's good! I never really had much of a mental picture for Taelani, but Vanessa works. And I think Travolta would be perfect as that slimeball Drake.
Very good...does anyone else have suggestions as to who could play other "Shatnerverse" characters?
It's been a while since I read them; I can't remember who my fantasy cast was, or even if I really had any.
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Old June 29 2006, 04:34 PM   #214
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

Has anyone either in this thread or a previous one cast the characters of the Vanguard series? I have several ideas for the characters - Ewan McGregor as Tim Pennington, for example....I wonder what others think?
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Old June 29 2006, 05:04 PM   #215
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

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Has anyone either in this thread or a previous one cast the characters of the Vanguard series? I have several ideas for the characters - Ewan McGregor as Tim Pennington, for example....I wonder what others think?
Actually, that has been covered at length in the past; my own thoughts for who I pictured while writing Harbinger can be found at the end of my online annotations for that book. (Scroll to the end of the annotations; the casting notes are at the bottom.)
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Old June 29 2006, 06:24 PM   #216
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

In fact Ewan McGregor was David's pick for Pennington. I've read through the annotations several times and I agree with all of his picks except I'd cast Edward James Almos (Olmos?) as Reyes.
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Old June 29 2006, 06:34 PM   #217
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^ As soon as I saw Dave's notes for casting choices on Vanguard, I was sold on Tommy Lee Jones as Reyes, and he's who I envisioned the whole time I was writing his scenes.


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Old June 29 2006, 06:40 PM   #218
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^ or...

Pennington: "We should reveal the truth. People are smart, they can handle it."

Reyes: "No, a person is smart. People are dumb, panicky animals, and you know it."
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Old June 29 2006, 06:42 PM   #219
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Pennington: Reyes, did you ever flashy-thing me?
Reyes: No.
Pennington: I ain't playing with you, Reyes. Did you ever flashy-thing me?
Reyes: No.
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Old June 29 2006, 06:44 PM   #220
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Ah yes, thank you, David. I was trying to find that on your site yesterday and I couldn't locate it.

I would agree with most of the choices, however, I don't see Tommy Lee Jones as Reyes. For some odd reason, I was inclined to stick Clive Owen's head on the character and it's worked out pretty well for me. I guess that's what I get for reading it first and forming my own opinions before getting to your annotations, huh? It's pretty cool that I had Pennington nailed with Ewan McGregor. And even though I had different actresses picked out, I think Monica Belluci as Oriana and Bridget Moynahan as T'Prynn work out perfectly. (Incidentally, I had Morena Baccarin as Oriana and a Jolene Blaylock clone for T'Prynn.

Just curious, who did you think of as the voice for Jetanien? I keep hearing Christopher Lee underneath all that "makeup"...
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Old June 29 2006, 07:07 PM   #221
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"Can't you say one nice thing about Jim Kirk?"

"He runs okay for a fat man."
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Old June 29 2006, 07:35 PM   #222
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^ Ty Cobb in Space!

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Old June 29 2006, 07:46 PM   #223
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Just curious, who did you think of as the voice for Jetanien? I keep hearing Christopher Lee underneath all that "makeup"...
I don't know Dave's choice, but I go with Roscoe Lee Browne.
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Old June 29 2006, 08:46 PM   #224
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I think I've figured out who would make a perfect Nan Bacco:

Kathy Bates.

Granted, she's not the physical type, but I think she'd get the part down pat, especially after seeing her in Primary Colors.
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Old June 29 2006, 11:03 PM   #225
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I was just reading Olympus Descending by David R. George III, from the third volume of the Worlds Of Deep Space Nine series. And I couldn't help but think that John Hurt would be a wonderful choice to play Indurane, the ancient Founder!
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