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Old June 29 2006, 11:53 PM   #226
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Sci said:
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.
Hmmmmmm.

I wouldn't go so far as to say "perfect," but I think that she could do the role justice, absolutely.
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Old June 30 2006, 01:31 AM   #227
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I think I remember hearing someone recommend Amy Acker as T'Prynn also. I must admit my first thought when I head that was WTF, only because I kept thinking of her as Fred from Angel, but after seeing Alias Season 5, I deffinitely changed my mind.
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Old June 30 2006, 02:55 AM   #228
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Just to clarify, is this Ewan McGregor with his normal English accent, or with an affected American accent?
I haven't read Vanguard yet, but I was pretty happy when I saw the casting of Tommy Lee Jones in the annotations. He's one of my favorite actors.
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Old June 30 2006, 05:19 AM   #229
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^ Pennington is described as being a Scotsman, so I think McGregor would have the accent he used in Trainspotting.

As for the casting of Amy Acker as T'Prynn, I flirted with the notion myself for a while, but in the end I came back to Bridget Moynahan because I felt that Moynahan conveyed the statuesque and commanding nature of the character better than did Acker, whose much slighter build and less angular features, to me, are less in line with the concept of the character. T'Prynn doesn't have that "frail" waifish look -- she has more of an athlete's bearing, in addition to dark, striking beauty. Also, in terms of the voice, Bridget Moynahan was again a closer match for the timbre I imagined T'Prynn would have.
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Old June 30 2006, 06:30 AM   #230
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::: Imagines Bridget Moynahan and Katherine Heigl in their proposed Vanguard roles....particularly in the scene written and eventually deleted from Summon the Thunder :::

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Old June 30 2006, 07:22 AM   #231
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ewan macgregor is scottish, so his normal accent is scottish. the accent he uses in the SW prequels is as faked as the one licoln six-echo has in The Island. tom lincoln in the same movie has macgregor's real accent.
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Old June 30 2006, 08:07 AM   #232
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While T'Prynn is described as being statuesque in the novel, I have to say that picturing the smaller-framed Amy Acker works better for me, because it, to my mind, almost serves as an ironic commentary on the nature of the character in terms of the difference between appearances and actual nature -- T'Pyrnn seems to be a cold and logical Vulcan but is actually a deeply emotional, troubled woman, and so the idea of her seeming to be small and relatively weak-looking but actually being (due to her Vulcan physiology) a very strong, very powerful person works for me as an extension of the ironic duality of the character.

Well, that and I really have the hots for Amy Acker.

For what it's worth, though, I'm definitely picturing Amy Acker in Illyria-mode, not Fred-mode.
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Old June 30 2006, 11:21 AM   #233
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Sorry, I'm a little late to the T.L. Jones quote-a-thon. Nonetheless...

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Old June 30 2006, 01:51 PM   #234
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Old June 30 2006, 09:03 PM   #235
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David Mack said:
^ Pennington is described as being a Scotsman, so I think McGregor would have the accent he used in Trainspotting.

'Fraid I haven't seen that movie. Does he use this accent in Reign of Fire? (I haven't seen that either, but I recorded it from the TV and I'm planning to watch it eventually.)
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Old June 30 2006, 11:45 PM   #236
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See Trainspotting. Really. It's a great movie. And Shallow Grave, which also has Ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston.
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Old July 1 2006, 01:05 AM   #237
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But...what if I'm really poor and can't even afford to rent it? If that were the case, would Reign of Fire serve to exemplify Pennington's accent?
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Old July 1 2006, 01:49 AM   #238
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But...what if I'm really poor and can't even afford to rent it?
Check your library. They usually carry videos these days as well as books.
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Old July 1 2006, 02:38 AM   #239
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::: Imagines Bridget Moynahan and Katherine Heigl in their proposed Vanguard roles....particularly in the scene written and eventually deleted from Summon the Thunder :::

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Ummm, how much money would it take for those of us who want it to get ahold of this deleted secen?
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Old July 1 2006, 03:03 AM   #240
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RookieBatman said:
But...what if I'm really poor and can't even afford to rent it?
Check your library. They usually carry videos these days as well as books.
Yeah, I already checked. My library system doesn't have it.
So...Reign of Fire? What's the big secret here? Has nobody else seen Reign of Fire, or what?
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