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Old April 15 2014, 09:49 AM   #2566
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

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I tend to pay pretty close attention to who actors are and what stuff the've done. So it's pretty easy for me to think back over the people I'm familiar with to try to find someone who fits a character.
Perhaps it's partly because I watch so little TV...
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Old April 16 2014, 09:48 AM   #2567
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Perhaps it's partly because I watch so little TV...
The same with me. Mentally, I'm reusing the same actors over and over again for different characters. With each new series I watch - if I watch something - I try to memorize the faces so my physiognomy catalogue expands. Its worse with aliens because you've got to imagine all the rubber applied to their faces. Every third Cardassian in my head looks like Damar.
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Old May 6 2014, 08:00 PM   #2568
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I tend to pay pretty close attention to who actors are and what stuff the've done. So it's pretty easy for me to think back over the people I'm familiar with to try to find someone who fits a character.
Because of all the foreign movies i watch, sometimes have a hard time recognizing current movie stars.
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Old May 12 2014, 03:04 AM   #2569
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Just had a casting thought while reading The Poisoned Chalice: How about Cobie Smulders as Christine Vale? I've never quite been able to mentally cast Vale to my satisfaction, but after seeing Smulders as Maria Hill, I think she's a good fit personality-wise, and comes close to how I hear Vale's voice in my head.

I'm only familiar with Vale from the TNG/DS9 relaunch books but in my head, I imagine JAG's Catherine Bell in the role. (Unfortunately, from recent photos, she appears to have had some work done.)

In the role of Nan Bacco, either Blair Brown or Marsha Mason.

In the role of Atia, it might sound weird but I thought of Jane Lynch. (She's done drama before.)
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Old May 12 2014, 03:10 AM   #2570
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I'm only familiar with Vale from the TNG/DS9 relaunch books but in my head, I imagine JAG's Catherine Bell in the role.
I can see that. But all I can say is, the more I see of Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, the more she strikes me as a perfect fit for how I imagined Vale all along.
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Old May 19 2014, 05:34 AM   #2571
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I picture Katee Sackhoff as Vale. She just seems like a good fit to me.
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Old May 22 2014, 02:51 AM   #2572
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I just looking through my Trek Lit cast lists I put together a while back and noticed I don't have one for Voy-R. So I started putting one together.
Here's what I've got so far:


Starring
Robert Beltran as Captain Chakotay

Also starring
Robert Duncan McNeil as Lieutenant Commander Tom Paris
Roxanne Dawson as Lieutenant Commander B’Elanna Torres
? as Lietenant Nancy Conlon
Garrett Wang as Lieutenant Harry Kim
Robert Picardo as The Doctor
Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine
? as Doctor Sharak
? as Lieutenant Devi Patel
? as Ensign Kenth Lasren
? as Ensign Aytar Gwyn


With
Angela Basset as Fleet Captain Afsara Eden
Hugh Laurie as Lieutenant Hugh Cambridge

and

Kate Mulgrew as Captain Kathering Janeway


Special Guest Stars:
Ethan Phillips as Neelix
Dwight Schultz as Lieutenant Reginald Barclay
Alexander Enberg as Lieutenant Vorik
? as Admiral William Batiste

Guest Stars:
? as Captain Regina Farkas
? as Captain Parimon Dast
? as Commander Tillum Drafar
? as Captain Xin Chan
? as Commander Clarrisa Glen
? as Captain Bal Itak
? as Captain Hosc T’Mar
? as Captain Liam O’Donnel
? Commander Atlee Fife
? as Meegan McDonnell
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Old May 22 2014, 03:04 AM   #2573
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In my head, I cast Cliff DeYoung as Liam O'Donnell. It's not a perfect fit for the description, but I like the actor.

I try not to see Don Knotts as Fife.
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Old May 22 2014, 04:16 AM   #2574
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? as Admiral William Batiste
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Old May 22 2014, 04:25 AM   #2575
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Thank you. I know there was someone who's named I had heard mentioned for Batiste before, but I couldn't remember who it was. Added him.
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Old May 22 2014, 03:06 PM   #2576
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? as Lietenant Nancy Conlon
Conlon originated in the Corps of Engineers series, and I always imagined her played by Jaime Ray Newman.
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Old May 24 2014, 01:56 AM   #2577
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Is she described as blond in the books? I always imagined her as having dark hair.
Edit: Added her to my list.
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Old May 24 2014, 10:33 PM   #2578
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I think at one point I pictured David Costabile as O'Donnell. I can't remember the character's physical description, so that may be off, but I just remember thinking that during one of the books.
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Old June 1 2014, 12:39 PM   #2579
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I picture Katee Sackhoff as Vale. She just seems like a good fit to me.
Others have suggested that, and I really can't. I've tried, but all I see is Starbuck with different colored hair. To me, it doesn't work.
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Old June 2 2014, 09:58 AM   #2580
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I picture Katee Sackhoff as Vale. She just seems like a good fit to me.
Others have suggested that, and I really can't. I've tried, but all I see is Starbuck with different colored hair. To me, it doesn't work.
Starbuck is male. Nu-BSG never happened. It didn't. The original BSG is what happened. So forget Nu-BSG ever happened (awful remake) and you'll then be able to put Katee in the roll of Vale. Besides, Katee is much better in Longmire then Nu-BSG anyway,
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