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Old July 21 2014, 03:54 AM   #2596
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I once based the main character in an original SF story on myself, only to be told by a beta reader that that character was bland and boring. Since then, I haven't dared try it.
I'm sure that would be true for most of us here. Try your goateed evil self - everyone is cooler in the mirror universe.

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Our homework for tonight: think about which Trek Lit character, major or minor, we would portray (if you want to be safe, be the voice actor for a non-humanoid ).
An excellent suggestion.
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Old July 21 2014, 03:57 AM   #2597
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Not strictly literature, but he was named there, so I suggest myself for Hiram Roth.
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Old July 21 2014, 04:00 AM   #2598
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^Are you really Robert Ellenstein, then?
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Old July 22 2014, 01:16 AM   #2599
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^ Unfortunately, no, and nobody has ever confused us either.

I'm bald and bearded. It's a start.
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Old July 24 2014, 05:35 PM   #2600
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^Are you really Robert Ellenstein, then?
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^ Unfortunately, no, and nobody has ever confused us either.

I'm bald and bearded. It's a start.
And as Mr. Ellenstein died in 2010, it's unlikely that anyone will mistake you for him.

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Old July 26 2014, 02:10 AM   #2601
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I think we all know who I'd play from TrekLit, given a fraction of a chance.

T'Ryssa Chen.
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Old July 27 2014, 02:20 PM   #2602
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If I lost some weight, and Dr Boudreaux was interpreted as Cajun...

I have the right accent and wouldn't trip up on medical jargon, so I have that going for me.
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Old September 4 2014, 08:53 PM   #2603
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I haven't really followed this thread for a while, but I had some new cast ideas come to mind.

Zhao Sheng: while I agree Chow Yun-Fat would be a good choice, I actually picture (of all people) Ken Watanabe.

Ming Xiong: Jet Li is a good enough choice, but my personal pick is Will Yun Lee. Partly because he deserves bigger roles, and partly because I'd love to see him in Star Trek!
Rick Yune would be a good alternative.

Any roles you guys could recommend for Bryan Cranston?
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Old September 4 2014, 09:16 PM   #2604
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Any roles you guys could recommend for Bryan Cranston?
I can't think of any literature roles for him but I'd love to see him play Flint or Ronald Tracey.
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Old September 5 2014, 12:05 AM   #2605
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I think we all know who I'd play from TrekLit, given a fraction of a chance.

T'Ryssa Chen.
she's mine!! or either the new Voyager pilot lol, the girl with blue hair ot Lonnoc Kedair
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Old September 25 2014, 03:48 AM   #2606
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

Lela Dax (Specifically as of First Steps)?

Emony Dax, as of Old Souls?

Audrid Dax, as of Sins of the Mother?

Torias Dax, as of Infinity?

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Old September 25 2014, 02:08 PM   #2607
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Lela Dax (Specifically as of First Steps)?

Emony Dax, as of Old Souls?

Audrid Dax, as of Sins of the Mother?

Torias Dax, as of Infinity?
I went with Juliana Margulies (The Good Wife) as Audrid. The reserved but caring mother and professional just seemed the type.

Ken Leung as Torias Dax because he seemed the young and energetic type.
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Old September 25 2014, 02:48 PM   #2608
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Emony was a gymnast, so how about Amy Jo Johnson?
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Old September 26 2014, 11:53 AM   #2609
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Has anybody ever considered mentally casting themselves in a role?
^Yes. However, it's only in minor roles, such as 'USS Enterprise Operations Division Ensign'. Nothing especially grandiose!
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Old September 28 2014, 05:29 PM   #2610
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Has anybody ever considered mentally casting themselves in a role?
Everybody risks Mary-Sueing themselves at some point. Not Trek, but I did cast myself as the lead terrorist in Destination Zero, just because if I was an actor I'd find that kind of character more fun to play.

As for casting myself in a role in somebody else's story that I'm reading, well, there's always the Doctor...
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