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Old April 11 2006, 03:50 PM   #16
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Re: Casting the DS9 Relaunch

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Mr. Cole - Also a tough one. Hugh Laurie, star of House, MD comes to mind.
Odd choice. He's usually a comic actor.
Joss Whedon often notes that comedic actors are often very good at drama, because comedy is harder to do!

I decided to be a traditionalist and cast Trek's one-man repertory company, Jeffrey Combs, as Cole. Let him play a human for once.
Not a bad choice at all!

'Cause I'd pay good money to see Bruce McGill as Koll Azernal.
Hmm, that's who I decided to cast in the role. (I've mentioned it here before, though, so maybe that's what gave you the idea?)
Might be. I don't recall. But I saw him in The Sum of All Fears and realized that he was perfect for the role.

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Prynn Tenmei - Jennifer Garner - definitely not Rachel Luttrel
You do realize that Prynn is supposed to be of Asian descent on her mom's side, right?

Treir - Tricia Helfer with green skin...
Perfect!
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Old April 11 2006, 04:30 PM   #17
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Nope I totally missed the asian thing...

I still see Jennifer Gardner. Sorry.

Its probably the whole Sydney Bristol thing with father issues....

To late for a recast now!

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Old April 11 2006, 06:23 PM   #18
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Nope I totally missed the asian thing...
One would think the name Tenmei would've been a clue...
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Old April 11 2006, 06:39 PM   #19
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For what it's worth, I managed to completely miss the fact that Bowers is black.

A few of my own thoughts:

Shar-- Vincent Kartheiser. Pretty. Somewhat effeminate. Capable of great angst (he did Whedon, for godssakes).

Councillor zh'Thane -- Stockard Channing. I have a whole new respect for her since she's been on The West Wing.

Treir -- Suzie Plakson. Duh.

Taran'atar -- Christopher Judge. The character has a Teal'c quality already, and Judge's voice would help fill the void left by Avery Brook's rumbling bass.

Vedek Yevir -- Ed Wasser. No one can play as slimy as Mr. Morden.

Bowers: J. August Richards. Not sure why, seems to fit.
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Old April 11 2006, 06:55 PM   #20
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Nope I totally missed the asian thing...
One would think the name Tenmei would've been a clue...
I guess the name didn't catch me as asian - I didn't think much of the origin.

Besides, I know a girl who has the last name Johnson, and she looks Asian. I know a woman who is black, and she has the last name Martinez. There are a lot of circumstances that could result in a different looks versus name ethnicities.

By the 23rd century, I am sure their has been enough racial mixing that people would not necessarily look like the culture theri last name represents.

Besides, I think of her as Prynn. Should I assume she is Vulcan?

She's Jennifer Garner to me. I don't see what the big deal is. It's my movie anyways...

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Old April 11 2006, 07:28 PM   #21
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Nope I totally missed the asian thing...
One would think the name Tenmei would've been a clue...
It was no clue to me, because I'd never heard the name "Tenmei" before.

I thought her name seemed somewhat Bajoranic, so I initially thought she was a Bajoran. In fact, at the end of Avatar, Book Two, I remember feeling surprised that Vaughn had had a Bajoran wife (mistress/lover/whatever), and wondering why he hadn't looked either her or Prynn up when he came to Bajor. I'm not sure whether I simply overlooked a mention of Prynn being Human in Avatar somewhere, or whether S.D. Perry omitted any reference to her species at all, and my mind filled in the gaps incorrectly.

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Old April 11 2006, 07:30 PM   #22
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Re: Casting the DS9 Relaunch

Still, there's the cover art featurin' Prynn on the fourth Mission: Gamma novel, though she doesn't really look Asian. Or maybe it was just me...

And, stupid question - would a black actor / actress be able to be "blue-ed" properly to play an Andorian?
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Old April 11 2006, 07:54 PM   #23
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I have one question - who the hell is Suzie Plakson?
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Old April 11 2006, 07:59 PM   #24
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^ She has played four different Trek roles: Dr. Selar in TNG's "The Schizoid Man," K'Ehleyr in TNG's "The Emissary" and "Reunion," the female Q in Voyager's "The Q and the Grey," and Tarah in Enterprise's "Cease Fire."
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Old April 11 2006, 08:01 PM   #25
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ooh... Selar and K'Ehleyr were played by the same woman? Wow!
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Old April 11 2006, 08:02 PM   #26
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EDIT: Never mind, KRAD already answered it.
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Old April 11 2006, 08:16 PM   #27
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Bowers is black?

OK, here's my problem. I've read so many TOS books years ago I think I just got into the groove of not paying a lot of attention to the characters descrptions. I mean after all, how many times do I need to read a description of Spock?

So unless they point out something like Bowers being black or Tenmai is asian, etc in every paragraph that's a detail I'm probably going to miss. And that's cool since it rarely matters to the story, and that's the way it should be.
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Old April 11 2006, 08:21 PM   #28
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I wish they'd Sticky these casting call threads, or collect them all somehow. By the time I get to these books, this thread will be long buried.
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Old April 11 2006, 09:08 PM   #29
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I have one question - who the hell is Suzie Plakson?
OMG! which shows have you been watching?? she's, like, the female jeff coombs!
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Old April 11 2006, 09:39 PM   #30
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And, stupid question - would a black actor / actress be able to be "blue-ed" properly to play an Andorian?
I'm not a makeup expert, but I would presume so. I would guess that they might have to apply a lighter base color to the actors before applying the new color, though.

J. August Richards would work pretty well as Bowers.

I always pictured Sean Maher (of Firefly fame) as Vedek Yevir.

Stockard Channing as Councillor zh'Thane? Works for me!

Now. What do we do about Councillors T'Latrek and Bera chim Gleer...?
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