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Old July 18 2006, 01:25 AM   #316
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Re: Casting

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At first I thought John Cameron Mitchell (creator and star of Hedwig And The Angry Inch) would be a good choice to play Burgoyne 172, but now I'm thinking that he might be a better choice to play Thirishar ch'Thane in the DS9 Relaunch. As far as Burgoyne 172 is concerned, now I'm thinking Alexis Arquette!
Also, I've been re-reading the novel Once Burned (one of my favorites, New Frontier or otherwise), and I've got three more casting suggestions:

Sam Waterston as Captain Norman Kenyon
(Needs no introduction whatsoever. We can see him every week as District Attorney Jack McCoy on Law & Order. Has also had prominent roles in many other films, including The Killing Fields and Crimes And Misdemeanors.)

Murray Melvin as Barhba
(If you'll remember, Murray Melvin played the disapproving Reverend Runt in Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon, as well as in quite a few Ken Russell films, including 1971's The Devils. If you've seen Barry Lyndon at all, you might find it a bit of a stretch to imagine Reverend Runt made up to look like a broccoli stalk, but somehow it's possible for me! )

Michael Massee as Lieutenant Cray
If you'll remember, Michael Massee portrayed Funboy in The Crow, the cynical Man In Massage Parlour Booth in David Fincher's Seven, and the ill-fated porno kingpin Andy in David Lynch's Lost Highway. He's also been in lots of TV shows, including Alias and The Practice.)

Eccentric choices? Perhaps...
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Old July 18 2006, 01:29 AM   #317
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

Commander Cavit said:
...my visual template for the younger Elias Vaughn is an actor who has been on Law & Order and OZ named Philip Casnof

As this is fantasy casting, I always picture Sean Connery circa " Dr. No". The only (admitedly minor) problem with that image of Casnof for Vaughn circa SAtR is that Vaughn didn't grow the facial hair until many years later as per "The Art of the Impossible".
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Old July 18 2006, 02:28 AM   #318
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

I still gotta go with Katherine Moennig as Burgoyne.

Of course, I'm biased, since I have a huge crush on her (and this was even *before* The L Word).
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Old July 18 2006, 02:57 AM   #319
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

Commander Cavit said:
Harriman and Demora are taken care of, unless you want to be kind of perverse and do your own mental casting of them

As for everyone else, I can offer you this: people who've read these threads before may remember that my visual template for the younger Elias Vaughn is an actor who has been on Law & Order and OZ named Philip Casnof



Your mileage may vary.

That's a great, great novel. Savor it.
Bruce Bloxlightner (sp?) is the best choice to play Vaughn. If you've seen B5, then you'll know he has the look and feel that would do Vaughn right.
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Old July 18 2006, 02:59 AM   #320
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Gotta disagree. IMHO, Boxlightner can't act his way out of a paper bag.
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Old July 18 2006, 03:12 AM   #321
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Gotta disagree again, I liked Bruce on B5.
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Old July 18 2006, 04:46 AM   #322
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Re: Casting

Sam Waterston as Captain Norman Kenyon
(Needs no introduction whatsoever. We can see him every week as District Attorney Jack McCoy on Law & Order. Has also had prominent roles in many other films, including The Killing Fields and Crimes And Misdemeanors.)
Every week, hell -- between A&E and TNT reruns, not to mention TD Waterhouse commercials, you can see him a dozen times or so a day....
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Old July 18 2006, 06:17 AM   #323
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

Q420 said:
The only (admitedly minor) problem with that image of Casnof for Vaughn circa SAtR is that Vaughn didn't grow the facial hair until many years later as per "The Art of the Impossible".


The new Sonic Shaver, from Norelco: The Official Grooming Company of Starfleet.

I cheated him out of an "f" before, it's actually "Casnoff". Sorry.
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Old July 18 2006, 06:50 PM   #324
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RookieBatman said:
That's not bad either. But I've gotten so used to him as Lt. Gordon ("Batman Begins") that I'm not sure I'll be able to picture him as a bad guy anymore.
That's ironic. His casting as good guy Gordon in BB came as a shock to many because he's played so many bad guys over the years. Dracula, Leon (The Professional), True Romance, Lost in Space, The Contender, Murder in the First, The Firm (not the Cruise movie), Made in Britain, etc. etc. But I guess if BB is what you first saw him in, then that's gonna stick.
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Old July 19 2006, 12:54 AM   #325
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Re: Casting

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RookieBatman said:
That's not bad either. But I've gotten so used to him as Lt. Gordon ("Batman Begins") that I'm not sure I'll be able to picture him as a bad guy anymore.
That's ironic. His casting as good guy Gordon in BB came as a shock to many because he's played so many bad guys over the years. Dracula, Leon (The Professional), True Romance, Lost in Space, The Contender, Murder in the First, The Firm (not the Cruise movie), Made in Britain, etc. etc. But I guess if BB is what you first saw him in, then that's gonna stick.
Nope, it's not the first thing I saw him in, just the most recent. One that sticks out is Air Force One, where he did a very good job as a crazy bad guy, and also The Fifth Element, where he played an even crazier bad guy. But I still think the skin that he wore in Batman Begins suited him best.
Also, I've heard Oldman quoted as saying (when someone made a similar point to him) that he's played just as many good guys as bad guys, but the bad guys were just in higher profile movies.
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Old July 20 2006, 08:47 PM   #326
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I was just re-reading Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens' Deep Space Nine: Millenium omnibus, and I had a couple of ideas for casting there:

Sarah Douglas as Leej Terrell
(She was, of course, Ursa in Superman II. And she played the war criminal Jha'dur in B5's Deathwalker.)

Michael Berryman as Atrig
(Pluto in The Hills Have Eyes, the Bolian Captain Rixx in TNG's Conspiracy, and you may even remember him from Motley Crue's Smokin' In The Boys' Room video! )

I am kind of stuck for ideas as far as casting Commander Arla is concerned, however...
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Old July 26 2006, 02:32 AM   #327
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After seeing Suzie Plakston in person at the Star Trek Experience in Vegas over the weekend, let me nth the nomination of her for Treir.
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Old July 26 2006, 03:19 AM   #328
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Casting Captain Gold from the SCE novels....

Who would be a good candidate for Captain Gold of the SCE novels?

Forgive me if this question has already been asked...

This character is in his 70s(!) with a somewhat tough, yet grandfatherly demeanor...and a grey beard...with a Jewish faith...

Hmm...

Richard Dreyfuss...?
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Old July 26 2006, 03:39 AM   #329
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Re: Casting Captain Gold from the SCE novels....

^ No, Dreyfuss is all wrong. Harry Morgan really is the dream casting for that part, even though he's retired from acting.

Somebody I occasionally think might work is Hal Holbrook....
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Old July 26 2006, 03:47 AM   #330
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Re: Casting Captain Gold from the SCE novels....

KRAD said:
^ No, Dreyfuss is all wrong. Harry Morgan really is the dream casting for that part, even though he's retired from acting.

Somebody I occasionally think might work is Hal Holbrook....
Harry Morgan...(Hmm, that could be interesting)...

Although, I think Hal Holbrook works better...(especially in this pic)...
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