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Old August 2 2006, 02:02 AM   #376
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Gretchen would probably come in second behind Ms. Sackhoff for my Cmrd. Vale. She looks pretty close to how I imagined Vale, but Sackhoff is almost exactly how I imagine her.
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Old August 2 2006, 04:23 PM   #377
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What about Robert Vaughn for Elias Vaughn?

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Old August 2 2006, 04:38 PM   #378
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I always thought Victor Garber would make a good Vaugn and he played a spy to boot.
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Old August 2 2006, 07:45 PM   #379
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^^Isn't that guy decades too young to be Vaughn? I mean, he's 102. Even with prolonged 24th-century longevity, that would correspond to a healthy 70-something by today's standards.
Assuming Vaughn is in good enough health, I doubt he looks anywhere even close to his true age. If people routinely live that long, probably everyone looks younger than they are. (For example, Picard is in his 70's now, but doesn't look it.)
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Old August 2 2006, 08:13 PM   #380
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^^Isn't that guy decades too young to be Vaughn? I mean, he's 102. Even with prolonged 24th-century longevity, that would correspond to a healthy 70-something by today's standards.
Assuming Vaughn is in good enough health, I doubt he looks anywhere even close to his true age. If people routinely live that long, probably everyone looks younger than they are. (For example, Picard is in his 70's now, but doesn't look it.)
Uhh, yeah, of course, which is why I said 102 would correspond to a healthy 70-something. People are suggesting actors in their 40s or 50s, which is too young even allowing for Trek's greater longevity (and I did allow for it).
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Old August 2 2006, 10:29 PM   #381
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Is anyone familiar with a British actress by the name of Charlotte Rampling? She's been in, among others, Zardoz, The Night Porter, Orca, The Verdict, Angel Heart, and most recently Basic Instinct 2. (And I personally thought that she was sexier than Sharon Stone! Don't know what that says about me...)

If Charlotte Rampling could play any character from Star Trek fiction, who would you cast her as?
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Old August 3 2006, 01:08 AM   #382
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She was also in the French movie Swimming Pool a year or two ago.
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Old August 3 2006, 01:45 AM   #383
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Have we ever done casting suggestions for the Stargazer books? Lately I've been thinking Oded Fehr might be a good Ben Zoma.

Though I've been reviewing "The Battle" lately and I discovered this:
http://tng.trekcore.com/gallery/disp...lbum=9&pos=127

In Picard's flashbacks, this blonde woman is sitting at the Stargazer's helm station. Could this extra be the inspiration for Idun Asmund? I wonder who she was. She's not listed in the credits.

Except why would a helm officer be wearing blue? For that matter, the person at Tactical is in red -- and Picard asks weapons status from someone on the opposite side of the bridge from Tactical. Maybe Picard's memories were scrambled by the Ferengi thought-maker?
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Old August 3 2006, 03:05 AM   #384
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Maybe Picard's memories were scrambled by the Ferengi thought-maker?
Possibly. Another possibility is that, just as the significance of the Starfleet colours changed between TOS and TNG, at the time the new uniforms were introduced to the Stargazer, the scheme was different from the one in place at the beginning of TNG (which still seemed to be in flux anyway).

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Old August 3 2006, 04:06 AM   #385
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(And I personally thought that she was sexier than Sharon Stone! Don't know what that says about me...)
That you have excellent taste and a sharp, discerning mind.
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Old August 3 2006, 08:37 AM   #386
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Apologies if this has been asked before in this thread, but I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on casting the Vanguard crew with 60s era actors. Imagine that Vanguard was a 60s TV series running contemporary with TOS, in the same way the CSI or Law And Order shows do today. Who would you cast?
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Old August 3 2006, 09:10 AM   #387
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Charles Bronson -- Diego Reyes
Asha Parekh -- Rana Desai
Albert Finney -- Tim Pennington
Slim Gaillard ? -- Zeke Fisher
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Old August 3 2006, 07:42 PM   #388
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JonnyQuest037 said:
Apologies if this has been asked before in this thread, but I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on casting the Vanguard crew with 60s era actors. Imagine that Vanguard was a 60s TV series running contemporary with TOS, in the same way the CSI or Law And Order shows do today. Who would you cast?
An interesting exercise... but then I got to thinking about how the T'Prynn/Sandesjo scenes would be handled in 1966... and then which actresses now in their 60s and 70s to picture inthose scenes... and several synapses just blew out...
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Old August 3 2006, 10:19 PM   #389
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I just mentioned Charlotte Rampling earlier - but nobody's made any casting suggestions for her yet.

And I have yet another idea: Gregory Martin! Remember him as Colonel Ari ben Zayn in the first-season Babylon 5 episode Eyes (or Ben Hitler, as Michael Garibaldi amusingly refers to him)? Man, was he scary! I personally think he'd make a great Cardassian, myself...
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Old August 4 2006, 08:01 AM   #390
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JonnyQuest037 said:
Apologies if this has been asked before in this thread, but I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on casting the Vanguard crew with 60s era actors. Imagine that Vanguard was a 60s TV series running contemporary with TOS, in the same way the CSI or Law And Order shows do today. Who would you cast?
An interesting exercise... but then I got to thinking about how the T'Prynn/Sandesjo scenes would be handled in 1966... and then which actresses now in their 60s and 70s to picture inthose scenes... and several synapses just blew out...
For the sake of this exercise, let's pretend that the 60s era Vanguard is being done with no changes of content. Yeah, I know that that wouldn't be true of 60s TV/movies, but let's pretend anyway.

I like Charles Bronson as Reyes. Neat suggestion.
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