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Old April 11 2006, 09:41 PM   #31
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Re: Casting the DS9 Relaunch

I saw Suzie Plakson at the ST experiance in December. She was signing photo's. I was going to splurge and pick one up, maybe to, one addressed to my girlfriend saying something like "I'm sorry you don't like Star Trek, Suzie". But right then my girlfriend called and said she had lost $175 (meaning she had found the 3 handed poker table she was looking for while I went on the rides), so I decided we had splurged enough and left. Even though I'm normally totally uninterested in actores photo's I wished I had gotten one of her as the Andorian.

Oh and at the next table, Richard Arnold. I have no idea what he was doing there but no one was talking to him. Hey, you're sitting next to Suzie Plakson, what do you expect?
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Old April 11 2006, 09:45 PM   #32
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Re: Casting the DS9 Relaunch

Now. What do we do about Councillors T'Latrek and Bera chim Gleer...?
Gleer, the way I wrote him at least, was patterned to some extent after Senator Bob Rumson, as played by Richard Dreyfuss in The American President, so that might work.

As for T'Latrek, I was thinking Dame Judi Dench.

While we're doing councillors, Matthew Mazibuko was always intended to be played by Zakes Mokae.
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Old April 11 2006, 10:12 PM   #33
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Re: Casting the DS9 Relaunch

Wassim - Tamara Tunie
Prynn - Jessica Jimenez

Everyone else is either character actors I don't know the names of, cover art, or amalgamations of different people.
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Old April 11 2006, 10:15 PM   #34
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Re: Casting the DS9 Relaunch

I Liked J. August Richards as Bowers until...
**(Very minor "Warpath" spoiler. Not really worth blacking out, but be warned anyway.)**




















... Warpath described him as a twenty year Starfleet veteran. Now I think Richards is too young.
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Old April 11 2006, 10:57 PM   #35
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^ I prefer to imagine D.B. Woodside as Bowers, but that's just my opinion.
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Old April 11 2006, 10:59 PM   #36
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Hmm... that does change things... 20 year veteran and still a lieutenant? Interesting. Wonder how he feels about someone like Nog hitting Lieutenant (J.G.) without ever graduating the Academy.

For a 20 year vet, someone along the lines of Jesse L. Martin, or perhaps Phil Morris?
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Old April 11 2006, 11:07 PM   #37
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

I'm going to sticky this thread, since it comes up so often. We can use this as a catch-all.
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Old April 11 2006, 11:09 PM   #38
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Re: Casting the DS9 Relaunch

KRAD said:
Gleer, the way I wrote him at least, was patterned to some extent after Senator Bob Rumson, as played by Richard Dreyfuss in The American President, so that might work.
Hmm. Maybe. I dunno. I kinda got the impression that Gleer's supposed to be just a bit more likeable than that -- the sort of likeable asshole kind of character. Sen. Rumson from The American President wasn't a likeable asshole, he was just an asshole.

As for T'Latrek, I was thinking Dame Judi Dench.
Score!

While we're doing councillors, Matthew Mazibuko was always intended to be played by Zakes Mokae.
I can see that. Though I'm also kinda picturing James Earl Jones and/or Dennis Haysbert.

I like the D.B. Woodside as Bowers. He's young enough, and we can buy him as a twenty-year vet.
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Old April 11 2006, 11:11 PM   #39
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Woohoo! My first post winds up stickied!

*Regains composure* Ahem. Cool.

And for other characters -- anyone have any ideas for Ranul Keru? I can't think of an actor who matches his description, though growing a beard wouldn't be a big deal for the right money ;-).
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Old April 11 2006, 11:32 PM   #40
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James Brolin for Vaughn:

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Old April 11 2006, 11:36 PM   #41
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

Aatrek said:
I'm going to sticky this thread, since it comes up so often. We can use this as a catch-all.
Yeeeeesssssss!!!

Okay, so since Aatrek was nice enough to honor my request (or maybe he just had the idea himself and didn't even notice that I asked about this), I decided to go ahead and dig around for the other threads on this subject. Since the thread's name was changed from DS9-Relaunch, and is now a stickied catch-all, this seems like a good place to post them, if anybody else is interested in past Trek Lit "casting calls."

The only one I could find on the TrekBBS: Casting Titan

And a few from the Simon Says Trek boards:

Casting Novel Characters

Casting S.C.E.

And finally, another Casting Titan

Enjoy! :thumbsup:
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Old April 12 2006, 01:23 AM   #42
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

John Rhys Davies is everyone's favorite Tellarite, Mor glasch Tev. (Or David Ogden Stiers, if you're so inclined.)
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Old April 12 2006, 01:29 AM   #43
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Q420, I had just read that bit about Bowers the other day, and it kinda threw me, too. I was picturin' someone younger when I was readin' all the other relaunch novels up to this one.
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Old April 12 2006, 02:32 AM   #44
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Re: Casting the DS9 Relaunch

captcalhoun said:
trampledamage said:
I have one question - who the hell is Suzie Plakson?
OMG! which shows have you been watching?? she's, like, the female jeff coombs!
Jeffrey Combs I have noticed reappearing! I promise to pay more attention in future
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Old April 12 2006, 02:53 AM   #45
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I don't know if anybody else watches "Mad About You," but I watch reruns of it in the mornings, and Suzie Plakson actually had a recurring character there as "Dr. Joan." Nice to see a Trek alum getting some more work.
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