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Old October 15 2006, 06:55 AM   #481
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I know you said this a while back, but I can't remember, how old is Vale supposed to be?
Vale was 23 when she enlisted in the Academy (per A Time for War, a Time for Peace), which was in 2366 (per Security). That means she's 33 when we see her in The Belly of the Beast, and 37 in Titan.


I must admit I'm curious now to see who Conlon is, because I loved Jamie Ray Newman (Lt. Cadman) in the Stargate Atlantis where McKay was stuck in her body.
We first meet Conlon as an engineer in Interphase Book 2, and she showed up again in Cold Fusion, Enigma Ship, and Wildfire -- in the latter she plays a semi-significant role. She's made chief engineer in Breakdowns, and she's appeared regularly since.
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Old October 15 2006, 07:50 AM   #482
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Gold: Harry Morgan (another one who's retired from acting, but the template for Gold is Colonel Potter)
What would be the Trek equivalent of "Horse hockey!"?
Abramowitz: Maura Tierney
Someone suggested her as Vale long ago in this thread and I liked that enough to use it as a visual reference reading the Titan books. It's the dry, sardonic sense of humor, more than anything else.
Conlon: Jaime Ray Newman

Kelly Preston's redhaired doppelganger, who I remember from General Hospital :thumbsup:
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Old October 15 2006, 02:00 PM   #483
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Steve Mollmann said:
I don't fantasy cast very much, but for me, John Rhys-Davies is Tev and almost always has been. I like Stiers, but he doesn't strike me as pompous enough.
He was pretty pompous in the role that brought him fame, Charles on M*A*S*H. (Indeed, that was the initial character brief KRAD gave me for Tev: "Charles Emerson Winchester the Tellarite.")

But as I see him, Tev isn't pompous in the grandiose, theatrical way Rhys-Davies would be, but in a more matter-of-fact, businesslike way. He's not deliberately trying to bluster or condescend; he just knows how skilled and intelligent he is, sees no reason to hide it, holds everyone else to the same perfectionistic standards he applies to himself, and lets them know when they fall short. Pomposity or deliberate condescension is an attempt to compensate for insecurity by putting others down. Tev feels no insecurity, so he doesn't have to try to sell the idea of his superiority. So to me, he's gruff and demanding and quick to disapprove of deficiencies in others, but not pompous or bombastic.
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Old October 15 2006, 06:06 PM   #484
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Fair enough-- I'm more used to Stiers from his appearances in The Dead Zone and other modern genre shows.
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Old October 15 2006, 06:11 PM   #485
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Stiers is a good choice, and Christopher's right in that his portrayal of Winchester was the template for Tev. But as he's developed over the course of the past 30+ eBooks, he's felt more Rhys-Davies-ish to me. *shrug*

But either works, yeah.

(Geez, Tev's now been part of the cast longer than Duffy was. Time do fly, don't it?)
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Old October 15 2006, 06:38 PM   #486
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I don't know why but I imagine Vale better as Amanda Tapping... I probably just watch too much Stargate.
I'm agreeing with you. I think it's the face. Tapping just seems to look more like I would imagine Vale to look like.
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Old October 15 2006, 06:47 PM   #487
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Barnak: Nicholas Campbell
Conlon: Jaime Ray Newman
Wong: Terry Chen
No idea who any of those are.
Nicholas Campbell

Jaime Ray Newman


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Old October 15 2006, 07:02 PM   #488
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^ Er, that is not Nicholas Campbell -- or, at least, not the one I meant. I was referring to the star of DaVinci's Inquest and DaVinci's City Hall.

A picture is here:

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/images/pics/TV20054.jpg
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Old October 17 2006, 01:38 AM   #489
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Slightly off topic here but did DaVinci's City Hall get canceled? I only get to watch Inquest here in Minnesota as reruns late night Sunday.

Back on topic, Tapping for Vale gets my vote. Better than my first choice for whom shall now go into the circular file. She was a bit too old anyway.
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Old October 17 2006, 03:15 AM   #490
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Slightly off topic here but did DaVinci's City Hall get canceled?
I believe that it has been, yes.
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Old October 17 2006, 03:32 AM   #491
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Believe? From the CBC's website:

CBC Television has cancelled Da Vinci's City Hall, the prime-time drama about politics at Vancouver city hall – inspired by the work of former Vancouver mayor Larry Campbell.
Full story here: 'Da Vinci' Cancelled

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news if you were still holding out hope for this series.

Fictitiously yours, Trent Roman
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Old October 17 2006, 11:56 PM   #492
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In the words of Charlie Brown - Rats!!! Thanks for the info.
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Old November 10 2006, 05:27 AM   #493
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

I didn't think of posting a question in here because I had no idea this was being used for casting characters of course. Here's my question:

Since Warpath mentioned an forenics officer aboard DS9 by the name of Michael Strang, I begun to wonder about CSI.
Who could be casted as that character?
William Petersen
Gary Dourdan
George Eads
Eric Szmanda
David Caruso
Adam Rodriquez
Rory Cochrane
Jonathan Tongo
Gary Sinise
Carmine Giovinazzo
Hill Harper
Eddie Cahill

I mean there was not much of a describition of the Lieutenant at all. What does everyone think?
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Old November 10 2006, 06:54 AM   #494
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I had no idea this was being used for casting characters of course.
Please don't take this the wrong way, but what did you think the "Cast the Characters of Trek Literature" topic was being used for?
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Old November 10 2006, 03:24 PM   #495
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I've been watching Jericho, and for some reason I've been thinking that Gerald McRaney could be a good Capt. Gold from SCE.
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