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Old April 6 2007, 07:53 PM   #571
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

Not all of us. Joe Flanigan just does not work for me. Nor does Richard Dean Anderson.
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Old April 6 2007, 08:36 PM   #572
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So who's your pick than EMH?
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Old April 6 2007, 08:44 PM   #573
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To be honest, I'm not sure. Go through the thread, I noticed about a year ago I suggested Hugh Laurie when I first started watching House, which I'm not as sure about that any more (now that I've seen all of the show). But definitely not Joe Flanigan, which apparently I've been saying for a year now, as well!
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Old April 6 2007, 10:40 PM   #574
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Calhoun has always been the Alec Baldwin from The Hunt For Red October for me.
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Old April 7 2007, 07:49 PM   #575
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I always picture Bruce Boxleitner from Babylon 5 as Calhoun, m'self.
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Old April 7 2007, 07:54 PM   #576
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^Which New Frontier books have you been reading? I can see absolutely nothing in Calhoun's character that would be at all reminiscent of either Boxleitner or John Sheridan.

Flanagan almost works for me, and would probably be the best candidate for Calhoun today. Back when the books first came out though, I definitely fell into the Alec Baldwin-as-Jack Ryan-as-Mackenzie Calhoun camp, still do, really. But there's no way he could play the role today. Flanagan's probably the best bet...

But then there's Nathan Fillion (right attitude, I think), or Dylan McDermott (right look, but lousy actor). Either one could do it.
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Old April 8 2007, 04:47 AM   #577
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Don't hate my first post, but for one of Titan's counselors, Dr. Huilan Sen’kara: http://tikiman2001.homestead.com/files/stitch.jpg
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Old April 8 2007, 10:59 PM   #578
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Sci said:
I always picture Bruce Boxleitner from Babylon 5 as Calhoun, m'self.
I've pictured Bruce as Vaughn.
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Old April 9 2007, 01:27 AM   #579
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I can't find any pictures of an older bearded Sheriden, could post one or a link to one?
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I have actually seen a pic of Joe Flanagan as Calhoun, on one of the fan fiction sites. I don't know if he had a scar on his right cheek since it was a small pic.
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Old April 9 2007, 09:17 PM   #581
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Turns out Roger Cross isn't that outrageous of an idea for Bowers, he's been on Andromeda ( Carter in All Too Human), Enterprise (Tret in Extinction) and he was a regular on the sci-fi channel original series First Wave, so he obviously doesn't mind doing Sci-Fi in general and Trek in particular.
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Old April 10 2007, 02:12 PM   #582
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^Which New Frontier books have you been reading? I can see absolutely nothing in Calhoun's character that would be at all reminiscent of either Boxleitner or John Sheridan.
Been reading them since they first came out in 1997, and when they did, Bruce was the voice I heard for Calhoun.

Fillion would be good, too, I suspect...
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Old April 12 2007, 08:11 PM   #583
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Turns out Roger Cross isn't that outrageous of an idea for Bowers, he's been on Andromeda ( Carter in All Too Human), Enterprise (Tret in Extinction) and he was a regular on the sci-fi channel original series First Wave, so he obviously doesn't mind doing Sci-Fi in general and Trek in particular.
Funny, I've been going with Cross for Taranatar and his fellow 24 star DB Woodside for Bowers!
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Old April 12 2007, 09:19 PM   #584
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^ I never thought of Cross for Taran'atar, but that could work. My ideal for Tarannie was always Stargate SG1's Christopher Judge (though it was his first guest appearance on Andromeda that cemented him for the role for me).

And DB Woodside is my preferred casting for Vance Hawkins in Corps of Engineers, FWIW.
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Old April 12 2007, 10:15 PM   #585
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TJ Sinclair said:
^Which New Frontier books have you been reading? I can see absolutely nothing in Calhoun's character that would be at all reminiscent of either Boxleitner or John Sheridan.

Flanagan almost works for me, and would probably be the best candidate for Calhoun today. Back when the books first came out though, I definitely fell into the Alec Baldwin-as-Jack Ryan-as-Mackenzie Calhoun camp, still do, really. But there's no way he could play the role today. Flanagan's probably the best bet...

But then there's Nathan Fillion (right attitude, I think), or Dylan McDermott (right look, but lousy actor). Either one could do it.
To me, there is no doubt who the best candidate is: Joe Flanagan.

I recently watched Serenity again and after reading this discussion I watched Nathan Fillion more closely. I must admit, he would be a good choice, too.

But definitely not Bruce Boxleitner. I liked him a lot as Sheridan. He is a good actor but he isn`t the right type to play Calhoun as he is described by Peter David.
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