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Old April 12 2006, 03:26 AM   #46
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

Steve Mollmann said:
John Rhys Davies is everyone's favorite Tellarite, Mor glasch Tev. (Or David Ogden Stiers, if you're so inclined.)
When I wrote Tev's debut story, it was with Stiers's appearance and voice in mind, although I made him somewhat shorter than Stiers (or Rhys-Davies). However, JRD would be a good choice.
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Old April 12 2006, 03:36 AM   #47
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I can see that. Though I'm also kinda picturing James Earl Jones and/or Dennis Haysbert.
Those two are missing the accent. Mazibuko, like Mokae, is from southern Africa.
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Old April 12 2006, 03:45 AM   #48
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Okay, so the actors don't normally speak with that accent, but that doesn't mean they can't.
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Old April 12 2006, 03:52 AM   #49
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^ Haysbert also isn't old enough.
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Old April 12 2006, 04:16 AM   #50
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Treir - Tricia Helfer with green skin...
Me too!

And Bowers is black!? Well, I thought Akaar was black until I saw the cover for The Red King. Maybe on the back cover of the books the ethnicity of the characters could be printed.
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Old April 12 2006, 04:20 AM   #51
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Doctor Phlox said:
Razuur2 said:
Treir - Tricia Helfer with green skin...
Me too!

And Bowers is black!? Well, I thought Akaar was black until I saw the cover for The Red King. Maybe on the back cover of the books the ethnicity of the characters could be printed.
Would human concepts of ethnicity apply to, say, a Capellan, though? And what do you call, say, a Tellarite? Or a Vulcan?
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Old April 12 2006, 04:30 AM   #52
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Branching out a bit, I've always pictured Jennifer Connelly as Soleta.

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Old April 12 2006, 04:37 AM   #53
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Well, I thought Akaar was black until I saw the cover for The Red King.
Considering that his parents were played by Julie Newmar and Ben Gage, that would be impressive...
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Old April 12 2006, 04:37 AM   #54
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Min Zife always seemed a less substantive Dwight Eisenhower:

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Old April 12 2006, 04:38 AM   #55
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We've seen "black" Vulcans, Romulans and Bajorans, "Asian" Romulans, "white" Klingons (TOS-style, anyway) -- are we to take this as an indication that these species also evolved along similar racial/ethnic lines to humans? Are these superficial differences of any importance to alien cultures? Have they been?

*ponders*

And back OT --
Christine Vale -- I always see Amanda Tapping when picturing Vale.
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Old April 12 2006, 04:39 AM   #56
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I like Connelly as Soleta, though I always thought Lucy Lawless.

For Min Zife and Koll Azernal, I pictured Kevin Spacey and Ian McShane, respectively.

While we're doing presidents and chiefs of staff, I thought Bobbie Norman as Nan Bacco and Lauren Velez as Esperanza Piniero.
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Old April 12 2006, 04:53 AM   #57
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Well, since everybody's talking about the DS9 relaunch and such, I'd like to branch out a little and give my fantasy casting for ENT's Daedalus duology. When I do a fantasy casting, I'm most concerned about the voice, so it doesn't always bother me if the person doesn't look the part. Nor does it bother me if I use the same person in twenty zillion different parts (hey, if Jeffrey Combs can do it...). So anyway, some of these are kind of out in left field, but here they are:

DAEDALUS
Marshall Kairn: Vaughn Armstrong
Royce: Ronald Reagan (Hellcats of the Navy era.)
Neesa Trant: Shelley Long (The book said that this character was black-haired, but I couldn't get Shelley Long's voice out of my head.)
Guildsman Lind: Rene Auberjonois
Ferik Reeve: Judge Reinhold

DAEDALUS’S CHILDREN
Captain Monique Duvall: Tia Carrere
General Makandros: Gene Hackman
Colonel Maj Wooler: James Earl Jones (after seeing him every week on The Unit, I think Dennis Haysbert would be more apt for the role).
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Old April 12 2006, 07:08 AM   #58
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Jorja Fox simply must be Christine Vale.
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Old April 12 2006, 12:01 PM   #59
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What is everyone obsession with Sean Connery?
The man is a terrible actor. He refuses/is unable to affect other accents. His Russian was Scottish, his Irish Policeman was Scottish, his Spaniard/Egyptian was Scottish.
A lot of his recent films have been critical & commerical flops.
Casting him(based on looks alone) as Vaughn would be a big mistake.
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Old April 12 2006, 12:42 PM   #60
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Daniel Dae Kim as Giancarlo Wu

Donald Sutherland as Curzon Dax.
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