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Old April 22 2007, 02:35 PM   #616
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

I've been looking through this whole massive thread, and I can't find any casting suggestions for the new characters in the Voyager Relaunch, such as Dr. Kaz, Lyssa Campbell, Commander Ellis, etc. Anybody have any thoughts? (And let's avoid editorial comments on the Relaunch, please -- keep it to casting suggestions.)

I've had trouble envisioning someone for Dr. Kaz -- tall, blue-eyed, dark-haired, around middle age -- but I finally figured maybe Tim Matheson could fit the bill. For Ellis I kinda stuck a moustache onto Alexis Denisof in his Buffy days.
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Old April 22 2007, 04:37 PM   #617
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Captaindemotion said:I frequently see people on the BBS stating as fact that Connery was originally cast as Luther Sloan in DS9 but had to drop out. I'm sure that must be utter rubbish, as he hasn't done tv in years and is unlikely to agree to star in what was not one of the better known shows on tv at the time.
I've never heard that rumor, but I do know that Martin Sheen was up for the role of Sloan at one point.
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Old April 22 2007, 07:10 PM   #618
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^ That one is a little more likely, given that he did appear in one of the B5 telemovies.

Must stop hijacking thread!
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Old April 23 2007, 02:34 AM   #619
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

Christopher said:
I've been looking through this whole massive thread, and I can't find any casting suggestions for the new characters in the Voyager Relaunch, such as... Lyssa Campbell...
Hasn't Christie Golden said that Lyssa was the blonde extra at the transporter console in "Eye of the Needle"?

For Ellis I kinda stuck a moustache onto Alexis Denisof in his Buffy days.
That works.
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Old April 23 2007, 03:21 AM   #620
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Hasn't Christie Golden said that Lyssa was the blonde extra at the transporter console in "Eye of the Needle"?
She said that after she created the character in her first novel, she saw a blonde transporter operator in that episode and wondered if it was a tribute (which it probably wasn't, given that the shows' makers were too busy making the shows to pay much attention to the books).

Also, I think she may have been misremembering which episode it was, because "Needle" aired a full year before her first novel was published, and the transporter-operator extra in that episode is dark-haired:
http://voy.trekcore.com/gallery/disp...bum=19&pos=220
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Old May 2 2007, 01:34 AM   #621
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

I was thinking something recently - one of the DS9 characters in the novels needs to be recast - Joseph Sisko.

Who do you think would be a good choice to replace the late Brock Peters? I'd like to see Morgan Freeman's take on Joseph.
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Old May 2 2007, 02:39 AM   #622
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Hee... "March of the Jem'Hadar"

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Old May 2 2007, 04:18 AM   #623
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

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I was thinking something recently - one of the DS9 characters in the novels needs to be recast - Joseph Sisko.

Who do you think would be a good choice to replace the late Brock Peters? I'd like to see Morgan Freeman's take on Joseph.
Why in the world would you need to recast an actor in your imagination just because he died in the real world???
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Old May 2 2007, 10:40 PM   #624
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When I first read William Shatner and Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens' The Ashes Of Eden, for some reason I always pictured Jack Nicholson as Androvar Drake!
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Old May 3 2007, 08:06 PM   #625
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Christopher said:
Turbo said:
I was thinking something recently - one of the DS9 characters in the novels needs to be recast - Joseph Sisko.

Who do you think would be a good choice to replace the late Brock Peters? I'd like to see Morgan Freeman's take on Joseph.
Why in the world would you need to recast an actor in your imagination just because he died in the real world???
To be fair, sometimes my mind insists on playing by 'real world' rules when asking 'who would play so&so if this was a movie?' By which I mean, I try to imagine if this book were filmed now, who would be in it?

I mean, I just read To Catch a Thief, a 1940s set detective novel by Robert Kaminsky. Cary Grant plays a large role in it - as in, playing himself. So when I was reading it, part of me went 'So who would play Cary Grant if this were a movie. Can't think of any actor who's like him ...'

Then, a split-second later, I sort of went 'Oh, yeah of course ...
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Old May 3 2007, 08:49 PM   #626
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To be fair, sometimes my mind insists on playing by 'real world' rules when asking 'who would play so&so if this was a movie?' By which I mean, I try to imagine if this book were filmed now, who would be in it?
Does that apply if you're reading, say, a TOS novel set during the original series? If you read a Shatnerverse novel with the older versions of the characters, do you use present-day Shatner and Nimoy but recast McCoy?

I do often try to imagine current actors for new book-only roles, but I don't like the idea of mentally recasting characters we've seen onscreen.

I mean, I just read To Catch a Thief, a 1940s set detective novel by Robert Kaminsky. Cary Grant plays a large role in it - as in, playing himself.
Odd, since Cary Grant starred in Hitchcock's 1955 film To Catch a Thief, based on a book by David Dodge. Oh, wait, you said the book is set in the '40s, not written then. I guess the author is making an homage to the film in some way.
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Old May 3 2007, 09:30 PM   #627
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

Turbo said:
I was thinking something recently - one of the DS9 characters in the novels needs to be recast - Joseph Sisko.

Who do you think would be a good choice to replace the late Brock Peters? I'd like to see Morgan Freeman's take on Joseph.
I always thought Morgan Freeman should be playing a Vulcan. Tuvok's father, for example.
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Old May 3 2007, 10:08 PM   #628
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

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Odd, since Cary Grant starred in Hitchcock's 1955 film To Catch a Thief, based on a book by David Dodge. Oh, wait, you said the book is set in the '40s, not written then. I guess the author is making an homage to the film in some way.
Kaminsky has a series of private eye novels set in 1940s Hollywood, each one involving stars of the time (Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, etc), sometimes with titles alluding to their movies.
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Old May 4 2007, 12:06 AM   #629
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I always thought Morgan Freeman should be playing a Vulcan. Tuvok's father, for example.
Heck, I would've rather seen Morgan Freeman play Tuvok. Tim Russ did a good job, but I always regretted that they weren't able to go the route they intended and cast him as more of a venerable elder/mentor type.

I also regret that they never got the late Roscoe Lee Browne to play a Klingon.
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Old May 4 2007, 04:17 AM   #630
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

Christopher said:
Turbo said:
I was thinking something recently - one of the DS9 characters in the novels needs to be recast - Joseph Sisko.

Who do you think would be a good choice to replace the late Brock Peters? I'd like to see Morgan Freeman's take on Joseph.
Why in the world would you need to recast an actor in your imagination just because he died in the real world???
Because if by some miracle the DS9-R books were to be filmed, they'd need to recast Joseph.

It's just a little mental exercise when bored, imagining other people in established roles. Who'd fit and who wouldn't?
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