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Old June 24 2007, 08:56 PM   #661
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

I personally visiualize REYES as an ARMAND ASSANTE type.My choice for DR.FISHER would be RICHARD GANT(recently in DEADWOOD).as for QUINN and PENNINGTON I was thinking GARY BUSEY and EWAN MC GREGOR.
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Old June 24 2007, 09:00 PM   #662
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I somehow always find myself picturing Cyrano Jones as Quinn. McGregor is perfect for Pennington, though, and I very much like David Mack's choice of Morgan Freeman as Fisher.
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Old June 24 2007, 09:02 PM   #663
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Okay guys, I don't know if any one has put in a casting choice for Prynn Tenmei yet, but I think I finally found the perfect lady to play one of my all time favorite characters. I don't know if she's been mentioned before but I've gotta go with model/actress/comicgeek Mandy Amano.

Why? Aside from the fact that she's half-Japanese half-Irish like our dear ensign, her look is also stunning yet mischievous. Gotta love her! :thumbsup:



This was originally a painting by Kabuki artist David Mack (not Star Trek writer David Mack) of the Sandman character Death. It was based on Mandy and the hair was perfect so I made a couple tweaks to chisel Prynn out of the marble so to speak. What do you think?
That's really nice. Somehow, I always pictured her hair as being a little neater, but otherwise that image is quite close - not to mention visually compelling. I wish Mack would use bold colors more often in his illustrations.
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Old July 9 2007, 09:41 AM   #664
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

Dunno if I posted it in this forum or another one before but anyway here is my choice for Lieutenant Ming Xiong from Vanguard: Edison Chen

Rarely do I a picture an actor for a character in a Trek book (except for those who appeared in the role on TV) but I remember reading David Mack's 'cast' for the first Vanguard book and saw that he chose Jet Li. Each time I read one of these books I could never visualise Li in this role. He always seemed too old for me to be that character. But the more I thought of this character the more I pictured Edison Chen from Infernal Affairs II, where he plays a character who is hard to read but has a lot of conflict going on his mind. He also seems to be the right age. Just my two (euro)cents worth.
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Old July 14 2007, 12:34 AM   #665
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I don't know if this has already been said but I was thinking that from Vanguard, a good choice to play Cervantes Quinn would be Bruce Campbell.
Billy Bob Thornton is Quinn, body and soul, and Tommy Lee Jones is Reyes.
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Old July 14 2007, 03:09 AM   #666
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Dark Gilligan said:
rawdawg said:
I don't know if this has already been said but I was thinking that from Vanguard, a good choice to play Cervantes Quinn would be Bruce Campbell.
Billy Bob Thornton is Quinn, body and soul, and Tommy Lee Jones is Reyes.
Quinn is not a redneck.
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Old July 14 2007, 03:35 AM   #667
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Quinn is not a redneck.
You're typecasting. I'm not. Thornton has the range to do Quinn very well.
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Old July 14 2007, 04:09 AM   #668
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JWolf said:
Quinn is not a redneck.
You're typecasting. I'm not. Thornton has the range to do Quinn very well.
I just don't see Billy Bob as Quinn. Not at all. I can actually picture Howard Hessman (from WKRP) as Quinn.
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Old July 14 2007, 04:53 AM   #669
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I can easily picture Thornton from "Bad Santa" as Quinn. Reyes, though, immediately brings Edward James Olmos to mind.
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Old July 14 2007, 11:07 AM   #670
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I do... the guy is from Divinci's Inquest. He's like internal Affairs and part Coroner for internal crimes

The other one i am not entirely sure i think she was on LA LAW, but i am not sure.
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Old July 14 2007, 11:53 PM   #671
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I can easily picture Thornton from "Bad Santa" as Quinn. Reyes, though, immediately brings Edward James Olmos to mind.
Yeah, I wholeheatedly agree on both points.
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Old July 24 2007, 10:25 PM   #672
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I opened this thread by mistake the other day (I have an old laptop and the left click sometimes takes a while to register and the cursor's not where I left it when it does!) and enjoyed reading it. Way back on page 4 Christopher asked this question:


Christopher said:
I just had a thought for a book-character casting question I've never seen asked before:

Who would you cast as Ael t'Rllaillieu from the Rihannsu series? Or as Arrhae? Or as the voice of Naraht, K's't'lk, etc.?
There never was an answer, so I offer it now as a challenge - who would you cast as these characters?

For Ael, I don't know who I imagined when I first read the novel but now I hear the voice of the Romulan captain from the TNG episode where Troi becomes a member of the Tal Shiar.

I shall have to read the novels again to see whose voices I hear in my head for Naraht and K's'tlk.

Any suggestions, anyone?
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Old July 24 2007, 10:30 PM   #673
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For Naraht, I would cast a large rock. (Not to be confused with the actor The Rock, who doesn't really have the range the role demands).

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Old July 26 2007, 02:58 PM   #674
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For Ael, I don't know who I imagined when I first read the novel but now I hear the voice of the Romulan captain from the TNG episode where Troi becomes a member of the Tal Shiar.


Ah, you are referring to Carolyn Semour
According to IMDB she has actually played five different roles in Trek, twice as two different Romulan Commanders.
Actually one of my favourite actresses of all times, much thanks to that single episode.

I can definitely see her as Ael, she seem to have gotten somewhat typecasted as a woman in a powerful position.
She has played: Commanders, Senator, Village Leader (she even is the voice of Mon Mothma in several SW games...)

She does have that strong presence that makes you immediately know that this is someone you could follow into death for.
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Old July 26 2007, 05:13 PM   #675
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Hmm, I don't see Carolyn Seymour as the type for Ael. As I recall, Ael is described as being a similar type to her cousin, the Romulan Commander from "The Enterprise Incident" -- small, wiry, even elfin. If she weren't already known for another role, I'd say Kate Mulgrew might be a good choice.
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