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Old August 23 2007, 10:28 PM   #691
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

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Claudia Christian as Charvanek
But Charvanek is the same Romulan Commander that Joanne Linville played in "The Enterprise Incident." While I suppose she bears a slight facial resemblance to Christian, she's much slighter and has a completely dissimilar voice.
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Old August 24 2007, 12:27 AM   #692
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

Christopher said:
Babaganoosh said:
Claudia Christian as Charvanek
But Charvanek is the same Romulan Commander that Joanne Linville played in "The Enterprise Incident." While I suppose she bears a slight facial resemblance to Christian, she's much slighter and has a completely dissimilar voice.
What book(s) is this? Vanguard?
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Old August 24 2007, 12:38 AM   #693
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

The Romulan Commander is named Charvanek in Dwellers in the Crucible, Section 31: Cloak, Vulcan's Forge, Vulcan's Heart, and the Vulcan's Soul trilogy. There may have been one or two others.
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Old August 24 2007, 01:59 AM   #694
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No, I don't think the name Charvanek was used in Dwellers. She's just "the Commander" there. "Charvanek" was coined by Sherman & Shwartz in honor of "Charvon," the name she was given in the Bantam Phoenix novels.
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Old August 24 2007, 02:37 AM   #695
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

Christopher said:
Babaganoosh said:
Claudia Christian as Charvanek
But Charvanek is the same Romulan Commander that Joanne Linville played in "The Enterprise Incident." While I suppose she bears a slight facial resemblance to Christian, she's much slighter and has a completely dissimilar voice.
Well, the Vulcan's Noun novels - the ones that Charv appears in, anyway - take place many years after TOS. A lot can change in that time...
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Old August 24 2007, 03:57 AM   #696
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

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No, I don't think the name Charvanek was used in Dwellers. She's just "the Commander" there. "Charvanek" was coined by Sherman & Shwartz in honor of "Charvon," the name she was given in the Bantam Phoenix novels.
Oops, thanks. It's been a long time since I've read Dwellers in the Crucible.
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Old August 24 2007, 04:04 AM   #697
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Well, the Vulcan's Noun novels - the ones that Charv appears in, anyway - take place many years after TOS. A lot can change in that time...
Well... I'll grant that Linville isn't as much shorter than Christian as I'd imagined:

http://tos.trekcore.com/gallery/disp...lbum=78&pos=89

She looks about 5'7" there (Shatner's 5'10"), and Christian is 5'9". But the voices are completely different. If anything, Linville reminds me strongly of Captain Janeway.
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Old August 24 2007, 08:15 AM   #698
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I think Jeffery Donovan would be pretty darn good as Mackenzie Calhoun.
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Old August 24 2007, 10:30 AM   #699
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I have been reading Articles of the Federation earlier today, and I was wondering how to imagine the 2 Betazoid students in Chapter 7. I am not sure which actresses would be cast as them...
Does anyone else have an idea, on who would play them?
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Old August 24 2007, 04:30 PM   #700
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Typical Kirk, checking out the alien rack.
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Old August 24 2007, 08:40 PM   #701
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I think Jeffery Donovan would be pretty darn good as Mackenzie Calhoun.
I've always gone with Joe Flanigan from Stargate Atlantis, but he would be a pretty good second choice.
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Old August 24 2007, 09:25 PM   #702
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Flanigan seems to be just about everyone's choice for Calhoun, and while I definitely understand why, I think he just seems too darn young to play the part. Donovan might work better than Flanigan, but I think Nathan Fillion gets my vote for Calhoun.
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Old August 24 2007, 09:43 PM   #703
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Flanigan seems to be just about everyone's choice for Calhoun, and while I definitely understand why, I think he just seems too darn young to play the part. Donovan might work better than Flanigan, but I think Nathan Fillion gets my vote for Calhoun.
Hate to break it to you, but Nathan Fillion is four years younger than Joe Flanigan.
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Old August 24 2007, 09:49 PM   #704
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Actually, I was aware of that (and momentarily forgot, honestly), but it doesn't alter the perception. Fillion, at least as Mal Reynolds, [i]seems[i] older than Flanigan, and projects more of the maturity that I'd expect from Calhoun.
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Old August 24 2007, 10:58 PM   #705
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It's always been Dylan McDermott as Calhoun for me.
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