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Old August 24 2007, 11:48 PM   #706
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

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Flanigan seems to be just about everyone's choice for Calhoun
Not mine.
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Old August 26 2007, 06:30 AM   #707
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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.
After much soul searching, there's only one actress I know who can fulfil both the physical and acting requirements of the nobel Ael.

Mira Furlan.

I dare anyone to come up with someone better to portray Ael.
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Old August 26 2007, 06:48 AM   #708
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

Wait, wait, waitaminute. Joe Flanigan as Calhoun? Sorry, but as much as I like Flanigan, he's too nice-looking. He really doesn't have the tough-guy image Calhoun is supposed to have.

I see Calhoun as an older, tougher, guy. I think that Ben Browder could be a good choice.
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Old August 26 2007, 12:29 PM   #709
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Well Calhoun is just over 40 in the latest books, so if he shaped up a bit I would still go with my original choice of Alec Baldwin for him.
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Old August 26 2007, 01:41 PM   #710
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Wait, wait, waitaminute. Joe Flanigan as Calhoun? Sorry, but as much as I like Flanigan, he's too nice-looking. He really doesn't have the tough-guy image Calhoun is supposed to have.
Well, I think the main reason people go for Flanigan as Calhoun is because he bears a strong resemblance to the model who has always been used for Calhoun on the NF novel covers.
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Old August 26 2007, 03:39 PM   #711
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In a dopey sort of way, I suppose. Frankly, I still don't see it.
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Old August 26 2007, 06:39 PM   #712
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Wait, wait, waitaminute. Joe Flanigan as Calhoun? Sorry, but as much as I like Flanigan, he's too nice-looking. He really doesn't have the tough-guy image Calhoun is supposed to have.
Well, I think the main reason people go for Flanigan as Calhoun is because he bears a strong resemblance to the model who has always been used for Calhoun on the NF novel covers.
Really? I can see some resemblance, but the eyes and chin are all wrong.
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Old August 26 2007, 06:47 PM   #713
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Well, all I know is, my mental image of Calhoun was originally based on the cover paintings, but the first time I read an NF book after Stargate Atlantis premiered, I gradually realized that the face I was visualizing had changed a bit, and I then figured out that I was imagining Joe Flanigan without consciously intending to. (Just the face, though, not the voice.)
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Old August 26 2007, 06:48 PM   #714
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Fair enough. I just have Sheppard and Calhoun as two totally different characters in my mind, and I'm having a hard time seeing Flanigan as Calhoun. It's more the personality than the looks.
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Old August 26 2007, 09:37 PM   #715
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Yeah, but he is an actor, so presumably he could play more than one type of character. I admit, I do often look at personallity of the actor's current character, but then I have to remind myself that they are actors who can do multiple characters.
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Old August 26 2007, 09:38 PM   #716
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Yeah, but he is an actor, so presumably he could play more than one type of character. I admit, I do often look at personallity of the actor's current character, but then I have to remind myself that they are actors who can do multiple characters.
That depends entirely on which actor.
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Old August 26 2007, 10:09 PM   #717
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I thought Mel Gibson would make a pretty good Calhoun.
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Old August 26 2007, 10:18 PM   #718
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^Mel Gibson's portrayal of William Wallace in Braveheart is, in fact, Peter David's inspiration for the character.
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Old August 26 2007, 10:36 PM   #719
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Wow. Never heard that one before. When did PAD say that?
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Old August 26 2007, 11:15 PM   #720
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Well in Voyages of the Imagination he said Calhoun is based on William Wallace, i.e. a very young guy leading his people to freedom, and that Mel Gibson was way too old in the film to play the character.
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