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Old August 26 2007, 11:58 PM   #721
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

I always liked young Mel Gibson's acting in movies like Lethal Weapon, but the problem is that I have trouble hearing young Mel without that half-Aussie accent he had back then. But then, Calhoun's an alien, right? Do the books ever mention the possibility of him having maybe a hint of an accent? If so, casting young Gibson would be even more perfect.
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Old August 27 2007, 12:29 AM   #722
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[image]http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j70/timpendragon/LJAkaar.jpg[/image]
Awesome manip! I don't suppose I could trouble you for one or two more, though? I'd love to see a manip of this pic.

http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/...548Buliwyf.jpg

As for this one, I think it'd be funny to put Antonio Banderas in a Starfleet Security uniform.

http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/...49Buliwyf1.jpg

But if you could do a manip of the first one for me, at least, then rest assured that I will forever be in your debt, sir.
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Old August 27 2007, 08:49 PM   #723
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^This probably isn't the best thread for photomanip requests, but in any case, I'll see what I can do with it and PM you.
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Old August 27 2007, 09:09 PM   #724
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When I read the Vanguard books for some reason I always picture Edward James Olmos (BG's Adama) as Commodore Reyes and Christian Slater (as he was in Interview with a Vampire) as Pennington. I can't explain why. I just do!
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Old August 27 2007, 09:46 PM   #725
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I think Dave and Marco originally intended Reyes to be based on Edward James Olmos, but then when Galactica came along they changed it to Tommy Lee Jones.
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Old August 28 2007, 07:32 PM   #726
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I watched The Bourne Ultimatum yesterday (so damn good) and after doing the obligatory 'Wouldn't Matt Damon make a good Captain Kirk?' ruminating, I got to thinking that Scott Glenn might make a good Elias Vaughan. Anyone agree?
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Old August 28 2007, 07:36 PM   #727
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^Could he act the role? Probably. But he's the wrong physical type by far.
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Old August 28 2007, 07:40 PM   #728
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

I definitely can see Glenn playing Vaughn based on his role in The Bourne Ultimatum. As for not being the physical type for it, people said the same thing about Kelsey Grammer as The Beast in X-Men 3 and he turned out to be the only good thing about the movie (that and the tattoo scene with Magneto).
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Old August 28 2007, 08:48 PM   #729
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nope, gotta disagree with you there. Iceman finally icing up as he fought Pyro was rockin and so was the entire Danger Room sequence.
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Old August 28 2007, 09:42 PM   #730
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

Okay, those two bits were good. But that was the problem with the movie. It has several good moments, but as a movie as a whole, it sucked.

But that's neither here or there for this thread.
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Old August 28 2007, 10:27 PM   #731
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Emh said:
Okay, those two bits were good. But that was the problem with the movie. It has several good moments, but as a movie as a whole, it sucked.

I found that enjoying it solely on the merit of a "popcorn" action movie was quite satisfying.
Hey, you know, I bet that guy who played the Professor, if somewhat younger, could play that captain in "The Buried Age."
(Sorry, I couldn't resist.)
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Old August 28 2007, 10:53 PM   #732
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^ I loved it when, in MJF's TNG/X-Men team-up "Planet X", Picard "meets" Xavier in the holo-deck and notices the resemblace! One of the most unintentionally funny moments in all of Trek Lit.
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Old August 28 2007, 11:10 PM   #733
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And wasn't this even before the movies? I swore I heard someone say that somewhere.
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Old August 28 2007, 11:17 PM   #734
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It didn't take any great feat of prescience to make the comparison. Both characters are stuffy, white, bald leaders.
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Old August 28 2007, 11:41 PM   #735
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^ I loved it when, in MJF's TNG/X-Men team-up "Planet X", Picard "meets" Xavier in the holo-deck and notices the resemblace! One of the most unintentionally funny moments in all of Trek Lit.
What makes you think it was unintentional?

And yes, it did predate the movies, as did Diane Duane's X-Men novel in which she distinctly wrote Xavier with Patrick Stewart's speech patterns (I think he even said "Make it so" at one point). I think everyone in the world who was a fan of both TNG and the X-Men had pegged Patrick Stewart as the ideal Xavier all along. I know I first had the idea over a dozen years ago. (And Bryan Singer is a big Trek fan, after all.)
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