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Old August 29 2007, 06:34 AM   #736
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

Christopher said:
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.
Yeah, I definitely get a TLJ 'vibe' when I read any dialogue with him speaking...And to a lesser extent, I get the same with Pennington/Ewan McGregor.
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Old August 29 2007, 07:52 AM   #737
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"Listen up, people, we've got a Shedai on the loose. I want you to search every starship, starbase, starport, starshack and Star Jones in a twelve parsec radius."

"You mean you want us to conduct a star search, boss?"

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Old August 29 2007, 08:20 AM   #738
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

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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.)
Well, yeah, I was going by the fact that it predated Stewart being cast in X-Men. But if it was intentionally funny, that makes it even better.

I've never read Diane Duane's X-men book, but I'll look for it the next time I'm at then used bookstore (or maybe at amazon markeplace as it takes less gas to get there. )

And you can count me among the numbers who thought Stewart would make a great Xavier, but at the time, Inever thought that in a million years it would ever actually happen.

BTW, what happened to diane duane anyway? She was posting here regularly for a short while and then pulled a Marco on us.
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Old August 29 2007, 02:57 PM   #739
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^^Judging from the comments on Diane Duane's blog, she's been extremely busy with work, family matters, and health issues in recent months.
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Old August 29 2007, 03:54 PM   #740
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"Listen up, people, we've got a Shedai on the loose. I want you to search every starship, starbase, starport, starshack and Star Jones in a twelve parsec radius."

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Old August 29 2007, 04:15 PM   #741
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Hey, in the next book, is Reyes going to decide to retire and recruit a hip, streetwise New York cop as his replacement?

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Old August 29 2007, 05:01 PM   #742
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^ A line very similar to that has occurred to me, yes.
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Old August 29 2007, 07:09 PM   #743
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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.
That makes sense too but I still see Olmos in the role.
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Old August 29 2007, 08:53 PM   #744
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will we learn that Reyes used to fly attack craft for Starfleet and he's brought in on an operation to teach rookie pilots to fly attack craft in a covert op against Orion Syndicate narcotics peddlars?
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Old August 29 2007, 11:01 PM   #745
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Csalem said:
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.
That is exactly who I was thinking of for Calhoun. Alec Baldwin also has the look that we see on the covers as well.
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Old September 13 2007, 08:00 PM   #746
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Anyone ever consider Dennis Hopper for Cmdr.Vaughn?
Look past the "rent a nut" roles and there is a great actor in there.
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Old September 13 2007, 09:07 PM   #747
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I've just been re-reading A Time for War, A Time for Peace and Articles of the Federation, and when I read the first scene with press secretary Kant Jorel, depicting him as a rude, snide jackass who's a terror to work with, I couldn't help seeing Hugh Laurie in the role. Not sure if that's been suggested before.
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Old September 13 2007, 11:29 PM   #748
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^ I wasn't thinking of Laurie in particular, but I have no trouble imagining him in Gregory House Mode in the role.
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Old September 14 2007, 06:22 AM   #749
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

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I've just been re-reading A Time for War, A Time for Peace and Articles of the Federation, and when I read the first scene with press secretary Kant Jorel, depicting him as a rude, snide jackass who's a terror to work with, I couldn't help seeing Hugh Laurie in the role. Not sure if that's been suggested before.
I always pictured Kurtwood Smith in full "Red" mode, but that'd work too!
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Old September 14 2007, 04:37 PM   #750
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Just out of curiosity, do you guys have any ideas for Min Zife, Kol Azernal, and/or Kinchawn? If you haven't already guessed I'm reading A Time to Kill.
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