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Old July 3 2008, 10:27 PM   #1006
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I've been reading the latest DS9 novel, Fearful Symmetry by Olivia Woods, and I have been enjoying it immensely. And I have a few casting suggestions for some of the minor characters:

I have long been a fan of both John Hurt and Charlotte Rampling, two of my favorite British actors. I can't think of anyone else other than Hurt for Dukat's warden, Dal Rokai. (I mean, can you imagine that terrific scream for when Ileana blasts him in the kneecap??) And for some weird reason I keep thinking of Rampling for the role of the Kressari woman Shing-kur. (Probably it's because she's got such distinctive eyes, and in this story we learn that a Kressari's eyes change color according to mood.)
Ditto what I said before - as if anyone remembers or was even paying any attention in the first place! (Like, no offense or anything...but I've got a bit of a hangup about being talked past.)
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Old July 31 2008, 09:43 PM   #1007
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Darrah Mace: Kevin McKidd
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Old July 31 2008, 11:41 PM   #1008
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Darrah Mace: Kevin McKidd
Does that mean Ray Stevenson would have to be Syjin?
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Old August 1 2008, 10:35 AM   #1009
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Darrah Mace: Kevin McKidd

WOW! A Marco sighting. Hi
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Old August 1 2008, 03:38 PM   #1010
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I like that, it definitely works for me.


So does anyone have any people in mind for the new GTTS TNG characters?
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Old August 1 2008, 04:19 PM   #1011
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So does anyone have any people in mind for the new GTTS TNG characters?
I believe Dave Mack's idea for Jasminder Choudhury is Rekha Sharma from Battlestar Galactica, but I imagine someone more statuesque and regal. I was imagining a woman I knew briefly from real life; the best way I can describe her is sort of an Indian Marjean Holden.

Indira Varma from Torchwood and a recent Law & Order: Criminal Intent might conceivably be a good Choudhury, height notwithstanding.

This is weird, but the best candidate I can think of for T'Ryssa Chen is the woman in this Oust commercial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXhyShr_Jbs

No product shilling intended; I just think she's pretty close to the type. I didn't base the character on her, but once I saw her, it occurred to me she had the right look and mannerisms for Trys. I have no idea what her name is, though. (And I was wondering how I could get the idea across here until I realized the commercial itself might be on YouTube.)

I based Counselor Hegol on the late Stanely Kamel, whose most famous role was Dr. Kroger on Monk (and who in his younger days was Kosinski in TNG: "Where No One Has Gone Before").

I didn't have anyone specific in mind for Rennan Konya before, but it's just now struck me that Aaron Eckhart from The Dark Knight would be perfect. Well, if you lop off five or ten years.
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Old August 1 2008, 04:30 PM   #1012
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Cool thanks, I'll get to work on making another of my cast lists later today.
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Old August 2 2008, 04:11 AM   #1013
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I found a singer-actress named Charlene Choi who I kinda like for T'Ryssa, and I was just curious what you thought. I only stumbled across her while looking at Hong Kong martial arts movies on Wikipedia a few months ago, so I've never actually seen her in anything more than clips on youtube.
Here's an interview with her I found just a few minuets ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HtIo...eature=related
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Old August 2 2008, 04:36 AM   #1014
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^^Hmm... a little too girlish and innocent.
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Old August 2 2008, 03:40 PM   #1015
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Ok, I just thought I'd mention her.
Do you have any ideas for Elfiki? The only reason I ask is because I'm putting together one of my cast lists like I did for the DS9R, Vanguard, and Terok Nor. That's also the reason I was looking for another Trys, I was trying to find somone I could find a name and pictures for.
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Old August 2 2008, 04:09 PM   #1016
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I don't have any ideas for Elfiki; maybe Dave can suggest a suitable actress or model.
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Old August 2 2008, 05:38 PM   #1017
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^ It's difficult for me to suggest casting on Dina Elfiki because the name and her description are based on a former coworker of mine. When I read her scenes, I see my friend. Who might I cast to play her, I wonder? Maybe Sarah Shahi?
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Old August 2 2008, 05:44 PM   #1018
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Who might I cast to play her, I wonder? Maybe Sarah Shahi?
Judging from photos alone, I'd buy that.
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Old August 2 2008, 05:49 PM   #1019
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Cool, I really liked her on Life so I'll gladly use her for my list. Thanks guys.
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Old August 3 2008, 01:21 PM   #1020
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Hmmm. Not quite who I was picturing as Elfiki. I was kinda picturing someone a bit more Arabian looking. Possibly someone like Shivani Ghai or Agni Scott.
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