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Old August 3 2008, 02:06 PM   #1021
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Ghai is a possibility, though she's Indian rather than Arab, isn't she? (Although Sarah Shahi is Persian.) Scott doesn't look the part at all.
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Old August 3 2008, 07:54 PM   #1022
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Ghai is actually British, though of Indian descent. Scott seems to be Greek or Turkish (she's from Cyprus, which doesn't say much). But they play the parts of Saddam Hussein's daughters in the BBC tv-series The House of Saddam which is where I saw them.
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Old August 3 2008, 10:40 PM   #1023
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Ok so here is what I have so far for my list, if for any reason you think I should add someone or take them out let me know and I will. I'm actually doing this as a word document so if you want that just let me know and I can email it to you or whatever.

SPOILER WARNING

So here goes my current version:
Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Gates McFadden as Dr. Bverly Crusher
Michael Dorn as Commander Worf
LeVar Burton as Lieutenant Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
? as Lt. T'Ryssa Chen
Stephanie Jacobsen as Lt. Cmdr. Miranda Kadohata
Rekha Sharma as Lt. Jasminder Choudhury
Sarah Shahi as Lt. Dina Elfiki

Special Guest Stars
Johnathan Del Arco as Hugh
Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan (on my word doc, I cut it in half so it is just Guinan)

If you guys have ideas for T'lana, and Leybenzon then I'll gladly add them to special guest stars too.
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Old August 3 2008, 11:00 PM   #1024
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Wasn't Lana from Smallville at one point mentioned as a good template for T'Lana?
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Old August 3 2008, 11:49 PM   #1025
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I thought I remembered someone mentioning her, but I couldn't remember what KRAD said about her, and I'm trying to stick with the authors for the most part.
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Old August 3 2008, 11:59 PM   #1026
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Kristin Kreuk has always been my choice for T'Lana.
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Old August 4 2008, 01:00 AM   #1027
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JD, just FYI, Kadohata is a full commander, not a lieutenant commander. Also, as of Destiny, La Forge is also a full commander.
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Old August 4 2008, 01:06 AM   #1028
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JD, just FYI, Kadohata is a full commander, not a lieutenant commander. Also, as of Destiny, La Forge is also a full commander.


*runs a quick search/replace on work-in-progress*
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Old August 4 2008, 01:31 AM   #1029
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Kadohata's a FULL Commander? I'll need to check that out, always thought she'd been adressed as Lt Commander.

Pg 14 of Q&A, final paragraph, she's referred to as Lt Commander Kadohata but at every other point that I can find, she's just referred to as 'Commander' - but shortening Lt Commander to Commander isn't unusual - so it's probably understandable if people have misunderstood.
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Old August 4 2008, 03:29 AM   #1030
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I think I might have a new candidate for Choudhury, one who comes closer to how I envision her. It's Janina Gavankar, who's guest-starring in a Stargate Atlantis episode in about three weeks (as part of an all-female recon team that also includes Nicole DeBoer!!). The link leads to a blog entry with a ton of photos of her from the Atlantis shoot. At 27, she's significantly younger than Choudhury, but she's reasonably close to how I envision Jasminder's build and type. (She's 5'7", while Rekha Sharma is only 5'3" or so.) I guess in a few weeks I'll know whether or not she's a good candidate in voice and personality too.
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Old August 4 2008, 04:28 AM   #1031
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Cool, I like her look to so I think I might go ahead and change my Choudhury entry. So does anyone else have anymore ideas for Chen? I also changed the ranks for Miranda and Geordi.
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Old August 4 2008, 04:36 AM   #1032
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I think I might have a new candidate for Choudhury, one who comes closer to how I envision her. It's Janina Gavankar
Not bad.

As for the rank inconsistencies re: Kadohata in Q&A vs. the trilogy, we'll just have to assume a promotion happened somewhere in between...
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Old August 4 2008, 06:59 AM   #1033
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I think I might have a new candidate for Choudhury, one who comes closer to how I envision her. It's Janina Gavankar
Not bad.

As for the rank inconsistencies re: Kadohata in Q&A vs. the trilogy, we'll just have to assume a promotion happened somewhere in between...
So what your saying Mack is both Kadohata and Geordi are full commanders in GTTS as well?

I think that Janina Gavankar is a good choice for Choudhury as well. She definitely looks the part to be her.
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Old August 4 2008, 07:20 AM   #1034
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^ I searched the unedited ms. of GTTS and found no specific mention of Kadohata's rank, nor of La Forge's. So they might have both been promoted between Before Dishonor and GTTS. Either way, as of the trilogy, for better or for worse, either by intention or by error, both are now full commanders.
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Old August 4 2008, 01:41 PM   #1035
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^ I searched the unedited ms. of GTTS and found no specific mention of Kadohata's rank, nor of La Forge's. So they might have both been promoted between Before Dishonor and GTTS. Either way, as of the trilogy, for better or for worse, either by intention or by error, both are now full commanders.
Does it not strike anybody as odd that the Big E has a senior staff that are, excepting the flight control officer and possibly counsellor, all FULL commanders?
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