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Old December 8 2008, 03:08 PM   #1186
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Is this better? I increased the brightness and contrast both, losing some information and oversaturating parts of the image in the process.

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Old December 8 2008, 03:57 PM   #1187
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Still way too dark, and that's not the most flattering shot of Jacobsen to begin with.
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Old December 8 2008, 04:14 PM   #1188
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My instinct is that it should remain gold.
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Old December 8 2008, 04:21 PM   #1189
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^ Gold it is.

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Still way too dark, and that's not the most flattering shot of Jacobsen to begin with.
I can see our preferences run in somewhat different directions.

(By which I mean that I'm particularly fond of that photo of Chaves-Jacobsen, and of darker lighting in general.) I might try again with another image if I see one that looks easy to mesh with the lighting of a decent shot of Ezri or Jadzia. (Troi's and Crusher's hair usually renders them somewhat less than useful for photoshopping.)
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Old December 8 2008, 07:08 PM   #1190
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As we sort of used for the Titan extract from Sword of Damocles (no one's complained that we did...)
Sort of used?
God bless photoshop!
Out of curiosity, from where did the photos come? Did Hounsou or his agent have to give approval to their being used in the magazine, or were the photos part of some existing stock?
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Old December 8 2008, 09:33 PM   #1191
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On the subject of Titan characters, you'd probably have to ignore the narrative descriptions of Vale as pettite because all the actresses suggested in this thread are in the 5'6" to 5'9" range.
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Old December 9 2008, 09:06 AM   #1192
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I'm re-reading Articles of the Federation, and with all due respect to KRAD (and I think I told him this before) I've always imagined Bea Arthur as President Nan Bacco.

For press secretary Kant Jorel...William Atherton. The man just brings "Jackass" to the table.

I love the suggestion of Dame Judi Densch as T'Latrek...
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Old December 9 2008, 09:30 AM   #1193
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Hmm. AotF....

Nan Bacco - Kathy Bates doing an Ann Richards/Molly Ivans impression
Esperanza Piniero - Salma Heyak
Kant Jorel - Kurtwood Smith
Jas Abrik - Alan Alda
Safranski - Richard Schiff
Raisa Shoshtakova - Anna Devere Smith
Matthew Mazibuko - Forrest Whitacker
T'Latrek - Dame Judi Dench (but only if she's doing an American Midwestern accent)
Koll Azernal - Bruce McGill
Min Zife - Peter MacNicol
Ozla Graniv - Anne Hathaway
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Old December 9 2008, 04:20 PM   #1194
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Nan Bacco - Kathy Bates doing an Ann Richards/Molly Ivans impression
Not my first choice, but Kathy Bates can pretty much do anything....


Esperanza Piniero - Salma Heyak
A little too young....


Kant Jorel - Kurtwood Smith
Someone else suggested Hugh Laurie in full-on Dr. Greg House mode, but this works, too....


Jas Abrik - Alan Alda
OOOOH! Me likey....


Safranski - Richard Schiff
Not the physical type I was imagining at all, but the voice works.


Raisa Shoshtakova - Anna Devere Smith
Completely wrong. Too tall, not Russian enough.


Matthew Mazibuko - Forrest Whitacker
I'm sure he could do it, but he's not the physical type I was going for, FWIW. My ideal Councillor Mazibuko is Zakes Mokae.


T'Latrek - Dame Judi Dench (but only if she's doing an American Midwestern accent)
Not sure why the midwest accent is necessary, but Dame Judi is T'Latrek, AFAIC.


Koll Azernal - Bruce McGill
Not bad, but I prefer Ian McShane.


Min Zife - Peter MacNicol
You know, it took me years to take him seriously as an actor, because I couldn't get past his dreadful performance in Ghostbusters II.................


Ozla Graniv - Anne Hathaway
Perfect.
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Old December 9 2008, 06:47 PM   #1195
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Min Zife - Peter MacNicol
You know, it took me years to take him seriously as an actor, because I couldn't get past his dreadful performance in Ghostbusters II.................
Am I the only one who imagines Zife as someone who would seem relatively impressive at first glance - at least as cursorily impressive as Hiram Roth or Ra-ghoratreii? While Americans voted for someone with the apparent impressiveness of President Bush, I expect that Federation voters would vote for someone who at least seemed more impressive.
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Old December 9 2008, 06:54 PM   #1196
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Perhaps Federation citizens vote platform over personality?

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Old December 9 2008, 07:11 PM   #1197
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I'd think that an expectation of competence would be a factor. In voting by platform, it might be essential (nevermind ability to deal with the unexpected).
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Old December 13 2008, 01:21 AM   #1198
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For press secretary Kant Jorel...William Atherton.
I still can't get over the pun with Jorel's name and profession:

Kant Jorel, press secretary
Clark Kent (son of Jor-El), press reporter

As much as I'm a fan, it totally breaks the fourth wall for me.
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Old December 16 2008, 10:49 AM   #1199
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

Mike Burch- Martin Christopher
Donna O'Neill- Elie Harvie
Veronica Fletcher- Anna Galvin
Erika Hernandez (2381)- Tracy Waterhouse
Ranul Keru- Colin Cunningham
Nan Bacco- Mary McDonnel
Christine Vale- Billie Piper
T'Ryssa Chen- Morena Baccarin
Miranda Kadohata- Tamilyn Tomita
Renna Konya- Chuck Campbell
Esperanza Piniero- Maria Florencia
I'll continue later.
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Old December 16 2008, 12:57 PM   #1200
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Billie Piper?! as much as i like her, no freakin' way!

Mary McDonnell? too young!

i'll continue later
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