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Old December 16 2008, 04:16 PM   #1201
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Ranul Keru- Colin Cunningham
Nowhere near big or hairy enough.

Nan Bacco- Mary McDonnel
Decades too young.

Christine Vale- Billie Piper
Too young.

T'Ryssa Chen- Morena Baccarin
Not even in the ballpark.

Miranda Kadohata- Tamilyn Tomita
I can actually see that one working, though the consensus is Stephanie Jacobsen.

Renna Konya- Chuck Campbell
You mean the technician guy from Atlantis? Hmm, in the ballpark physically, but a little bland.
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Old December 16 2008, 10:18 PM   #1202
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I could see an older Morena Baccarin as Jasminder Choudhury. She's actually entirely too young -- Choudhury is in her early 40s, IIRC. But she has that sense of inner calm and matronliness that I tend to associate with Choudhury.
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Old December 16 2008, 11:29 PM   #1203
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Nan Bacco- Mary McDonnel
Christine Vale- Billie Piper
T'Ryssa Chen- Morena Baccarin
Miranda Kadohata- Tamilyn Tomita
I'm sorry but none of these people work for me at all.
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Old December 17 2008, 12:08 AM   #1204
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I could see an older Morena Baccarin as Jasminder Choudhury. She's actually entirely too young -- Choudhury is in her early 40s, IIRC. But she has that sense of inner calm and matronliness that I tend to associate with Choudhury.
She's also not South Asian.
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Old December 17 2008, 12:46 AM   #1205
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I've got a few for the Destiny trilogy:

Major Foyle - Mark Harmon (NCIS)

Veronica Fletcher - Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck)

Inyx - voice of Laurence Fishburne

And finally...

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Old December 17 2008, 01:00 AM   #1206
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I could see an older Morena Baccarin as Jasminder Choudhury. She's actually entirely too young -- Choudhury is in her early 40s, IIRC. But she has that sense of inner calm and matronliness that I tend to associate with Choudhury.
She's also not South Asian.
Well, yeah, that too, obviously. I tend to mentally cast characters more in terms of personalities than physicalities, though.
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Old December 17 2008, 01:07 AM   #1207
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I've got a few for the Destiny trilogy:

Major Foyle - Mark Harmon (NCIS)

Veronica Fletcher - Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck)

Inyx - voice of Laurence Fishburne

And finally...

Hmmm, I think I might like those. Especially the last one, although IMHO that's pretty much automatic.
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Old December 17 2008, 03:55 AM   #1208
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I could see an older Morena Baccarin as Jasminder Choudhury. She's actually entirely too young -- Choudhury is in her early 40s, IIRC. But she has that sense of inner calm and matronliness that I tend to associate with Choudhury.
She's also not South Asian.
Neither was Ricardo Montalban.
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Old December 17 2008, 04:38 AM   #1209
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She's also only 5' 7.5" to Michael Dorn's 6' 4". Not quite the near-equal to Worf described in the books.
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Old December 17 2008, 04:42 AM   #1210
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She's also only 5' 7.5" to Michael Dorn's 6' 4". Not quite the near-equal to Worf described in the books.
Where did it say she was nearly his equal in height? That was never my intention for the character. Did Christopher establish that?
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Old December 17 2008, 04:55 AM   #1211
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Yeah, but you can fudge relative heights on camera. With the exception of one brief shot, you can't tell throughout watching Thelma and Louise that Geena Davis is a foot taller than Susan Sarandon. For that matter, a decade's worth of X-Files episodes did a wonderful job of obfuscating the nine-inch height difference between David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, and after watching four seasons of Farscape episodes (plus a miniseries, plus a couple of SG1 seasons), you'd never know that Ben Browder is more than half a foot taller than Claudia Black. (IMDB lists Black's height as 5'7", which is horseshit. At best, she's 5'5".)
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Old December 17 2008, 05:00 AM   #1212
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She's also only 5' 7.5" to Michael Dorn's 6' 4". Not quite the near-equal to Worf described in the books.
Where did it say she was nearly his equal in height? That was never my intention for the character. Did Christopher establish that?
Here's what Christopher wrote on pp. 91-92 of Greater Than the Sum:
"Lieutentant." Unlike many humanoid women, her eyes fell at a comfortable height for him to meet. She was nearly as tall as Jadzia had been... as K'Ehleyr had been.
So, "near-equal" may be a slight exaggeration, but I imagine her much closer to the six-foot mark.
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Old December 17 2008, 05:47 AM   #1213
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^ I guess we'll have to chalk that up to yet another communication breakdown. I had never intended for her character to be that tall, and I must have missed that description of her in GTtS. (Even though Christopher's book was published first, and set many of the details about her character, Choudhury was originally conceived for the Destiny trilogy.)
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Old December 17 2008, 05:54 AM   #1214
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^ I guess we'll have to chalk that up to yet another communication breakdown. I had never intended for her character to be that tall, and I must have missed that description of her in GTtS. (Even though Christopher's book was published first, and set many of the details about her character, Choudhury was originally conceived for the Destiny trilogy.)
I missed that part, too; I always pictured her as being kind of short.
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Old December 17 2008, 07:06 AM   #1215
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^ I guess we'll have to chalk that up to yet another communication breakdown. I had never intended for her character to be that tall, and I must have missed that description of her in GTtS. (Even though Christopher's book was published first, and set many of the details about her character, Choudhury was originally conceived for the Destiny trilogy.)
There's still time for me to take all the references in Losing the Peace to her knocking her head on the top of the doorframe everytime she enters a room, if you really want me to...
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