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Old December 17 2008, 01:26 PM   #1216
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Terry Farrell is six feet tall, Suzie Plakson is six feet, one and a half inches. My intention was for Choudhury to be 5'10"-5'11", "nearly as tall" as Jadzia and K'ehleyr. Although it's possible she could be more like 5'8"-5'9" and just seem taller because of the way she carries herself.
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Old January 4 2009, 05:00 AM   #1217
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Is Oliana Mirren from the Aventine the same character who lost out on the Academy exam along with Wesley in "Coming of Age" (TNG)?
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Old January 4 2009, 06:02 AM   #1218
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Apparently, yes. Though to be honest, I forgot that while writing the trilogy, so the descriptions of her might be a bit off.
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Old January 4 2009, 06:31 AM   #1219
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Apparently, yes. Though to be honest, I forgot that while writing the trilogy, so the descriptions of her might be a bit off.
I'd completely forgotten it too, until I went to Memory Alpha's page on the episode and was like "waaaaiiiit a minute..."

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Old January 5 2009, 07:37 PM   #1220
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Actually, she was said to be critically injured. Would Estee Chandler who played Oliana in the TNG episode fit in the Destiny trilogy. She looks more than twenty years older than someone who was apparently in her teens back then.

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Old January 5 2009, 09:21 PM   #1221
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Enterprise1981, hotlinking images may only be done from sites you own or that specifically host images for you like say photobucket, imageshack, flickr, etc.

Changed your memory alpha hotlinked images to regular links. See updated board rules here for more on this:

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Old January 6 2009, 12:42 AM   #1222
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Terry Farrell is six feet tall, Suzie Plakson is six feet, one and a half inches. My intention was for Choudhury to be 5'10"-5'11", "nearly as tall" as Jadzia and K'ehleyr. Although it's possible she could be more like 5'8"-5'9" and just seem taller because of the way she carries herself.
Is Terry Farrell really 6ft though? I know it says so on IMDB, but it also says that Brooks is 6'1." And despite TF's kinda... raised hair, and usually in DS9 her boots had a bit of a heel... she doesn't look like she's only an inch shorter than Brooks. But I could be insane. I'm not sure when they're that close and side by side it would be a camera angle... Not sure if this is relevant to anything...

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Old January 6 2009, 12:53 AM   #1223
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Actually, she was said to be critically injured. Would Estee Chandler who played Oliana in the TNG episode fit in the Destiny trilogy. She looks more than twenty years older than someone who was apparently in her teens back then.

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/me...ana_Mirren.jpg

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/me...e_Chandler.jpg
Unfortunately, kinda hard to tell, since Chandler's age isn't listed on her Memory Alpha page, IMDB page, or anywhere else I can find. Presuming she was 17-25 ballpark at the time "Coming of Age" was filmed, that would make her 38-46, which seems consistent with that newer photo of her. Late thirties seems a good estimate for Mirren, 'course she would have to be 34-35 by the time of Destiny. (Age 18 in 2364 -> Age 35 in 2381)
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Old January 6 2009, 01:19 AM   #1224
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Is Terry Farrell really 6ft though? I know it says so on IMDB, but it also says that Brooks is 6'1." And despite TF's kinda... raised hair, and usually in DS9 her boots had a bit of a heel... she doesn't look like she's only an inch shorter than Brooks. But I could be insane. I'm not sure when they're that close and side by side it would be a camera angle... Not sure if this is relevant to anything...

http://ds9.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...missary149.jpg
Film and TV have all sorts of tricks to obscure actors' relative heights, and those are often used to make men seem taller and women shorter. So you can't really tell from that.
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Old January 6 2009, 02:21 AM   #1225
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Is Terry Farrell really 6ft though?
Her Actress Archive page says she is 6 feet tall.
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Old January 6 2009, 06:04 AM   #1226
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Film and TV have all sorts of tricks to obscure actors' relative heights, and those are often used to make men seem taller and women shorter. So you can't really tell from that.
Actually, that's not quite true -- usually the tricks are to make the women seem taller. For instance, you can watch all four seasons and one miniseries of Farscape and never know that Ben Browder has half a foot on Claudia Black.
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Old January 6 2009, 07:32 AM   #1227
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And Stargate SG-1. I watched all of those and never noticed it until just now. But that could just be me, I'm not always the most observant person.
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Old January 6 2009, 05:12 PM   #1228
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Film and TV have all sorts of tricks to obscure actors' relative heights, and those are often used to make men seem taller and women shorter. So you can't really tell from that.
Actually, that's not quite true -- usually the tricks are to make the women seem taller. For instance, you can watch all four seasons and one miniseries of Farscape and never know that Ben Browder has half a foot on Claudia Black.
Oh, okay. I was thinking in terms of cases where a leading lady is taller than the leading man, which is something that conventionally just "isn't done." And I guess I'm influenced by the Monty Python "Scott of the Antarctic" sketch, with the box and the trench and all that...
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Film and TV have all sorts of tricks to obscure actors' relative heights, and those are often used to make men seem taller and women shorter. So you can't really tell from that.
Actually, that's not quite true -- usually the tricks are to make the women seem taller. For instance, you can watch all four seasons and one miniseries of Farscape and never know that Ben Browder has half a foot on Claudia Black.
Oh, okay. I was thinking in terms of cases where a leading lady is taller than the leading man, which is something that conventionally just "isn't done." And I guess I'm influenced by the Monty Python "Scott of the Antarctic" sketch, with the box and the trench and all that...
I've never actually seen that sketch!

Also and I'm working from my memory here, but on Firefly isn't Alan Tudyk taller than Gina Torres, but the way the camera is positioned, she is taller than him.
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Old January 6 2009, 06:19 PM   #1230
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^ Yup. Alan is six feet, and Gina's 5'10".
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