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Old January 20 2009, 10:41 PM   #1246
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

While of course it's irrelevant to a fantasy discussion, am I wrong in thinking that Michael Ansara has passed?
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Old January 20 2009, 10:51 PM   #1247
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You are in fact wrong in thinking that. Of the Klingon "warriors three" from TOS and "Blood Oath," only John Colicos has died (ironic, since he's the only character who survived that second-season DS9 episode).
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Old January 20 2009, 11:09 PM   #1248
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Lt./Councilor Hegol Den - Kelsey Grammer
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1522375424/nm0001288
I'd say that was typecasting too, but I actually modeled the character on the late Stanley Kamel, who was Monk's psychiatrist, so I'm just as guilty there.

Lt./Security Lonnic Kedair - James Caviezel
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1399884288/nm0001029
Err, Lonnoc Kedair is female. IIRC, Dave Mack's preferred choice for the role is Lena Headey.
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Old January 20 2009, 11:10 PM   #1249
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Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

From the Enterprise - D: Now a Borg Survivor - “Great Than The Sum” novel.

Rebekah Grabowksi - Vanessa Angel

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1713674752/nm0029502


Correction on Security

Lt./Security Rennan Konya - James Caviezel
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1399884288/nm0001029


Lt./Security Lonnic Kedair -Tsianina Joelson
http://www.xenaville.com/cast/joelson.html

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Old January 21 2009, 01:19 AM   #1250
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I'm sorry, but of all of those people only Lindsay Price works for me, that is only because I had the same thought a few months back when I saw some adds for Lipstick Jungle. Although, Dimesdan, the actress you picked looks pretty close to how I imagined Tryss. But I admit that that might be more due to the fact that I've become very attatched to the idea of Grace Park (Number 8 aka Boomer aka Sharon Agathon from Battlestar Galactica) in the role.
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Old January 22 2009, 05:55 AM   #1251
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U.S.S. Da Vinci


Capt. David Gold - Ian McKellen
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1917360384/nm0005212

Cmdr. Sonya Gomez – Roselyn Sanchez
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3723008000/nm0761052

Lt. Cmdr. Kieran Duffy – Matthew McConaughey
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3310786560/nm0000190

Dr/Sociologist Carol Abramowitz - Mariska Hargitay
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1024761088/nm0002127


Engineer P8 Blue - The voice of Yeardley Smith
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm28743168/nm0810379

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2219284992/nm0810379
voice of Lisa from The Simpsons


Lt. Cmdr./Security Domenica Corsi - The Glamazon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glamazon

Crewman Fabian Stevens - Zachary Levi
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2022740992/nm1157048

Lt./Security Vance Hawkins – Lonnie Rashid Lynn aka "Common"
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1751289856/nm0996669

Lt. Cmdr. Mor glasch Tev - Scott Lawrence
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm23630336/nm0493013


Lt./Engineer Nancy Conlon - Natalia Cigliuti
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm947556352/nm0162233

EMH Emmett - James Lesure
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3791362304/nm0504571

Crewman 110 aka Soloman - Kevin Weisman
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2426575616/nm0918858

Ens. Songmin Wong - B.D. Wong
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm4050754304/nm0000703

Security Makk Vinx - Ryan Kwanten
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3426391552/nm0477127

Dr./Linguistics Bartholomew Faulwell - Penn Jillette
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2843385088/nm0422710


Earth


Chief of Staff Esperanza Piñiero - Maria Conchita Alonso
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1824229888/nm0000744

Attorney Sorlak - Jess Walton
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm555850496/nm0910535


This cast is perfect if you have seen them in certain movies & tv shows!

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Old January 22 2009, 06:35 AM   #1252
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This cast is perfect if you have seen them in certain movies & tv shows!
^Well, Gomez, Duffy, and Stevens (and Lense) are all canon characters that have already been cast.
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Old January 22 2009, 06:49 AM   #1253
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This cast is perfect if you have seen them in certain movies & tv shows!
Hardly....

First off, Sonya Gomez, Kieran Duffy, and Fabian Stevens all appeared on episodes of Star Trek, so your casting choices are really off, seeing as how Lycia Naff, Charley Lang, and Jay Baker have already played the roles. Even if they weren't, Sanchez might work as Gomez -- but it's a big "might" -- but McConaughey is all wrong for Duffy. (Levi as Stevens, I could maybe see.)

As for some of your other choices...

While I like Scott Lawrence, he's completely wrong for Tev.

As wrong as Lawrence is for Tev, it's as nothing compared to how wrong Ryan Kwanten is for Vinx.

And as wrong as Kwanten is for Vinx, it's as nothing compared to how totally thoroughly utterly totally completely inconceivably wrong Penn Jillette is for Bart Faulwell (though you could make an argument for his partner Teller). Jillette at best would top the list of "actors least appropriate to play Bart Faulwell."

Having said that, I have no issues with McKellan, Hargitay, Weisman (he'd make a really good Bynar, actually), Wong, Alonso, Smith, Common, Lesure, or Walton. I don't know enough about "The Glamazon" or Cigliuti, though the latter is the right physical type for Conlon.
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Old January 22 2009, 01:19 PM   #1254
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Earth

President Nanietta Bacco - Shirley MacLaine
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1301649664/nm0000511
I don't think she's, well, earthy enough for Bacco. Glen Close was good. I still stand by Kathy Bates, though.

A Secretary of the President - Sivak - James Spader
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2293601280/nm0000652
No. No no no no no. Sivak is supposed to be elderly -- the male counterpart, so to speak, to Mrs. Landingham from The West Wing. Spader is way too young.

I could, however, possibly see Spader as the voice of Secretary of the Exterior Safranski.

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Voices only


Lt. Cmdr/Dr. Shenti Yisec Eres Ree - David Hyde Pierce

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm128161792/nm0001383
I like that one. I could see it.


Lt./Counselor Huilan Sen’Kara – Ian McShane

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1037146368/nm0574534

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm4181694464/tt0385752
voice of Ragnar Sturlusson
Actually, I think I know what Hulian is supposed to look like...
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Old January 22 2009, 03:36 PM   #1255
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Even if they weren't, Sanchez might work as Gomez -- but it's a big "might"
I was going to say she's way too young. Naff herself is currently 46, and here's what she looks like now: http://www.imdb.com/media/rm762486016/nm0619031

However, if Gomez in her TNG appearances (2365) was the same age Naff was at the time (27), then she'd be around 38 in the 2376-7 timeframe of SCE/CoE, and Roselyn Sanchez is 35, older than I thought. So she's viable agewise. But she's a very different type from Naff/Gomez.

As it happens, I'm pretty sure I saw Lycia Naff in a commercial a couple of days ago. I can't remember what it was for.


I can't see Ian McKellen as Gold. And Bynars were played onscreen by diminutive women with their voices lowered in the audio mix.
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Old January 22 2009, 03:39 PM   #1256
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However, if Gomez in her TNG appearances (2365) was the same age Naff was at the time (27), then she'd be around 38 in the 2376-7 timeframe of SCE/CoE, and Roselyn Sanchez is 35, older than I thought. So she's viable agewise. But she's a very different type from Naff/Gomez.
Given that she was fresh out of the Academy in "Q Who," she was more likely to be 21 or 22 in 2365, so Sanchez would be the right age, FWIW.


I can't see Ian McKellen as Gold.
I can only because I can see McKellan doing pretty much whatever he puts his mind to do....


And Bynars were played onscreen by diminutive women with their voices lowered in the audio mix.
Yes, but Weisman would still, I think, be a good Bynar.
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Old January 22 2009, 06:50 PM   #1257
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Actually, I think I know what Hulian is supposed to look like...
You are correct, sir. Huilan is Stitch. The physical descriptions are identical, not to mention his species name.
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Old January 22 2009, 08:34 PM   #1258
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Actually, I think I know what Hulian is supposed to look like...
I really thought I was the only one who thought this. When reading his description, I thought to myself "That's Stitch." And I had assumed that the similarity was intentional as a kind of wave to the Disney character.
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Old January 22 2009, 10:30 PM   #1259
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U.S.S. Da Vinci


Capt. David Gold - Ian McKellen
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1917360384/nm0005212





Dr/Sociologist Carol Abramowitz - Mariska Hargitay
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1024761088/nm0002127
Those two actually aren't to bad, although Ian McKellin is not my first choice for Gold.
Engineer P8 Blue - The voice of Yeardley Smith
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm28743168/nm0810379

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2219284992/nm0810379
voice of Lisa from The Simpsons
I've always imagined her with an older sounding voice myself.

Lt. Cmdr./Security Domenica Corsi - The Glamazon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glamazon
Meh, I've never really pictured her as someone that big and buff. When I made my cast list I went with Marjorie Monohan (Tessa Holoran aka Number One from Babylon 5), who was recommended (by KRAD?) earlier in the thread.

Lt. Cmdr. Mor glasch Tev - Scott Lawrence
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm23630336/nm0493013
Actually, KRAD has said in several interviews, and in this thread that he is "Charles Emerson Winchester The Tellerite", so that pretty much means he has to be played by David Ogden Stires.
Earth


Chief of Staff Esperanza Piñiero - Maria Conchita Alonso
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1824229888/nm0000744
Meh.
This cast is perfect if you have seen them in certain movies & tv shows
I'm really sorry, but IMO they aren't.
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Old January 22 2009, 11:57 PM   #1260
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^^Yep, Stiers is my choice for Tev, although a good argument has been made for John Rhys-Davies.
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