Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Haval_Runa, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ How about Sam Phillips? (The singer)

    Any question about this: Watch her performance in Die Hard With A Vengeance. I actually have no idea what she sounds like since she never says a word the entire film....
     
  2. Lonemagpie

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    Yep - I still cast people like Lee Van Cleef, Peter Cushing, etc all the time in my books...
     
  3. Cybersnark

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    . . . And now I'm picturing Kat Mueller in full Sue Sylvester mode. . . :lol:

    "I took command of this starship for one reason and one reason only. However, if the Borg succeed in overrunning the Federation, I may never have the chance to conquer it and declare myself Empress. . ."
     
  4. The River Temoc

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  6. Cap'n Crunch

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  7. Christopher

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    Vale is Izarian, isn't she? No telling what her accent is. Maybe something like Garth's, but she could be from a different part of Izar.
     
  8. Captaindemotion

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  9. Christopher

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    ^Not significantly younger. IMDb says Norris (never heard of her) is 42-43 (doesn't give her birth month), and Christine Vale is 39 as of Typhon Pact.
     
  10. Cpt.CJ O'Neill

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    I stumbled across this thread while looking up characters for a fan-fic story I'm writing. As I had already started 'casting' for that story, I sat down one night and tried to cast who I thought might work if Star Trek to return to television based on the SCE stories:

    Capain David Gold: Donelly Rhodes
    Commander Sonia Gomez: Julia Benson
    Lt. Commander Kieran Duffy: Brian J. Smith
    Lt. Commander Dominca Corsi: Heather Doerksen
    Lt. Commander (Doctor) Elizabeth Lense: Leah Cairns
    Lt. David McAllan: Jacob Blair
    Lt. Jil Barnack: Malcom Stewart
    Lt. J.G. Songmin Wong: Terry Chen
    Lt. Ina Mar: Kandyse McClure
    Ensign Nancy Conlen: Pascale Hutton
    Crewman Fabian Stevens: Tahmoh Penikett
    Crewman Bart Faulwell: J.G. Hetzler (full beard)
    Crewman Carol Abramowitz: Claire Rankin
    CPO Diego Feliciano: Dominic Zamprogna
    CPO Vance Hawkins: Anthony Montgomery
    EMH Emmett: Rainbow Franks

    I'm at a loss who might work as Soloman.

    I realize that a couple of these characters have appeared on the shows in the past, but more real world time has past than in the books, hence the re-cast.

    At the moment, I'm struggling to find a muse for the following characters: Nanietta Bacco and Admiral Marta Batanides. For Akaar, I've always pictured Frank Langella, though Patrick Bauchau or Christopher Lee might work too as all of them have the height and are of sufficient age to suit the role. Somone mentioned Glenn Close, but she doesn't quite work for me as Bacco.
     
  11. tenmei

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    Wouldn't Gomez, Duffy, Stevens and Lense be played by Lycia Naff, Charley Lang, Jay Baker and Bari Hochwald respectively?
     
  12. captcalhoun

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    guess you missed that part?
     
  13. Captaindemotion

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    Spooks [MI5 in the US], Cold Feet, Outcasts, Wire in the Blood. (Let me guess, you've never heard of them either?!)
     
  14. Christopher

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    ^As it happens, Outcasts started airing on BBC America this past weekend, so I know who she is now (you're quoting a 20-day-old post). I don't think I can see her as Christine Vale, though.
     
  15. TiberiusMaximus

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    I always imagined Vale as smaller and more...friendly and happy? Not that she's always happy, but I've never thought of her at all like Hermione Norris' character in Outcasts.

    I see Jaime Ray Newman in my head when I read a story about Vale. She's only 33 but that's not too much of a stretch I don't think.
     
  16. Enterprise1981

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    Works for me with various instances actors playing characters approx. ten years older.
     
  17. Captaindemotion

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    I know, I've been out of the Treklit forum for a while for some reason.

    I recorded all of Outcasts but couldn't get into it and deleted it after about 3 episodes. Hope you're enjoying it more than I did!
     
  18. Christopher

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    Only seen one episode so far, and I'm undecided.
     
  19. TiberiusMaximus

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    I found Outcasts kinda 'meh'. Certain characters - Tipper Malone for example - were interesting but most of the others were bland. I had a hard time identifying with Stella (the scientist played by Hermione Norris) and Cass Cromwell's emo whining annoyed me to no end.

    But I digress...back to our original topic...

    Having recently read Watching The Clock (which I thoroughly enjoyed BTW :) ), I could see Leela Savasta as Teresa Garcia. I'm trying to think of someone who could portray Jena Noi, but I'm having a hard time with it.
     
  20. Christopher

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    In my own mind, Teresa Garcia was based on Natalie Morales of The Middleman and White Collar, and Jena Noi on Salli Richardson-Whitfield of Eureka (and DS9: "Second Sight"). Further casting suggestions are on my Character Notes page (beware spoilers).