Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

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

  1. Paper Moon

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    Ha, I could see Fred Thompson as Akaar. I've also pictured Jonathan Hyde as Akaar, primarily from his work as Ilya Gavrik on Spooks/MI-5 (that voice!). As such, I end up giving Akaar a Russian accent, which can be cool, make things more interesting.

    Speaking of accents, I know I'm probably in the minority on this, but I give First Minister Asarem a reasonably strong Nigerian accent. I tend to imagine the voice of a particular Nigerian female friend I have when reading her lines. I don't know any Nigerian actresses, but since Asarem is described as having pretty dark skin, I figured she could be plausibly played by a Nigerian woman, who might therefore have an accent.

    Again, make things interesting.

    Was just reading the MB page on John Candlewood, and saw this:

    And for some reason, the first thing that popped into my head was Mark Zuckerberg with slightly altered features. :wtf: :confused: :p
     
  2. captcalhoun

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    i thought Batiste was a black guy?
     
  3. WarsTrek1993

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    ^Samuel L. Jackson.

    "I have had it with these mother-f**king Borg in this mother-f**king Quadrant!!"

    No, seriously, I would say Dennis Haysbert as the character, then. He could pull of an enemy role.
     
  4. Cap'n Crunch

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    If I were to recast Ezri, I would use Ginnifer Goodwin. She and Nicole de Boer look like they could be sisters. In fact, when I first saw her on Once Upon a Time I thought for second that she was Nicole de Boer.
     
  5. JD

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    Really? I can't see that at all.
     
  6. WarsTrek1993

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    ^ He doesn't really have the size, sure. (But who does?)
    But he has the authoritative speech that I imagine LJ Akaar has.
     
  7. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Call me crazy, but the rendering of Akaar that I saw on a book cover looked like a long haired Victor Garber.
     
  8. JD

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    Back when I was putting together my cast list for the DS9 someone mentioned Vladimir Kulich, and I haven't been able to picture anyone else since then. Although now that I look up Thompson, he's actually the taller of the two. But Kulich still fits my overall mental picture better.
     
  9. WarsTrek1993

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    Now, any roles for say...Timothy Olyphant?
     
  10. Sci

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    I'd definitely go for Kulich over Thompson for Akaar. Kulich has the physical presence, the imposing sense that he could kick your ass if he wanted to. Thompson has this very soft, very old moneyed elite vibe. He's the sort of man you hire to play a rich old plutocrat or desk jockey. Obviously, Akaar is a bit of a desk jockey as Starfleet C-in-C, but he started off as a field officer, and he's still supposed to come across that way, I think.
     
  11. JD

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    For anyone unfamiliar with him, Kulich was The Beast in the 4th season of Angel. I know he was in a ton of makeup there, but it should still give you an idea of how intimidating he is, and that's how I've pictured Akaar. Big and intimidating that is, not a lava demon.
     
  12. Mr. Laser Beam

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    How about Rutger Hauer as Akaar?
     
  13. WarsTrek1993

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    Sure, that might be fitting.

    To do a little series backtracking, how about James McAvoy as young Jean-Luc Picard in the academy/Stargazer years?
     
  14. Christopher

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    Tom Hardy seems a more consistent in-universe choice for young Picard.
     
  15. WarsTrek1993

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    He'd work well, too, I won't deny it.
    (But let's keep the hair this time, yeah?) :techman:
     
  16. NickInABox

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    I'm in the middle of reading Book 4 of the Vanguard series.

    Off the top of my head, these are who I'd cast for various characters, in no particular order:

    Arlene Tur - Captain Khatami
    Powers Boothe - Cervantes Quinn
    Martin Sheen - Tim Pennington
    Simon Fisher-Becker - Ganz
    Lena Heady - T'Prynn
    B.D. Wong - Ming Xiong
    (An older) Esai Morales (with a caesar haircut) - Commodore Reyes
    Rekha Sharma - Rana Desai
    Rutina Wesley - Ana Sandesjo/Lurqal
    Sam Waterson - Zeke Fisher

    That's all I can come up with right now.
     
  17. captcalhoun

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    is that a young Martin Sheen? cuz Pennington's only in his 30s! Mack's pick is Ewan McGregor.
     
  18. Sci

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    You do realize Dr. Fisher is supposed to be black, right? (As he's from Mars, I suppose one might say he's an African Martian.)
     
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    If you recently read the first three you might want to stop by our "retro review" threads we opened for them over the last couple of months. Opening a thread for Open Secrets will be next!
     
  20. Christopher

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    More to the point, he's supposed to be Morgan Freeman, which is kind of a category unto itself.