Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

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

  1. Stoek

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    I kind of had my image broken by lack of presence and then reset by his reappearance starting in the mid to late 90's.

    If you have not seen either Boogie Nights or Mystery Alaska I'd recommend giving them a look. They both informed my casting of Reynold's as Vaughn especially the latter movie.
     
  2. JD

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    I've seen Boogie Nights.
     
  3. Stoek

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    Well like I said it was that and Mystery Alaska that really influenced me. In his later work from that Boogie period forward his voice seems to have deepened considerably and it tends to lend him a greater gravity. Whoever would be cast as Vaughn I think would have to have a fairly deep voice. On many levels Sean Connery isn't a terrible choice but the man seems in rl to be such an asshat that personally I wouldn't want him anywhere near a Trek project. My first runner up is probably James Brolin.
     
  4. Sci

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    I've got to admit, when I hear people debating whether Elias Vaughn should be played by Sean Connery or Burt Reynolds, all I can picture is this:

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    versus this:

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  5. JWolf

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    Think of Burt Reynold's from Cannonball Run and Cannonball Run II and you'll soon see it's not a good fit (IMHO).

    Have a look at this image of Boxleitner and you'll see he fits as Vaughn very well.

    http://mutantreviewers.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/sheridan4.jpg
     
  6. Captaindemotion

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    ^ You may as well say 'take a look at Boxleitner in those Gambler movies he did with Kenny Rogers' and say he's not suitable. There's more to Burt than his good ol' boy persona from the likes of Cannonball Run.
     
  7. Stoek

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    I agree with you Captain, but at the same time I can understand where Jwolf is coming from. There are some actors who get stuck in your mind in a certain way and nothing else they do will ever erase that image.
     
  8. Captaindemotion

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    ^ I know what you mean.

    FWIW, I don't see Burt as Vaughn either but I think he's a better actor than he gets credit for. I love him in Deliverance, for one.
     
  9. flandry84

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    Any suggestions for the new DS9 crew?
    I was thinking Shemar Moore for Chief Blackmer and maybe Sean Patrick Flanery(maybe a little old now though)for Stinson.
     
  10. NrobbieC

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    I could see Patrick Kilpatrick as Ranul Keru.
     
  11. JD

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    If he grew the facial hair (is it a mustache or goatee?) I could see that.
     
  12. flandry84

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    Noomi Rapace as Aneta Smrhova?
     
  13. Paris

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    ^After googling the actual Aneta Smrhova, i'd like to see the actual Aneta Smrhova in the role of security chief Aneta Smrhova :techman:

    ...oh and BTW...it may be a good idea not to google images of her while at work ;)
     
  14. flandry84

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    I...I..ay yay yay!

    I prefer your Smrhova!Yikes!
    See,what a sheltered web-life I have.:eek:
     
  15. TJ Sinclair

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    What do you think of Mark Harmon for Elias Vaughn?
     
  16. Christopher

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    Seems way too young.
     
  17. TJ Sinclair

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    There's this thing called makeup... ;)

    Other than his age, and he's not that much younger than Boxleitner, I think he's got the gravitas and the attitude to pull it off.

    ETA: In fact, Mark Harmon is only a little over a year younger than Bruce Boxleitner, who a lot of people seem to like as Vaughn...
     
  18. JWolf

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    I see Boxlritner doing the role, but I just cannot see Harmon doing it.
     
  19. Lee Son of Pete

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    Hi, I'm new.

    Just wanted to say, for Shar, I always pictured Anderson, the Manchester United midfielder, but back when he still had dreadlocks.
     
  20. Deranged Nasat

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    Welcome to the board. :)