Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

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

  1. Skywalker

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    Yep. :techman:

    To be honest, before I played the first Mass Effect game I never really noticed her, but now I can easily recognize her voice in all kinds of shows and games. :lol:
     
  2. Christopher

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    And it's kind of a shame that Jennifer Hale has done so little live-action work, because she's gorgeous. Same for Tara Strong, one of the other most prolific and famous voice actresses today. I mean, I can understand why a really beautiful actress might want to go into a field of acting where she wouldn't be cast for her looks and could get a broader variety of parts than she might be offered otherwise. But it's still a disappointment for us viewers.


    Actually Frieda Pinto is Indian too. The problems with her as Choudhury are that she's a decade too young and a bit too short.

    Also, Rhea McAdams is supposed to have mixed European/Asian features, at least according to her description in The Body Electric. I'm thinking maybe Lexa Doig for her, as a nod to the fact that she's played an android before (on Andromeda).
     
  3. TJ Sinclair

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    Interesting, that certainly wasn't the vibe I got from Immortal Coil back in the day. I was picturing someone more along the lines of Bryce Dallas Howard or someone like a modern day Maureen O'Hara.

    On another note, how about Maury Chaykin for Ganz?
     
  4. WarsTrek1993

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    One of my favorite Jennifer Hale voices was Naomi Hunter in Metal Gear Solid 1 and 4, she was awesome in there! I wonder who she'd fit in a live-action Star Trek movie?

    Ezekiel Fisher=I agree with Mr. Mack's choice-Morgan Freeman. I'd like to pitch in by suggesting Courtney B. Vance (Jonesy from The Hunt For Red October) as M'Benga.
     
  5. Christopher

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    ^Well, of course the original M'Benga was played by Booker Bradshaw. I don't think Vance bears much resemblance to him at all. He reminds me more of, ohh, maybe Carl Lumbly?
     
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    Carl Lumbly, I like that, too!
     
  7. Lee Son of Pete

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    Yes! That's the guy who's name I couldn't remember.

    I can actually see that working quite nicely.
     
  8. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Wayne Brady would also work quite well.
     
  9. Christopher

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    Even aside from the fact that Goodwin is the wrong ethnicity, I don't think she'd work very well at all.
     
  10. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ How about Karen Maruyama?

    (I'm on a Whose Line kick right about now... :lol: )
     
  11. Christopher

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    Well, aside from being twice T'Ryssa's age, Maruyama might've been a decent choice, from what I can recall of her.
     
  12. JD

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    Wow, I just looked her up on Wikipedia, and I didn't realize just how much great stuff she's done over the years.
     
  13. TJ Sinclair

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    Was just going through the thread from the beginning and found this:

    Since the question only ever had one or two responses, I thought I'd bring it up.

    My choice for Ael has always been unequivocally Mira Furlan.

    The others, I'm honestly not sure about the voices yet.

    For other Rihannsu readers, how about Arrahe?
     
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    Is there anywhere i can get some phonetic pronunciations of the various Rihannsu characters?
     
  15. TJ Sinclair

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    Considering the preponderance of Rihannsu-based fan sites, I'm sure there's something out there. I couldn't tell you where, but Google probably could.

    Alternatively, you could ask Diane Duane herself via her blog. :)
     
  16. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I just had a thought for Naraht's voice: Pablo Francisco, the comedian, doing his 'Movie Preview' voice. :lol:



    I would have suggested Don LaFontaine himself but unfortunately he passed away several years ago :(
     
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  17. TJ Sinclair

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    Okay, I think I've settled on CCH Pounder for Asarem Wadeen.
     
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    I could see that working.
     
  19. TJ Sinclair

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    Okay, I suppose this one is rather obvious, but it only just occurred to me. Liam Hemsworth as Peter Kirk in Sarek.

    Unless he might be too young, as I recall Peter was supposed to be older than the average cadet at the time of that novel...
     
  20. Christopher

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    Well, Sarek is set in 2293, about 26 years after "Operation: Annihilate," so Peter would've been around 38 or so at the time. According to Wikipedia, Liam Hemsworth is only 23.