Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

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

  1. CaffeineAddict

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    Just been reading Plagues of Night & Raise the Dawn - I'm finding it difficult to picture Prynn Tenmei - So far as I recall, she's not actually described anywhere in it. I haven't read the earlier DS9 books yet, so I don't know if she's described there. Any help?
     
  2. Sci

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    She's a young woman of European and Asian descent. I tend to picture Grace Park in the role.
     
  3. JD

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    ^That's my pick as well.
     
  4. Avro Arrow

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    You can see the image that was used to represent Prynn on the cover of Mission Gamma: Lesser Evil here on Memory Beta.
     
  5. Sto-Vo-Kory

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    Yikes! I never pictured Prynn quite so...post-electrocuted before.

    I haven't gotten to the Mission Gamma books yet in my reading and this image of her is not what I expected.

    Thanks for the link, though.
     
  6. JD

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    I tend to picture her as Grace Park, who played Sharon/#8 on nuBSG, and is currently playing Kono on the Hawaii Five-0 reboot.
     
  7. Stoek

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    I'm doing a Beyer Voyager re-read starting with Full Circle and while I still personally just do not see Hugh Laurie as Cambridge I have thought of another actor who I think would be perfect. Robert Carlyle. Much of his smugness and smarmy charm as Mr. Gold in Once Upon A Time would work perfectly for Cambridge I think.
     
  8. TJ Sinclair

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    Agreed, completely. Try as I might, I could never picture Hugh Laurie as Cambridge. Carlyle is a much better fit for my mental image of the character.
     
  9. Lt. Cheka Wey

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    He lacks the necessary charisma.
     
  10. Kertrats47

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    For some reason, my brain tends to cast James Callis (Baltar from BSG) as Cambridge. I don't know why exactly, but he slowly started to take shape as Callis the more I read.
     
  11. TJ Sinclair

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    Cambridge has charisma? :confused:

    To me, he's just annoying and arrogant. There's no charisma there.
     
  12. Cybersnark

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    Before I disappear again to avoid The Fall spoilers, here are some of my recent casting ideas.

    Stephanie Sheh as Corazame Ret Ata-E
    I still see the Tzenkethi as a CGI effect, but I can't help but hear Corazame with Hinata Hyuuga's English dub voice. She has the perfect blend of quiet determination and timid diffidence --too good a voice to waste on a one-shot character (hint, hint).

    Grey DeLisle as Shakti
    Dr. Soong's ship-AI (and Data's sister? Soong programmed her, but he never mentions a familial relationship), can't help but sound like Aya, the ship-AI in Green Lantern.

    Matt Lanter as Glinn Dygan
    Tall guy, younger generation, kinda intimidating even when he's not trying to be --I can't help but visualize him as Anakin Skywalker, and since I think of the CG Clone Wars series now instead of the movies, Lanter's voice is what I associate with Anakin.

    Claudia Black as L'Haan
    She has the right blend of brooding menace and cold deliberation; Section 31's unusually emotional Vulcan is a lot like what Farscape's Aeryn Sun would be if she hadn't left the Peacekeepers.

    Niall Matter as Wheeler Stinson
    Mainly because no one can play a talented-yet-arrogant jackass like the guy who played Zane on Eureka. Who wouldn't want to see Captain Sisko rip him a new one?

    Tatiana Maslany as Dalin Slaine
    It's kind of a waste of her talents (seriously, everybody go watch Orphan Black now), but I something about Cosima's swept-back dreadlocks and glasses makes me associate her with a Cardassian. Maybe she's just one of those people who has "cross-species look-alikes" all across the galaxy. . .

    Arnold Vosloo as Jefferson Blackmer
    I don't know why. I just tried to visualize "tough guy, seems suspicious, actually quite nice once you get to know him" and came up with everybody's favourite ominous-yet-charming tough guy.
     
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    I'm way behind on modern Trek Lit, but this character description and casting really intrigues me. Which books would I find L'Haan in?
     
  15. Avro Arrow

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    ^ Her main appearances are in A Time to Kill/Heal, IIRC. I believe she has cameod elsewhere, though.
     
  16. JD

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    I think she also made an appearance in Zero Sum Game.
    Her Mirror Universe counterpart also popped up in a couple of the stories in the Novelverse MU series.
     
  17. trampledamage

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    Awesome - thanks guys, I'll put in some orders at the library :)
     
  18. Elias Vaughn

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    Whenever Ishan Anjar says anything, I hear his voice as Bill Ratner (Councilor Udina from Mass Effect). I don't think his look is quite right, but if there were ever an animated adaptation of The Fall...
     
  19. DGCatAniSiri

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    Given the events of 'Ceremony of Losses,' I think Udina's 'This is an OUTRAGE!' line would be a definite fit... :p

    EDIT: Mixed up my titles.
     
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    Don't know why but I'm seeing Zack Grenier from " the good wife" as Ishan.