Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

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

  1. Elias Vaughn

    Elias Vaughn Captain Captain

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  2. Sto-Vo-Kory

    Sto-Vo-Kory Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Funny you should suggest this actor:

    Last week as I watched the Good Wife, I wished that DS9 was still currently in production because Grenier would make a great Ferenghi. Maybe it's his stature or the character he plays on GW, but he has greedy Ferenghi written all over him.
     
  3. Thrawn

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    Hah.

    This works particularly well because I envision Akaar using Hackett's voice; can't help it.
     
  4. Captain Clark Terrell

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    Re: Casting the DS9 Relaunch

    But that could refer to his time as a cadet as well as an officer. If Bowers were in his late thirties, Richards could still work.

    --Sran
     
  5. Paper Moon

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    This idea popped into my head while I was rereading Articles of the Federation:

    Alan Rickman as Kant Jorel, mainly from seeing him do disdain so well, as Severus Snape, but also from what I saw of him in Love, Actually

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    Jesse Eisenberg, with elements from his performance in The Social Network, as Zhres

    God, it would be fun to watch those two in those roles.
     
  6. Sci

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    I find myself veering between seeing President Pro Tempore Ishan Anjar as being either Ian Richardson or Bruce Dern. (Odd combo, right?)
     
  7. KRAD

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    I had Hugh Laurie in full-on Greg House mode (albeit with his natural British accent) when writing Kant, but Rickman works, too. :)
     
  8. Christopher

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    Really? That's two Trek-Lit characters based on Hugh Laurie, then (Counselor Hugh Cambridge being the other).
     
  9. Paper Moon

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    Mm, yeah, I could see Hugh Laurie in there too. Of course, my main exposure to Hugh Laurie has been through A Bit of Fry and Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster (never was able to get into House, for whatever reason), so it's funny to think of him playing a jerk. :)
     
  10. Sci

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    Interesting! I always pictured Kant as played by Kurtwood Smith in full-on Red Foreman mode. (But then, I also pictured him as Councillor Enaren of Betazed.... my brain is repetitive?)
     
  11. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I always liked to think of Annorax acting the same way. ;)

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  12. Turtletrekker

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    Re: Casting the DS9 Relaunch

    Well, sure, maybe now. I posted that in April 2006! :eek::lol::p
     
  13. Christopher

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    Wow, this thread is nearly eight years old!
     
  14. Captain Clark Terrell

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    ^Is there an actor who can play it?

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  15. Elias Vaughn

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    I think the review thread for Taking Wing could play the Character Casting thread.
     
  16. USS Fardell

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    Any ideas for Atia, the Magna Romanii first officer of the Lionheart, in The Fall: The Poisoned Chalice?
     
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  17. Markonian

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    I pictured Jennifer Ehle from BBC Pride and Prejudice (1995) fame. The high cheek bones, the decisive pointed chin - she seemed very refined, aristocratic in conduct and looks but still likeable. The refined 19th century and the hard-to-understand Romanii English both are "weird" Englishes from today's perspective, another association my mind made connecting both of them. Jennifer Ehle is my Commander Atia.
     
  18. RapidoTrains

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    Has Jemima Rooper been mentioned for T'Ryssa Chen?

    She would be brilliant.

    -Jason
     
  19. Christopher

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    You mean Medusa from Atlantis? I don't see any conceivable way in which she would be remotely right for T'Ryssa. She doesn't look a thing like Trys, she's the wrong ethnicity, and I don't see any similarities of personality.

    The actress who plays Ariadne on Atlantis, Aiysha Hart, is somewhat closer in appearance, at least (though she's Anglo-Arabic, not Chinese). Could that be who you were thinking of? I initially got a little confused about who was playing which character, since Rooper was listed in the main titles and Ariadne initially seemed a more central character than Medusa.
     
  20. RapidoTrains

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    I completely forgot T'Ryssa was Chinese. I read each book once and my memory is like a sieve.

    But in terms of her character, check out Rooper in Lost in Austen. Absolutely perfect in my mind - the right mix of awkward and inspirational.

    -Jason