Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

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  1. Sci

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    Just for fun...

    Who wants to play "Let's Cast the Presidents?"

    Here are some of the Federation Presidents who've been prominently depicted in the novels, and some of them have my picks. Some of them have been covered before in this thread, but why not gather them together?

    Thomas Vanderbilt - Aaron Eckhart
    Haroun al-Rashid - ?
    Kenneth Wescott - Bruce Greenwood, doing his JFK act from Thirteen Days
    Chab jav Lorg - Dan Starkey
    Thelianaresth "Thelian" th'Vorothishria - Michael Douglas
    Min Zife - John Nichols
    Ra'ch B'ullhy - Ellen Degeneres
    Nanietta Bacco - Jessica Walters
    Ishan Anjar - Bruce Dern
    Kellessar zh'Tarash - I'm thinking either Portia de Rossi or Jane Lynch?
     
  2. Christopher

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    No, I described Vanderbilt in A Choice of Futures as a bald man with olive skin. I don't have a particular actor in mind, though.
     
  3. Sci

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    Darn, I completely forgot about that part. Vanderbilt's very earnest personality, his idealism and ambition for the Federation to grow, reminded me a lot of Eckhart's Harvey Dent in the first half of The Dark Knight, but I had completely forgotten about how you described him.
     
  4. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Bacco: Leslie Hendrix
    (She would also make a good B'Oraq.)

    Ishan: Zach Grenier
     
  5. KRAD

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    Oh holy crap, yes. I'm the world's biggest Hendrix fan, but this never occurred to me until just now. Not sure she's right for B'Oraq, but for Bacco? Hells, yeah....
     
  6. JWolf

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    I would go with Kathy Bates for Bacco.
     
  7. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Yeah, damn, that's perfect.
     
  8. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I've got another idea for Charvanek: Gabrielle Miller.

    I know her from Corner Gas, but she's also been on SG-1 and Outer Limits.

     
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  9. Captain Clark Terrell

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    I've always pictured Michaela McManus (Law and Order: SVU) in this role, largely 'cause I've always wanted to see her in a Starfleet uniform.

    --Sran
     
  10. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ I'd much rather see SVU actors who can, you know, actually ACT, like Mariska Hargitay or Stephanie March.
     
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    I won't disagree with you, as McManus' acting leaves much to be desired. That said, I think she's a great fit as Kat Mueller physically.

    [​IMG]

    --Sran
     
  12. Christopher

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    Just had a casting thought while reading The Poisoned Chalice: How about Cobie Smulders as Christine Vale? I've never quite been able to mentally cast Vale to my satisfaction, but after seeing Smulders as Maria Hill, I think she's a good fit personality-wise, and comes close to how I hear Vale's voice in my head.
     
  13. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Not technically lit characters, but have generally not appeared onscreen "for real" (but have done so in novels), so what the hell:

    Michael Shanks as Tobin Dax
    (Or, if you want to up the shy-nerd angle even more: Patrick McKenna)

    And anyone who's been watching SVU lately might recognize this name:
    Pablo Schreiber as Joran Dax
     
  14. Christopher

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    Actually, among Stargate actors, I think David Nykl or maybe David Hewlett would be a better fit for Tobin. Shanks is too good-looking, and McKenna is far too broad a performer.
     
  15. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ I guess I see Tobin as the Harold Green of Trek. That's what made me think of McKenna. ;)
     
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    Not a bad casting choice at all. However, as I read this, I'm watching Continuum, and I have to say, I could totally see Rachel Nichols killing it as Vale
     
  17. Sci

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    I think Rachel Nichols is probably a bit too young yet for Vale. I've always imagined Jorja Fox circa 2000 (when she appeared as a U.S. Secret Service agent on The West Wing) as Vale -- but I gotta say, I think Cobie Smulders would be a perfect, perfect choice if they were casting Vale today.
     
  18. Skywalker

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    Cobie Smulders is two years younger than Rachel Nichols. :ouch:
     
  19. Sci

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    Touche!

    My bad -- I hadn't looked up a recent photo of Nichols and had remembered her as looking mid-20s instead of early-30s.
     
  20. CaffeineAddict

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    Hmm...as much as I love Rachel Nichols, I can't quite see her as Vale.
     

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