Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

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

  1. JD

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    The only reason I said BD Wong was because I couldn't think of anyone else for the part, and I remember hearing his name somewhere.
     
  2. JWolf

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    B.D. Wong would be good for Harry Kim's older brother if Harry Kim had had one.
     
  3. Turtletrekker

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    ^
    He would make a good Giancarlo Wu.
     
  4. Emh

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    I normally don't cast anyone in my mind when I'm reading books, but B.D. Wong would be perfect as Giancarlo Wu.
     
  5. Commander Cavit

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    Jenny C as a Vulcan...oh my goodness :drool:
     
  6. JD

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    ^ Yeah, he would deffinitely be a good Giancarlo Wu, but now I need a new Shar, and I still need a Vaughn. If I could just get those two then I would have all of the main characters cast.
     
  7. lvsxy808

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    I thought we liked Vincent Kartheiser for Shar? With Amy Acker for Thriss?

    So now we need Dizhei, Anichent and Charivretha.

    * Dizhei needs to be a chunkier girl than Thriss, sturdier - since all Hollywood females these days are emaciated waifs, I'm not coming up with anyone right now.

    * Anichent needs to be butch and manly - perhaps the gardener boy off Desperate Housewives or the guy with the big dredlocks off Atlantis.

    * Vretha should be regal and imperious - I'm thinking Glenn Close.
     
  8. JWolf

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    We already have Vaughn ... Bruce Bloxlightner.
     
  9. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Sean Connery IS Vaughn.
     
  10. Starscape

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    I know Vaughn is based on Sean Connery, but for those not convinced how about Tom Skerritt for Vaughn?
     
  11. Commander Cavit

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    He'd have the right accent and a lot of the right qualities. Of the people mentioned, he comes closest.

    I actually have a Vaughn based almost completely on my own imagination. I'm using the guy from the covers for a visual cue, but I have his voice and a lot of his mannerisms on my own. That's atypical for me, I usually use someone, whether it's a person I know or have seen somewhere, as a template.
     
  12. JD

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    Ok, cool.
    Here's what I've got so far:
    Vaughn: Tom Skerritt
    Prynn: Grace Park, she was my choice before I saw MI3 and now that I think about she would probably be better.
    Shar: Vincent Kartheiser, he's deffinitely alot better then BD Wong.
    Trier:Suzie Plakson
    Phillipa Mathias: Teri Polo
    Akellen Macet:Marc Alaimo, duh.
    Thriss: Amy Acker, I'd never really thought about somone for Thriss before, but I do like her.
    Vretha: Glenn Close, Wow, she would be perfect for Vretha.

    Ok, now we need Yevir and Akaar, and we will have all of the regular and major recurring characters.
    I tried to do the links again but they wouldn't work.
     
  13. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    I can't begin to describe the number of ways that doesn't work for me. Skerritt's persona is all wrong for Vaughn, IMO. But hey, that's just me. :D


    I've always been a fan of Wong, and Kartheiser always makes me break out in hives -- though that's not really his fault, it's just the role of Connor on Angel was just so dreadful on so many levels, that I tend to hold it against him, even though it isn't really his fault. :)
     
  14. Christopher

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    I didn't like Connor either, but I think Kartheiser would be a good Shar. He has an excellent, strong and interesting voice, which is important in a heavy-makeup role.
     
  15. Commander Cavit

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    I'm thinking of the potential for him playing sort of an older Duke Forrest. That's why it works for me.
     
  16. JD

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    I just couldn't really think of anyone else for Vaughn, so if you have any ideas KRAD, I'd love to here 'um. FYI I'm trying to make as complete a list as possible with choices that as many people as possible agree with.
     
  17. JWolf

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    Can't see that at all. Doesn't work.

    Interesting choice. Any idea how to deal with the fact that Tom looks older then Vaughn (on the cover of Twilight)?
     
  18. Turtletrekker

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    IIRC, Marco has said that the inspiration for the character was Sean Connery's portrayal of Captain Ramius in The Hunt For Red October, and that's who I always pictured even before hearing that.
     
  19. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    ^ Q420 is correct: Marko Ramius has always been the template for Vaughn.
     
  20. Starscape

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    Well, obviously Vaughn demanded that his photo be airbrushed for the cover of Twilight! ;)


    Actually, I don't normally bother casting actors for roles of characters in novels, the description in the text and cover art are usually enough for my imagination to generate a image. But reading this thread started me thinking about actors for the roles and I thought Tom Skerritt was a good physical likeness for Vaughn.