Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

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

  1. captcalhoun

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    i thought the US version of LoM was set in New York...

    there's a Spanish version being made as well...
     
  2. Trent Roman

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    I'm going by what's available about the show at Wikipedia. It's possible the information there is wrong (but for this kind of show, I'd prefer an LA setting to a New York one).

    Ah, now the late seventies were a very interesting period in Spanish history. I think this demonstrates the strength of the premise, in that you can potentially make shows tackling very different issues based off the same basic plot.

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  3. KRAD

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    As captcalhoun said, it's being set in New York, not Los Angeles. Also: the British show took place in Manchester, and I honestly believe that most Americans would have difficulty penetrating the accents.


    Not if it's set in New York. If you're setting it in L.A. or D.C. or Baltimore or anywhere in the South, then yeah, the 1960s makes more sense, but if you're doing New York, the 1970s are way more rife for storytelling. The city was a completely different place 35 years ago.
     
  4. Trent Roman

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    Well, I'll trust that the two of you are better informed (although if true, I suppose we ought to change the wiki entry), and I'll trust that you're right about New York in the seventies since I know little of the history of the city. As for the accents: I've watched a few episodes on Showcase, and I was able to understand (though, admitedly, not without effort, which might turn off viewers). I thought it was sort-of similar to Dave Lister's accent.

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  5. Ríu ríu chíu

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    :lol: If Red Green were in Starfleet...

    It used to be shown on BBC America (don't know if it still is). Unfortunately, I don't get that channel, nor do they sell DVDs of the show over here. :(

    The closest we can get are the first season sets of The Bill and The Sweeney. :lol:
     
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    You know, I met a girl from Manchester at my University recently, and I had no trouble understanding her. I did, however, have absolutely no idea where in Britain she was from -- I could tell it was a British accent, but it didn't sound like any I'd heard before. It wasn't quite Scottish, it didn't quite sound like the Northern accent Christopher Eccleston has, it certainly didn't sound Liverpoolian or Cockney or Estuary or RP. I finally broke down and asked her.
     
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    Don't ask me why 'cause I don't know, but people from Liverpool are referred to as "Liverpudlian"
     
  8. captcalhoun

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    jesus christ, don't let anyone from Liverpool OR Manchester hear you say that. it'd be like saying someone from New York sounds like they're from Alabama
     
  9. Christopher

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    And people from Manchester are Mancunians and people who go to Oxford University are Oxonian. I think it's based on the old Roman names for the places. Liverpool wasn't around in Roman times, so maybe it's a mock-Latin form based on substituting "puddle" for "pool." Or maybe it's a substitution for the sake of faux-Latin pronunciation, since "Liverpoolian" would be awkward. Like the way the works of George Bernard Shaw are described by the faux-Latin adjective "Shavian." (The term "Whovian" for Doctor Who fans is no doubt based upon that pattern.)
     
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    I had a Liverpudlian professor once, and whenever I came out of class with him, I would find that I'd unconsciously picked up bits of his inflections. I could never do it intentionally, though!
     
  11. JD

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    Trekmovie.com now has a preview up for the American LoM. Heres the link, but just so you know you do have to scroll down past the stuff about Fringe. Judging by what I've read about the original it looks like they actually stuck pretty close to it.
     
  12. captcalhoun

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    jesus christ. that's a rip-off not a remake!

    at least the American Sam's 1972 car is better than Our Sam's 1973 car...
    Our Annie's hotter than the American one, though!!! :rommie::drool:
     
  13. ClayinCA

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    Thanks for the Life on Mars link - I'm a big fan of the original show, and I'm very curious/fearful/hopeful to see what they do with the remake.
     
  14. Swarles Barkley

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    From the first time I read the New Frontier books, I always saw Hugh Jackman as Calhoun. But Jeffrey Donovan would be a good second choice. Flanigan? Maybe. He's got the right look, but I've never seen him do anything other than SG-A, so I have a tough time picturing him as anyone other than Sheppard.
     
  15. tenmei

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    I used to think Flanagan for Calhoun, but now I'm definitely thinking Donovan.
     
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    A quick image of Kadohata I put together after reading the suggestion of Stephanie Chaves-Jacobsen (my apologies for the darkness; the original Razor image wasn't especially bright):

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  17. David Mack

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    ^ Works for me. :)
     
  18. JD

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    Very nice. I've been trying to do that for Vale and the DS9R cast for a while now, but I haven't used Photoshop in ages so I can't remember how to do anything.
     
  19. fleetcaptain

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    Looks great. Sure looks like Miranda Kadohata too.
     
  20. Christopher

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