Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

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

  1. The Grinch Doctor

    The Grinch Doctor Two Hearts Too Small Premium Member

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    Re: Casting the DS9 Relaunch

    That's nothing make-up can't fix. Did you see Babylon 5's series finale, "Sleeping in Light"? True, Sheridan wasn't suppose to look 100 years old, but he definately looked a lot older with make-up.
     
  2. Haval_Runa

    Haval_Runa Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Re: Casting the DS9 Relaunch

    I concede both your points, though I still think an older actor with less makeup needed would be preferable.

    Also, if Picard is supposed to be in his early 70s, think about how even he'll look in 30 years. A fair bit older and more weathered than the gentleman on the cover of Mission Gamma: Twilight, I'd think. But then again, this is Star Trek, where there's a tacit assumption that what we as the audience see isn't exactly what the characters themselves see.

    Boxleitner's voice is an interesting option for Vaughn's, though. I'll have to reread some of his scenes and try to hear it.
     
  3. trampledamage

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    Re: Casting the DS9 Relaunch

    I don't know that much about the history of Vaughn, but since he looked so young on the covers I just figured there was something funky about him that meant he wasn't aging properly. I still like that idea :)
     
  4. captcalhoun

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    Re: Casting the DS9 Relaunch

    infinity formula? healing factor? sorry, wrong universe...
     
  5. trampledamage

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    I like "something funky" - it has a ring to it, don't you think? :p
     
  6. Turtletrekker

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    Re: Casting the DS9 Relaunch

    Bruce Boxleitner for Vaughn? And people say that Connery can't act? Sorry, don't see it.
     
  7. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

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    Re: Casting the DS9 Relaunch

    Christopher Lee as Akaar?

    Mike
     
  8. Haval_Runa

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    I'd been pondering the possibility of Christopher Lee as Vaughn myself, but I'm not sure Lee (82) could handle that kind of physical work. Then again, since reality isn't actually a concern... ;)

    Though he could certainly pull of Akaar's just-this-side-of-rude aloof and disdainful attitude.
     
  9. JD

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    ^ Christopher Lee for Akaar, i don't know I just don't see it. Personally, I go with the guy from Red King's cover, who is, I belive the actor that played his father in TOS.
     
  10. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

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    I was going with "tall' and Mr Lee was the only name that popped in my head. And Allison Janney is totaly wrong for the part.

    Mike
     
  11. Commander Cavit

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    She's a bit too manly for Akaar.
     
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    Excellent choice. Never thought of that. I had pictured Kiefer Sutherland while reading it, but AMH definitely fits the bill.

    Has anyone noticed how much the model of Treir of M:G book one's cover looks like a green skinned Rosanna Arquette? Just IMO...
     
  13. JWolf

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    Now picture Ethan Locken with panties on his head and you have it. :guffaw:
     
  14. Ríu ríu chíu

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    Sean Connery as Elias Vaughn
    Russell Crowe as Yevir
    Mel Gibson as Calhoun
    Jesse L. Martin as Bowers

    Shar...don't know about that. Patrick McKenna, maybe? (...on second thought, never mind. I always pictured him as an ENT character - Phlox's son, Metis, mentioned several times)

    Christopher Lee as Akaar...yeah, I can see it. :thumbsup:

    And if I may mention IKS Gorkon: Leslie Hendrix as B'Oraq. (Law & Order fans will know whomof I speak.)
     
  15. KRAD

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    Hendrix ain't a bad choice for B'Oraq. I tend to waffle on casting for B'Oraq, to be honest -- sometimes Allison Janney is my choice, but that's not a solid choice. So I'm okay with Hendrix. :)
     
  16. Commander Cavit

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    Ah, yes...Leslie. Dr. Rodgers has a very Klingonesque attitude :p
     
  17. Ríu ríu chíu

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    ^ I love this one scene she had, where a murder victim has apparently died during S&M...

    Rodgers: No defensive wounds.
    Briscoe: That's odd.
    Rodgers: Yeah, the fun part for these guys is the struggle AFTER they've been tied up.

    (long pause)

    Rodgers: Or so I've heard.
     
  18. JD

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    Yeah, Rogers is a great character.

    I thought of someone who could be a good Yevir, Gregory Itzin. I think he did a good playing a nice guy in the begining of this season, and he also is playing a good
    asshole.

    and I think Yevir would have to be able to pull off both. Although he may be alittle old for the part, I'm not sure exactly how old Yevir should be.
     
  19. Commander Cavit

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    Yeah, I finally saw that one after you mentioned it.

    Like I wrote before, I've always loved the scene where John (I Love Girls In Blue Scrubs Who Hang Around With Corpses) Munch asked if she would ever go out with him and she said "Not while I could still feed myself."

    :guffaw:
     
  20. Darth_Pazuzu

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    How about John Cameron Mitchell as Burgoyne 172 from New Frontier?