Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

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

  1. Cicero

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    Apparently, the promotions have already made their way to Memory Beta: La Forge, Kadohata.
     
  2. Cap'n Crunch

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    This is how I imagine some characters.

    DS9:
    Jesse L. Martin seems to be the most popular choice for Sam Bowers.
    Taran'atar: Christopher Judge

    New Frontier:
    Shawn Christian looks perfect for the role of Calhoun, and he's a good actor.
    Rosalinda Celentano certainly has the face for Burgoyne 172.
    Soleta: Jennifer Morrison
    Si Cwan: Arnold Vosloo

    Titan:
    Christine Vale: Katee Sackhoff
    Xin Ra-Havreii: Jeffrey Combs
     
  3. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    Honestly, I'm sticking with Michael Boatman as Bowers, especially since I got to meet him tonight. :)
     
  4. Christopher

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    Among whom? I don't think I've ever heard that before. The suggestions I recall are Michael Boatman and Ving Rhames.

    My choice for Ra-Havreii is James Callis (Galactica's Gaius Baltar).
     
  5. Cap'n Crunch

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    Among the first several pages of the thread. I really didn't feel like reading 50+ pages, so after reading a few pages, I just posted my ideas. However, I may change my mental image of Bowers to that of Michael Boatman.
     
  6. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    FWIW, Martin is Marco's current choice. Not sure who Mack's is...
     
  7. Idoliside

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    Nice but I think Callis is one of those actors who can play one character brilliantly, and not really branch out. So we would have Gaius in engineering.
     
  8. Marco Palmieri

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    You're misremembering the conversation we had a few weeks ago. I've imagined a number of actors in the role of Bowers over the years, including Jesse L. Martin. But my current choice--and by current I mean that I haven't changed my mind about it since April 2006, when I first posted in this thread--is Roger R. Cross.
     
  9. Christopher

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    Have you seen Callis in roles other than Baltar? I've seen him in one other role, as a prince in the Halmis' Arabian Nights miniseries, and he wasn't very Baltar-like there. Anyway, Ra-Havreii has qualities in common with Gaius Baltar, particularly his arrogance and his womanizing, so I think it's a good fit. And I had Callis in mind when I wrote Ra-Havreii in Over a Torrent Sea, so there will definitely be a resemblance in that book at least.

    As an alternative, I'd suggest Alexis Denisof.
     
  10. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    You're right, I am misremembering. :scream: Sorry!
     
  11. David Mack

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    Yeah, I'm with Marco on this one: Roger R. Cross looks like he's far more capable of kicking some ass and taking some names than Michael Boatman. And damn, man, he was just frickin' cool on 24.... :)
     
  12. JD

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    Yeah, Cross would be a great Bowers. I even used him as Bowers for my DS9R cast list I made a couple months ago, although I'll admit I did get that from checking out this thread.

    As for Jesse L. Martin, I've actually pictured him as Jaza myself.
     
  13. Marco Palmieri

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    Djimon Hounsou is my pick for Jaza.
     
  14. JD

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    Ok, I'll have to remember that when I put my Titan cast list together. I haven't actually seen him in anything yet though, so I'm probably gonna stick with Martin at least until that changes.
     
  15. Christopher

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    :wtf: Really? I go with Phil Morris.
     
  16. Marco Palmieri

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    Phil is my pick for Taran'atar (simply because his performance as Remata'klan always impressed the heck out of me).
     
  17. Cicero

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    I'd never seen his picture before, but Boatman looks exactly as I've always pictured Bowers. :cool:
     
  18. foravalon

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    Now that would make an interesting Photomanip!

    I'd be fascinated to see our Giaus as a Efrosian, I just can't seem to visualize him with a Fu Manchu moustache, although An albino Nicholas Cage... hmnn
     
  19. Christopher

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    Despite the proclivities of Trek hairstylists, there's no reason to assume that every member of an entire species would wear their hair in exactly the same way.
     
  20. PaulSimpson

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    As we sort of used for the Titan extract from Sword of Damocles (no one's complained that we did...)