Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

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

  1. LightningStorm

    LightningStorm The Borg King Commodore

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    Enterprise1981, hotlinking images may only be done from sites you own or that specifically host images for you like say photobucket, imageshack, flickr, etc.

    Changed your memory alpha hotlinked images to regular links. See updated board rules here for more on this:

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  2. Marie1

    Marie1 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Is Terry Farrell really 6ft though? I know it says so on IMDB, but it also says that Brooks is 6'1." And despite TF's kinda... raised hair, and usually in DS9 her boots had a bit of a heel... she doesn't look like she's only an inch shorter than Brooks. But I could be insane. I'm not sure when they're that close and side by side it would be a camera angle... Not sure if this is relevant to anything...

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  3. Chris McCarver

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    Unfortunately, kinda hard to tell, since Chandler's age isn't listed on her Memory Alpha page, IMDB page, or anywhere else I can find. Presuming she was 17-25 ballpark at the time "Coming of Age" was filmed, that would make her 38-46, which seems consistent with that newer photo of her. Late thirties seems a good estimate for Mirren, 'course she would have to be 34-35 by the time of Destiny. (Age 18 in 2364 -> Age 35 in 2381)
     
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  4. Christopher

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    Film and TV have all sorts of tricks to obscure actors' relative heights, and those are often used to make men seem taller and women shorter. So you can't really tell from that.
     
  5. Enterprise1981

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    Her Actress Archive page says she is 6 feet tall.
     
  6. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    Actually, that's not quite true -- usually the tricks are to make the women seem taller. For instance, you can watch all four seasons and one miniseries of Farscape and never know that Ben Browder has half a foot on Claudia Black. :)
     
  7. JD

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    And Stargate SG-1. I watched all of those and never noticed it until just now. But that could just be me, I'm not always the most observant person.
     
  8. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    Oh, okay. I was thinking in terms of cases where a leading lady is taller than the leading man, which is something that conventionally just "isn't done." And I guess I'm influenced by the Monty Python "Scott of the Antarctic" sketch, with the box and the trench and all that...
     
  9. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan "Down with this sort of thing!" Premium Member

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    I've never actually seen that sketch!

    Also and I'm working from my memory here, but on Firefly isn't Alan Tudyk taller than Gina Torres, but the way the camera is positioned, she is taller than him.
     
  10. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    ^ Yup. Alan is six feet, and Gina's 5'10".
     
  11. Captaindemotion

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    ^ Still off topic, but in The Godfather, Diane Keaton walks in the gutter, while little Al Pacino is up on the footpath, so as not to make him look like the shortarse that he is!
     
  12. Marie1

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    True... my favourite example of this is One Little Ship, where at some points, Sisko goes up to the Jem'Hadar's shoulder or so, and 2 seconds later, I'm sure he's shorter than the second in the turbo lift... hee hee.
     
  13. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Thelin from The Chimes At Midnight (in Myriad Universes):

    Michael Fairman

    (I don't know if this is intentional, but the book cover's image of Thelin definitely looks like this man)
     
  14. Kermett

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    Cmdr. Miranda Kadohata - Maggie Q
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    Lt. Dina Elfiki - Kimberly Kardashian
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    Lt. Jasminder Choudhury - Kate Matchett
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    Lt. T’Ryssa Chen - Lindsay Price
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    Titan

    Cmdr Christine Vale - Portia de Rossi
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    Cmdr Xin Ra-Havreii - Pierce Bronsan
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    U.S.S. Excalibur
    Captain Mackenzie Calhoun - Michael T. Weiss
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    Ruriko Tenmei – Kimora Lee
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    Tenmei T’Prynn - Golden Brooks
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    Treir – Charlotte Ayanna
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    Councilor zh'Thane - Tilda Swinton
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    U.S.S. Aventine

    Cmdr. Samaritan Bowers - Michael Jai White
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    Lt. Oliana Mirren - Déborah François
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    Lt. Mikaela Leishman - Olga Kurylenko
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  15. TJ Sinclair

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    ^Wow. I don't think I agree with a single one of those.
     
  16. captcalhoun

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    definitely not Weiss. only Flanigan can portray my awesomeness, but the fact is, I'm too badass to be allowed out of the books.
     
  17. Christopher

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    Conceivably.

    Hmm... appearance-wise, marginally in the ballpark, except Armenian isn't Egyptian. Reputation-wise, good gods, no.

    Judging from your link, you apparently mean Kari Matchett, and why in the world would you suggest a blue-eyed blonde to play a woman who's ethnically Punjabi?

    I don't see it. No idea what she's like as a performer either.


    Hmm, conceivable.


    Her name is Prynn Tenmei; T'Prynn is the person she was named after. And she's half-Asian, not black.


    I can see that.
     
  18. Kermett

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    T’Lana - Shannyn Sossamon
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    Titan


    Lt. Cmdr/Dr. Shenti Yisec Eres Ree - Hugh Laurie
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    Lt./Counselor Huilan Sen’Kara - Martin Klebba
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    Ens. Torvig Bu-kar-nguv - Christopher Gorham
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    Lt. Cmdr Ranul Keru - John Cena
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    Defiant


    Prynn Tenmei - Michelle Saram
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  19. lvsxy808

    lvsxy808 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I think John Cena playing gay is a fascinating idea.
     
  20. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    Glenn Close might be good for President Bacco in another 20-30 years or so.