Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Haval_Runa, Apr 10, 2006.
"Can't you say one nice thing about Jim Kirk?"
"He runs okay for a fat man."
^ Ty Cobb in Space!
I don't know Dave's choice, but I go with Roscoe Lee Browne.
I think I've figured out who would make a perfect Nan Bacco:
Granted, she's not the physical type, but I think she'd get the part down pat, especially after seeing her in Primary Colors.
I was just reading Olympus Descending by David R. George III, from the third volume of the Worlds Of Deep Space Nine series. And I couldn't help but think that John Hurt would be a wonderful choice to play Indurane, the ancient Founder!
I wouldn't go so far as to say "perfect," but I think that she could do the role justice, absolutely.
I think I remember hearing someone recommend Amy Acker as T'Prynn also. I must admit my first thought when I head that was WTF, only because I kept thinking of her as Fred from Angel, but after seeing Alias Season 5, I deffinitely changed my mind.
Just to clarify, is this Ewan McGregor with his normal English accent, or with an affected American accent?
I haven't read Vanguard yet, but I was pretty happy when I saw the casting of Tommy Lee Jones in the annotations. He's one of my favorite actors.
^ Pennington is described as being a Scotsman, so I think McGregor would have the accent he used in Trainspotting.
As for the casting of Amy Acker as T'Prynn, I flirted with the notion myself for a while, but in the end I came back to Bridget Moynahan because I felt that Moynahan conveyed the statuesque and commanding nature of the character better than did Acker, whose much slighter build and less angular features, to me, are less in line with the concept of the character. T'Prynn doesn't have that "frail" waifish look -- she has more of an athlete's bearing, in addition to dark, striking beauty. Also, in terms of the voice, Bridget Moynahan was again a closer match for the timbre I imagined T'Prynn would have.
::: Imagines Bridget Moynahan and Katherine Heigl in their proposed Vanguard roles....particularly in the scene written and eventually deleted from Summon the Thunder :::
"I'll be in my bunk."
ewan macgregor is scottish, so his normal accent is scottish. the accent he uses in the SW prequels is as faked as the one licoln six-echo has in The Island. tom lincoln in the same movie has macgregor's real accent.
While T'Prynn is described as being statuesque in the novel, I have to say that picturing the smaller-framed Amy Acker works better for me, because it, to my mind, almost serves as an ironic commentary on the nature of the character in terms of the difference between appearances and actual nature -- T'Pyrnn seems to be a cold and logical Vulcan but is actually a deeply emotional, troubled woman, and so the idea of her seeming to be small and relatively weak-looking but actually being (due to her Vulcan physiology) a very strong, very powerful person works for me as an extension of the ironic duality of the character.
Well, that and I really have the hots for Amy Acker.
For what it's worth, though, I'm definitely picturing Amy Acker in Illyria-mode, not Fred-mode.
Sorry, I'm a little late to the T.L. Jones quote-a-thon. Nonetheless...
"Don't say 'hinky.' That's not a real word. I don't trust a Security Chief who uses made up words."
"How about 'bullshit,' Commodore? Is 'bullshit' okay?"
'Fraid I haven't seen that movie. Does he use this accent in Reign of Fire? (I haven't seen that either, but I recorded it from the TV and I'm planning to watch it eventually.)
See Trainspotting. Really. It's a great movie. And Shallow Grave, which also has Ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston.
But...what if I'm really poor and can't even afford to rent it? If that were the case, would Reign of Fire serve to exemplify Pennington's accent?
Check your library. They usually carry videos these days as well as books.
Ummm, how much money would it take for those of us who want it to get ahold of this deleted secen?
Yeah, I already checked. My library system doesn't have it.
So...Reign of Fire? What's the big secret here? Has nobody else seen Reign of Fire, or what?
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