Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

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

  1. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Do we even know what Bajoran uniform colors actually mean? Kira and Cenn had basically the same posting, so why does Kira wear red and Cenn beige?
     
  2. lvsxy808

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    Has it been officially established what colour he wears? I picture Cenn in beige because while he was the liaison officer, he was also part of the security team at first, like Odo, who always wore beige.

    But then Ro wore grey when she was Militia security chief. Lenaris, who Cenn was under before Ro, wore red. Now that Cenn is not security anymore but command, would he change to red even if he was beige before?

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  3. JD

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    According to the Memory Alpha article on Bajoran Militia uniforms, red\maroon is command, brown\tan is security, and silver\grey is engineering and operations. I would assume he would wear red.
     
  4. flandry84

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    My Cenn Desca looks like Adrian Brody....wearing grey(never really thought about why).
     
  5. Mr. Laser Beam

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    What about General Krim's commando team from "The Siege"? They all wore kind of purplish.

    (If Rom is any indication, Bajoran engineer unis are light grey on top and a much darker blue/purple on the bottom.)

    And I just remembered one other: Bashir's nurse wore a brown uniform with Royal blue across the middle. So perhaps that's what Bajoran medical officers always wear.
     
  6. JD

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    Yeah, the engineers did eventually start wearing green uniforms with grey shoulders, and medical wore yellow and tan, and then later purple and tan.
    I had just included the standard duty uniforms, there are a whole bunch of different variants on the MA page.
     
  7. Sto-Vo-Kory

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    I'm reading Fearful Symmetry right now and I cast JR Bourne as Cenn Desca.
     
  8. lvsxy808

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    Closer, but still too rugged and manly for my mental image.

    I just watched Through the Looking Glass last night, and looked at the Mirror Bajoran officers again. We know that MU-Cenn survived Crossover to appear in Disavowed, so he might be one of those.

    How about this guy: Patrick Barritt. He's a regular background performer and stuntman on all the series, and has played both an MU and RU Bajoran. He could maybe work.

    In the same episode is this guy - a male servant of the Intendant. I couldn't quite tell if he was supposed to be Bajoran or human. If Bajoran, he could be the MU Hetik. If human (more likely), he could be MU Bowers. Sadly MA doesn't know the actor's name. Also, that doesn't fit with A Terrible Beauty, which says the Bowers was a slave somewhere else at this time and didn't come to Terok Nor till later. Damn it!

    In researching that, I discovered that there was a real-life Sam Bowers who was a white supremacist and major KKK leader. That's... uncomfortable.

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  9. Idran

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    If it helps, that's Samuel Bowers, while the Treklit character is Samaritan Bowers.
     
  10. Sto-Vo-Kory

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    Barritt looks like a fine choice but I have no familiarity with his voice or mannerisms, so casting him as Cenn doesn't work for me. I've seen JR Bourne in enough stuff to plug him into the role and imagine him as Cenn with no difficulty; just personal taste and preference, ultimately.

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  11. JD

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    I could see him as Hetik, but not Bowers. Pretty much from the time he was first introduced I've never pictured Bowers as anybody but Roger Cross, from 24, Continuum, The Strain, Arrow, and Dark Matter.
     
  12. lvsxy808

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    That works. Head canon accepted! :techman:

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  13. Deranged Nasat

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    I'm pretty certain that's official; that Hetik is referenced as dark-skinned.
     
  14. Kilana2

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    I'm sorry, if this has been discussed already. But I'm currently reading the Voyager relaunch novels. Who would be suited to play Janeway's sister Phoebe and her mother Gretchen. Or Julia, Moira and Kathleen Paris? I have to admit that Tom's sisters hardly apear. But I don't have any pictures of those characters in my head.

    Any suggestions?
     
  15. Christopher

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    I've always imagined the lovely Yvette Nipar as Phoebe. I don't think I had anyone in mind for the others, though.
     
  16. Kertrats47

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    For a brief moment while reading Atonement, I pictured Jessica Walters as Julia Paris. But only for a moment!
     
  17. Alwaystrekkin

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    I had settled on for my head-verse Barbara Barrie as Gretchen Janeway, kind of feisty, and fairly short if one would think daughter Kathryn takes after her stature wise. Also, was about the right age when Homecoming first came out. JMO of course!
     
  18. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I always thought Jane Curtin was rather Janeway-like. Sister, maybe?
     
  19. JD

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    I could see her being related to Janeway, but when I read String Theory I pictured "Phoebe" quite a bit younger than Janeway.
     
  20. Christopher

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    Which is consistent with Phoebe's portrayal in Mosaic, where she was introduced.