Modern Casting

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by Bry_Sinclair, Dec 15, 2020.

  1. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Vice Admiral Admiral

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    So I’ve started to watch How To Get Away With Murder and all I can think about is how Viola Davis would make an excellent new Commander Sisko.

    So just wondering if anyone else out there has been watching another show and suddenly thought that an actor would make an idea new version of a character.
     
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  2. Bad Thoughts

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    Of course, I have thought about who might make a good new Odo, without luck.

    However, wouldn't Tobias Menzeis make an awesome Garak?
     
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  3. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Commodore Commodore

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    How about Elliot Page as the second Dax?
     
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  4. STEPhon IT

    STEPhon IT Commodore Commodore

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    Elliot Page is a great idea and could create more complexities to the Dax character, but since the talent would take on the role would it be better to have Dax a young upstart or an experience officer?
     
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  5. PeteBH84

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    I’m thinking if Bajor is now part of the Federation, and militia officers off world have been integrated into Starfleet... Captain or even Admiral Kira Nerys?
     
  6. kkt

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    I wonder if Admiral Rollman has forgiven Kira for calling her out of a staff meeting yet?
     
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  7. Tribble Threat

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    How about Rami Malek as Bashir? And maybe Mike Colter as Worf?
    This is honestly not a question that ever occurred to me until I saw this thread just now. But it's certainly a fun idea.
     
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  8. Lynx

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    Honestly, I hope that I'll never have to see a DS9 remake. I can't stand the thoughts of seeing other people than the actors from the series portray those amazing characters.
     
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  9. Bry_Sinclair

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    I'm a big fan of "what ifs", it always makes for a fun mind game thinking who you'd like to see in roles and how they might make them their own.

    It's something I hope will never happen, but seeing as how none of the cast are named Kirk or Spock then I think they're safe from being tampered with--at least until modern Trek gets through wringing every last drop of nostalgia out of TOS and TNG.
     
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  10. Lynx

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    I have nothing against such mind games.
    But I don't want Paramount or any movie company turn them into reality.

    It's bad enough as it is with all those doom-and-gloom series.
     
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  11. TommyR01D

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    By that point it might be easier to deepfake all the original cast and animate the series instead.
     
  12. Jayson1

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    Sisko=I want to go with Idris Elba but I don't think they land him so instead I like Don Cheadle

    Kira=Mackenize Davis

    Odo=Nick Offerman

    O=Brien=Kelly MacDonald

    Bashir=Divian Ladwa

    Dax=Emilie De Ravin

    Quark=Randall Park

    Garak=Elliott Page

    Dukat=Forrest Whitaker

    Weyoum=Kate McKinnon



    Jason
     
  13. Tribble Threat

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    Ha. Kate McKinnon seems like a fun choice. Randall Park seems outside the box, but I bet he has more range than I saw on Fresh off the Boat, and I know he can do some voices.
     
  14. TimeIsAPredator

    TimeIsAPredator Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    This reminds me of those funny Avengers 90s version posters but the other way round.

    Domhnall Gleeson for Myles O'Brien maybe.
    All the other big Irish actors right now are too leading man like Fassbender or Dornan. Although for some reason I could see Aiden Gillan as a Ferengi or Cardassian and definitely Andrew Scott as the new Weyoun
     
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    The idea is intriguing. I’ve only ever thought of a DS9 return as a “What are they doing now” with the original actors. Obviously, Odo and Nog would have to be recast. I’d have to give this some thought.
     
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  16. Bry_Sinclair

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    Rather than recast two beloved actors I'd say they could easily have a few lines of dialogue saying that Odo was still with the Link, whilst the set up for the episode could be a memorial for Nog who gave his life in the line of duty to save the station.
     
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    I think Elliot Page would be a really interesting idea for Dax -- you could possibly even use that casting to explore what transgenderism means among the Trill, where perhaps sometimes people sometimes end up adopting the gender identity of their previous hosts after joining, or feel no strong sense of "gender" after having lived life as both a male and female multiple times.

    Of course, I also think he's a good actor, so I'd enjoy seeing him in the role even if that wasn't the angle being taken.
     
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    Besides Dax, other casting I'd be interested in seeing is Bokeem Woodbine as Sisko, Sarah Snook as Kira, Rami Malek as Bashir, and Titus Burgess as Garak.
     
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    Captain Sisko - Chiwetel Ejiofor
    Major Kira - Karen Gillan
    Lt. Commander Worf - Terry Crews
    Lt. Commander Dax - Elliot Page (a good suggestion upthread)
    Doctor Bashir - Rami Malek (I liked this suggestion upthread, and watching The Little Things, I could totally see him in the role)
    Chief O'Brien - Chris O'Dowd
    Constable Odo - David Harbour
    Quark - Jeremy Piven
    Jake Sisko - Chosen Jacobs
    Garak - Matthew Macfadyen
    Gul Dukat - Walton Goggins
    Weyoun - Jared Leto
     
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    Oh yes, nothing must be remade because the purity of the original will somehow be violated.:rolleyes:

    Never mind that previous generations of filmmakers and filmgoers had no problems with remakes (until the Internet came along and, combined with home video renting and ownership, made everybody a critic and movies into holy objects). Never mind that Broadway is made up of 'remakes' of old musicals, or new 'original' (ha!) musicals based on movies and TV shows, or are 'jukebox' musicals made of of popular songs (at least Dreamgirls was original) but that doesn't piss off anybody (and there are only two-count'em, two current original musicals not based on a prior work out now.) Never mind that the most current popular movie franchise is based on a 40-year old property consisting of characters everybody considers new. Never mind that one of the most popular and critically acclaimed TV shows on HBO is an adaptation of an old 1973 movie about an adult amusement park gone horribly wrong. Never mind that the people complaining about this don't realize that people like to revisit old stories/IP's from time to time, and that the companies which own them like to keep them in the public eye for the same reason. Never mind that there is nothing new under the sun, and all stories-new or old-are based on several basic ones from the beginning of humanity's existence. Never mind all of the fan films/series based on older content that isn't objected to by those who despise remakes. Never mind that a remake can't be exactly like the original, for the sake of times being different from when the property/story was first written; no never mind all of that, remakes can't be done because people like Lynx say so.

    I hope that Hollywood, and all of the other 'Woods (especially Bollywood, which has made many versions of American movies in the recent decades) will make as many reboots and remakes as they like alongside new material. To the people who despise remakes, I've heard this said before, and I'll repeat it again; as a hypothetical Hollywood movie studio executive would say, 'I'll stop doing remakes when Broadway stops doing revivals'.
     
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