The perfect casting of Lorca, Pike and Book

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by TheMadCloner, Oct 16, 2020.

  1. TheMadCloner

    TheMadCloner Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    Can we just take a moment to appreciate the perfect casting job that was done for each of these main feature characters each season? These actors were so well casted that their performances have basically defined their respective seasons (Season 3 just started but based on one episode I’m already going to go ahead and say Ajala is a perfect choice as well).

    Well done to the casting directors and producers! And of course a big kudos to each of these actors as well!
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2020
  2. Reyman

    Reyman Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2017
    I would have preferred Lorca/Jason Isaacs without the hair piece. Casting overall for the show has been excellent, but this has generally been the case for all Trek.
     
    Deledrius likes this.
  3. TheMadCloner

    TheMadCloner Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    I think sometimes we can take it for granted because it’s usually so good that we just expect that standard now.

    I will add that Mount was so good that he ended up getting his own show.
     
    Deledrius and Rainard Fox like this.
  4. Jadeb

    Jadeb Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2017
    I’d throw in Cornwell too. Her scenes with Isaacs were some of my favorite parts of season 1. There was a weariness to their interactions that felt very adult and real. The casting, overall, has been very good. I know some folks give SMG flak, but I don’t think anyone could sell some of the material she’s been given.
     
    Noah_23, Deledrius, TPezz and 3 others like this.
  5. Vger23

    Vger23 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2014
    Location:
    Enterprise bowling alley
    The casting in DSC has been A+ across the board. I can’t think of one complaint I’d have. They are all awesome and seem to also love being a part of Star Trek.
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2020
    BillJ, TPezz, saddestmoon and 2 others like this.
  6. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2019
    Location:
    SoCal
  7. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2001
    Location:
    The Wormhole
    For all the flaws this show has had, casting has never been one of them. Everyone has pretty much been tier one acting talent.
     
  8. saddestmoon

    saddestmoon Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2009
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Um... I don’t follow what you mean by hair piece?

    That was Isaacs‘ own hair in Discovery - at least it’s the same as what he has when out of character - or am I missing something here?

    :shrug:
     
  9. Quinton

    Quinton Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2019
    Location:
    Durham, NC
    It's an extraordinary cast and -- yes -- the "big guests" each season have been among the greatest examples of that. (Here's hoping Book isn't a one-season wonder... but if he is, damn, I'll miss him.)
     
    Rainard Fox likes this.
  10. Reyman

    Reyman Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2017
    I found it distracting. In an ideal world casting could have said get rid of it, just like they might say to someone with facial hair. Understandable why they didn't.

    Maybe prime Lorca will returns and he'll be bald :hugegrin:
     
  11. Oddish

    Oddish Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2020
    I liked his Lucius Malfoy hair, myself. Starfleet needs a male human officer with a ponytail.
     
    saddestmoon likes this.
  12. XCV330

    XCV330 Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2017
    Location:
    XCV330
    Prime Lorca is stuck in a series of realities with the OA pretending he's either a psychologist or an actor named Jason Isaacs

     
  13. Serveaux

    Serveaux Fleet Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2013
    Location:
    In a dream
    Casting, across the board, is one of the show's few strengths.
     
    Deledrius, BillJ and saddestmoon like this.
  14. Pubert

    Pubert Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2014
    the book character is terrible. No amount of casting could have made his character interesting
     
  15. Mutai Sho-Rin

    Mutai Sho-Rin Crusty Old Bastard Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2001
    Location:
    Orange, CA USA
    Of course this would come from you. Sad.
     
  16. valden

    valden Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2020
    I seem to notice that everyone on any trek forum , fans cant stop talking about how good-looking or hot Book is. that is going to be a good distraction regardless of how his story turns out:adore:
     
  17. Reyman

    Reyman Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2017
    I was told by a friend that I look like a more handsome version of him.

    I will hit the next London Trek convention dressed in a long black leather coat and let you know how it goes :rofl:
     
  18. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2019
    Location:
    SoCal
    I don't find Book handsome at all XD
     
  19. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2011
    It's only the first episode, jeeze.
     
  20. BillJ

    BillJ Former Democrat Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2001
    Location:
    BillJ
    Casting has always been top notch on CBS Trek.