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« on: August 25, 2010, 10:14:42 PM »
Hmm. Do we really not have a Trek thread? Oh well.

This memo popped up recently on the intrawebz. It's an internal Paramount memo showing who was being considered for each role during the casting of Next Generation. But why I brought it here comes under Riker...



That's right. Jive turkey Ben Murphy was on the short list. That would have been a very different take on the character. (And yes, it's *that* Wesley Snipes up for the Geordi role. And I think it's *that* Reggie Jackson as well, which is odd as he was still playing baseball in 87. And that would have been different too, since Reggie has rather limited range.)


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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 10:04:36 PM »
Jenny Agutter as Beverly would have been interesting, but McFadden was the perfect choice.

I don't recognise any of the names listed for Tasha, glad they went with Crosby, can't see her as Troi at all.

Chapman as Data, that might also have been interesting.


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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2010, 05:02:30 AM »
I don't recognise any of the names listed for Tasha, glad they went with Crosby, can't see her as Troi at all.
I could have stood to see her in that adult onesie for a few episodes.

I think Yaphet Kotto would have been ace as Picard, not that Stewart wasn't but I think Kotto would have probably delivered an equally great performance, just a very different one.


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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2010, 04:19:41 PM »
I think Yaphet Kotto would have been ace as Picard, not that Stewart wasn't but I think Kotto would have probably delivered an equally great performance, just a very different one.

You can watch an episode of "Homicide: Life On The Street" and just imagine it....even though I'm glad Kotto was part of that show instead.

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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2010, 06:15:12 AM »
If JD Roth had been Wesley, would there still be a Wheaton cult following, or would it be a JD Roth cult?




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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2010, 06:18:31 AM »
HEH! That Paramount Memo is pretty Cool right there :D :D


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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2010, 12:31:50 PM »
i've started re-watching the original series and noticed something i hadn't as a young'n: there were a lot of babes in it.  ;D
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2010, 12:51:15 PM »
i've started re-watching the original series and noticed something i hadn't as a young'n: there were a lot of babes in it.  ;D

And Kirk banged all of them. 

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If he didn't, Shatner certainly did.


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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2010, 02:02:20 PM »
all this power surging and throbbing, yet under control. are you like that captain?  ::) :D
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2010, 09:13:31 PM »
I've watched a few of the original series episodes lately after a very long hiatus and find that they are not holding up very well.  Have also been watching some Next Generation and those still seem very solid entertainment.  I've always went with the original as my favorite but I may have to re-evaluate after some more viewings of both. 


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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2010, 01:12:17 PM »
i've started re-watching the original series and noticed something i hadn't as a young'n: there were a lot of babes in it.  ;D

And Kirk banged all of them. 

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If he didn't, Shatner certainly did.

You need to read up on Roddenberry.
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2010, 05:21:42 PM »
Ah yes, the Great Bird-Dog of the Galaxy.


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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2010, 06:44:28 PM »

I don't recognise any of the names listed for Tasha, glad they went with Crosby, can't see her as Troi at all.


Rosalind Chao played Keiko O'Brien later in both Next Gen and DS9. Even  though she didn't land the Tasha role, she got someone's attention.

Langland had about a half dozen roles, most of which you've never seen. this would have likely been a breakout role for her, but she didn't land it.

Nickson later played Catherine Sakai in a couple of early Babylon 5 episodes. She was also the "Take me to America, Rambo. BANG!" girl in First Blood 2.

Leah Ayres had a number of roles, but the biggest was playing Marcia on "The Bradys." (That was a short lived dramatic series involving the Brady characters.) Oh, she was in Bloodsport as well.

And Bunty Bailey was the girl in A-Ha's "Take on Me" video. You know, the one with the magic frame and the pipe wrench fight.

So, for a lot of these, there's a good reason that you never heard of them. Crosby and Sirtis actually seem to have had the most acting experience among the lot.




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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2010, 07:52:39 PM »
I don't recognise any of the names listed for Tasha, glad they went with Crosby, can't see her as Troi at all.
Rosalind Chao played Keiko O'Brien later in both Next Gen and DS9. Even  though she didn't land the Tasha role, she got someone's attention.

Ah, well, then I did know one just not by name.

As for the original series, I remember reading that Roddenberry said he wanted the outfits for the exotic women on the show to look like they could fall off at any time.  They were all very secure but had to give the illusion of possibly falling off. 


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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2010, 07:22:48 PM »
As for the original series, I remember reading that Roddenberry said he wanted the outfits for the exotic women on the show to look like they could fall off at any time.  They were all very secure but had to give the illusion of possibly falling off. 

Like this one.....(on the right)



....before she "started hittin' the booze again..."