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Now that Michelle Yeoh has been cast ...

Post by JM1776 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:48 pm

... in Star Trek: Discovery—much to my extreme irritation—I'll need a replacement as my visual representation of Commander T'Vaar (since I'm seriously considering the resurrection of Liberty after a 15-month hiatus).

While I'll make the final determination myself, I'd enjoy suggestions from the gallery. Peanuts are optional.
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Re: Now that Michelle Yeoh has been cast ...

Post by captainuniverse » Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:35 pm

Are you still going with an actress of the Asian persuasion for the part? What is your criteria for T'Vaar?
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Post by JM1776 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:14 pm

You mean, of course, "What are your criteria?" "Criterion" is singular. "Criteria" is plural.

I tend to be inclined towards a woman of East Asian descent for the role, but it's not graven in stone. (Before I employed Michelle in earnest, Catherine Bell had the role of T'Vaar.)

I'm not interested in anyone in their teens, twenties, or even very early thirties. I'd also probably shy away from anyone older than, say, 55. No golden or platinum blondes and no blue eyes. Otherwise, I'd entertain any possibility.
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Re: Now that Michelle Yeoh has been cast ...

Post by Michael » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:41 pm

For Asian actresses, I'd suggest Zhang Ziyi or Gong Li.

Outside of Asian actresses, I'd suggest Linda Fiorentino (I'm aware she's outside of your stated age range, however, I think she might still be worth considering), Jennifer Connelly, or Kate Beckinsale.
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Post by captainuniverse » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:30 pm

I would recommend Penelope Cruz, Famke Janssen, Maria Bello. Those are just off the top of my head. I apologize for my mistake in grammar.
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Re: Now that Michelle Yeoh has been cast ...

Post by JM1776 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:06 am

What about Michelle Reis?
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Re: Now that Michelle Yeoh has been cast ...

Post by captainuniverse » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:57 pm

She looks like she'd make a perfect T'Vaar, Joe.
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Post by Michael » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:24 pm

JM1776 wrote:What about Michelle Reis?
I think she would work quite well.
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Re: Now that Michelle Yeoh has been cast ...

Post by amehatrekkie » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:15 pm

one question though.....why change her? you had her first- for several years.
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Post by JM1776 » Sun May 28, 2017 4:17 pm

For over a decade, actually.
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Post by amehatrekkie » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:54 pm

JM1776 wrote:For over a decade, actually.
i'd say that gives you more of a right to her than they do. :-) (\fern/)
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Re: Now that Michelle Yeoh has been cast ...

Post by JM1776 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:33 am

What about Maggie Q? Or is she overused and too easy a choice?
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Re: Now that Michelle Yeoh has been cast ...

Post by Michael » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:39 pm

I think she'd work quite well. And I don't consider her overused.
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Re: Now that Michelle Yeoh has been cast ...

Post by amehatrekkie » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:32 pm

JM1776 wrote:What about Maggie Q? Or is she overused and too easy a choice?
She's been my captain for a long time , but i don't mind seeing her what you do with her. :-)
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Re: Now that Michelle Yeoh has been cast ...

Post by JM1776 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:14 am

I'm not going to use her. I'm now considering Bruce Lee's daughter, Shannon.
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