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    If my memory serves me correctly, in the history of B5 there have been only 3 roles which were recast:

    Na'Toth
    Draal
    Tannier

    We have been making all this fuss over rumors. JMS has said NOTHING so far. I'm going to remain hopefull, because I have faith in JMS, and (wait for it. . . . wait for it) Faith Manages (I had too ).

    P.S. Of the 3, only Draal's recasting was explained. I have no idea whether JMS had always intended on recasting the part, or if it was just something that came up.
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    Re: Recasting Roles

    Originally posted by JDSValen
    P.S. Of the 3, only Draal's recasting was explained. I have no idea whether JMS had always intended on recasting the part, or if it was just something that came up.
    Not quite. Na'toth's recasting was due to Julie Caitlyn Brown not wanting to do prosthetics work anymore. Due to the face that she had come to the rescue at the last minute when the first actress hired had trouble with the prosthetics, Julie wasn't bound by the same contract that the rest were.

    Jan
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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    • #3
      How about recasting Sheridan for Sinclair. Does that count?
      "En wat als tijd de helft van echtheid was, was alles dan dubbelsnel verbaal?"

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Towelmaster
        How about recasting Sheridan for Sinclair. Does that count?
        No, because the *character* (different actor, same character) wasn't recast, only the station commander.

        Jan
        "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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        • #5
          JDSValen said:
          there have been only 3 roles which were recast:

          Na'Toth
          Draal
          Tannier
          Anna Sheridan can be added to that list, I'd say. And depending on how you want to consider the quick shot of Sheridan's parents when he was under the influence of the energy creature that had hitched a ride on him and wanted him to take it back to the time rift, one could also say Pappa Sheridan too.

          Jan said:
          Na'toth's recasting was due to Julie Caitlyn Brown not wanting to do prosthetics work anymore. Due to the face that she had come to the rescue at the last minute when the first actress hired had trouble with the prosthetics, Julie wasn't bound by the same contract that the rest were.
          I wonder if jms had known that Mary Kay Adams was going to refuse to perform Na'Toth on camera the way she did during her auditions when they recasted, would jms had tried to convince Julie to have done Na'Toth as a guest character for the first couple of episodes in season two. She obviously liked the character otherwise I don't see why she would have reprised it in season five.

          Oh the power of hindsight, eh?
          Last edited by vacantlook; 12-14-2004, 02:19 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jan
            Originally posted by JDSValen
            P.S. Of the 3, only Draal's recasting was explained. I have no idea whether JMS had always intended on recasting the part, or if it was just something that came up.
            Not quite. Na'toth's recasting was due to Julie Caitlyn Brown not wanting to do prosthetics work anymore. Due to the face that she had come to the rescue at the last minute when the first actress hired had trouble with the prosthetics, Julie wasn't bound by the same contract that the rest were.
            I knew about Brown. I ment that Draal's recasting was the only one explained in story.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by vacantlook
              Anna Sheridan can be added to that list
              Right . . . I forgot about Anna Sheridan.

              Originally posted by vacantlook
              I wonder if jms had known that Mary Kay Adams was going to refuse to perform Na'Toth on camera the way she did during her auditions when they recasted, would jms had tried to convince Julie to have done Na'Toth as a guest character for the first couple of episodes in season two. She obviously liked the character otherwise I don't see why she would have reprised it in season five.
              I had no idea Mary Kay was like that. Very interesting . . . that explains why she was only in a hadnfull of eps. I wonder why she was like that?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by JDSValen
                I knew about Brown. I ment that Draal's recasting was the only one explained in story.
                Oops, sorry. I misunderstood.

                Jan
                "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                • #9
                  Consider how many hours of my life I have spent watching Babylon 5 and other Babylon Projects I feel bad for asking this but who is Tannier? and what eps was he in?
                  "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Champagne in one hand - strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOW - What a RIDE!"

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                  • #10
                    Tannier was a trainee ranger, who appeared first in the Season 5 episode, err. Learning Curve, I think.

                    The character later appeared in Legend of the Rangers(Captain of the Valen), but since the original actor was not available, the role was recast.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Marty
                      Tannier was a trainee ranger, who appeared first in the Season 5 episode, err. Learning Curve, I think.

                      The character later appeared in Legend of the Rangers(Captain of the Valen), but since the original actor was not available, the role was recast.
                      Yes, Learning Curve is right. I was wondering about the Ranger who appeared in 'The Needs of Earth', too. Anybody catch his name?

                      Jan
                      "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jan
                        I was wondering about the Ranger who appeared in 'The Needs of Earth', too. Anybody catch his name?
                        That would be Trulann.
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                        • #13
                          I had a problem with the Tannier recast. I'm pretty sure that he changed castes. The Tannier of LotR was definitely Warrior Caste, but in Learning Curve his bone was shaped more like a religious caste. At least, I'm pretty sure I'm remembering this correctly - at the time, I was pretty fixated on it, and so checked back and forth a few times. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong...

                          Amy

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                          • #14
                            I had a problem with the Tannier recast.
                            You're not alone, Amy, though I have different reasons. I just didn't feel the two Tanniers behaved much the same -- and before someone starts: yeah yeah, people change over time, but it still doesn't fit right for me. So, despite jms's online words, I see the two Tanniers as different people with the same name.

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                            • #15
                              urg...Learning Curve....second worst episode after Grey 17
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                              He pinched them from ladies and upset the gentry"

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