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OBS CASTING COUCH: ‘STAR TREK: TNG’ WITH ‘STAR WARS: EPISODE I-III’ CHARACTERS

by Dawn, January 27, 2010

To go along with OBS’ Time Travel January we decided to do some funny Science-Fiction cross-over between ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Wars’. Let’s see which character from ‘Star Wars: Episode I-III’ could be who in ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’.

‘The Next Generation’ is set in the 24th century – from the year 2364 through 2370 – about 80 years after the original series. Of course it features a new crew and a new starship.

Starting with the most important person on board of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) – yes, it’s without any question:
Captain Jean-Luc Picard – He is a human from Le Barre, France, Earth. He is depicted as deeply moral, highly logical and cerebral. A master of diplomacy and debate who resolves seemingly intractable issues between multiple parties…just like Qui-Gon Jinn (played by Liam Neeson).

First Officer William Riker is portrayed as bold and confident, an ambitious young officer. And over time he changes and becomes more reserved, as experience teaches him the wisdom of a patient, careful approach just like Obi-Wan Kenobi (played by Ewan McGregor) in Star Wars. ‘Number One’ holds his Commander in high regard, but questions his motives at times.

Second Officer Data is an Android from planet Omicron Theta. He is physically the strongest, and information/calculation-wise, the most intelligent member of the Enterprise crew. Anakin Skywalker a.k.a Darth Vader (played by Hayden Christensen) on the other hand has been recently promoted as the youngest ever Jedi Knight to join the council. And just like Data he has somehow more than one personality – but Data’s are just programmed.

Chief Engineer Geordi LaForge was born February 16, 2335 in the African Confederation on Earth. He impressed his captain often by his will to help and fix things, which ended up that he became Chief Engineer and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Also Mace Windu (played by Samuel L. Jackson) tries to help the Council defeat the growing threat presented by the Separatists.

Chief of Security Worf is a Klingon from planet Qo’noS. Because of what happend to him and his family when he was a child, Worf is a warrior. Just like Count Dooku (played by Christopher Lee), who is a Sith, Leader of the Separatists, and Grievous’ superior.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Beverly Crusher is the heart and soul of the starship and she is good friend to all of the senior staff. I think Padmé Amidala (played by Natalie Portman) is somehow – next to her husband – the heart of the whole Star Wars saga – so she would be a nice and lovely Dr. Crusher.

Ship’s Counselor Deanna Troi from planet Betazed has partial telepathic abilities – because she is half Betazoid and half human – and is an extra-sensory empath with clairsentience. Sabe (played by Keira Knightley) – Queen Amidala’s body double and decoy – has also very high sensory.

And last but not least the youngest: Conn Officer Wesley Crusher – son of Dr. Beverly Crusher – has a unique intelligence and great potential if provided encouragement and opportunity. Just like Boba Fett (played by Daniel Logan) – Jango Fett’s clone and adopted son.

So, what do you think about this…could you visual the characters from ‘Star Wars: Episode I-III’ taking over the USS Enterprise? Do you agree with my casting or any other ideas? Or is it just ridiculous to do this cross-over?

Please tell me HERE – thank you!

Anyway: Let’s drink some ‘Tea, Earl Grey, hot.’ with Captain Picard while Anakin Skywalker says: ‘May the force be with you.’

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