People of Color: Stargate Universe
Before you click past the cut-tag, I'm putting these up in the easiest way for me. Tables make my brain explode and if I wait for pictures I may never get it up. And the whole point of it was for it to be a fun little project, not to feel like something I have to get presented just perfectly or never put up. I may repost to update it, or prettify it or when I get around to adding pictures, or I may just fix it here and link to it. Or I may not prettify it at all. I have far too many actors still to place not to at least update it. But Google can help people find pictures as well as anything. And I don't know, I feel a bit as if I put pictures up, I may be inclined to write fiction for it. And that'd set off a whole host of things; do I do the PoC version of the original script? Is it a complete AU with certain points similar but original events, blah blah blah, yadda yadda, head go boom.
In related news: In hunting out faces to play parts in this PoC Universe, I found myself passing over a couple of actors whose work or personality I really like, respect, or could grow to like. And it while it felt a little saddening to lose out on them - fact is, they did get the roles in real life. I have no way of knowing if those roles were offered to PoC who couldn't make it or didn't want it or didn't want to fly up to Vancouver. But it's been something warming inside to think of how many wonderfully talented and skilled Actors of Color are out there. It's made me imagine not just a full PoC (or as near full as time and energy will let it be) but one where maybe there were just three or four more main or regular recurring roles. It put things in perspective for me to realize/remember that there is not a dearth of Actors of Color out there that somehow limits them to just one, maybe two per show.
The roommate had fun suggesting various AoC, do feel free to suggest some yourself as I get around to putting someone up for various tertiary roles and guest star possibilities. Suggestions denoted by "*"
ETA: Yes, Ford has been recast. Originally as Robert Fan. But now, more aptly I think, as Sean Patrick Thomas. Why did I recast Ford at all when I didn't recast other characters of color? I did it because Ford never popped on screen for me until he got hooked on Wraith serum. I liked him, a lot. I wished there was Ford/Sheppard slash. But I honestly don't believe that Rainbow Francks had enough presence or skill to play such a laid back role. Franks himself has been quoted discussing his diffulty with Ford. And then there's the fact that Ford disappeared/faded on screen until he had a completely different personality.
This a fantasy casting. Getting a more experienced actor with that kind of role, or someone with more presence isn't any sort of pointed action, other than my wanting to give the character every possibility for likability.