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Old 25-09-2009, 03:44 PM   #1
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Default "UFO" STRAKER, who should be cast?

"UFO" Commander ED STRAKER, who should be cast in the announced UFO 2011 movie remake? If it does got made.



http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...ryid=3628&cs=1

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Old 25-09-2009, 04:15 PM   #2
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What I particularly found convincing about Ed Bishop's portrayal of the character was his almost constant frown, as if he somehow knew he was fighting a losing battle between his objective of preventing the aliens from landing / discovering their ultimate objective / finding their home planet Vs maintaining his 'ordinary' life and love for his family.
There's certainly more to him as a character than that - perhaps he knew he was fighting a losing battle, and he regretted his decision to take the role in a battle where there was a very good chance he'd not be the victor.
He brought a great seriousness to the character which could have easily been lost by the portrayal by a lesser actor.
So for me, the actor should have an almost constant intensity about him - most certainly when he's not delivering lines. Not the caved in brow of Bale from Terminator Salvation, but at least an intense 'look' for want of a better word.
An actor (hopefully an unknown, for my money, despite the call of this thread to name a known) that can recognise Straker's character traits, as well as have the right look of determination and dedication to his calling.
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Old 26-09-2009, 07:37 PM   #3
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no ideas on Straker, but think Nicholas Courtney (The Brigadier from classic "Dr Who) would be good as the guy he reports to!
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Old 27-09-2009, 10:23 AM   #4
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What I particularly found convincing about Ed Bishop's portrayal of the character was his almost constant frown, as if he somehow knew he was fighting a losing battle between his objective of preventing the aliens from landing / discovering their ultimate objective / finding their home planet Vs maintaining his 'ordinary' life and love for his family.
Totally agree - and the angst he displayed on that episode 'Confetti a-ok' was superb acting.
I would say Clint Eastwood could certainly play Straker's role with a frown
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Old 28-09-2009, 05:33 PM   #5
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Wasn't there a thread on this before?
Anyway, I would still like to see Daniel Craig as Straker.
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Old 28-09-2009, 06:06 PM   #6
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Wasn't there a thread on this before?
Anyway, I would still like to see Daniel Craig as Straker.
Me too. He would fit perfectly.
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Old 28-09-2009, 08:14 PM   #7
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I think Shane Rimmer would have made a great Straker

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Old 28-09-2009, 08:20 PM   #8
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Wasn't there a thread on this before?
Anyway, I would still like to see Daniel Craig as Straker.
Funny that, he was my first choice too !
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Old 28-09-2009, 08:30 PM   #9
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Wasn't there a thread on this before?
Anyway, I would still like to see Daniel Craig as Straker.
yeah he would be perfect
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Old 28-09-2009, 08:31 PM   #10
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mmmmm,i wonder who would be suited for miss ellis??
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Old 28-09-2009, 11:51 PM   #11
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Hi Guys n Gals
I;ve just started on PRE-PRODUCTION forthe forthcoming UFO movie and they;ve asked me to re-design Skydiver.....here's the maquette I've produced.

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Old 29-09-2009, 12:31 AM   #12
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Excellent Phil!

Skyray? well it would fit the theme song...
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Old 29-09-2009, 09:50 AM   #13
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Nice one, Phil.
Craig's an excellent choice!
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Old 29-09-2009, 11:21 AM   #14
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"UFO" Commander ED STRAKER, who should be cast in the announced UFO 2011 movie remake? If it does got made.



http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...ryid=3628&cs=1
nOT A GOOD IDEA. iT WILL TAKE GGALLONS OF RUBBER AND FIBREGASS AND WILL BE A BIT SMELLY AND GOOOOOY BY NOW.....? lol!
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Old 29-09-2009, 12:34 PM   #15
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Old 29-09-2009, 04:18 PM   #16
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how about Val Kilmer
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how about Val Kilmer
WHAT?....oh, I see....you are taking it seriously!
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Old 29-09-2009, 10:14 PM   #18
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its a shadray! never seen one for ages lol
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Old 30-09-2009, 07:39 AM   #19
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Nope ....it's a "Filray".......after all I DID do it
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Old 30-09-2009, 05:35 PM   #20
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Blueprints Phil...we want blueprints!!!
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