Let’s Reboot Star Trek: The Next Generation

Yeah, that’s a terrible idea.  But The Mary Sue already did it, and it turned out to be not so bad.  So because I’m astoundingly bored at the moment, I’m gonna try too.  I’ll be a little more free-wheeling with my choices in places though.  Let’s do it.

Jean-Luc Picard– Idris Elba or Eddie George

Idris Elba could play pretty much any role in this and own it.

Former star NFL running back, current small-time Shakespearean actor and occasional TV personality.  Also charismatic and looks good bald.

RikerMichael Shanks or Gina Torres

He has the look and the cred to bring the jack-of-all-trades second-in-command back to life.

Or how about a gender-swapped Riker? Gotta be Gina Torres of Firefly fame.

Geordi La ForgeDule Hill

Easiest. Casting choice. Ever.

DataMichael Emerson

Because I’d rather have Tom Hiddleston more-or-less reprise his Loki role as Q.

Dr. CrusherAlex Kingston

Also easiest casting choice ever.  Experience playing doctor on ER and cool enough equal footing with The Doctor hisself.

WorfMichael Clarke Duncan or Shad Gaspard

This is all about how you want to portray Worf. Michael Clarke Duncan would make him a much more seasoned badass…

… While former WWE star Shad Gaspard would likely be closer to the original character, if even more physically imposing at 6’7″, still finding his way.

Deanna TroiApril O’Neil

Just keep April O’Neil from the outstanding TNG porn parody. As you can see, she IS Troi.  Plus she’s a huge nerd in real life.  Make it so.

Wesley Crusher–  Taylor Swift

I don’t pay enough attention to really know any child actors, so we’ll both gender swap AND Dawson cast early-20s Taylor Swift, since she can play adorably awkward teenager so well.

Tasha YarMichelle Rodriguez or John Cena

Not obvious in looks, but pretty clear in personality. You need a tough chick to play Yar, and M-Rod fits the bill. And being Yar makes it easy to write her out if Ms. Rodriguez gets up to the off-set shenanigans.

If you’re going to gender-swap any character, Yar might be the one to do it with. John Cena can act competently and has toughness cred as a wrestling megastar, without being quite as obviously imposing as other casting choices, which is a pretty good way to gender swap a character, I think.

Miles O’BrienWil Wheaton

Grown up Wil seems to fit the mildly curmudgeonly everyman of the Federation rather well.  I also might currently bear a passing resemblance to him in this pic, so ha.

GuinanKeisha Castle-Hughes

I just like the idea of a super wizened and long-lived character looking physically young. And I think Keisha Castle-Hughes has the chops to play old in a young person body.

 Reg BarclayMasi Oka

After seeing Get Smart, I think Masi Oka is the right guy to play a background character that all manner of insane chaos befalls.

Ro LarenKaren Gillan

Eh, why not?

QTom Hiddleston


There ya go.  This call done been casted.  Back to the usual baseball card nonsense next.  Thanks for stopping by!

Until our next…

Sketch Card Interlude

So I’m sick.  Unsure if I’m running a temp, but I’m achy, and my throat feels like sandpaper.  My left back/side also feels like I tweaked something in it.  Add to the fact that I wasn’t able to only able sleep 1-2 hours at a time this morning, and wasn’t able to get to sleep at all till 4am thanks to the jackass upstairs neighbor (who has, incidentally, picked up, in the last half hour or so, right where they left off at a little after 3:30am), and I am one SERIOUSLY tweaked card blogger-slash-sketch card artist, that’s running on nothing but fumes and righteous anger.  As such, I have not the energy to put together another binder page post right now.  So, here are my latest sketch cards, presented with as little commentary as possible.

That paragraph was written early Saturday afternoon, but the truth is, it was the truth, so it stays.  I went out shortly after, on a really chilly day it should be noted, in part to escape the noise, and also to find something for my throat.  Ended up being out far too long, and while I got what I went for and then some, I am officially full-blown sick.  I’m glad I went with the cold & flu medicine, because I’m pretty sure that’s where I’m at right now.  As for post-return noise, it went on starting sometime between 8:30 and 9pm until a lil after 11pm.  Wasn’t as bad as Saturday, but persistent enough to drive me up the flippin’ wall in my current brutal state.  But enough about that for now.  I have sketch cards to show you! 🙂 <–(Smiling through a rareified degree of pain for me.)

The Captains of Star Trek. Clockwise from top left: Benjamin Sisko, Jean-Luc Picard, Jonathan Archer, Kathryn Janeway, James T. Kirk

 The only thing to really say here is Sisko is the best Trek captain, and DS9 is the best Trek series, and one of the best sci-fi shows in general, ever made.  Thank you, that is all.

Random finished sketch cards: DC's Fire & Ice, Static, GI Joe's Scarlett, Marvel's Ms. Marvel, and Silver Surfer

Scarlett was a really old card I finally got around to coloring.

Static was done for my dad, who, as mentioned before, was a die-hard fan of Milestone comics and still has a lot of the early issues.

The card itself is probably one of the better sketch cards I’ve ever done.  Kirby Krackle around the hands, lots of extra detail I’ve never quite gotten as right as it turned out here before.  And, I even bought a special pen specifically for the electricity.  It is quite glittery in person.

I also used glittery gel pens on Ms. Marvel’s background and parts of Silver Surfer’s body and board.  The only problem is (aside from me not being particularly happy with much of anything on the Silver Surfer card), is that the glitter sheds, and got on other cards.  So there are lil sparklies in the background on Fire & Ice and Scarlett that are out of place on their cards.  It works on Silver Surfer’s background though, the tiny sparklies shining in the endless reaches of space behind him when the light hits ’em right is an awesome, albeit accidental, effect.

That was way too much jibba-jabba, but hopefully it was informative to you.  I am signing off because I feel like C-R-A-P crap crap crap.  But thank you as always for stopping by my blog.  I greatly appreciate it.

This post brought to you by my pain and tears… 😥