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PsyLiam
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Yes, according to what I've read. And they'd have to touch-up the make-up during the day as well (Data's make-up occasionally rubbed off on the consoles).

Are you implying that it's racist in any way? I see it as common sense. Klingons were never "white" anyway, and casting a black person to play a dark-skinned Klingon to save money on make-up just seems practical.

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Masao
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"Are you implying that it's racist in any way?"

Not at all. I'm just saying that casting somehow just because make up would be easier to apply sounds sort of strange. You'd think that other factors would be more important. Does this mean that the producers were considering only black actors for the role of Worf?

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Masao
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PsiLiam: I'm sorry to have doubted you!! I just checked my own STTNG Companion and it says right there that they considered only black actors. Christ!
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PsyLiam
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I don't know if they'd have ONLY considered black actors, but I'm sure they tried really hard to get one. And I'm sure that they tried really hard to get a black man for Sisko, and a woman for Janeway.

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Just as an observation, noticed a black Bajoran in "Favor the Bold" right before the conversation between Quark/Kira/Jake when the figure out how to get a message to Sisko. It was actually a bit of a red herring, so it was most likely intentional...

::shrugs::

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quote:
PsyLiam:
I'm sure that they tried really hard to get a black man for Sisko, and a woman for Janeway

It's really too bad they weren't able to get a woman...

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They've had black Bajorans before. There was one in "Duet" that I can remember.

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