Old 05-11-2006, 08:52 AM   #51
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He also played Reed Richards, a.k.a. Mr. Fantastic in the Fantastic Four movie.
I already knew that, just forgot to mention it

He actually went to the same school as me funnily enough!

Besides he had a bit of white hair in Fantastic Four didn't he, so could be an amusing contrast!

What if Steven Berkoff could play Al? Or even an evil observer working for Lothos?
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Old 05-12-2006, 05:10 AM   #52
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Quote "They're not exactly A-listers, but i felt A-list only might be too limiting, no offence to the original poster"

Well, as the original poster - this topic has gone WAY off subject...ah, the folly of all msg boards...

Refer to the orginal post - the precident of casting A-listers in movies based on tv series (Magnum, Miami Vice, the rumoured Baywatch) because the orginal stars are too old but more importantly not big enough stars at the box office to ensure maximum profit.

If you are not going to get A lister's then of course just get BAKULA & STOCKWELL - it makes no sense to cast other B & C graders in a theatrical version. No offence.

Well, with the news of a Knight Rider movie staring "the Hoff" - there's hope yet! Lets just hope the trend lasts long enough that a QL movie is released.

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Old 10-22-2006, 03:16 PM   #53
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I know this is an old thread, but this just hit me .

I know you think that if they can't get A listers to be Sam and Al, just get Scott and Dean. But I think if they can't get Scott and Dean, they should get people who fit the look from the show.

Okay, for Sam...Tuck Watkins. Don't know him? Watch the movie "The Mummy"...he's Mr. Burns. The one with the glasses that gets his eyes and tongue taken by the monster. He looks like he could be a good Sam. Just a thought.

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Old 10-24-2006, 01:14 PM   #54
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You could never replace Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell

If they were going to do a big budget remake I would cast Matt Damon or Johnny Depp as Sam.Damon has the sensitive good nature like Bakula.Depp is the most versitile actor out there so he would be convinicing playing different roles.

Al I would go with someone with an accent like Michael Caine or Liam Neeson.They are both great as "father figure" roles.
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Old 10-30-2006, 05:47 PM   #55
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Ummm, to be honest I think it'd have to be a more unknown actor like Scott was at the time to give the show a more homely feel and give it more personality. With A-Listers it just wouldn't be our Quantum Leap.

For Sam I think someone like Nathan Fillion would fit the role, he's a nice guy and seems to be a hoot on set, and also isn't really top A-list enough to make the show cheesy or a cash-in.

For Al..... gotta be... oh i'm gonna go A-List and say Liam Neeson as well, he'd just fit the role as a leader and father figure, and has a charm to him that you'd just want to listen to his voice. Plus he played minted Jedi Qui-Gonn-Jin!! Would you say no to a bloody JEDI!?!
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Old 10-31-2006, 06:23 PM   #56
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Here's a not-so-A-lister suggestion for Al:

John Hannah (IMDb Page)

He could either play Al with a fake American accent, or a reworked British/Scottish Al, or a new Observer.

All I know is that from the moment I saw a small scene from The Mummy Returns on TV last year that had John in it, I've always thought he could pass as Al.

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Old 11-01-2006, 03:08 AM   #57
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For Sam I think someone like Nathan Fillion would fit the role, he's a nice guy and seems to be a hoot on set, and also isn't really top A-list enough to make the show cheesy or a cash-in.
You are now OFFICIALLY my hero for thinking of Nathan, LOL!! I him so much. He was awesome as Captain Reynolds in Firefly and Serenity, and in that movie Slither. *sigh* Good choice...

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I'd have to say my A-list choice for Al would be Anthony Hopkins.

That man is such a talented actor, and has the sort of good looking lived-in face that you imagine a lot of women loving - so he could do the philanderer easily.
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Old 11-02-2006, 06:11 PM   #59
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You are now OFFICIALLY my hero for thinking of Nathan, LOL!! I him so much. He was awesome as Captain Reynolds in Firefly and Serenity, and in that movie Slither. *sigh* Good choice...

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Yay!! Best of all he's going to be in next weeks LOST!!!
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Old 11-08-2006, 03:20 AM   #60
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People might start yelling at me, but for some reason, I think that Crispin Glover would make an AWESOME Al. I could TOTALLY see him dressing like Al..and maybe wearing those wierd high-heeled boots of his..adding his own wierdness to Al's style...YAY! (Yes, yes, the wierd dad guy from Back To The Future. That's pretty much where everyone knows him from. Stupid Back To The Future *shakes an angry fist*)

Sam? Uhhhh...*taps into her brain* I dunno...Martin Freeman? He was Arthur Dent in the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy movie. He MIGHT make a good Sam...*tries to imagine it*
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I can't recall who suggested Richard Dean Anderson as Al, but you know, that would really work!!

Alternatively, Mandy Patinkin (a very versatile fellow himself) could play Al. I agree Mat Damon could play Sam, but I think Cary Elwes could too, or even that new Dr Who, David Tennant (though he may lack a bit of pathos, I think).

As for the Knight Rider movie - I won't even beleive that when I've seen it. Not a Hoff fan, leave him out, but William Daniels must play KITT (so must the original Pontiac Firebird) - you don't mess with KITT. Seriously

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I can't recall who suggested Richard Dean Anderson as Al, but you know, that would really work!!
It's been a while since I was last here, but when I first started watching SG-1 RDA instantly reminded me of Al. Can't remember if it was me who suggested it here though.
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So, I asked my mom about who she would cast in a new QL, and she and I agreed that Luke Wilson might make an okay Sam, or possibly Eric McCormack.

I myself am dead set on casting John Hannah as Al. Sure, he's Scottish and not quite as up there in age as Dean, but if they're recasting, Hollywood likes to skew a bit younger anyway.

My determination to cast John Hannah as Al led me to an idea this morning.

So, therefore, here is my *tentative* cast for a new, slightly younger QL cast... British/Australian-ized.

Sam -- Hugh Jackman
Al -- John Hannah (not tentative; this is my definite, absolute choice for Al)
Gooshie -- Hugh Laurie
Verbena -- Naomi Harris
Donna -- Minnie Driver
Tina -- Kate Winslet
Beth -- Catherine Zeta-Jones
Ziggy -- unsure...

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Old 01-06-2007, 10:54 AM   #64
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Default I know the perfect Actor to be Sam Beckett!!

If anyone has thought of this then please forgive me, however the person I would love to see as Sam Beckett, is actually doing a similar job right now in the UK and is truly superb at it, he is good looking, humourous, a hero, etc etc just like Bakula!

His name - David Tennant!

Anyones thoughts on this idea?
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I don't know who I would say in a re-cast, but if it was a continuation, I really like Matthew Modine. He was wonderful in Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story, and made me think of Sam the whole way through.

I'm clueless on Al, though.
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His name - David Tennant!

Anyones thoughts on this idea?
Ooo, yes, David Tennant would definitely work! In fact, I think he'd work better than my suggestion of Hugh Jackman...

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Pity they couldn't use ARNIE. Because he could always use his famous catch phrase "I'll be back".
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Pity they couldn't use ARNIE. Because he could always use his famous catch phrase "I'll be back".
And then they could have Danny DeVito as Al. As horrifying as that would be, the thought of Arnie in a dress and heels is hilarious.
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I can see Michelle Pfeiffer as Beth.
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Yeah that is a good question.

I also think tom selleck has to play magnum. That role was made for him.

As i think the same for QL.

I think Sam was made for Scott.

As al for Dean Stockwell.

If I thought of recasting, I would prefer the people who were in the tv show shuld be in the film.

Yeah, I think Michael shanks from stargate sg-1 would make a good Sam.
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