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Boba Rhett
02-11-2003, 02:43 AM
I saw it mentioned over at AICN that James Marsters, the man who plays Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer would make a good Tarkin. After comparing the pictures I'd have to say I agree. I'd like to see what you guys n' gals think. Here are two comparison shots I made for you to look at.

http://66.227.96.58/attachment.php?s=&postid=1030114

http://66.227.96.58/attachment.php?s=&postid=1030116

Sam Fisher
02-11-2003, 08:02 AM
Hmmmm...well see....











But I agree...:D

Rogue15
02-11-2003, 08:41 AM
they better put some kind of tarkin in episode 3....i was disappointed w/him not being in aotc. :(

TheJackal
02-11-2003, 12:15 PM
if they use him, of course they'll need to take away his stupid bleeched hair, blue eyes and give him a better british accent.

this guy is a pretty good actor. lets hope Lucas wont botch his talent like he did to Ewen McGregor (sp?) and Natalie Portman.

griff38
02-11-2003, 12:57 PM
Their facial features are similar, but I hope they use someone with a British accent.

Boba Rhett
02-11-2003, 01:04 PM
Well, on Buffy he has a british accent but it's not exactly the same kind that Tarkin has. :D

RoguePhotonic
02-11-2003, 01:04 PM
Not a member of that forum so can't look at em :rolleyes:

Boba Rhett
02-11-2003, 01:06 PM
Huh? You should be able to view them... :indif:

munik
02-11-2003, 01:12 PM
How does an Imperial officer get a Brittish accent? Is it like a job requirement or something? :)

mace_sundancer
02-11-2003, 03:05 PM
most of the actors and actresses in the classic trtilogy were british (them being filmed in england and all) but a lot of the rebels were dubbed by american actors, but the imps weren't. apart from vader of course...

Eldritch
02-11-2003, 03:11 PM
Whether he's in it or not, I really could care less. There's no real reason that Tarkin should be in the prequels, so why put him in?

And besides, since when is it a requirement that an actor has to look like the character to play it? Or sound like him? I think you guys are being a bit picky, but whatever floats your boat. :)

Jedi_Monk
02-11-2003, 03:31 PM
How does an Imperial officer get a Brittish accent? Is it like a job requirement or something?
Maybe it's Lucas' subtle way of saying that Brits are evil. Oh, and it's lightsabER!

Nah, I'm just joshin' you guys :D

http://members.aol.com/dannilalfletch/Jedi_Monk.jpg

Katarn07
02-11-2003, 04:07 PM
Originally posted by RoguePhotonic
Not a member of that forum so can't look at em :rolleyes:

Same here...

Eldritch
02-11-2003, 04:11 PM
Just sign in with your Lucasforum name and password. That's what I did, and it worked for me.

greedo626
02-11-2003, 04:32 PM
Originally posted by Jedi_Monk
Maybe it's Lucas' subtle way of saying that Brits are evil. Oh, and it's lightsabER!

Nah, I'm just joshin' you guys :D

http://members.aol.com/dannilalfletch/Jedi_Monk.jpg

hahahaha rofl :rofl:.

I think he'd make a good Tarkin. the only problem is his nose isn't hooked enough.

-s/<itzo-
02-11-2003, 04:38 PM
tarkin's nose is way pointier than spike's, other than that everything is identical, i mean bone structure.

Katarn07
02-11-2003, 04:42 PM
Nice resemblence. Never heard that guy talk though. I don't watch Buffy.

Boba Rhett
02-11-2003, 06:33 PM
Originally posted by Aru-Wen
Whether he's in it or not, I really could care less. There's no real reason that Tarkin should be in the prequels, so why put him in?

And besides, since when is it a requirement that an actor has to look like the character to play it? Or sound like him? I think you guys are being a bit picky, but whatever floats your boat. :)

Yeah... why don't they just hire an obese chinese woman to play the part? Or am I still being too picky? :rolleyes: We don't want to get totally ripped out of the SW world when we're watching the movies so it's important to many people that these people have resemblances tot he originals. Tons of people want to see Tarkin in the next one! He rocks. :D

ZBomber
02-11-2003, 06:37 PM
So, you wanna see an old guy taking viagra? :p

Eldritch
02-11-2003, 06:42 PM
An obese chinese woman? I think you took my post a little too literally.
All I meant was that he doesn't have to look and sound exactly like Tarkin to be able to play him. Sheesh, Rhett - don't bust a blood vessel. ;)

And whether he rocks or not, there's still no reason for him to be in the prequels. People wanted to see Chewbacca in the prequels as well, but like Tarkin, there's just no plausible reason for him to be there, so why put him in? I'd prefer the story to make sense and that they spent time on stuff that matters, rather then Lucas wasting valuable Ep III time on a young Tarkin. Just my .02.

CagedCrado
02-11-2003, 10:05 PM
Tarkin does fit, so does chewbacca, the prequels are supposed to explain stuff from the other movies, so its entirely feasible to put chewbacca han and tarkin in it.... just to explain how they got there

Eldritch
02-11-2003, 11:41 PM
Yes, but the plot doesn't revolve around Chewbacca, Han, and Tarkin in the prequels. The prequels are about Anakin's fall to the dark side and Palpatine coming to power, not to introduce Han and Chewbacca.
If there's some creative way to work them into a plot that's mostly about Anakin, Padme, and the Jedi, I'd like to hear it.

Jedi_Monk
02-12-2003, 12:17 PM
I think he'd make a good Tarkin. the only problem is his nose isn't hooked enough.
Your nose and eats never stop growing; I'd say he looks pretty good for a young Tarkin. His brittish accent on Buffy is excellent (I thought he was a brit until I saw him on a talk show), but a little less dignified than Peter Cushing's.

And I also think Tarkin would fit fine into the Prequels. I can't see how he could raise to the rank of Grand Moff if he didn't distinguish himself in battle, and right now we've got the biggest freakin' battle the SW galaxy's ever seen going on. And it'd fit with Anakin's story (which Han and Chewie wouldn't, as far as I know)--how the heck did it happen that Vader was SUBORDINATE to this guy in Episode IV?!

http://members.aol.com/dannilalfletch/Jedi_Monk.jpg

JediNyt
02-12-2003, 02:24 PM
Im up for Tarkin in Ep3. If the connection with Tarkin and Sienar is cannon it would be interesting to see the creation of Sienar Fleet Systems and how Tarkin started his rise to power. :)

Pedantic
02-14-2003, 12:06 AM
I'd say there's about a 1% chance that Tarkin will be in Episode III. Frankly, I don't give a **** whether he's in it. As a matter of fact, I don't think I'd like it too much if he were in it.

Boba Rhett
02-14-2003, 12:36 AM
From not caring to caring in two sentences. I'm impressed.


*claps* :D

Andy867
02-16-2003, 01:12 PM
Speaking of noses, have those pointing out the facial structure ever heard of movie make-up? I mean c'mon, look how they mike Michael Dorn look like Worf in Star Trek. So Spike has the base of whats needed for Tarkin, just a little make-up, some contacts and some in-depth voice lessons which actors go through anyways, and he'll be set.. Why NOT have him in is the question. I mean, Episode III lays the ground for the rise of the Imperial Navy, why not show off some of its commanders.

Clemme w/Stick
02-16-2003, 02:28 PM
Very good job there Rhett. I just hope that they get his accent right, if hes gonna be in the movie.

-Clemme