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Joss as Badger - would it have worked?

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UPDATED: Thursday, February 17, 2005 08:18
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Wednesday, February 16, 2005 10:05 AM

ZOL


Just been listening again to the episode commentary of Serenity - At the point where we see Badger for the 1st time, Nathan mentions that Joss was planning on playing the character but Joss pipes up and says that they found a much more prettier man(!) for the role `Mark Shepherd`. The actor does a great job for a small part.

Do you think Joss would have been good playing the part of Badger?

or is there somebody else that would have been just as good as MS?

Darin (Zol.)


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Wednesday, February 16, 2005 10:24 AM

RAT


Quote:

Originally posted by Zol:
Do you think Joss would have been good playing the part of Badger?

is there somebody else that would have been just as good as MS?



Joss(numfar) would have been good, but Mark Shepherd is perfect!

-Ratboy

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Wednesday, February 16, 2005 11:02 AM

KAYLEE4SIMON


Love Mark Shepherd as Rat, think he did a great job. Joss is great, but I think this was Shepherd's role.

Keep shiny!

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Wednesday, February 16, 2005 11:16 AM

HAWK


Depends; would he have done the accent?

One thing I cannot condone the Whed of is the comedic "Oliver! The Musical" accents adopted by the "Brittish" characters!

I was ready to give Summer Glau the part of "Flower Girl No.5" after her turn in Shindig!

And Wesley and Giles from the Buffyverse; Nobody in Britain uses the expression "Blast!" to convey annoyance! Not now, and probably not ever!

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Wednesday, February 16, 2005 12:30 PM

STATIC


Michael Madsen!!!!


Mickey Rourke!!!!

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Wednesday, February 16, 2005 5:57 PM

BLINKER


I'd like to think it would have worked, but I can't imagine anyone but Sheppard as Badger.

Quote:

And Wesley and Giles from the Buffyverse; Nobody in Britain uses the expression "Blast!" to convey annoyance! Not now, and probably not ever!


Similarly, no one in Canada ends their sentences with "eh?"

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Thursday, February 17, 2005 12:34 AM

BARNEYT


Don't think so. I mean, I love Joss but I don't think he could bring the sudden switch from humour to menace that Mark Shepherd brings.

The scene at the beginning of Shindig when Badger calls to Mal to have the meeting and he says 'I'm sorry, did you think you had a choice?' - the menace there is just fantastic, and I don't think anyone could have done better.




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Thursday, February 17, 2005 1:01 AM

SHW


Hawk Stated:
>And Wesley and Giles from the Buffyverse; Nobody >in Britain uses the expression "Blast!" to >convey annoyance! Not now, and probably not ever!

..and in one of those weird moments of synchroicity.. I shouted 'BLAST AND BOTHERATION' about 5 seconds before opening this thread.
I hadn't used the word in about 15 years though!

shw (England)

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Thursday, February 17, 2005 1:53 AM

BARNEYT


And the words we do use can't usually be spoken on prime-time TV!


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Thursday, February 17, 2005 3:18 AM

CASUALTY


It is hard to imagine anyone else playing Badger now, simply because I have watched the episodes so many times. Mark Shepherd fits the role perfectly.

It's kinda like how my friend Laura asked me the other day whether she looked like a Laura. Of course she does thats her name! Did that make sense?

Quote:

Originally posted by Hawk:
And Wesley and Giles from the Buffyverse; Nobody in Britain uses the expression "Blast!" to convey annoyance! Not now, and probably not ever!



I say 'blast' all the time! And 'okey dokey'. I was told yesterday that no one has said okey dokey for 20 years! Ahh well.



"If nothing we do means anything then the only thing that means anything is what we do"

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Thursday, February 17, 2005 4:29 AM

GORRAMREAVERS


I dont think Joss would have worked as Badger...as much as I would like to see him in a role. As other people in this thread have mentioned, the Badger character is intimidating..or at least trying to be. The actor that plays him isnt the biggest guy or anything but he does a good job with it. I just dont think Joss could be intimidating (other than intellectually) because of his voice. He doesnt lisp..but its kinda close. *sorry Joss*

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Thursday, February 17, 2005 5:39 AM

BROWNCOAT1

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.


Not sure how well Joss would have done w/ the Badger role, and I guess at this point we never will. Still, it would have been something to see.



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Thursday, February 17, 2005 6:49 AM

ZEEK


I can't see Joss in that role or any role really. Just from all the interviews and commentaries I've seen/heard of him he just couldn't be anyone but Joss in my mind. The whole time he'd be on screen I'd always be thinking that this is Joss pretending to be someone else. That's not the impression an actor should give off. You should believe they are who they are supposed to be on screen. At least that's what I think good actors do.

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Thursday, February 17, 2005 7:03 AM

RAT


Quote:

Originally posted by Casualty:
I was told yesterday that no one has said okey dokey for 20 years! Ahh well.



GeeWiz, I use "okey dokey" all the time, I think it's swell! You dig, dady-o?

-Ratboy

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Thursday, February 17, 2005 7:53 AM

DUCESTECUM


I don't know where you are from Hawk (England or whatever) but I thought River did a very good job on the accent. Was it really that bad?


"And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an over-abundance of schooling." Mal - Train Job

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Thursday, February 17, 2005 8:18 AM

CORNCOBB


Quote:

Originally posted by BarneyT:
And the words we do use can't usually be spoken on prime-time TV!




Thank goodness for Spike calling people w*nkers. Thats more like the language we really use.

"Gorramit Mal... I've forgotten my line."

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