Star Trek (TNG) Casting

Letters of Note has a memo from 1987 outling which actors were being considered for parts in the new TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The above actors will be brought in to read for Gene Roddenberry starting next week. However, Patrick Bauchau did come in to read for Gene today for the role of "Picard." His reading was well received; he and Patrick Stewart seem to be the favorites for the role of "Picard."

For the role of "Ryker," Michael O'Gorman seems to be a favorite. He's sort of an atypical choice for the role, however, a good one.

Denise Crosby seems to be the only possibility for the role of "Troi" at this point; the same for J.D. Roth for the role of "Wesley."

Denise Crosby as Troi? Rosalind Chao as Tasha Yar? Wesley Snipes as Geordi LaForge?  The imagination starts to run wild...  Link -via The Daily What

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I've read stories about how Gates McFadden was kind of a b#$@h to people back then. Shatner was a jerk too, read up on how he treated Wil Wheaton once when TNG was just starting.
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I can't seem to find Michael O’Gorman on IMDB. Wesley Snipes? He's not brainy enough for engineering. Patrick Bauchau would be an awesome starship captain; he has that distinguished presence about him. I also remember how much of a shock it was when Denise Crosby’s Tasha Yar got killed off so unexpectedly, due to her having to go on leave I think.
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