Take it away, Christine...
IF JOSS WHEDON MADE THE 13TH FLOOR SERIES INTO A TV SHOW
I'd make certain it wasn't on FOX.
This is my ultimate dream. A movie would be nice, but to see the 13th Floor series as a TV show would be the best. Joss would make my dialogue wittier, my characters deeper, and my plots twistier. I spend way too much time fantasizing about this already. I'd leave the casting to Joss. I know he'd do an excellent job. I don't mind if he brings in some of his favorites either. Here are a few possibilities:
Marc from 1301 – (Adam Baldwin) As much as we imagine Jayne going down in a blaze of glory before he becomes an old man, Adam is fifty now. The perfect age to play Marc. He can glare, grunt, and growl with the best of them. And he looks damn good in a beard.
Mae – Gina Torres. Give her that Jasmine sort of peacefulness and Zoe's fierce heart.
Stefanie from 1302 – (Rose Leslie) I could imagine a young Eliza Dushku playing my werewolf. Sexy and dangerous. Since we can't have Eliza, the only redhead in her early 20s I could think of that had enough grrr to her was Rose Leslie who plays Ygritte on Game of Thrones.
James – Here we have a version of Xander. Again, I don't know many young actors these days. I trust Joss to cast Stefanie's mate appropriately.
Xan from 1303 – (Chris Hemsworth) He looks fabulous in a suit and shirtless. Nothing more needs to be said.
Lois – Charisma Carpenter. Chatty, relentless, and leggy.
Meira from 1304 – (Morena Baccarin) Beautiful and exotic. Meira has wings to fly instead of a traveling in a spaceship, but they have the same air of elegance and courage.
Sam – J. August Richards doesn't quite work for Sam, but Joss will find us a hunky hero.
Harriet from 1305 – (Amanda Seyfried) If Amy Acker were younger, yes, she'd totally be Harriet. I tried to cast someone sweet looking, but again, Joss will know what to do.
Kiral from 1306 – (Jim Sturgess) I wanted a gorgeous young guy, but not one with too many muscles. He has to be lean and able to pull off the messy hair look.
Chiharo the ghost – (Brenda Song) Sweet, innocent, and young with Willow's brilliance. If Willow was dead. Well, I guess evil Willow was undead. I should clarify Chiharo would be like good Willow.
Jeremy – Toby Hemingway. A young Spike with a dirtier mouth.
—Nathan Fillion as Zeus. Hilarious! I think he could pull off a beard.
—Tom Lenk as Vetis. Let loose with the crazy!
—Alan Tudyk as Governor Whittaker (the dragon!). I'd like to see Alan as Vetis, but he's a bit too old. Yet he'd make one heck of a villain!
—Felicia Day and Summer Glau with cameos as goddesses.
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About the Author:
Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she's not writing or reading, she's having adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She's a member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. The 13th Floor series is her first self-published series. She has eight novellas and twenty-one short stories published.
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Thank you to Christine for her post today. For the record, I'd watch any show that included that cast. Congratulations on The Ghost!!
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