Thanks, everybody, for sending me your Dark Science cast suggestions! It was good fun, and there were some great ideas. Here are my favorites:
- Kim Ross - Min Hyo Rin (Sunny). This is an inherently tough cast, so most folks went with a visual similarity. Though I don’t know if she’s fluent in english, Min Hyo Rin’s got chops when it comes to dour/scrappy characters.
- Vonnie Awning - Amber Heard (Zombieland, Drive Angry). Heard’s great at simultaneously glamorous and deranged characters, I think she’s a great choice for Vonnie.
- Balthazar Bogan - Aidan Turner (Being Human, The Hobbit). Turner’s very good at being tossed around and not taken seriously, a necessary skill for Balthazar.
- Kaito Kusanagi - Tadanobu Asano (Ichi the Killer, Thor). I can’t think of a better actor to play the progressively unhinged Kusanagi.
- Alisa Caspar - Vera Farminga (The Departed, Bates Motel). Farminga’s downright brilliant in everything she does. I think she can pull off the casual flair of Caspar.
- Mathias Melchior - Matt Smith (Doctor Who). Matt Smith is very good at shifting from lighthearted to terrifying. He also has an amazing frown.
- D.H. Ron - Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Trek Into Darkness). Think about it, he’s perfect.