BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JUNE 07: Actor Yvonne Strahovski attends Hulu’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ FYC Event at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on June 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)
Yvonne Strahovski as Lieutenant Tasha Yar
The tough as nails security chief and tactical officer with a dark past and an unfortunate, meaningless death in the prime timeline, Tasha Yar was meant to be a warrior with a tragic back story that had shaped her into the person she ultimately became.
As the female security chief Tasha would need to appear strong enough to handle the job, and as tactical officer intelligent enough to formulate a strategy in battle, Denise Crosby was great in the role and likely would only have gotten better as she became comfortable in the shoes of Tasha Yar, in recasting her we need to keep this mentality while also having an actress strong enough to portray the range needed for a person who grew up on a violent colony where attacks, muggings and gang rapes were a daily occurence.
Yvonne Strahovski is known for her great work on The Handmaid’s Tale, as well to many fans of geek culture from the spy comedy series Chuck, in which she played Sarah Walker, the most deadly agent the CIA had to offer. That wasn’t her only time in the CIA, as she also played Kate Morgan in 24: Live Another Day. Anyone who can hold their own along side Jack Bauer has some toughness credibility, and all of her experience makes her a great choice for the role of Tasha Yar.
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 25: Gal Gadot attends the UK Premiere of Disney’s “Ralph Breaks The Internet” at the Curzon Mayfair on November 25, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Disney)
Honourable mention: Gal Gadot
How can you talk tough as nails security officer without mentioning Wonder Woman herself, and since we’re talking Star Trek The Next Generation as a summer blockbuster action movie the sky is the limit for casting.
Gal has proven herself more than capable of playing the action hero role with a certain understated softer side that would be perfect for the role of Tasha Yar.