Viewing today's closeup of Ororo's face makes me wonder: Has it ever been explained if there's a reason her irises and pupils are oval? (Besides the fact that it's how Dave designed her?) Or, for that matter, why they disappear when she's in full-on weather-control mode? (I know: "Comics.")
There's always been an interesting interplay in how the 'students' refer to the professor. Scott has always appeared to hold him in some sort of paternal regard, with he, Hank, and Warren deferring to the Sir title of a headmaster proper. Bobby (the kid) maybe not so much.
Jean and Ororo get away with calling him Charles on the regular (which he doesn't seem to mid, coming from them), and Wolverine is apt to toss out the occasional Chuck, Charley, or Prof.
Hard to imagine Logan, Sean, or Moira showing too much deference to someone in their potential peer grouping.
All in all, it seems to flow smoothly that the original 4 students would have a nickname like X for the guy.
Don't get me started ... I'm no purist about staying true to source material if they are creative about it and can justify a deviation based on technical limitations or narrative necessities, but a tall Wolverine looking down on a short, lightskinned, hairstyle-challenged Ororo just made my heart sink.
Casting agents, get a clue!
Spot on with Kelsey Grammar as Beast and Stewart as Picard, of course.
As Professor X, though, can he really be said to match the role? Outside of being bald, I can't see anything else. I never saw X as British or otherwise as Shakespearean as Stewart. I think if he had become more famous in America when he was young, he would not have been considered for the role.