Starship Polaris said:
No slight to Kirk at all.
Kennedy's voice is instantly recognizable - and if Armstrong's isn't, the sound-bite of his first words on the Moon is. Nimoy comes close.
Actually, upon reading this thread, I wished they could've gotten a good ... really
good ... impressionist (no, not an Impressionist!) to record those words in Kennedy
's voice. I mean, if they insist on entwining the new film with our contemporary history and space program, what would be more appropriate than hearing JFK throwing down the challenge?
<outdoor speech>"And we commit the resources of this nation - of
humanity - to the exploraton of space ... the final frontier ..."