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Old December 16 2011, 12:26 AM   #16
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Re: Computer voice for Trek XII - With Majel gone, now what?

whoa I saw this today!

Google Developing Star Trek-inspired Voice Assistant Code-named “Majel”
http://trekmovie.com/2011/12/14/goog...e-named-majel/

Google News has 365 results today for this:
Google Android Siri opponent codename Majel, aka Star Trek Computer
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&g...68l697l3.3l6l0

this is really great news.
Gee just wondering if Google footed the bill for trasferring DAT tapes, editing into words, cataloging them and creating a database and licensing it from Paramount/CBS for say 10 years would CBS allow it to happen?

There is also a thread over in the TrekBBS Science and Technology subforum:
"Majel"--Google's answer to Siri


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Old December 16 2011, 03:25 AM   #17
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One option would be for them to cast Nurse Chapel and then have her do the Computer Voice, IE history repeating...
Chapel was in ST XI, although we never actually saw her, only heard her voice (reacting to McCoy with a "Yes doctor").

Another would be to pick a Trek Alumni to take over. I'd pick someone from the 24th century era who'll like be around for a good 40+ years... Terry Farrell? Nicole de Boer? Roxann Dawson? Jeri Ryan?
I like Ryan for that. She does a good computer-ish voice (as Seven of Nine).
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Old December 16 2011, 02:29 PM   #18
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Re: Computer voice for Trek XII - With Majel gone, now what?

Jim Parsons talking as Dr. Sheldon Cooper.

That way the computer is always right and is obsessive to the point of initiating self destruct just to prove a point.

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Old December 16 2011, 04:28 PM   #19
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There's only one choice: Morgan Freeman.
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Old December 16 2011, 06:14 PM   #20
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Jim Parsons talking as Dr. Sheldon Cooper.

That way the computer is always right and is obsessive to the point of initiating self destruct just to prove a point.

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I'd pay to see/hear that
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Old December 16 2011, 06:51 PM   #21
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Re: Computer voice for Trek XII - With Majel gone, now what?

I nominate Stephen Hawking!
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Old December 16 2011, 06:54 PM   #22
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Re: Computer voice for Trek XII - With Majel gone, now what?

How about them using the same voice as the SYNC system in my Ford?

What.... ?



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Old December 16 2011, 07:10 PM   #23
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The Iron Shiek.
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Old December 16 2011, 07:20 PM   #24
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Betty White and/or Phyllis Diller
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Old December 16 2011, 07:27 PM   #25
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Old December 16 2011, 09:53 PM   #26
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Didn't Majel "only" do alternate episodes of Voyager? Who did the other episodes?

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Old December 16 2011, 11:06 PM   #27
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Didn't Majel "only" do alternate episodes of Voyager? Who did the other episodes?
IMDb has Majel credited with voicing the Voyager computer for 114 episodes out of the total 170, and I can't recall ever hearing of another actor doing computer-voice duties on Voyager. (I'd guess that if you were to check transcripts for the other 56 episodes, you'd find that the ship's computer simply had no lines.)
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Old December 17 2011, 06:55 AM   #28
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Re: Computer voice for Trek XII - With Majel gone, now what?

Hythlodeus wrote: View Post
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Jim Parsons talking as Dr. Sheldon Cooper.

That way the computer is always right and is obsessive to the point of initiating self destruct just to prove a point.

=p
I'd pay to see/hear that
The funniest thing is, everytime I think about that idea, I can hear that Texan drawl over the comm.

Someone should edit a vid of ST:XI with soundbites from Sheldon.

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Old December 17 2011, 07:38 AM   #29
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Some computer voice lines (mainly those for the Jellyfish ship's computer, says Memory Alpha) were done by Lynnanne Zager.
I recall when the movie was released, some people asking if the Jellyfish's voice was Kirstie Alley. That would have been cool.
Yeah, although Kirstie Alley seems pretty set on her new career of being the butt of all kinds of jokes about her size.
Kirstie Alley was the original choice for the new computer voice but J.J. couldn't pry the ham-loaf out of her cheek pouches to get a clear sentence...
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Old December 17 2011, 09:45 AM   #30
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Pee Wee Herman or Gilbert Gottfried.
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