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Old September 5 2012, 06:56 AM   #1
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NuTAS: Would Shatner Do It?

If a new animated series was made set in the prime TOS universe would Shatner be willing to do Kirk's voice?
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Old September 5 2012, 11:19 AM   #2
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Re: NuTAS: Would Shatner Do It?

Why not, if the price was right. Shatner does a lot of voice work.
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Old September 5 2012, 02:37 PM   #3
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Agreed - if the money was right I am sure most of the TOS crew would come back. That being said - I don't think there would much interest in bringing TOS crew back. I see having an animated nuTrek crew series with the current actors voicing their parts - if the money was right being a better option. In between the major motion pictures, I would think that they could voice their roles for a whole season in a pretty short amount of time which would also be appealing.
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Old September 5 2012, 08:29 PM   #4
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Agreed - if the money was right I am sure most of the TOS crew would come back. That being said - I don't think there would much interest in bringing TOS crew back. I see having an animated nuTrek crew series with the current actors voicing their parts - if the money was right being a better option. In between the major motion pictures, I would think that they could voice their roles for a whole season in a pretty short amount of time which would also be appealing.
A nuTrek series in the style of the Abramsverse would make me heave. In the least I wouldn't watch---not hard since I watch practically zero network television anymore.
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Old September 5 2012, 11:27 PM   #5
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Re: NuTAS: Would Shatner Do It?

Shatner couldn't ask too much, plenty of people that sound like him or Pine or close enough.
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Old September 5 2012, 11:43 PM   #6
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Re: NuTAS: Would Shatner Do It?

We're already getting more than enough of Kirk as a punk. No more Pine/nuKirk, please, outside of that.
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Old September 5 2012, 11:50 PM   #7
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Shatner couldn't ask too much, plenty of people that sound like him or Pine or close enough.
Agreed. I was thinking of actor/comedian Kevin Pollak imitating Captain Kirk.

Here is Kevin doing a Star Trek Parody stand-up routine from March 22, 1989.


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Old September 6 2012, 12:05 AM   #8
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Parody is not doing Shatner's Kirk as he was in TOS. It's an over the top caricature.
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Old September 6 2012, 01:14 AM   #9
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Parody is not doing Shatner's Kirk as he was in TOS. It's an over the top caricature.
That's true, but I believe Kevin Pollak could tone it down and do a more accurate version of Captain Kirk for a new TAS if he was being considered for the part.


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Old September 6 2012, 01:20 AM   #10
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Re: NuTAS: Would Shatner Do It?

Shatner et al. toned it down a ton, since they were standing with a mic before them, presumable in a booth, rather than talking to other people in a room or on location.
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Old September 6 2012, 01:28 AM   #11
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Shatner couldn't ask too much, plenty of people that sound like him or Pine or close enough.
I would suspect Shatner would ask for exactly what he wanted and they could take it or leave it. He's not hurting for work, and Trek is a long, long way from being his only--or even, I suspect, his favorite--meal ticket.
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Old September 6 2012, 04:59 AM   #12
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I'm sure at this point Paramount could easily "synth-create" his voice using whatever syllables they have through all his audio recordings through all the years... kind of like what The Simpsons producers threatened to do years ago to that series' main cast.

It would only be a matter of licensing rights.
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Old September 7 2012, 12:27 AM   #13
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I am pro-Shatner, but his voice is definitely old-man-huskier. They'd have to software-ize it. I'd like it though.
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Old September 7 2012, 06:20 PM   #14
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Agreed - if the money was right I am sure most of the TOS crew would come back. That being said - I don't think there would much interest in bringing TOS crew back. I see having an animated nuTrek crew series with the current actors voicing their parts - if the money was right being a better option. In between the major motion pictures, I would think that they could voice their roles for a whole season in a pretty short amount of time which would also be appealing.
A nuTrek series in the style of the Abramsverse would make me heave. In the least I wouldn't watch---not hard since I watch practically zero network television anymore.
I wouldn't watch it, either. I finally saw the nuTrek movie on TV, and the kindest adjective I can come up with for it is "ridiculous". The worst adjectives I can come up with can't be used on this forum.
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Old September 7 2012, 07:37 PM   #15
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Well, in all likelihood, they wouldn't be making it for us. I don't know how old all of you are, but I no longer fit into the 18-49 demographic age group - the ones that TV apparently crawls over broken glass to cater to (though I don't know why because I/we think I have more disposable income). That being said, my three children do fit into that age group, as do their friends - and they thought that the new movie was great.
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