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Old March 5 2013, 03:48 AM   #16
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Re: Where did Troi get her accent?

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It bothers me that in all the latter appearances, Sirtis stopped playing Deanna Troi and just played Marina Sirtis.

Does it bother anyone else?
Or (since Troi was seemingly never too popular) was it an improvement?

I think this was an improvement. Her original greek-inspired accent sounded like a speech-impediment. It was the biggest problem I had with the character. She's much more charming with her regular UK accent.
Yeah, I greatly prefer Marina Sirtis' regular accent.

It sucks that the producers thought it would be too confusing for two of actors on TNG to have British accents, forcing her to change her it.
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Old March 5 2013, 11:09 AM   #17
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Re: Where did Troi get her accent?

I thought the original idea was that it was supposed to 'accentuate' her being non-human, more than anything else. The real problem isn't with Deanna's dodgy accent, it's with the fact that Mrs Roddenberry made a mockery of those original intentions by playing Lwaxana with her regular voice, which is what forced the aforementioned line about Deanna's father into the episode to cover Majel's apparent unwillingness to play along and do the strange accent. And then, of course, every Betazoid that followed Lwaxana just used the actor's normal voices, too.

I agree with the general consensus that Marina using her 'real' voice in the movies was much better. In fact, one of the weirdest things for me about the finale of Enterprise was hearing her using her TV series voice again (she kinda sounds like she's forgotten how to do it, but at least she does try).
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Old March 5 2013, 11:33 AM   #18
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Re: Where did Troi get her accent?

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It bothers me that in all the latter appearances, Sirtis stopped playing Deanna Troi and just played Marina Sirtis.

Does it bother anyone else?
Or (since Troi was seemingly never too popular) was it an improvement?

I think this was an improvement. Her original greek-inspired accent sounded like a speech-impediment. It was the biggest problem I had with the character. She's much more charming with her regular UK accent.
Maybe it is not so obvious to over-seas English speakers but that isn't her regular accent, it seems to be a weird mix of RP and.. something...

When she does her appearances on voyager she is getting a lot closer to her normal accent* but not still not quite.

* which seems to have shifted over time because of living in the US.
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