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Old March 13 2013, 02:45 AM   #46
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Re: Who should voice the Enterprise computer?

Brent Spiner might be a bit obvious but...

Perhaps voice samples of Arik Soong, in an incredibly pissy and sarcastic mood.

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Old March 13 2013, 03:13 AM   #47
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Re: Who should voice the Enterprise computer?

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Nichelle Nichols.
Seconded.
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or Keifer Sutherland.
When was the last time any of you guys heard her? Her voice has aged.
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Old March 13 2013, 04:07 AM   #48
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I've often tried to think of actresses who had similar voices to Majel Barrett's, but her tones were pretty distinctive. I think Stockard Channing has a fairly similar voice -- maybe Susan Sullivan, a bit less so. Wendie Malick? Katey Sagal?
I like all of these

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I think Stockard Channing has a fairly similar voice
Excellent suggestion, was just going to make it also. Nancy Pelosi'd be a great choice too. And Candice Bergen... definitely an older, classy lady.
Candice Bergen might be OK too.

Nancy Pelosi?

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Old March 13 2013, 10:54 AM   #49
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Re: Who should voice the Enterprise computer?

Samuel Jackson, Richard Simmons or Shay Sights.
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Old March 13 2013, 11:19 AM   #50
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Re: Who should voice the Enterprise computer?

How about an actual text-to-speech synthesizer, using parameters to approximate Majel Barret's voice, monotone or otherwise?

I mean to say, I'd want to hear such things audition for the part, if I were running the show.
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Old March 13 2013, 05:40 PM   #51
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Re: Who should voice the Enterprise computer?

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Should be Marina Sirtis
I agree.
No. A computer voice that could one day be tossing off shield stats and warp core breach warnings must have a bit of a brass twang to it, as Majel's did. Sirtis has a lovely voice, but no twang.
She has a British accent.
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Old March 13 2013, 05:46 PM   #52
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I would choose George Takei.
"Ohhhhhhmyyyyyyyy warp core breach in progress. Abandon ship."
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Old March 13 2013, 05:50 PM   #53
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Should be Marina Sirtis
Yes it should...
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Old March 13 2013, 06:36 PM   #54
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She has a British accent.
Not so much anymore, since she's lived in the US for 20 years. Here's a recent clip of her where her accent sounds like a mix of American and her original Cockney and maybe a few other things. Of course, as an actress, Sirtis is capable of doing multiple accents; the "British accent" she usually uses onscreen is more upper-class than her native East End accent, and of course Troi's accent was originally a made-up blend of various Mediterranean and Eastern European influences that evolved to become more mid-Atlantic by the end of the series. (If anyone doesn't know, "mid-Atlantic" refers to an accent that's indeterminately between English and American, sounding English to American ears and vice-versa; it's often used by supposedly English characters in American films and shows. In fact, Sirtis considers Troi's later accent to have been "American.") And she's done a full-blown American accent in various parts, like Margot in Gargoyles.
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Old March 13 2013, 06:57 PM   #55
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Samuel Jackson...
"I'm tired of all these muther tribbles on this muther starship!"
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Old March 13 2013, 09:21 PM   #56
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Re: Who should voice the Enterprise computer?

Dame Judi Dench. She possesses a commanding and knowledgeable voice.

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Nancy Pelosi'd be a great choice too.
Or, we could just have someone repeatedly drag their fingernails down a blackboard and get the same effect.

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Old March 13 2013, 09:39 PM   #57
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Re: Who should voice the Enterprise computer?

Parminder Nagra.
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Old March 13 2013, 09:40 PM   #58
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Re: Who should voice the Enterprise computer?

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"I'm tired of all these muther tribbles on this muther starship!"
That reminds me of the Voyager episode Q2 when the younger Q reprograms the computer with an attitude.

Janeway goes to ther replicator to order her standard coffee, and in Barrett's voice the computer says, "....get it yourself."
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Old March 13 2013, 09:49 PM   #59
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Jeremy Clarkson !
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Old March 13 2013, 10:16 PM   #60
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Should be Marina Sirtis
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who will voice the ship now?
They should get Marina Sirtis; keep it in the family of sorts.
When I first suggested Marina 15 months ago no one seemed keen on the idea!
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