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Old March 14 2013, 08:50 PM   #76
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Re: Who should voice the Enterprise computer?

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Old March 14 2013, 10:27 PM   #77
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Don Messick...if he was still alive.
Don LaFontaine would have been a better choice.

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Old March 14 2013, 11:30 PM   #78
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Don Messick...if he was still alive.
Don LaFontaine would have been a better choice.

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Old March 14 2013, 11:42 PM   #79
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Re: Who should voice the Enterprise computer?

They could always get Pablo Francisco to do a LaFontaine voice.

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Old March 15 2013, 01:32 AM   #80
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They could always get Pablo Francisco to do a LaFontaine voice.

Ok. Now it's the whole computer.

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Old March 15 2013, 01:56 AM   #81
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Speaking of...we have gotten to a point where a computer generated voice could work. Look at Siri.
Exactly. Here's SIRI in mine, and she even has an attitude problem.
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Old March 15 2013, 02:04 AM   #82
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I wonder - given how many lines of computer dialogue she must have done over the years, how hard would it be to imprint Majel's vocal patterns onto a Siri-style computer voice? That way the Enterprise's 'voice' could still be Majel (sort of).
It wouldn't be hard at all, if her original voiceovers are still in good condition with no background noise. I mean, after all, how many different things does the computer have to say? It's not going to hold an arbitrary conversation (unless it becomes completely sentient). I bet you she recorded the same phrases multiple times too over the years, for no real reason. And she did it for games too, right? It's all there somewhere to be sifted through if the desire were there to do it.

Of course, if they wanted to be canonical, it would have to be Majel's 60s computer voice, the falsetto monotone, which is far less distinctive and therefore easier to copy, but is hard to take seriously these days.
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Old March 15 2013, 03:39 AM   #83
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^ Especially with the rat-a-tat-tat typewriter noise accompanying it.
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Old March 15 2013, 11:55 AM   #84
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I demand the typewriter noise or I'm boycotting AbramsTrek as FAAAAAAKE!!!
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Old March 15 2013, 09:47 PM   #85
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^ That reminds me. Stephen McHattie as the computer voice!
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Old March 16 2013, 08:21 PM   #86
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Ken Nordine has a cool voice.
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Old March 16 2013, 09:43 PM   #87
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Old March 16 2013, 11:21 PM   #88
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I demand the typewriter noise or I'm boycotting AbramsTrek as FAAAAAAKE!!!
And I'll be expecting you to start that picket line on opening night. Deal?
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Old March 17 2013, 12:01 AM   #89
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I'd be more than happy for them to use a fully computer generated voice.
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