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Old February 3 2009, 04:45 AM   #16
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Re: With Majel gone, now what? (Computer voice and simulations)

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There is always Troi or Crusher taking over the computer voice duties. Its going to be weird not having Majel voicing the computer and not going to be part of the new future of trek
That's not a bad idea. I think Marina Sirtis could make a great future Enterprise voice.
Nichelle Nichols would sound really good also, though maybe a bit too low in pitch at times for a computer voice. It could always be subtly modulated though.
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Old February 3 2009, 08:35 AM   #17
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Re: With Majel gone, now what? (Computer voice and simulations)

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yeah, judi durand provided the compuer voice for EF1 before being replaced by majel in the 1.2 patch/expansion pack and really, it's hard to tell the difference between them.
Judi was also the Spacedock voice in ST III.
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Old February 3 2009, 08:37 AM   #18
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Re: With Majel gone, now what? (Computer voice and simulations)

There are lots of voice actors who replace others when they get too old or pass on. Quite a few guys have done Bugs Bunny since Mel Blanc passed away, and the Enterprise computer was a monotone, which is fairly easy to ape.
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Old February 4 2009, 06:09 PM   #19
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Re: With Majel gone, now what? (Computer voice and simulations)

Time for a new voice. All due respect to Majel, she's gone now and I personally find it somewhat creepy and morbid to "resurrect" dead actors for new film projects.
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Old February 15 2009, 10:15 PM   #20
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Re: With Majel gone, now what? (Computer voice and simulations)

I think Jennifer Lien would be a good choice for a new computer. I always liked the sound of her voice...
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Old February 16 2009, 12:30 AM   #21
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Re: With Majel gone, now what? (Computer voice and simulations)

Yeah but then with that....you'd start fantasizing about everything but doing your job.
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Old February 17 2009, 04:14 PM   #22
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May Majel rest in peace

How about holly from Red Dwarf as the new computer voice?
Norman Lovett's probably getting on in age too, but it gives me an idea: they could say that the Starfleet computer decided to get a sex-change and cast someone like Lovett or Simon Pegg or Alan Rickman (a la Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy).
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Old February 19 2009, 05:35 AM   #23
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Re: With Majel gone, now what? (Computer voice and simulations)

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May Majel rest in peace

How about holly from Red Dwarf as the new computer voice?
Male Version Holly = Maybe
Female Version Holly =YES
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Old February 24 2009, 09:38 PM   #24
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Re: With Majel gone, now what? (Computer voice and simulations)

Deborah Pratt, of Quantum Leap fame, would be a good choice for ST's new computer voice.

Appropriate too

Would build upon the 4 years of Captain Beckett perfectly & make-up for Al's disappointing Very Special Guest Star visit on ENT {as that meanie alien general guy}.

DP became/was a QL producer as well.
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Old February 24 2009, 10:10 PM   #25
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Re: With Majel gone, now what? (Computer voice and simulations)

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Is it possible that there's enough in the way of voice-recordings for them to create a simulation of her voice for future projects? (Is this something called "voice sampling"?)

If possible, it'd be an equally great move to still use her for any new lines spoken by the computer.

IS it possible?
Yes, something similar was done with Superman Returns when they used Marlon Brando for Jor-El. However, since we seem to be going into a different type of "universe" for Star Trek with this new film, maybe someone new would be better for the computer voice. We've already had several different computer voices for the Enterprise series and TOS movies. So why not someone new?
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Old March 15 2013, 04:02 AM   #26
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Re: With Majel gone, now what? (Computer voice and simulations)

We have 2 weeks before the trailer for Trek XII is released.
We may know then if thy used Majel's voice for the computer in that film. If so did they make a library of her voice to use for all Trek because if they did that would be awesome continuity and a great connection always to Roddenberry.
Would a different female voice matter? It wouldn't be cheaper in the long run after the next 2 Trek series in 20 years. Once built a library database could be used for decades since it would be digital.
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Old March 15 2013, 11:49 AM   #27
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Re: With Majel gone, now what? (Computer voice and simulations)

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We have 2 weeks before the trailer for Trek XII is released.
We may know then if thy used Majel's voice for the computer in that film. If so did they make a library of her voice to use for all Trek because if they did that would be awesome continuity and a great connection always to Roddenberry.
Would a different female voice matter? It wouldn't be cheaper in the long run after the next 2 Trek series in 20 years. Once built a library database could be used for decades since it would be digital.
I think she actually recorded such a library.
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Old March 15 2013, 12:34 PM   #28
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We have 2 weeks before the trailer for Trek XII is released.
You mean the final trailer? There have been three already! Here's the most recent:
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Old March 30 2013, 01:11 AM   #29
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I'd love it if they got Marina using her Brit accent to do the voice.
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Old March 30 2013, 01:54 AM   #30
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Shay Sights should be the new voice of the computer.
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