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Old December 11 2008, 11:37 AM   #1
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Majel Barrett-Roddenberry To Play Computer Voice

Just been confirmed according to Variety, courtesy of Trekmovie.

Awesome news, its great that she is being included! Loved her work in all 5 series.

http://trekmovie.com/2008/12/10/maje...ar-trek-movie/
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Old December 11 2008, 12:48 PM   #2
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"COM-PUTE-ING BEEP BEEP BEEP!!!"
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Old December 11 2008, 12:51 PM   #3
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Re---cording...

...dear.
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Old December 11 2008, 01:11 PM   #4
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One cool chick
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Old December 11 2008, 01:19 PM   #5
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Very nice and totally appropriate.
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Old December 11 2008, 01:59 PM   #6
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Very nice and totally appropriate.
thats great! another original cast member.
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Old December 11 2008, 02:26 PM   #7
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No... seriously? You could hear the "old" in her voice even before Voyager finished. I hope they clean her up a bit.

So... do we want to hear the inflectionless deadpan of TOS or the TNG-era version?
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Old December 11 2008, 02:32 PM   #8
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I appreciate this.
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Old December 11 2008, 02:41 PM   #9
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Great news.

This has made my day.
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Old December 11 2008, 02:51 PM   #10
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I really hope they don't do the clackity computer voice from TOS. Better to just leave it like TNG on. Otherwise this is cool news.
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Old December 11 2008, 02:56 PM   #11
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No... seriously? You could hear the "old" in her voice even before Voyager finished. I hope they clean her up a bit.

So... do we want to hear the inflectionless deadpan of TOS or the TNG-era version?
Does it REALLY matter to you personally what the intonations of an AI-driven computer access and retrieval system sound like? The information the audible system provides is still the same. IT could sound like a bad-arse biker babe with 10 years of smoking habit backing her up. The information provided is still the same. Seriously man...

Including Majel gets my approval as well. Well played, sirs.
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Old December 11 2008, 03:02 PM   #12
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No... seriously? You could hear the "old" in her voice even before Voyager finished. I hope they clean her up a bit.

So... do we want to hear the inflectionless deadpan of TOS or the TNG-era version?
Does it REALLY matter to you personally what the intonations of an AI-driven computer access and retrieval system sound like? The information the audible system provides is still the same. IT could sound like a bad-arse biker babe with 10 years of smoking habit backing her up. The information provided is still the same. Seriously man...

Including Majel gets my approval as well. Well played, sirs.
The question was asked in jest. No way in hell would they use the throwback voice. The beast I'm posting with has a more believable voice than the TOS computer.

Maybe I should have made it more obvious... posted some silly emoticon or something...

Anyway, the TNG-era voice was retconned in during Enterprise... so now the computer has always had that voice.
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Old December 11 2008, 03:43 PM   #13
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I want the clickity-clack typewriter sound!

"Working!"
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Old December 11 2008, 03:45 PM   #14
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I think Barrett-Rodenberry will be a good addition (although I don't think her inclusion was 'required')...

...however, I wonder why we haven't heard from the people with negative comments like:
"Abrams is simply buying Majel's approval by putting her in the film."
or
"Abrams is sorely mistaken if thinks he can win over the real fans by simply adding Majel as a 'token'."

You know which people I mean. I'm talking about the same people who (before this announcement) would have said:
"Abrams MUST use Majel as the computer's voice. By not having Majel, Abrams is proving to us that he doesn't care about the real fans."
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Old December 11 2008, 03:49 PM   #15
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Akiraprise wrote: View Post
I really hope they don't do the clackity computer voice from TOS. Better to just leave it like TNG on. Otherwise this is cool news.

I imagine they probably will have her do the voice the way she did in the 24th century shows. After all, that's how she did it when she did the Defiant computer's voice in Enterprise's MU two parter.
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