TOS Voice-Over Actor?

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  1. cblmc1296

    cblmc1296 Commander Red Shirt

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    I have wondered for a long time who did the voice-overs on TOS such as in Amok Time, when the Enterprise assumes orbit:

    V-O: " USS Enterprise from Vulcan Space Central. Permission granted. And from all of Vulcan, welcome. Is Commander Spock with you?"

    This voice is heard in a fair number of TOS episodes but I've never managed to find any mention of who provided that voice. Tonight, I happened upon "Futureworld" - the silly 1976 sequel to Michael Crichton's excellent '73 film "Westworld" and I could swear I heard that same voice in the robot control-room.

    I always thought it sounded a little like Gunter Meisner (Slugworth from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory... but I can't imagine it's him.

    Can anybody shed any light? Thanks!

    LLAP
     
  2. KirkPicard

    KirkPicard Captain Captain

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    Walker Edmiston was the talent and also provided his voice in "The Corbomite Maneuver" as the voice of Balok, "A Taste of Armageddon" as Eminiar Security voice, "Friday's Child" as voice of SS Dierdre, and "The Gamesters of Triskelion" as Provider #2 voice
     
  3. number6

    number6 Vice Admiral

    I don't think he over-acted at all.
     
  4. cblmc1296

    cblmc1296 Commander Red Shirt

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    Wow! Thank you! That's kinda bugged me for a while now. I guess I can sleep tonight! LOL!
     
  5. cblmc1296

    cblmc1296 Commander Red Shirt

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    Ok then... voice under actor. ;-)
     
  6. DeepSpaceWine

    DeepSpaceWine Commander Red Shirt

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    Edmiston was also the voice of Inferno in Transformers (the 80s cartoon).

    I didn't know who did that voice over, but I know the voice over for the 70s/80s Incredible Hulk series was Lurch from the Addams Family.
     
  7. Captain Robert April

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    Um, Ted Cassidy did the voice of the puppet Balok, while Vic Perrin dubbed Clint Howard's Balok.
     
  8. HarryM

    HarryM Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    One that I've always wondered about is the voice of the Tantalus colony control, I think it was Elizabeth Rogers ("Lt Palmer") but never was able to find out for sure. She also did the voice of the Companion.
     
  9. Captain Robert April

    Captain Robert April Vice Admiral Admiral

    ^ I think you're right on that one.
     
  10. cblmc1296

    cblmc1296 Commander Red Shirt

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    Vic Perrin (who was probably best known for the prologue voice-over on "The Outer Limits") also did the voice of Nomad if I remember correctly and he appeared on screen as Tharn in Mirror Mirror. For some reason though, his voice credits were always easier to find than the one I originally inquired about.
     
  11. cblmc1296

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    Oh, and I think Vic Perrin voiced the Metron in Arena also.
     
  12. HaventGotALife

    HaventGotALife Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Didn't Doohan do some voice overs or was that just in the Animated Series?
     
  13. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    Doohan did Sargon's voice in "Return to Tomorrow," the M5 in "The Ultimate Computer," the Melkotian buoy in "Spectre of the Gun," and the Oracle in "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky and My, This Is an Awfully Long Title, Isn't It?"
     
  14. Sir Rhosis

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    Although I had heard that for years, most sources (Memory Alpha, Wikipedia) now agree that it was Edmiston, not Perrin who dubbed the "real" Balok. Before his death Edmiston asserted same.

    Sir Rhosis
     
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    cblmc1296 Commander Red Shirt

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    Just went back and listened to the V-O for Clint Howard's Balok and I am convinced. The characteristics of that voice are much more like the Amok Time & Tase of Armageddon voice-overs. I guess it is Edmiston.
     
  16. GSchnitzer

    GSchnitzer Co-Executive Producer Moderator

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    I think the female communications voice from the Tantalus Colony was simply Lethe--played by Susanne Wasson.
     
  17. Captain Robert April

    Captain Robert April Vice Admiral Admiral

    That would make sense. She did have a similar voice.
     
  18. A.V.I.A.F.

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    :cool: And, she loved her work.
     
  19. Captain Robert April

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    He also did the base commander in "The Ultimate Computer", one of the Mission Control voices in "Assignment: Earth", and probably a few others that I'm not recalling at the moment.

    Y'see, this is one of the reasons we're doing a new Concordance, to clear up these things.
     
  20. scotpens

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    The ubiquitous Bartell LaRue did numerous offscreen Trek voices, including the Guardian of Forever in "City on the Edge of Forever," one of the Providers in "Gamesters of Triskelion," the TV announcer in "Bread and Circuses," and some of the mission control voices in "Assignment: Earth." In the original pilot, "The Cage," when the transporter tech says "Yes, sir. There's a canyon to the left. We can set you there completely unobserved," it's LaRue's voice dubbed in.