Who should voice the Enterprise computer?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by Mirror Sulu, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Nightowl1701

    Nightowl1701 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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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).
     
  2. greenlight

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    Okay, the Fran Drescher suggestion made me laugh out loud and now I'm going to be hearing it in her voice no matter who does it. But as far as serious suggestions? George Takei, Terry Farrell, or Whoopi Goldberg would all be reluctantly acceptable if you wanted to have some cutesy connection. But as much as I have an irrational loathing of Stockard Channing, she seems to be the best suggestion I've heard yet.
     
  3. Ovation

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    The Swedish Chef, of course.
     
  4. Squiggy

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    That technology doesn't exist. So, pretty hard.
     
  5. Gil T.Azell

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    Thirded
    or Keifer Sutherland.
     
  6. ChristopherPike

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    Brent Spiner might be a bit obvious but...

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

    Spock: "Transfer scans of new Klingon cruiser to the Science station."

    Computer: "I'm busy."
     
  7. Squiggy

    Squiggy FrozenToad Admiral

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    When was the last time any of you guys heard her? Her voice has aged.
     
  8. Sindatur

    Sindatur The Grey Owl Wizard Premium Member

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    I like all of these

    Candice Bergen might be OK too.

    Nancy Pelosi?

    Kirk: Computer Scan that Nebula for it's makeup and calculate devastation spread if we blow up that ship
    Computer: I'm sorry Captain, you'll have to blow up that ship before I can tell you what's in the Nebula
     
  9. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Samuel Jackson, Richard Simmons or Shay Sights.
     
  10. CorporalCaptain

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    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.
     
  11. Saul

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    She has a British accent.
     
  12. Kirby

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    "Ohhhhhhmyyyyyyyy warp core breach in progress. Abandon ship."
     
  13. Relayer1

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    Yes it should...
     
  14. Christopher

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    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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  16. T'Girl

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

    Or, we could just have someone repeatedly drag their fingernails down a blackboard and get the same effect.

    :)
     
  17. Relayer1

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    Parminder Nagra.
     
  18. DarthTom

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    :lol: 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."
     
  19. Relayer1

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    Jeremy Clarkson !
     
  20. Rarewolf

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    When I first suggested Marina 15 months ago no one seemed keen on the idea!