“Space... the final frontier” Clean Recording

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  1. Kamdan

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    Does anyone know if there’s a clean recording of Shatner’s narration from the opening credits of the show without the music or sound effects?
     
  2. alensatemybuick1

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    I gather there must be somewhere, since the same narration (I think) was used in TAS (different music). Also, wasn't the opening music re-done for TOS-remastered?

    ON EDIT: Part of it was used as well for the Enterprise finale.

    ON EDIT (again): http://trekcore.com/tos/audio/misc/narration.mp3
     
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  3. Kamdan

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    Excellent! Thank you very much for posting that. I wish there was a clean version of this recording of the narration. It only exists on the original tracks as apparently the narration was replaced with the one posted above.
     
  4. Christopher

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    Yes, I'm fairly sure it was the same recording, albeit with more reverb added.
     
  5. alensatemybuick1

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    Agree about the reverb, which is why I wasn't sure...
     
  6. Methuselah Flint

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    I have the raw version somewhere, as well as several different takes Shatner did.
     
  7. Lance

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    The extracted audio files from the CDROM edition of Star Trek: 25th Anniversary adventure game features a clean narration, but if course it's 1990s era Shat doing it, and it's slightly reworded.
     
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    "No one" has gone before and such?
     
  9. Lance

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    From memory, "no man" survives, but "five year mission" is condensed simply to "mission".
     
  10. alensatemybuick1

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    Also, "to seek out" became "to discover" (new life and new civilizations):

     
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    Always seemed curious to me that they altered the words, given that in most every other aspect the game tried incredibly hard to be faithful to replicating the sixties series. :shrug:

    At one time, for my own amusement, I married up the clean recording of the narration (extracted from the game files) with the version of the TMP music used in TFF which included the opening fanfare, as a kind of hypothetical 'opening narration' to the Phase II series :D Part of me thinks I oughta do it again and marry it to footage of the Enterprise from the movies to try and create a Phase II title sequence, lol.
     
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  12. Kamdan

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    Love to hear them!
     
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    WOW they really screwed up the timing of the Enterprise swishing in front of the screen right after "...to boldly go where no man has gone before!" Kills all the drama.
     
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    A few years ago, someone released some really rare audio from the series. Among those was Shatner's narration, clean and without reverb. With alternate takes. I also have it somewhere. It was a cool novelty to have, but it's not like I go back and listen to it often. :)
     
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  15. Kamdan

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    Love to listen to it.
     
  16. Kamdan

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    Anyone have the mentioned audio takes?
     
  17. ZapBrannigan

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    Shatner was a cast member on TAS. Why wouldn't he simply do the narration lines again for that series? I always just assumed he had done just that. It sounded different to me.

    I recall that when TOS was remastered for DVD, circa 2006, the audio guys had trouble finding a clean narration for the newly performed main title music, but they did find it.
     
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    Thanks!!!


    :)
     
  19. Kamdan

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    Does anyone have this?
     
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