With Majel gone, now what? (Computer voice and simulations)

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by gastrof, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. Kirk1980

    Kirk1980 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 16, 2006
    Yeah but then with that....you'd start fantasizing about everything but doing your job.
  2. Eric Cheung

    Eric Cheung Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 19, 2008
    Boston, MA
    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).
  3. TS-1838-SWATH

    TS-1838-SWATH Commander Red Shirt

    Feb 13, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Male Version Holly = Maybe :wtf:
    Female Version Holly =YES :cool:
  4. Aquehonga

    Aquehonga Fleet Captain

    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.
  5. darkshadow0001

    darkshadow0001 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 4, 2003
    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?
  6. jefferiestubes8

    jefferiestubes8 Commodore Premium Member

    Mar 8, 2009
    New York City
    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.
  7. FreddyE

    FreddyE Captain Captain

    Oct 15, 2009
    I think she actually recorded such a library.
  8. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
    You mean the final trailer? There have been three already! Here's the most recent:
  9. arch101

    arch101 Commodore Commodore

    May 3, 1999
    10 miles west of the Universal Hub
    I'd love it if they got Marina using her Brit accent to do the voice.
  10. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Shay Sights should be the new voice of the computer.
  11. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2012
    Melakon's grave
    Heck, Douglas Rain is still around though in his 80s. Although the computer saying "I'm sorry, Captain. I'm afraid I can't do that" might be unnerving.