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Who is your favorite computer voice in a movie?
Poll: Who is your favorite computer voice in a movie?
2001: A Space Odyssey (Dave)
Logan's Run
Original Star Trek
Later Star Trek spinoffs (Majel Barrett)
Alien (Mother)
WarGames (Joshua)
Night Rider (Kitt)
Iron Man (Jarvis)
Other (please specify)
View Results (16 votes)


Dec 3 2018, 2:12pm

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Who is your favorite computer voice in a movie? Can't Post

With Logan's Run on Netflix, I rewatched a few scenes and remembered how it seems like one of the better computer voices in a movie: *not* tinny and metallic, which had been the norm (in Twilight Zone and Outer Limits), and somehow flat but with a hint of emotion, such as when she tells Logan "The question has been answered" with a bit of stern irritation in her voice that it's time to move on.

I think a good computer voice doesn't sound like a machine or a person in a can, but it can't have too much personality, or you think it's too obviously a human. Getting it right is not as easy as it seems.

What's your favorite, and why?

Thor 'n' Oakenshield

Dec 3 2018, 3:26pm

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Jarvis [In reply to] Can't Post

I've always loved that voice. And seeing him come to life was wonderful.


Dec 3 2018, 6:20pm

Post #3 of 7 (2411 views)
S1m0ne [In reply to] Can't Post

Usually Simone only synthesizes Taransky's (Al Pacino's) voice, but then:

"Are you ever going to tell the truth about me, Mr Taransky?"

N.E. Brigand

Dec 3 2018, 11:24pm

Post #4 of 7 (2390 views)
Who's Dave? [In reply to] Can't Post

Douglas Rain.


Dec 4 2018, 12:34am

Post #5 of 7 (2379 views)
"His creepy calmness was unforgettable" // [In reply to] Can't Post


Tol Eressea

Dec 13 2018, 11:13pm

Post #6 of 7 (2152 views)
Jarvis... [In reply to] Can't Post

since I am an unabashed fan of Paul Bettany... so nice he came out from behind the machine to play Vision...



well they gotta bring him back...

Grey Havens

Jan 2, 11:47pm

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