Picard Season 3 Will Introduce a New Laptop Voice

Screenshot: Paramount Since Majel Barrett sadly handed in 2008, Star Trek has turned to a…

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Since Majel Barrett sadly handed in 2008, Star Trek has turned to a plethora of options to create new voices to match her iconic function as generations of computer systems throughout the Trek franchise. However now as Picard pulls us an increasing number of into the Twenty fifth century timeline, it’s leaving Barrett’s legacy behind.

Talking on Twitter just lately, showrunner Terry Matalas confirmed that Picard’s remaining season—which can carry us the additional into an early Twenty fifth-century timeline that, apart from Discovery slingshotting far into the longer term, not one of the different modern Trek exhibits have explored but—will introduce not one, however two new pc voices. One would be the voice of civilian techniques, and one other will change into the de facto Starfleet pc voice throughout the Federation.

It is smart we’re solely actually simply seeing this now, inside the context of Star Trek’s timeline in-universe, somewhat than out of it, because it’s been practically 14 years since Barrett’s final contribution to the franchise within the 2009 Star Trek film. Picard hasn’t spent all that a lot time on Starfleet ships in its first few seasons, however now will, with the Titan and the Enterprise-F taking part in massive roles within the story. It’s not like there haven’t been different pc voices within the post-TNG motion pictures Trek timeline, both—Jessica McKenna voices the Cerritos’ pc on Decrease Decks, whereas Bonnie Gordon supplies the Protostar’s voice on Prodigy, giving us an perception to a “present” Starfleet that makes use of a wide range of vocal tones for its ship computer systems.

Whereas followers held some hope that the nostalgia-heavy bow out for the season would’ve discovered some approach to embody Barret’s voice (oft talked about have been guarantees for a voice financial institution of Barrett’s recordings made within the wake of her dying, however there’s been little advance on that within the years since), it is smart given the range of pc techniques we’ve seen in different Trek exhibits just lately that there’ll be a brand new voice to hold on her legacy into the franchise’s new century.

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