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« on: November 05, 2008, 04:45:18 pm »

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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2008, 07:03:49 am »

I'll only do it if we can get Majel Barrett's voice.  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2008, 07:19:40 am »

Microsoft Mary not good enough for you is she tomh38 Wink?
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2008, 09:45:06 am »

I'll only do it if we can get Majel Barrett's voice.  Grin

LOL I want the voice of Orac.... now lets see how many of you get that reference....
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2008, 11:31:15 am »

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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2008, 09:15:15 am »

I'll only do it if we can get Majel Barrett's voice.  Grin

LOL I want the voice of Orac.... now lets see how many of you get that reference....

Blake's 7 ... and I didn't even have to google it.  I actually used to watch that show. 

Me:
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2008, 02:47:44 pm »

I'll only do it if we can get Majel Barrett's voice.  Grin

LOL I want the voice of Orac.... now lets see how many of you get that reference....

Not the voice of Zen?  (Peter Tuddenham did all the computer voices, BTW.)

Aside from the characters' wardrobe that looked like it was borrowed from ABBA I still really like Blake's 7.  OK, the special effects are on the level of (or slightly below) 1970s Dr. Who, but the writing was generally excellent and the characters were interesting.

OK, here's a more obscure one for you...

How about the voice of Box?
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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2008, 02:00:09 am »

Box?  Just can't quite place it, though there is something nagging at the back of my mind that I just can't quite place....

My machine is called Angel One, with my second machine called Angel Two.... anyone get that reference?

I loved Blake's 7 - wobbly sets and special effects that barely qualified but excellent storylines and characters... I gather its due for a remake - though not sure if its a 50 years on thing or a re-imagining as with Galactica I don't know.   And yes loved Zen, but used to use Orac for my Windows 95 close down....

 "I am shutting down, I have much to do, you have engaged my circuits on your petty affairs for far too long"

The files are at: http://www.btinternet.com/~blakes.seven/main/Downloads/Quotes/body_quotes.html
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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2008, 08:34:44 am »

Box was Nathan Spring's portable computer on "Star Cops"  (BBC Two, 1987, PBS some years later)

Angel One as in from Star Trek: The Next Generation?
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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2008, 09:26:08 am »

Ah no.... a radio science fiction series, Angel One and Angel Two were the freewill computers that ran the space ship Challenger...  Ancillary Guardians of Environment and Life... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthsearch

Unfortunately I didn't catch Star Cops, one of those series that unfortunately passed me by.
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« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2008, 11:57:48 am »

Only 9 episodes of "Star Cops" were ever made.  Filiming of the 10th was halted by a strike and then the program was cancelled.  Pity.  It was actually quite good.  One episode in particular, "Intelligent Listening For Beginners", was amazingly well written.  Yes, some of the people involve dhad previously worked on Blake's 7 and Doctor Who.  It is available on DVD in the UK.

OK... a quiz for everyone:  where did these computers come from:

Holly
Mr. Smith
The General
The BOSS
Rommy (sp?)
Eddie


Should be easy for a tru science fiction fan  Grin

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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2008, 12:40:59 pm »

I know only Holly.

Though I may have seen / read about the others.
I love scifi, but have done so for quite a while (I typically forget names and details)... and there's still a lot I haven't read or seen.
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« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2008, 03:03:13 pm »

Holly   - Red Dwarf
Mr. Smith - The Sarah Jane Adventures
The General
The BOSS - Doctor Who (The Green Death)
Rommy (sp?)
Eddie - Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy


:-) will that do for starters :-)


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« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2008, 03:20:43 pm »

Rommie from Andromeda is the hottest "computer" I've ever laid eyes upon!
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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2008, 07:35:57 pm »

Very good.  The missing answer:

The General -- The Prisoner (two episodes but mainly in "The General")
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