What do Keen's and Mort's voices sound like?

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This isn't exactly a misconceptions thing but I didn't think it warranted its own thread (mods can fix that if I'm wrong, I guess.) What do/did you guys imagine Keen and Mort's (and possibly others') voices to sound like?

I always imagined Keen to have a fairly mature-sounding, if not adult, voice, while I hear Mort speaking in an obnoxious, sniveling nasally kind of voice instead. And I think I pictured Lindsey sounding vaguely like Whoopi Goldberg for some reason. Sometimes I'd imagine the Bloogs sounding loud and grating, and the Shikadi speaking in a weird mid-pitched harmonic. Koraths, of course, sound like Scotsmen.
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What do you mean imagine? We hear Keen speaking! Clearly an electronic voice box - we hear it when he says no swimming without a wetsuit in K4 ;) Same goes for the rest of his robotic family singing in You've Got to eat you Vegetables (/whatever the correct title is).

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StupidBunny wrote:I always imagined Keen to have a fairly mature-sounding, if not adult, voice, while I hear Mort speaking in an obnoxious, sniveling nasally kind of voice instead.
Given the choice of those two I'd put them the other way around. Well, not so obnoxious for Keen, but yeah. He certainly seems more kiddish than Mort.

I think Keen is possibly intended to sound exactly like Tom Hall when he was a kid.
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I've always imagined Keen's voice as a pretty high pitched one, suitable for non-vulgar child curses. Might be because the first line I've read was "Aw nuts!" and I guess it stuck. :p Also because of the PC speaker version of the I can't swim sound. Always loved the PC speaker sound effects, especially in Dreams.
Mort on the other hand I imagined as a typical bully - always sounds like he's being sarcastic with you, which he actually often is, too. Definitely a deeper voice than Keen's and I think he'd draw out some words a lot, example: "Commander Clooown!"
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I can't imagine Mortimer McMire speaking without screaming every fifth sentence or so---or screaming any time someone decides to interrupt him, and throwing around curses (either English or alien) whenever Keen foils his plans for the umpteenth time.

As for Keen, I agree that he uses mild, non-offensive curses ("Aw, nuts", "dangit!", "Oh, crud", etc.), but I also imagine him using a lot of technical terms (not unlike the Third Doctor).
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I imagine Keen would have a higher pitched voice than Mort, with Mort having a slightly deeper serious voice. Especially with Mort getting angry at everything and Keen having childish dreams of being a galactic hero (Not saying they aren't real of course) :P
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Here's my interpretation of what they sound like:
https://soundcloud.com/paramultart/keen-vs-mort
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Paramultart wrote:Here's my interpretation of what they sound like:
https://soundcloud.com/paramultart/keen-vs-mort
I think Bernie would have imagined the voices much the same way.
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Paramultart wrote:Here's my interpretation of what they sound like:
https://soundcloud.com/paramultart/keen-vs-mort
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Paramultart wrote:Here's my interpretation of what they sound like:
https://soundcloud.com/paramultart/keen-vs-mort
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troublesomekeen wrote:I think Bernie would have imagined the voices much the same way.
I was thinking the exact same thing.
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Not going to lie, those voices would fit for the adult Keen mod we've seen recently.
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Levellass wrote:Not going to lie, those voices would fit for the adult Keen mod we've seen recently.
Which one, Crisis Earth, or Shmaynoria?
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I think this is how Commander Keen should sound: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYfC23N1 ... FgZydco8_Y

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Levellass wrote:Actually Ruin Of Roib.
Yeah, I got it... It's a good mod, but if the implication is that my voice acting is somehow derivative of a Keen mod, then that's going to require a hefty retort.
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Paramultart wrote:Here's my interpretation of what they sound like:
https://soundcloud.com/paramultart/keen-vs-mort
No offense, but you made both of them sound a bit like northern Europeans reading from a script. :lol Funny and unnatural.

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