On Nerdist series Talkin’ Toons, actor Billy West bounced between his Professor Farnsworth and Fry voices from Futurama while reading a scene with Doc Brown and Marty McFly from Back to the Future. We so want to see this movie now. Thumbnail image by John Dayluke.
The Royal Institution shares a 1985 lecture by professor David Pye as he shows off a vintage analog device which allowed a skilled player to synthesize sounds that approximated a human voice. He then showed off what was then state-of-the-art electronic speech synthesis.
The great Stephen Hawking appeared in a skit made by UK charity Comic Relief. It’s about him looking for a new voice for his text-to-speech device. Sadly, none of the correct options were available: Morgan Freeman, James Earl Jones, or Gilbert Gottfried. It’s not rocket science.