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Brent Spiner

Tal Adair

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Report this Feb. 13 2011, 4:29 pm

Celebration of an incandescent, dazzling personality. Come, join in our appreciation of Brent Spiner!



Admittedly, I am a barbarian. As such, I do not belong here. -- "It was far easier for you as civilized men to behave like barbarians than it was for them as barbarians to behave like civilized men." ~ Spock

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Report this Feb. 13 2011, 4:32 pm

I’ve been wanting to make this thread myself, glad you did! I can think of a million words of praise just off the top of my head!

Jolan Tru, may your day be filled with peace.

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Report this Feb. 13 2011, 4:33 pm

I'm speechless. He's... overwhelming.


*observes moment of silence*


Admittedly, I am a barbarian. As such, I do not belong here. -- "It was far easier for you as civilized men to behave like barbarians than it was for them as barbarians to behave like civilized men." ~ Spock

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Report this Feb. 13 2011, 4:35 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z84uGW-yO0


My feelings exactly if someone stole my copy of Dreamland!


Jolan Tru, may your day be filled with peace.

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Report this Feb. 13 2011, 5:04 pm

I would not think of making an attempt on your Dreamland CD. I value my fingers. Recently, I've been appreciating the work Brent did in "1776, the Musical"... take a listen to the video for a sample of the rich voice he lent to John Adams. Astonishing power in his fine, strong voice.


Overture 1776- "Sit Down, John" - '97 Revival




Request for assistance, Roboto... do you have code for embedding video? I have tried repeatedly, and failed here.


 


Admittedly, I am a barbarian. As such, I do not belong here. -- "It was far easier for you as civilized men to behave like barbarians than it was for them as barbarians to behave like civilized men." ~ Spock

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Report this Feb. 13 2011, 6:37 pm

I have tried many times to do so, Tal, but I think that type of coding is blocked here.


And kudos to you for making this thread!


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Report this Feb. 13 2011, 6:40 pm

Thank you, Roboto. A simple hyperlink will have to suffice. I look forward to helping our group explore the many facets of this lovely man. Can't wait to see what you have to say as well!

Admittedly, I am a barbarian. As such, I do not belong here. -- "It was far easier for you as civilized men to behave like barbarians than it was for them as barbarians to behave like civilized men." ~ Spock

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Report this Feb. 13 2011, 6:46 pm

Hmmm, it just worked for me, just copy & paste the URL... or actually here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jo6bCk62IQ&feature=feedf

Hopefully that will work.

I just won his first CD on eBay, finally, the seller wanted too much outside of bidding, so I took my chances and it was well worth it, saved over $30!

And now I shall not spend any money until Comic Con! I’ll even be saving my pennies!

Jolan Tru, may your day be filled with peace.

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Report this Feb. 13 2011, 6:57 pm

I love "Sit Down, John" because Brent's voice is so much more... well, it's just got a lot more strength. He was talking about it in an interview. Very interesting. Since he'd played Data with a soft voice for so long, his voice had weakened. After rehearsals for "1776", he was hoarse and sore. He became terrified that he was losing his voice... but fortunately, it was only growing stronger.


There are three interviews here, conducted in Brent's own home... it's a three parter, one, two, three... off the top of the list. Enjoy!


1776 Video Interviews - Brent Spiner


 



Weird note: I'd gotten away from watching Brent for about a decade there... not a thought in my mind, normally. Then, last month, I woke up after dreaming about him. I was sitting across a table talking to Brent in what looked like a cafeteria, with a counter of some kind behind him. Have no idea what we talked about, but it was a pleasant conversation. No biggie.


Afterward, the dream spurred me search out Brent Spiner things again. I found a wealth of new material online that I'd never seen... and then I ran into this video. The first vid is the exact scene I saw in my dream... and he's talking about DREAMS in it. Freaky. As I watched it, his message of "Take a chance" really burned into my head. Maybe that's all I needed to hear.


Anyway, it was very very strange to see exactly what had caused me to seek him out. That particular dream. Forgive me for bookmarking it here, but it means something to me. That's why I'm here.



Admittedly, I am a barbarian. As such, I do not belong here. -- "It was far easier for you as civilized men to behave like barbarians than it was for them as barbarians to behave like civilized men." ~ Spock

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Report this Feb. 13 2011, 7:09 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjEZdWXgrAc

"These people are natural born idiots."-Neelix

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Report this Feb. 13 2011, 7:14 pm

Quote: Beersnark @ Feb. 13 2011, 7:09 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjEZdWXgrAc


ROFL! Good one. Now go away or we'll have to give you your options regarding death.

Admittedly, I am a barbarian. As such, I do not belong here. -- "It was far easier for you as civilized men to behave like barbarians than it was for them as barbarians to behave like civilized men." ~ Spock

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Report this Feb. 13 2011, 7:16 pm

Watching the videos now.

That’s quite a coincidence, I started exploring the Brent Spiner universe after having a dream about him too.... what a small world we do indeed live in.

I also quite liked that Dreamland is about taking chances, since I rarely do, I have felt extremely inspired by in as of late. Things are bound to be changing soon. Brent really does deserve his own appreciate thread, and much more I believe.

Jolan Tru, may your day be filled with peace.

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Report this Feb. 13 2011, 7:24 pm

Exactly! That's the message I've taken away. "Take a chance"... what can it hurt? He's right. We are far more adventurous and brave in our dreams, doing things there that we'd never do in real life, but why not? You too, huh? That is very strange indeed.

Admittedly, I am a barbarian. As such, I do not belong here. -- "It was far easier for you as civilized men to behave like barbarians than it was for them as barbarians to behave like civilized men." ~ Spock

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Report this Feb. 13 2011, 7:25 pm

Quote: Tal Adair @ Feb. 13 2011, 7:14 pm

Quote: Beersnark @ Feb. 13 2011, 7:09 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjEZdWXgrAc
ROFL! Good one. Now go away or we'll have to give you your options regarding death.


HAHAHA! I love College Humor, hadn’t seen that one yet!

Jolan Tru, may your day be filled with peace.

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Report this Feb. 13 2011, 7:29 pm

It was funny. Love it, Beershark, Beersnark, whomever you are.

Admittedly, I am a barbarian. As such, I do not belong here. -- "It was far easier for you as civilized men to behave like barbarians than it was for them as barbarians to behave like civilized men." ~ Spock

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