Whassup, guys and dolls! Now today's a special day for us nerds, so what better way to celebrate than with a long overdue voice compare for everyone's favorite classic sci-fi franchise! Ladies and gentlemen, Captain Kirk!
This compare is an interesting one because we're comparing a character mostly portrayed in live action, as performed in voiceover by his two live action actors. (Yes, these were his only two live action actors. Nobody else.
) Let's start with the originator of the role, the man himself, William Shatner
. William voiced him in the animated series and 25th Anniversary celebration games based on the series; and for me, he translates his on-camera performance well to voice over, sounding exactly as he did in the original show. You really get the sense that this guy is a brave, respectable leader.
In the 2013 video game based on the series' reboot, we got to hear Chris Pine
doing his best impression of a young William. This version of the character
is a lot different from his original series version, being the younger, less experienced hotshot with a hot temper version of Kirk. Chris does an okay
job behind the mic, but it's rather evident he's kind of phoning it in and only doing this out of contractual obligation. I think I have to give this compare to the OG.
Welp, there it is! Happy May 4th, guys! Live long and prosper!
Wait... Did I get the right franchise? Eh, I think it's fine. Peace!