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  • film975
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    Or maybe we should ask Dave Smith, the former chairman of the Disney Archives. I bet you he would know.

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  • Bruce Bergman
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    I'm not so convinced, then again I didn't spend hours studying it either. But there's a solution. Actually, two.

    Well, according to IMDB John Considine is still around, and among this motley crew there has to be /someone/ with the chops to get the contact information through working at a Studio or a big Agency... Someone call him up and Ask Him.

    The other solution would be to call the Disney Archives and see if they can track it down. That one's right in their wheelhouse.

    --<< Bruce >>--

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  • Princess Victoria
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    Originally posted by Walt Fan View Post
    I'm telling you, its John Considine. Here is a Youtube video of the Star Wars Radio Drama. He plays the voice of Lord Tion.
    Star Wars - Points Of Origin - 1/3 - YouTube

    Fast forward to about the 1:30 mark
    Nicely done, Walt Fan! That's got to be him.

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  • Werner
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    I agree -- it's John Considine. Whew -- this is such a relief to me! Thanks to all of you who helped solve this mystery!

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  • DisneyChrisDotCom
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    I have appointed myself the final arbitrator in this decision - and I say that this is affirmitivley and without a doubt John Considine. lol - but seriously - that is NOT Frees, and it is not Ronaday and it is not Ravenscroft. I know this because it sounds nothing like them. It does sound exactly like John Considine. So hearing it with your own ears should be convincing enough. Unless someone else sounds EXACTLY like him... lol -- sorry for being such a wiseacre :P

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  • Mr Wiggins
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    ^ Definitely wasn't Paul. His normal acting voice is very distinctive -- you can hear it on George Pal's War of the Worlds and Howard Hawks' The Thing. His regular speaking voice can be heard on the Haunted Mansion outtakes. Doing an A-B comp with looped phrases from the old Subs narration, it's not the same sets of pipes.

    A-B'ing Sub Captain loops with the Star Wars Radio Drama that Walt Fan linked to, the Captain increasingly sounds like a dead ringer for John Considine. There are a few distinctive "melodic signatures" in his Star Wars delivery that are a match to those of the Sub Captain. Playing a bit with the speed and EQ (the Captain's character is more laid back and matter-of-fact than Lord Tion), you can match pieces of them almost perfectly.

    Further corroboration would come from comparing the Sub Captain's voice to Considine's in his many TV and movie appearances.
    Last edited by Mr Wiggins; 07-03-2012, 06:25 PM.

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  • film975
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    I'm still pretty sure that the original captain's voice was Paul Freese.

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  • Walt Fan
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    Thanks everyone. I first bought those SW radio dramas back on cd in the early nineties and being a huge Submarines fan, I was blown away by the voice coming from my speakers. "Hey its the submarine captain!" I think I went to the park that night just to ride them after listening to his singular voice. I miss the old subs

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  • Mr Wiggins
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    Originally posted by Walt Fan View Post
    I'm telling you, its John Considine. Here is a Youtube video of the Star Wars Radio Drama. He plays the voice of Lord Tion.
    Star Wars - Points Of Origin - 1/3 - YouTube

    Fast forward to about the 1:30 mark
    Sure sounds like him.

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  • RegionsBeyond
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    Originally posted by Walt Fan View Post
    I'm telling you, its John Considine. Here is a Youtube video of the Star Wars Radio Drama. He plays the voice of Lord Tion.
    Star Wars - Points Of Origin - 1/3 - YouTube

    Fast forward to about the 1:30 mark
    Great find and really does sound like the same person! So there's a minor mystery potentially solved. Very good stuff.

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  • Disneytwins
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    Yeah, I think the final conclusion is John Considine. Good job Walt Fan!

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  • Liquidspaceman
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    From the Lagoon of Liquidspaceman...
    Originally posted by Walt Fan View Post
    I'm telling you, its John Considine. Here is a Youtube video of the Star Wars Radio Drama. He plays the voice of Lord Tion.
    Star Wars - Points Of Origin - 1/3 - YouTube

    Fast forward to about the 1:30 mark
    I think you nailed it, Walt Fan. I'd bet my left squid on that!
    ...Liquidspaceman, over and out!

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  • Disneytwins
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    I still think it sounds like Richard Dawson. I'm definitely wrong on that though.

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  • Werner
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    Originally posted by Walt Fan View Post
    I'm telling you, its John Considine. Here is a Youtube video of the Star Wars Radio Drama. He plays the voice of Lord Tion.
    Star Wars - Points Of Origin - 1/3 - YouTube

    Fast forward to about the 1:30 mark
    Whoa! That DOES sound like the Captain...hmmm...

    I think this is the best theory thus far. Thanks!

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  • Walt Fan
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    I'm telling you, its John Considine. Here is a Youtube video of the Star Wars Radio Drama. He plays the voice of Lord Tion.
    Star Wars - Points Of Origin - 1/3 - YouTube

    Fast forward to about the 1:30 mark

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  • WaltDisney'sAlec
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    I'd venture to guess (speculatively, of course) that the original narration is done by Jack Wagner, who did the (original) safety spiel at the end of the Matterhorn.

    "Remain seated please. Permanacen sentados, por favor." Before it was changed to "Remain seated with your seatbelt fastened."

    Since the Matterhorn and Subs were opened in 1959, it would make sense that they had the same narrator.

    Thoughts?

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  • Mr Wiggins
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    Originally posted by Werner View Post
    So -- this begs the question: does Tony voice the response ("...three-fourths, sir...")?
    I don't know who did that line, but "Bridge, aye, aye, all ahead one third. Stand by the mooring lines" was Xavier Atencio.

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  • lazyboy97O
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    I pulled out The Sounds of Disneyland, the book that accompanied A Musical History of Disneyland, and it is not even mentioned in there.

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  • Werner
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    Originally posted by Ghostbuster626 View Post
    The narrator who said "Mr.Baxter check the air pressure" was actually the second narrator of the attraction and the script was a mix of the original Submarine Voyage script from the 50s with elements of the Florida 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea script (which Baxter worked on. The line was a joke that Baxter was so immersed in the development of Walt Disney World!)
    Wow! That's a great story! Thanks for letting us know about that -- I love these kinds of details!

    So -- this begs the question: does Tony voice the response ("...three-fourths, sir...")?

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  • Ghostbuster626
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    The narrator who said "Mr.Baxter check the air pressure" was actually the second narrator of the attraction and the script was a mix of the original Submarine Voyage script from the 50s with elements of the Florida 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea script (which Baxter worked on. The line was a joke that Baxter was so immersed in the development of Walt Disney World!)

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