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RIP W. Morgan Sheppard

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Uberfrog, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. Uberfrog

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    I was sorry to see via Twitter that William Morgan Sheppard, the narrator for Civ V and its expansions, died yesterday, as announced by his son:

    https://twitter.com/mark_sheppard/status/1082129529844449282?s=21

    Outside of Civ, he was known for his appearances in Star Trek and Max Headroom.

    I thought he was an excellent voice for the game, and gave a nice theatrical edge to the tech quotes and intro sequences.

    RIP
     
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    How odd. A few hours before seeing this, and without anything to prompt the thought, I was wondering who the voice actor was for Civ V. I knew IV was Leonard Nimoy and VI is Sean Bean... but I realized V either wasn't a celebrity or else wasn't someone I knew. Looking him up now, it was just the latter—I just wasn't familiar with him.

    Not sure why I was thinking about him on the day it's announced he died.
     
  3. Aristos

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    Can you give me a list of 7 different numbers that first come to your mind between 1 and 49 please?
     
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    Let's see... 5, 14, 18, 27, 33, 41, 47.

    Am I a psychic now? :lol:
     
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    I don't know, we'll see after the next jackpot around here... :D
     
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    Rest in Peace. While I prefer Civ6 in every way, this guy's voice was distinctive towards Civ 5's style. I was actually pretty sad to hear of his passing. I may have to play a final Civ 5 game in his honor. I just saw this on Steam news, and figured this would be the best place to give my respects.
     
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    What point were you trying to make with this completely off topic spam?
     
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    Excellent...my thoughts go out to his family. I just listened to the tech blurbs spoken by him posted in the announcement. RIP, craftmaster....JS
     

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