Leonard Nimoy Officially Announced As The Voice of Sentinel Prime

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    'Transformers: Dark of the Moon': Leonard Nimoy joins voice cast | Inside Movies | EW.com

    Leonard Nimoy joins 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' voice cast -- EXCLUSIVE

    Here is some news that should make Transformers: Dark of the Moon live long and prosper in the hearts of sci-fi fans.

    Mr. Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy, has joined the film as the voice of Sentinel Prime, the predecessor of Optimus Prime whose wrecked body is seen in the teaser trailer, found crash-landed on the moon by the Apollo 11 astronauts in 1969. Later, after being brought to earth, he takes the disguise form of a fire engine in the movie’s massive, climactic battle through Chicago.

    Apart from his obvious Star Trek cred, Nimoy also has a history with Hasbro’s shape-shifting alien robots: He was the voice of Galvatron in 1986′s The Transformers: The Movie.

    Transformers filmmaker Michael Bay had toyed with the idea of inviting him to play a voice in the second movie, Revenge of the Fallen, but wasn’t sure he could pay the veteran actor enough. “I was too scared to ask him,” the director says. “Plus, he’s married to Susan Bay, who’s a cousin of mine. So I had to be careful. I’ve met him at family functions. But he told me, ‘I would be honored. I’m glad to be back!’”

    Bay has been open about changing course with this third Transformers movie and making a stronger story than the critically pulverized last one. He says part of that is giving the metallic characters a bit more soul, even if they’re villains. “The robots have more character in this movie. Much more. You really understand their struggle, on both sides actually,” Bay says.

    The 3-D Transformers: Dark of the Moon opens July 1.
     
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    [Starscream]Sentinel, is that you?[/Starscream]
     
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    Perfect. Absolutely perfect. His voice is fantastic.
     
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    That is awesome news..
     
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    Sweet, I'm sure Nimoy will put in a good performance.
     
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    Cullen and Nimoy. Awesome.
     
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    Alright Mike, you've got my attention.
     
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    Awesome news! :cool: 
     
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    Awesome news indeed.

    Except now the voice on the toy is WAY off compared to the movie voice.
     
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    Perfect! Hopefully his voice won't be manipulated to the extent that Hugo Weaving's was.
     
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    Thats was unesxpected Sentinel priem IS GALVATRON!
     
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    Holy fuck... That's awesome news.

    I'm surprised at the lack of bitching about him not being at Galvatron. Then again, this is a newly created thread...
     
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    It is good news if true. I thought he retired though...
     
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    And once again, Bay proves that he's not fucking around with this one.
     

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