Star Trek: Discovery Title Explained by Bryan Fuller - comicbook.com
Executive producer and showrunner Bryan Fuller has now explored Star Trek: Discovery’s name in greater detail. In addition to explaining its significance, Fuller has expounded upon what the show’s title means for the future of the larger Star Trek franchise.
“This ship is called the Discovery for a few reasons. Not the least of which is Stanley Kubrick’s contribution to the Discovery on 2001: A Space Odyssey, NASA’s vessel the Discovery, and also the sense of discovery. [It’s about] what the word ‘discovery’ means to Star Trek audiences who have been promised a future by Gene Roddenberry where we come together as a planet and seek new worlds and new alien races to explore and understand and collaborate with.”
Star Trek: The Next Generation Computer Voice May Be Featured on Discovery - screenrant.com
Majel Barrett-Roddenberry. One of the franchise’s driving forces, the actress and producer first appeared in The Original Series as Nurse Chapel, and later on The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine as Deanna Troi’s meddling mother Lwaxana.
As beloved as her onscreen characters have been, her most iconic Trek role undoubtedly belongs to her voice. As the ship’s computer, Roddenberry has guided numerous crews on their many missions, aiding with riddles and providing a source of reassurance. Her now familiar dulcet tones might even make their return for CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery, as well as finding a new home on phones everywhere.
Despite her passing in 2008, a recent message from the Roddenberry Twitter account (via Gizmodo) announced that “Majel’s voice is recorded phonetically,” adding that “we’re working to get her voice for things such as Siri.” Theoretically, with her voice stored syllable by syllable in an archive, the late actress could power thousands of fans’ smartphones and tablets, responding reassuringly to their questions and direction requests – assuming Apple allows third-party apps that is. If the tech company says no, it wouldn't be surprising if app developers create their own of Roddenberry’s voice for Google or Window’s Siri equivalent, Cortana.
I would really like her voice for my windows TTS and I guess also on android.