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February 27, 2014 11:59 AM   Subscribe

GLaDOS teaches fusion and fission for NASA. Ellen McLain lends her autotuned voice to IRrelevant Astronomy, a video series produced as part of the education & public outreach mandate of the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope. [via]
posted by figurant (6 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
So did Erik Wolpaw write her dialogue?
posted by Our Ship Of The Imagination! at 12:08 PM on February 27, 2014

Does this technically count as a rickroll?
posted by Wretch729 at 12:38 PM on February 27, 2014

This might sound weird, but as soon as
NASA's(boo acronym to spell the acronym! scientists aren't English Majors)


started talking, it just felt right. I love the Glados character and the downside to having the games get so over-memed (I just made that up) is Valve can't really use the character that much. So I'm glad to see Ellen getting to lend the character out from time to time.
posted by WeX Majors at 7:53 PM on February 27, 2014 [1 favorite]

Aaaaaaaahhhh! I love her voice so much. We were watching Pacific Rim the other night and her voice is the AI for Gipsy Danger. I started playing GlaDOS phrases from a soundboard on my phone and got yelled at.

I'd love to be able to have her voice for auto navigation and include some of the snarky GlaDOS barbs about being a dumb, fat human.
posted by Fleebnork at 6:35 AM on February 28, 2014

Fleebnork I'm not aware of an official GPS voice from McLain herself, but several fans have done some pretty good quality versions of their own imitation GLaDOS voices. If you google around you can find them, I know at least for TomTom and Garmin devices.
posted by Wretch729 at 10:51 AM on February 28, 2014

They need to do this at ITER.
posted by homunculus at 4:38 PM on February 28, 2014

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