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Mulgrew, Schultz Lording Over 'Everquest'

By Michelle
October 14, 2003 - 3:58 AM

Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway) and Dwight Scultz (Reg Barclay), along with Farscape's Claudia Black, lend their voices to the upcoming real-time strategy game Lords of EverQuest and have been promoting the title in recent interviews.

"I thoroughly enjoy [video games] because I like using my voice as an instrument to capture people's imaginations," Mulgrew told GameSpy.

However, she called herself "technologically a midget" and added that she does not enjoy the games herself.

"I raised three kids, and I lived in a world of video games, and all I could do at night was to pray to god for a big martini and a break from the whole mess."

As previously reported, the Trek alumni join Ron Perlman (Viceroy, Star Trek: Nemesis) and John Rhys-Davies in working on the Sony release.

Schultz, who said that the writing in this game is "a lot better than Final Fantasy", for which he also did voice work, said that his satisfaction in playing voice characters is dependent upon the quality of the dialogue: "Sometimes they're very generic and there's nothing there to play, and then other times they're written very well."

"With Barkley (sic) [in Star Trek: Elite Force], they would ask me, 'How would Barkley say this?' and would let me improvise how I thought the character would say the line," he recalled.

Mulgrew plays a character who is 182 years old, yet has the appearance of a woman younger than Mulgrew is herself.

"The voice is old, but the physicality is young. I think that's part of the magic of this game," said Mulgrew.

For more information, plus comments by Black and actor Michael T. Weiss, visit GameSpy. Thanks to Totally Kate! for the link.

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