Tufeld did the voice for the robot in both the Lost in Space
TV series and movie, as well as several TV specials. Just about
all of the usable voice samples are available from the B9
Builders Club and other places on the Internet.
For my own robot, I didn’t want
him to stand there and randomly say things about action in TV episodes
or address characters that are not present in my house. After all,
the robot in my living room is not on TV. So I transcribed all of
the existing samples to make an inventory of what is available.
I then tossed out anything that was episode specific. It occurred
to me that with some simple changes, many phrases would do nicely.
So I carefully edited out some words and syllables. While I was
at it, I located a few words and phrases with
the proper inflections to make some new statements that don’t
sound “pasted together.” I ended up making changes to
about 40 of the robot’s lines.
Below I’ve got a few of my edited
phrases for you to use. They’re in Internet-friendly MP3
format. The ones I’m personally using are high-quality
WAV files. But I’m not making all of my custom phrases available;
we can’t have everyone’s robot sounding alike, now,
you want the ultimate in B9 robot voice control, check out the
iB9 Interactive Voice Program, available through the B9 Robot
Builders Club. With it, you can control what the robot says using
a library of hundreds of phrases and custom lines recorded by Dick
Tufeld, the original voice of the robot. Click
here for more information about ordering.
If you're a member of the B9 Club,
you can also get custom lines recorded
by Dick Tufeld (just nothing off color). Click
here for details.
to the B9 Robot Resources home page