Wouldn't it be extremely jarring to hear not only someone who will, no matter how good we try, not sound quite right, and let alone, the recording quality would also be quite different that that from the game? Looking at the new scripts I put together, the un-recorded dialogue mixed with the recorded is totally jumbled. You could potentially hear un-recorded and recorded alternating many, many, times. The Hammond imposter would have to be SPOT ON in order for me to ever consider mixing the two. Even that would be a stretch.
And I certainly wouldn't be "chucking" his material away, lol. That's why I said there would be two separate versions of Jurassic Time quite different from each other: one with Attenburough's complete readings (which we have had since 2.0, as well as the new version, which is being discussed in the other forum topic, and has been for a few weeks now), and a separate new recording of all the un-recorded dialogue. In fact, I would probably make the new recording different in other areas to keep it a separate entity to be enjoyed as it's own thing. It's happened with film scores. Sometimes they will issue a complete set of the recorded music, and then they will also release a re-recording. Happened with Jaws
, actually. And there were differences between the two (although the differences between these two entities would be FAR more drastic). Sometimes those re-recordings would even feature music that also wasn't ever recorded, only written.
The problem of sending ANYTHING to Attenburough now is that him, and his wife apparently, are in special care now, since they are selling off their estate. We could try to send something to him, and I wouldn't be opposed, but I do feel like it could be a huge waste of effort. And on the slim chance he did see what we have done, in his condition, could anyone expect him to do a performance for something like this when he has dropped from the film industry altogether, for health reasons, especially? The man was retired when he got hired to do Jurassic Park. It would be almost disrespectful to even ask such a request of him. And say he actually was interested? Who is going to record him? I suppose one could have him just read it over the phone and record that, as lo-tech as that would be, I guess. I know you didn't mean it as seriously as I am responding, Machf, but I'm just saying it out front now in case someone actually does seriously think we could get Richard to do new dialogue for us. It just won't happen, and honestly, shouldn't.
As for his brother, while that is actually more possible, I would love to see how we could communicate with him. If anyone has any info. on how, it could be an interesting gesture. But yet again, to have a high-profile person be interested in reading dialogue for something like this... for NO COST... it would have to be an insanely generous gesture to fans. Kind of like what Grossman did for us right here. The difference here though is that Grossman openly had his e-mail out there and blogs and etc. The Attenburoughs are clearly more private people, with more going on in their lives. Besides, Grossman had his own interests and reasons for also obtaining the script: he was proud (and rightfully so) of this script, and he wanted to have it back in his possession.
I'm sorry if I'm coming off as irritated or whatever (I'm not in the best of moods right now, for unrelated reasons), I'm just trying to make a point. I'm more than happy for someone to accomplish otherwise by actually making a recording like THAT happen. I'd be the first to say that I was an idiot for not really trying. But I'm also trying to be more realistic about this in the most seamless way and most respectful way as possible.
That's why, in the end, there may NOT actually be a recording of this script. Which, honestly, will always make Jurassic Time feel terribly incomplete to me, personally. But it may just not work out in a way that will please anybody, especially me. It's a difficult decision on how to tackle this, and every time I think I know the best way, it suddenly doesn't feel right.
I should go yell at Grossman for him making his script not be fully recorded from the start.