NASA’s got a problem on their hands and it’s not the landing of the newest Mars rover Curiosity set to land on Mars. On August 6, 2012, around 11:30am PDT Curiosity will set down on Mars. Yes, it’s as exciting as this post is so far. *YAWN!*So what’s the hubbub? In preparation for the landing, the agency has prepared a video describing the rovers landing and mission on Mars. But it’s boring! So, to spice things up a bit they asked 2 of the most famous Star Trek actors to narrate the video, William Shatner and Wil Wheaton. Unfortunately, there was some debate about who would better narrate the video, so rather than release one video with either Shatner or Wheaton narrating or a combination of the two, NASA released BOTH videos.

The graphics and even the script are identical, but the two definitely bring different approaches to their narration. To me Wheaton sounds more like he was reading it over the phone off a script while Shatner got the chance to watch the video while doing his narrative and could better pace his narrative. Shatner’s sound quality is also noticeably better.

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