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Civilization VI Suggestion: William Shatner


I loved the tech quotes from Civilization IV. In fact I find them running through my mind at odd intervals, complete with Leonard Nimoy's voice acting.

"If you speak the truth, have a foot in the stirrup," he opines as I'm about to say something honest but unpalatable. "A god from the machine," as my third harddrive makes its weird beeping noise. "Compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe," as I try to make sense of a pension I don't remember signing up for.

Civ V took similarly famous and weighty quotes and married them with voice actor William Morgan Shepherd. But I was always a little sad that they hadn't gone with the idea I thought of down the pub one evening, which was to have William Shatner performing relevant song lyrics instead of proverbs in the manner of his iconic rendition of Common People.

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Philippa Warr

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Pip wrote for Rock Paper Shotgun between 2014-2017, covering everything from MOBAs, hero brawlers and indie curios. She also had a keen interest in the artistry of video game creation, and was very partial to keeping us informed of the latest developments in British TV show Casualty.