Picardo Voices Quantum Quest

Robert Picardo told SCI FI Wire that he has not yet seen the completed version of the animated feature Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey, but that he is honored to be a lead voice in the film along with John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

“I had not yet seen the full animation,” said Picardo, who voices the character of Milton in the animated SF adventure. “I’ve seen drawings and stuff, and I have recorded my part, and I’m proud to be in something that’s not only a great, I think, educational tool for kids but … stands alone as an entertainment as well and with an A list of voice talents like Samuel Jackson and, gosh, I can’t even remember.”

Christian Slater, James Earl Jones, Lacey Chabert, Anne Archer, Michael York and Casey Kasem (as himself) are also part of the notable voice cast.

“It’s really a good list, and I play one of the principals,” Picardo (Stargate Atlantis) said. “I play the, you know, the sort of crusty old resistance leader, I guess you’d describe him. So I think it’s a really good project.”

Quantum Quest is co-directed by Harry “Doc” Kloor, who wrote for Picardo’s previous TV series Star Trek: Voyager, and Dan St. Pierre, who worked as an artistic layout supervisor for Disney classics such as The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast. The semi-educational project shows an atomic world and the constant battle between forces of the Core and the Void. It involves protons, photons, antimatter and the big bang theory.

“It’ll teach kids something about quantum physics while they’re watching a really cool IMAX animated film,” Picardo said. Quantum is scheduled for release in December 2009.

News article courtesy of Sci Fi