The Late, Great Steve Ihnat as “Lord Garth of Izar” in an excerpt from the classic Star Trek- The Original Series episode: “Whom Gods Destroy” [ Stardate: 5718.3-Original Airdate: Jan 3, 1969]”
GARTH: I am Lord Garth! Master of the universe! You doubt me only because I have not as yet had my coronation.
KIRK: No, sir, listen to me. I
GARTH: Stop! On your knees.
GARTH: On your knees before me! All the others before me have failed. Alexander, Caesar, Napoleon, Hitler, Lee Kuan, Krotus! All of them are dust! But I will triumph! I will make the ultimate conquest!
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A lesson for trial lawyers: acting is an art.
Know your audience. Project your voice, but use timbre and inflection at the appropriate time. Balance ethos and logos with pathos.
Become a Master of the Universe.