This week’s collection of Great Links about Star Trek across the web leads with the rise of the machines. The first relates to a new trend for a group of Redditors who have started using an app based on deep learning technology in a very important way, by adding Nicholas Cage to every movie they can think of. Cage has been swapped into Superman, Indiana Jones, Jame Bond, and many other films, and now into Star Trek: Insurrection, swapping in for Captain Picard. Watch the video from DerpFakes below.
AI writes TNG script: On his birthday, Picard disgraces Worf
Our slow march towards inevitable takeover by the AI was also demonstrated this week by the people at Botnik, who use machine learning to create content. Yesterday they “used predictive keyboards trained on Star Trek: The Next Generation to write this bold new episode.” Check out the graphic below to see how it starts.
A later scene in the holodeck, gets very Hawaiian.
More Great Links: How Trek impacts fandom and finance
It’s not just AIs doing deep thinking about Star Trek this week, some real live human beings have been pondering the importance of the franchise and its effect on the world. Here are the highlights from across the web.
That’s it for this week’s update. Keep up with all the fun Star Trek from around the web in our Great Links category.