After last night’s explosive episode “Perpetual Infinity,” a lot of fans are wondering what is up with Control, Section 31’s artificial intelligence which has emerged to be the main antagonist for the season. Control took a big step in the episode, and in a new video executive producer Alex Kurtzman and Leland actor Alan Van Sprang talk about what’s going on.
Control sees the elimination of organic life as its evolution
In a brand new official “Moments of Discovery” video, Alex Kurtzman first explains the origins of Control:
Control is an artificial intelligence program that was designed by Section 31 that helps them do threat analysis. It is supposed to help you come up with the best possible solution that saves the most amount of lives and achieves the outcome you are trying to achieve.
He then laid out what has gone wrong with Control, leading up to the events for season two and explaining its motivation and agenda:
In its analysis, it sort of realizes that organic life and human and alien inability to fully come together is inefficient, and that the best way to proceed is to eliminate all organic life. It won’t be relying on anything we organic creatures need and it will be an evolutionary step.
Playing the new Leland
In “Perpetual Infinity” Leland is taken over by Control. In the new video, actor Alan Van Sprang describes how he plays the new Leland differently:
Doing the AI is a little more difficult because you are given dialog and you can’t be a human about it, you just have to say it straightforward. It is all facts to a kind of computer, basically.
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