A few months ago we shared an impressive “deep fake” video that inserted a young Leonard Nimoy into a scene from the 2009 movie Star Trek. With the AI machine learning behind these improving all the time, there is another that is worth sharing that brings a number of original Star Trek actors’ likenesses into the Kelvin movies for a whole new trailer.
Star Trek: The First Generation
Futuring Machines has taken images of the original Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy), and McCoy (De Forest Kelley) and used AI tools to insert them into the performances of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Karl Urban from the three Kelvin movies. Together with some footage from the original TOS movies, this makes for an interesting new Star Trek trailer that has almost 200k views in just a couple of weeks.
This isn’t the first Star Trek project from Futuring Machines. After so many noted a resemblance between Facebook’s Mark Zuckerbert and Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Commander Data, they decided to put those ideas together with some of Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony.
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