Who needs writers?
That question is about to be answered for science fiction fans, as The Companion and Stargate’s television co-creator Brad Wright reunite several Stargate cast members for a unique table reading. They’ll each be reprising their beloved characters … but the new script will come not from Wright, but from a Google-powered artificial intelligence.
The table reading will feature cast members from Stargate’s past, returning to their roles for the first time in more than a decade. Meanwhile the A.I. has been fed the whole history of Stargate scripts, and will generate its own original “story” (we hope) and off-beat character dialogue.
Now the event has finally been scheduled: the Stargate A.I. script table reading will premiere online on Saturday, November 6.
Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis co-star Amanda Tapping announced her participation in a video last week:
— The Companion – Where the Fans Go After the Show (@TheCompanionApp) September 25, 2021
And today Jewel Staite confirmed she is on board as well:
Want more #Stargate? Join me, Amanda Tapping, Michael Shanks, and David Hewlett for a virtual reading of a script written by an AI! Reserve your spot: https://t.co/O59BxeG8uo pic.twitter.com/r4pSuaVhU6
— Jewel Staite (@JewelStaite) September 29, 2021
Cast members confirmed for the table reading so far include:
Michael Shanks as Dr. Daniel Jackson
David Hewlett as Dr. Rodney McKay
Jewel Staite as Dr. Jennifer Keller
The Companion confirms to GateWorld that this will be a pre-recorded conversation, but the premiere will include some fan engagement and perhaps a bit of Q&A. Spaces are limited for the November premiere, so head over to The Companion to learn more and to subscribe to the online magazine and secure a spot. The site is currently offering a 3-month free preview on an annual subscription.
Can’t wait to bring Daniel Jackson to the table and see what the AI has planned for us….but hey @bradtravelers who do I complain to about the scripts???? ???https://t.co/c6nlnCyIin https://t.co/hd8i5Zb0vp
— Michael Shanks (@MichaelShanks) September 17, 2021