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shelly
shelly
2 months ago

Feeling sad they appear not to be able to get RDA or Chris Judge onboard, SG-1 just wasn’t the same without Jack O’Neill. πŸ˜”

DrMcKay
DrMcKay(@drmckay)
2 months ago
Reply to  shelly

Yes, but the guy has retired (RDA). I mean, give him a break, when I’m retired (IF I ever make it to retirement), I would hope to get some peace and quiet too :D

Last edited 2 months ago by DrMcKay
shelly
shelly
2 months ago
Reply to  DrMcKay

Of course he’s retired, I’m not blaming him for it, I’m just saying it’s disappointing nevertheless this won’t have him when he’s my favorite main character.

DrMcKay
DrMcKay(@drmckay)
2 months ago
Reply to  shelly

Yeah, I understand.
Look on the bright side, 2 out of 4 isn’t that bad right? ;-)
(from the SG-1 team I mean)

Last edited 2 months ago by DrMcKay
shelly
shelly
2 months ago
Reply to  DrMcKay

It’s a moot point since I don’t subscribe to The Companion anyway so I can’t watch it.

DrMcKay
DrMcKay(@drmckay)
2 months ago

What I’m a bit disappointed about with all this is: for once, as Amanda states herself in her twitter post, after 10 years, there is finally something being done again, even if it is this playful exercise with the AI. But it’s behind a paywall on the companion app. Yes, I know, you can subscribe for a free trial of a few months etc., but still. In the end, if you’ll want more (which will probably come I guess further down the line), you’ll need to pay up. And that disappoints me. Basically part of the fandom goes behind a… Read more »

Chris
Chris
2 months ago

I am not happy about this, we wait years for anything and all we get is an AI driven script.
I am sick of stargate fans being treated like this

DrMcKay
DrMcKay(@drmckay)
2 months ago
Reply to  Chris

Well, I’m not sure what you’re hinting at.
As far as I understand, this isn’t something that’s being orchestrated by MGM right? It’s an initiative being undertaken by the companion app, which is a private enterprise totally not affiliated with MGM.

So they can do and don’t do what they want I guess? It’s not as if this is some initiative by MGM with a certain agenda or something like that right?

Unless I’m missing something here.

Themaingmaster
Themaingmaster(@themaingmaster)
2 months ago

A.I. Writing the script to any Stargate just seems to be wrong on many levels. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the idea of the band getting back together for ANYTHING that relates to NEW SG, but this… ?? .. It’s like A.I. Writing a symphony, that Mozart would write if he was still alive. Personally, I don’t believe he’d approve. That being said, if it’s all in fun, and it’s something that can get those with power and a clue involved in taking the next step, the by all means … Table-read away! Aside from that, I guess we’ll… Read more »

DrMcKay
DrMcKay(@drmckay)
2 months ago
Reply to  Darren

Exactly this :-) With a background in Computer Science myself I’ve been playing with AI lately, currently building a chatbot which is being trained on the dialogs of Rodney McKay and also training a second text-to-speech AI using the voice of Rodney Mckay. The goal is to make it respond like Rodney and make it also immediately sound like Rodney, just as a hobby-project. It’s definitely fun, you wouldn’t believe the kind of weird responses you get from it sometimes. And sometimes, you just get a response where you start thinking to yourself “hmmm, is this thing now really getting… Read more »

Themaingmaster
Themaingmaster(@themaingmaster)
2 months ago
Reply to  Darren

Thank you for the response. Fingers crossed for the future! :) J.S.

Laurence Moroney
2 months ago
Reply to  Darren

Thanks Darren — and that’s exactly right. In addition, given the huge attention AI has in the general media, and amongst the target demographic for a show like SG, and given that Sci Fi news is super saturated right now with so many new shows and movies, this is a great way to keep the flame burning. Not only that, wouldn’t you want ‘real’ SG writing to be done properly in a new show with full cast and budget, and not in a fun table read with a few actors? I think this far exceeds the more typical reminiscence panel… Read more »

DrMcKay
DrMcKay(@drmckay)
2 months ago

Nice that you’re also on here Mr. Moroney, welcome :)

I was just reading your article on how you tackled this exercise (for those interested: https://laurencemoroney.com/2021/09/24/makingstargateai.html), very interesting read.

Interesting to see that you’re doing this with transformers, I’ve been taking the same approach for my Mckay-trained chatbot: starting from the transcripts of the SG-A episodes here on Gateworld (Thanks Gateworld :)) and use a sequence-to-sequence transformer, trained on the extracted dialogs of Mckay.

Has been a lot of fun to play with.

8-bit Logan
8-bit Logan
2 months ago

Will this table reading go onto the Stargate youtube channel? My whole family are stargate fans but we are incredibly busy so we might miss it, just need some clarification on it.

8-bit Logan
8-bit Logan
2 months ago
Reply to  Darren

I see, Thanks.