What happens when you feed an artificial intelligence every episode of Stargate Atlantis and then ask it to write a script? It’s a little wacky, a bit unexpected, and very entertaining. And this time, the premiere event is completely free.
This fall The Companion is bringing back its “Stargate A.I.” project for version 3.0 — and this time it’s Atlantis‘ turn in the spotlight. Four of the show’s cast will reunite for a unique table read of the A.I.-generated scenes: Torri Higginson as Dr. Elizabeth Weir, David Hewlett as Dr. Rodney McKay, Rachel Luttrell as Teyla Emmagan, and Paul McGillion as Dr. Carson Beckett.
The event will premiere online at The Companion on Saturday, October 8 at 2 p.m. Pacific (5 p.m. Eastern). It is hosted by The Companion’s Lawrence Kao, along with Stargate Atlantis co-creator Brad Wright and Lead Google A.I. Advocate Laurence Moroney.
This event will be available for free, rather than locked behind a subscription. Just create a free account at The Companion for access (with no need to enter any payment details, or time a trial membership just right).
Watch this exclusive, 3-minute trailer for a taste of what’s in store:
Past events have featured table readings with SG-1‘s cast, and with a mix of SG-1 and Atlantis casts and characters.
This event will bring another big, new addition to the A.I. series: Moroney will also show off a stunning set of images generated by artificial intelligence, some based on real-time prompts from the cast and generated in mere minutes.
The A.I. art features a very different vision of the lost city of the Ancients, plus haunting takes on some of our favorite characters and the actors who portray them. Check out a few examples below.
In addition to the hilarity of the situations and dialogue created by the A.I., this time fans can expect a bit of drama in the scenes performed — thanks to a more sophisticated screenplay generated using a large language model, trained not only by Stargate scripts but also with all the text available on the Internet.
Head over to The Companion to sign up, and we’ll see you at the watch party on October 8!