Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Laura Cynthia Chambers, Feb 23, 2023.
Hmm. First negative thing about S3 I’ve personally seen anyone ever say.
Ah, not hanging out much in the Picard forum, I take it?
Nope and apparently I should continue to stay in ignorant bliss.
Hey, just found this: https://www.zdnet.com/article/i-ask...hort-star-trek-episode-it-actually-succeeded/
I found the dialogue kinda bland, myself.
I couldn't write anything better. So, about rewriting those 80s-continuity novels to fit current canon...
I thought the premise the article writer suggested was interesting, though...which kinda proves the point about creatives being in less danger from AI than the hype is suggesting.
Oh wow, that story was terrible. There was no drama, no stakes, and no one even behaved believably.
The article's author was apparently impressed. Myself, not so much.
I wonder how that story would play out, however, if well written.
I suppose the one thing it had going for it was that facts about some of the characters at least fit (Quark trying to profit, Barclay relating his own struggles with fitting in)
I think it does better with more constraints…like rhyme perhaps? That’s more difficult to me than prose…computers seem to be strong where humans are weak, so…
Anyone see Infinite Seinfeld? Can't wait for AI generated Infinite Star Trek. Imagine the procedurally generated Starship and uniform designs
Okay so I've been playing with ChatGPT. And it's amazing for writing in-character log entries. For example...
Spoiler: AI-generated fanfic
Personal Log, Leonard McCoy, Stardate 8130.4
It's been a difficult few days for all of us aboard the Enterprise. The events of the past week have left us all shaken, but none more so than myself. The loss of Spock, my friend and colleague, has hit me hard. I have always tried to maintain a professional demeanor, but this loss has reminded me of the fragility of life, and the importance of cherishing the time we have with those we care about.
I was with Spock in his final moments, and I can attest that he went out with the dignity and bravery that we have come to expect from him. He sacrificed himself to save us all, and I know that his legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of all those who knew him.
But it's not just Spock's loss that is weighing on me. I find myself questioning my own mortality, and what it means to be a doctor in a universe that is so full of danger and uncertainty. My role as a healer has always been a source of pride and fulfillment for me, but I wonder now if it's enough. Can I truly make a difference in a universe that is so often defined by conflict and tragedy?
Despite these doubts, I know that I must continue on. The crew of the Enterprise needs me, and I owe it to Spock's memory to carry on his legacy of selflessness and courage. I will do my best to honor his memory, and to continue to serve as a healer, even in the face of the greatest challenges.
Or... (and I apologise, but this is 100% in character)
Spoiler: AI-generated fanfic
Personal Log, Julian Bashir, Stardate 51471.6
Today was one of those days that I will remember for a long time. Jadzia and I spent the afternoon on the holosuite, running a simulation of a beach on Risa. It was all sand, sun, and surf, and it felt like we were really there. Jadzia looked particularly beautiful in her swimsuit, and I couldn't help but steal a glance at her bare feet.
I know it sounds strange, but it was the first time I had ever seen Jadzia's feet. She's always wearing boots or shoes, so I guess I never really thought about it before. But today, as we walked along the shore, her bare feet sunk into the sand, and I couldn't help but notice how delicate and lovely they were.
I know it's a silly thing to fixate on, but sometimes it's the little things that make a difference. Jadzia is such a fascinating and complex person, but in that moment, all I could think about were her feet. It was almost like they were a window into a part of her that I had never seen before.
We talked about all sorts of things on that beach, from our dreams and aspirations to our fears and regrets. And even though we were just playing a game, it felt like we were having a real conversation. I feel like I learned so much about Jadzia today, and I hope that she feels the same way.
I know that our relationship is complicated, and that there are times when we don't see eye to eye. But today, on that holosuite beach, everything felt perfect. I couldn't have asked for a better day, or a better friend.
I can definitely see the potential in this stuff, for log entries in background graphics on the shows if nothing else.
I suppose, if it would otherwise be filled with incoherent gibberish. But with MA and superfans peering at Trek through a microscope, prop ppl pride themselves on adding little details, in-jokes, etc.
So, I would think we’d have to have the same restrictions here about posting AI-generated fanfic as we do about regular fanfic, which means we can’t post it in this forum. All the other examples here were just links to somewhere else. I have spoiler-coded your examples, but I’ll have to ask that any other examples be posted elsewhere, such as the Fan Fiction forum.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
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