Predictive Text Gives Us the Episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation We Didn’t Know We Needed
"Space...what is the point of it?"
Botnik Studios is at it again with their predictive text, and this time, they’re here for Star Trek!
Botnik is the place responsible for programming the predictive keyboard that gave us the majesty that was Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash. Now, they’ve programmed that keyboard using all seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation to give us an episode so awesome it will totally make you a merry man!
In “Here’s Looking at Q,” Captain Picard is celebrating his “first birthday in space” with a nice “cat food dinner” accompanied by his friend, Worf. At a family restaurant.
Picard: “Mr. Worf, I appreciate this present of clothes for my birthday, but, as I am a boy, I need me my toys.”
Worf: “You have disgraced my father with your words.”
Then, with his new catchphrase of “The time for me is here!” Q. shows up ready to cause some mischief.
Picard: “Q! I see you have a concussion.”
Q: “I am immortal, Picard. I have hurt my head a very big number of time.”
He then turns into a tractor—“This is from the past!”—and leaves.
This is all just the teaser, leading into the iconic opening Captain’s monologue from the show:
Space…what is the point of it? You have no idea. This is the Enterprise: a big circle with a porch. I’m the Captain Picard. Come with me!
I don’t know about you, but I’m inspired AF.
The episode continues with Wesley complaining about his mom, and Riker revealing his need to do fun drugs, especially at parties where he needs to look like he knows what’s going down.
You can check out the full episode over at the Botnik website. Who’s your favorite Predictive Text Universe TNG character?
(via io9, image: Paramount)
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