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WATCH: What if Patrick Stewart played Shinzon in Nemesis?

WATCH: What if Patrick Stewart played Shinzon in Nemesis?

With the debut of Star Trek: Picard right around the corner, many of us are looking back at Patrick Stewart‘s history with the character. Following seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Stewart continued to play Captain Jean-Luc Picard in four feature films—including for the final time, in 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis. In that film, Picard comes face-to-face the Romulan-created clone of himself, Shinzon, played by Tom Hardy. In a new “deepfake” video, which utilizes machine learning AI technology, Youtuber Deep Homage replaces Hardy’s face with Stewart’s in what can be described as an interesting look at how the dynamic may have played out on screen, if Picard’s younger clone looked more like he does.

Check out the video below and let us know what you think. Do you think Patrick Stewart should’ve played Shinzon? Does Hardy’s voice matched up with Stewart’s face weird you out as it does us? Tell us in the comments section below.

Star Trek: Picard is slated to premiere in early 2020 and will see Patrick Stewart return to the role of Jean-Luc Picard, alongside Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd and Evan Evagora. It is being produced by Stewart himself along with Alex Kurtzman, James Duff, Akiva Goldsman, Michael Chabon, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth and Aaron Baiers.

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  1. bgoo2

    September 19, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    Why didn’t they deepfake this with a younger image of Patrick Stewart?

    • Treasa

      September 28, 2019 at 11:14 am

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  2. bzk

    September 22, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Because there’s not enough footage of him

  3. DrSeigler1701

    September 24, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    I seem to remember some rumblings about the powers that be wanting Sean Connery to play Shinzon, though I can’t find it now. Seems Michael Shanks of Stargate was in line to play Shinzon at one point, according to Memory Alpha.

    • nathankc

      December 19, 2019 at 3:09 pm

      You sure you aren’t conflating the rumors of Star Trek V wanting to cast Connery as Sybok?

  4. grzesiek p

    October 29, 2019 at 4:43 am

    very, very POOR. Deepfake with Shatner and STC better.

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