Sun. Mar 29th, 2020

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk face off in crazy ‘Star Trek’ deepfake

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk face off in crazy 'Star Trek' deepfake

The Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk rivalry is moving ahead at warp speed thanks to a new Star Trek deepfake.

The video, created by TheFakening, casts Bezos as a member of the alien Talosians, while Musk becomes Enterprise captain Christopher Pike. (The clip comes from the original Star Trek pilot, titled “The Cage,” which never aired. Parts of it were repurposed for a later episode of the show titled “The Menagerie.”)

In the episode, the Talosians (who use those big brains to project illusions) capture Pike and try to trick him into falling in love with a woman so that he can help breed a new race that will help the Talosians rebuild their destroyed civilization. Given that context, it’s pretty clear where TheFakening’s preferences lie between Bezos and Musk. …

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