devolves into a monster-filled nightmare pretty quickly in a new video created by an AI prompt. Both because of the prevalence of reboots and revivals, and because it has experienced a major resurgence thanks to its availability on streaming, there has been a curiosity about attempting to either reboot or revive . The cast and creative team have been largely consistent about their reluctance to revisit the project, and a new AI prompt serves as something of a bizarre cautionary tale.
A post shared on the Midjourney subreddit by gives a nightmarish interpretation of what a might look like.
The video starts off innocently enough, with a couch that resembles the iconic one regularly featured during Central Perk scenes. The characters even play near a fountain. However, before long, monsters and other creatures start to take over the video. This is apparently a frequent enough problem with A.I., as one reply reads, "
It actually is possible to get Midjourney to produce an AI-generated image of a reboot or revival. The issue is that the prompt of a young person in a cafe is hard to tell apart from several other sitcoms about a group of friends falling in love in a big city. It could look like , for example, and that show was recently canceled by Hulu after just two seasons.
What made special was not something that can easily be captured in a prompt. It was not a specific setting or a hairstyle, or just having a talented young cast. It was, firstly, what thebrought to their roles. Then, second, it was the specifics of time and circumstance that are difficult to replicate.
A reboot without the cast would miss the first component, and a revival with the cast would ignore the importance of timing and circumstance. It may not be as weird as a bunch of creatures and monsters running about, but it wouldn't feel quite right either. As it is, the seminal sitcom had a fitting farewell.