I couldn’t find the original Tumblr post screencapping Giancarlo expressing the intent with LANOS on Twitter, so I’ve pulled together as much as I can of that conversation. [source]
The writers and artists of Teen Titans GO! are a trip
Take a look t the Titans’ DCUTube educational video
as well as the interesting related videos XD
*squints* “GREEN LANTERN: TAS - Lost Episode”
How fun! Thanks for the reference Teen Titans Go! Crew! <3
Can I have a moment to gush over the parallels in these scenes? No? Too bad.
The first time we enter the Interceptor, it’s bright. The lighting is soft and inviting as is the color pallet of it’s interior. You feel comfortable and at home. When we return to it, it’s dark. Our first look at the ship in months, and it is shrouded in shadows and something, ever so slightly outside of your consciousness, feels off.
And then we meet our AIs.
Aya is met with a question. A big question at that. “Define beautiful.” Can any of us actually define beauty? To describe it properly and what makes something beautiful? I had an entire lecture on the subject once and came no closer to a real answer than I had when I started. Right off the bat, when she’s nothing more than a spherical AI we know nothing about, she shows complexity. Curiosity. Humanity.
Lanos is met with an information dump. “Aya is no longer on this vessel. I am LANOS.” And he just repeats that. When he hears any comments about Aya from Hal he automatically answers with the same response and introduces himself. He’s working off a loop with audio cues. You need to put in the proper words to get the answer you want and nothing further will be provided. He is static. Humorous perhaps in the grief he provides Hal and Kilowog but there is no sense of depth. No feeling of something deeper in his programing.
And that just proves how special and unique Aya is.
Also, can I point out that when Aya’s body was about to be dissected, the Guardian says “I want to end this Aya experiment once and for all.”? Aya was probably created with much higher functions than normal AIs that enabled her to develop the willpower and emotions she has obtained throughout the series. She was most likely a prototype, the first of her kind. You know how the Guardians don’t really like to rely on emotions? Well, no wonder they don’t like what Aya has become and feel the need to get rid of her! She no longer behaves like a “proper nav computer” because she is starting to rely on emotion and attachment. So they decided to terminate her and replace her with an AI whose only purpose is to drive the ship and provide information. He has no higher functions. This LANOS is, in every sense of the word, artificial.
I hate drawing Razer
Also Lanos would you shut it and fly the ship straight
She is far away.
She… she is far, far away from me.
She walks in starlight in another world.
It was just a dream.
Do you think she could have loved me?
A vine with audio of my old YJ+GLTAS+ Scribblenauts mash up.
Why did I add audio. I made myself sad. I used the audio "Renewed Hope" from the GLTAS soundtrack…
A little behind the scenes look of the early stages of Green Lantern the Animated Series.
My eternal gratitude to everyone who helped prove the doubters wrong.
You’re gonna make me cry, Giancarlo.
I’m so glad you and Jim stuck to your guns.
The meeting of the unappreciated AI’s! Dunno why, just felt the need to do this. It was kinda thrown together hence why it’s a little messy. Still, I thought it would be kinda funny! Influenced by the HISHE Iron man 3!
Also, consider this a preview for something I’m working on that I can (hopefully) finish by Wed for the GLTAS Halloween special!
I can just imagine the sort of Gollum/Smeagol interaction, with LANOS spouting interesting factoids about the planets Aya is destroying.
“Life is pain, therefore life is an error that must be-
-THERE ARE 50 VARIETIES OF SPIDERFRUIT ON THE PLANET WE ARE NOW INCINERATING.”
THE PLANET YOU ARE CURRENTLY DESTROYING HAS BEEN A GREAT SOURCE OF THE NATURAL ELEMENT-
[some time later]
Why didn’t you say this planet had living meteors?
YOU HAD RECENTLY TOLD ME TO ‘SHUT UP.’
POPULAR TV SUPERHEROES LOOK BETTER IN BLU
I kinda did a crappy job telling people about this, but GLTAS writer producer Jim Krieg, voice actor Josh Keaton (Hal Jordan) and I (Giancarlo Volpe, in case that wasn’t obvious) will all be at Wondercon Saturday April 19 to talk about the GLTAS Blu-ray, and other cool BluRays coming out from Warner Archive!
James Tucker, producer of Batman: The Brave and The Bold will also be there, including “surprise guests!”
11:30am -12:30pm Room 300DE.
Hope to see you there!
Edit: I’ve been informed Jim Krieg was meant to come but unfortunately will miss the panel due to a scheduling conflict. We will try to hold it down without you Jim!
*checks to see if Wondercon Sat tickets are still available*
*long loud Darth Vader “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO”*
You guys are supposed to tell us this stuff BEFORE the con sells out! Tsk Tsk.
If any Fanterns are going to be at WonderCon, be sure to go and show your support at the panel! <3