The second series of 80s nostalgia-packed Stranger Things landed on Netflix over the weekend and a new AI-based web tool will let you join in the retro fun. The Even Stranger Things generator will turn any uploaded image into a vintage-style poster for the now cult TV show.
What’s more, its uses AI to try and determine what’s in the image and adapt the text accordingly. We tried it with a picture of President Donald Trump speaking and it came up with the title ‘Stranger Speech’. Meanwhile, an image of BB-9E droid from the upcoming Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi yielded the title ‘Stranger Technology’.
In fact, the AI is surprisingly good at working at what the uploaded picture is, particularly if it’s something simple like a cat – resulting in the catchy title Stranger Cat.
Last year, a similarly addictive Stranger Things Type Generator was released, which will render whatever you type in the style of the series’ distinctive glowing red font.
Just a few weeks ago, Netflix released a free retro Stranger Things mobile game ahead of the hit programme’s return. Developed by developed by BonusXP and available on iOS and Android, the game lets players explore a 16-bit version of Hawkins, Indiana, controlling a selection of the show’s main characters including the kids and Chief Hopper.
In the Zelda-style game, each character has their own special ability that come in handy as they progress through the levels while solving puzzles and collecting items like Gnomes and of course, Eggos.