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The Angry Piper07 Oct 2019 6:30 a.m. PST

OK, so I just found out one of my favorite authors, Michael Chabon, is the showrunner on Picard, and, together with his wife Ayalet Waldman, was the writer of Netflix's Unbelievable.

I saw Unbelievable. I want to see Picard, but I've thus far balked at CBS All Access. Now, with Discovery and Chabon's involvment in Picard, I may have to rethink this…

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2019 8:06 a.m. PST

Wow. He is a fantastic writer. His novel Summerland is a masterpiece (it's about Ragnarok, North American mythology, and… baseball).

THAT'S the secret to good Star Trek (or anything else): Hire a great WRITER.

I now have much higher hopes for this…

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2019 11:21 a.m. PST

Hmmm. I fired Chabon after The Yiddish Policeman's Union--a good book spoiled by ideology about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way in. In fairness, I'm not interested in anything involving Jean-luc Picard, and I'm certainly not going to pay for television. But for me, Chabon is a minus and not a plus.

(Scalzi would be neutral. Jodi Taylor would be a plus--and if they hired Barbara Hambly or Peter David, I'd probably have to set aside my principles and pay.)

charles popp07 Oct 2019 2:36 p.m. PST

Jean-Luc would be third or fourth on my list of someone to start a spin off with. Not interested.

JSchutt10 Oct 2019 5:10 p.m. PST

Picard is so old he has the complexion of Data….

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