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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2020 9:00 p.m. PST

" Hi Trekkers, Spacerguy here. Did you get to see Star Trek Picard on the Sci Fi channel? CBS, Netflix or Amazon Prime Video? cos like now you can buy it on dvd. Millions of Star Trek fans were thrilled when treks famous Captain Picard took the reigns once again to protect Starfleet and Federation trusting interplanetary citizens but it is different….

I reckon trekker reactions to the cyborg killing spree on the red planet definitely left most of us stunned in our seats. lol Theres lots of trekker wallowing on IMDB while conversely others just loved the show…"
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Brian Smaller01 Oct 2020 10:09 p.m. PST

And now Picard is an android so he will know what it is to be a marginalized and oppressed part of society compared to when he was just another white male. ST: Pukehard lost me before it even aired when patrick Stewart said that the show was about Brexit and Trump.

Hamilton01 Oct 2020 10:16 p.m. PST

Why are people surprised that ST reflects current social and political challenges? It has done so since TOS.

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2020 10:22 p.m. PST

The story sucked in many ways and had big problems with pacing. The new characters were good and their stuff worked. I watched it because, while I've never been a fan of Data, and was cool towards 57 of 9 Billion, I've been a fan of Patrick Stewart since I was a youngster and saw him on BBC TV in "I, Claudius". He took what he was given in this and played it well.

All that said, I've no idea how it could have been about Brexit and Trump.

SBminisguy02 Oct 2020 10:13 a.m. PST

I watched the first few episodes -- and that was is. The first episode was a disjointed mess in which nobody acted like a real person, contrived relationships were the norm and the dark "edgy" mood was anti-Trek in tone.

For example, in the first episode Picard does a traumatic media interview (forgetting that past-Trek said they didn't need that anymore), and the next morning this strange bloody-faced young woman stumbles up to his patio muttering about how she killed them all and there was blood everywhere…but I saw you on TV… I'll be safe with you…I know you…and Picard doesn't call the cops?? He invites her to sit down and have a cup of tea?!?

This new Trek path is definitely now Space Opera with no pretense of being science based. In Picard the bad guys ignite the "trace gases in the Martian atmosphere -- and it's still burning!"

W.T.H. Not physically possible. I used to know a guy who was a science advisor on ST:TNG. He was an actual scientist had PhDs in physics and chemistry, real smart guy. The writers/producers had him on their brain trust and they'd go to him and say "Hey, we want this cool sciency thing to happen in this episode. Could that happen?" And he'd do some research, extrapolate what we know of physics and so on and go back and tell 'em, "Yeah, and here's how it would work" or "Nope, totally not possible," and they'd use that advice to shoot the episode. That's why it felt science-based, 'cause much of it was – and even their Space Opera tech had some internal consistency to it.

Now? Pure Space Opera. And it's nasty, dark and bloody -- with drug addiction, random gore and sexual situations. Like a poor man's GOT in space. Oh well.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2020 11:58 a.m. PST

I enjoyed it….

Specially to see those "old" characters again … (seven of nine in first place!)


SBminisguy02 Oct 2020 2:39 p.m. PST

I enjoyed it….

Specially to see those "old" characters again … (seven of nine in first place!)

Seven of Nine depicted as a bitter, violent alcoholic??? Pass…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2020 11:22 a.m. PST

What do you expect from a Borg?… (smile)

And she is still a beauty….


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