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Star Trek: Picard - Don't bother, go watch Strange New Worlds instead


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4 hours ago, Mr Ben said:

She's not Romulan. She's supposed to be half Vulcan half Romulan. But we didnt know any of that until the last but one episode I think.

 

The synth doing a mind meld tops all that though :facepalm:

 

"Being half-Vulcan & half-Romulan did you not think that she might have inherited Romulan vestigial inner eyelids, therefore she can not self-shield her eye's from the sun? "  

 

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Therefore foreshadowing that she's not exactly who she's pretending she is?

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They did actually grab hold one of one aspect from The Measure Of Man - Picard’s speculation that Data could eventually become the father of a new race, which came to fruition.

 

Damn, it was just a very inconsistent series and a bit of a damp squib overall. Some great stuff, some genuinely terrible stuff, big inconsistencies in the characters etc etc. I know Picard is old, but seeing his gravitas greatly diminished by his frailty was quite sad.

 

Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis were the best bit of this by a long way.

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Welp, finally watched it. What a load of nonsense.

 

It's better than Discovery, but then being ravaged by a Gorn while having Tribbles shoved up your arse is better than Discovery.

 

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But episode 7 was a singular hour of (mostly) bliss.

 

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One thing that got my goat was the design of the main ship.

 

It was just so...bland and didn’t fit with the universe at all.
 

I mean, all the ships were shite in this (and the way they were shot they were obviously quite embarrassed by them) but the main one was the worst offender. It looked like someone stuck two staplers together. 

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2 hours ago, Sarlaccfood said:

One thing that got my goat was the design of the main ship.

 

It was just so...bland and didn’t fit with the universe at all.
 

I mean, all the ships were shite in this (and the way they were shot they were obviously quite embarrassed by them) but the main one was the worst offender. It looked like someone stuck two staplers together. 

 

I didn't mind the exterior too much, but the interior was a disaster. None of it seemed to make functional sense.

 

I don't recall learning anything about it either- no mention of top speed, offensive or defensive properties, crew and cargo capacity etc.

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1 hour ago, drmick said:

 

I didn't mind the exterior too much, but the interior was a disaster. None of it seemed to make functional sense.

 

I don't recall learning anything about it either- no mention of top speed, offensive or defensive properties, crew and cargo capacity etc.

What do you mean? It has the sack footballs on the bridge, what more do you want?

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5 hours ago, Death's Head said:

Rewatched All Good Things last night. It's just so fucking good, and really hammered home two things we were missing here - Beverly Crusher (she didn't even get a mention ffs!) and Q. 

 

 

 

TNG on the whole (after the series ended) really seemed to drop her like a stone. They built up an amazing relationship then dropped it right after and pulled back on the character no matter what she was in. Always made me wonder if there was something going on behind the scenes that we didn't know about. Riker and Troi got together by the end but never anything for Picard and Crusher which was what everyone wanted. Very bizarre. 

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https://www.sbs.com.au/guide/article/2018/10/02/they-felt-they-had-too-many-women-star-trek-actress-gates-mcfadden-recalls-being

 

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I had been in conflict with one of the male writer-producers about certain things I thought were sexist. What I’ve heard is that he said “Either she goes or I go”. I was shocked that they let me go, because I knew my character was really popular. But he was going to be writing more and more and didn’t want to have to deal with me. What was great was they got rid of him and asked me to come back.

I wonder if, after the series ended, that writer came back....Would explain the Troi mental rape bullshit in Nemesis.

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1 hour ago, Lorfarius said:

 

TNG on the whole (after the series ended) really seemed to drop her like a stone. They built up an amazing relationship then dropped it right after and pulled back on the character no matter what she was in. Always made me wonder if there was something going on behind the scenes that we didn't know about. Riker and Troi got together by the end but never anything for Picard and Crusher which was what everyone wanted. Very bizarre. 

 

They even get a kiss in All Good Things... (in the 'present' segments) and watching the future-set bits where they're divorced just makes it all the weirder how she doesn't even merit a mention in Picard.

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On 07/04/2020 at 17:58, Mr Ben said:

https://www.sbs.com.au/guide/article/2018/10/02/they-felt-they-had-too-many-women-star-trek-actress-gates-mcfadden-recalls-being

 

I wonder if, after the series ended, that writer came back....Would explain the Troi mental rape bullshit in Nemesis.

 

Nope, it was Maurice Hurley who wanted to get rid of Gates McFadden. He left at the end of season 2, having run that season.

 

There's so much good behind the scenes gossip in the massive 'The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years' book. If you're a fan of the TNG era onwards, it's a must-read: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fifty-Year-Mission-Generation-Uncensored-Unauthorized/dp/B01KXW2PLQ/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+fifty-year+mission%3A+the+next+25+years&qid=1586339528&sr=8-1

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On 07/04/2020 at 11:54, Death's Head said:

Rewatched All Good Things last night. It's just so fucking good, and really hammered home two things we were missing here - Beverly Crusher (she didn't even get a mention ffs!) and Q. 

 

 

 

In the first or second episode Picard says something about not being able to contact Beverly as she wouldn't listen to him.

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On 08/04/2020 at 10:50, Eighthours said:

 

Nope, it was Maurice Hurley who wanted to get rid of Gates McFadden. He left at the end of season 2, having run that season.

 

There's so much good gossip behind the scenes gossip in the massive 'The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years' book. If you're a fan of the TNG era onwards, it's a must-read: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fifty-Year-Mission-Generation-Uncensored-Unauthorized/dp/B01KXW2PLQ/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+fifty-year+mission%3A+the+next+25+years&qid=1586339528&sr=8-1


Yes, if you have any interest whatsoever in feuds, backbiting and politicking behind the scenes on TNG/DS9/Voyager  then that book is a must (and it’s predecessor for crazy Gene Roddenberry stories for the original series).


About the only people everyone agrees was lovely in the book are Frakes and Scott Bakula.

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I started watching this yesterday up to epsiode 5 now & really enjoying it compared to the Netflix Star Trek Discovery series which I turned off after the first season.

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Just finished this. You'd think the 

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death of such a beloved character I grew up watching would have me in tears. But no, the series handling of him has left me cold. 

 

Also, retconning him as synthetic life <_<

 

Probably won't bother with series 2. Would rather just watch TNG or DS9 again. Why can't we get Trek like that anymore :(

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