Star Trek: Picard

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BTW they recast Maddox, who is now played by Jordan Peterson.

brian brophy: OFF THE HOOK

Generous Grant for Stepladder Creamery (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 22 February 2020 21:55 (three years ago) link

"once zey get ze borg inside zem zey are never going back"


I would love to hear Eric Cantona read this line.

trishyb, Monday, 24 February 2020 10:06 (three years ago) link

Yeah I was enjoying this but that last episode was arse.
The guy Vajayzle (lol) butchered - that was the kid from last season Voyager, right? The other rescued borg kid?
- why didnt they use the same actor for him?
- ditto Bruce Maddox?
- why is this storyline so disjointed? I am struggling to follow it, there are competing motivations flying all over the place and somehow it makes it feel too rapid-paced and yet getting nowhere all at once.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 00:37 (three years ago) link

BTW I have no problem with the violence/gore in the show and all the purists wailing "this is a UTOPIA not a DYSTOPIA" I shrug at, but... yeah this feels rushed and clumsy all over somehow.

Maybe Stewart spent too long on shows like Blunt Talk and thinks he's funnier now ;)

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 00:39 (three years ago) link

Oh and some things I noticed:
- the comment "whats her name, something like... 99, or 11?" - assming that was a bit of a clumsy lol ref to 99 from get smart, and 11 from stranger things?
- them having to kick and punch away all the holo spam in the ship. I feel like they ripped that wholesale off a scene in Futurama when they all go into the "Internet".

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 00:56 (three years ago) link

I feel like they ripped that wholesale off a scene in Futurama


mookieproof, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 03:12 (three years ago) link

Oh chut up :P

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 04:57 (three years ago) link

"they don't change! they metastasize!"

mark s, Saturday, 29 February 2020 19:19 (three years ago) link

all the young ppl running and jlp wobbling along behind :|

mark s, Saturday, 29 February 2020 20:09 (three years ago) link

What did you think of the painting in this week's episode?

Honestly, Soji should've known that something was wrong with her, because what adult decorates their rooms with their own childhood drawings?

I have a feeling that many viewers wouldn't mind Elrond in-butting them, amirite?

Charlotte Brontesaurus (Leee), Saturday, 29 February 2020 20:12 (three years ago) link

wait i missed the painting! i was making supper and not paying full attention all the time

mark s, Saturday, 29 February 2020 20:14 (three years ago) link

all the young ppl running and jlp wobbling along behind :|

― mark s

with his violin

i feel like recasting this character as jonathan frakes was a good idea

Kate (rushomancy), Saturday, 29 February 2020 20:17 (three years ago) link

given how slooooooow the action still is, it was very lucky that the big encounter came in exactly the right 90 seconds to enable a way out

also lol this ep had several bodged echoes of firefly and serenity (which for my sins i know much better than TNG)

mark s, Saturday, 29 February 2020 20:25 (three years ago) link

Charlotte Brontesaurus (Leee), Saturday, 29 February 2020 21:20 (three years ago) link

I am so bored by this show now. If they don't bring on new writers for season two and improve it massively, I won't bother with it.

trishyb, Saturday, 29 February 2020 23:06 (three years ago) link

I think I’m done with it.

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Sunday, 1 March 2020 14:32 (three years ago) link

what this tale needs more of: "the fabric is ripped you jean luc picard motherfuckers"

mark s, Sunday, 1 March 2020 18:25 (three years ago) link

As a Tolkienian Trekkie this makes me very happy and it cannot be an accident. #StarTrekPicard

— Sara for Warren 2020 👊🏻 (@SaraMichener) March 1, 2020

Feminism-Appropriating Regressive Transphobe (Leee), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 01:27 (three years ago) link


terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 07:01 (three years ago) link

Riker in his pizza ranch >>> Kirk in his Nexus ranch

stet, Saturday, 7 March 2020 00:40 (three years ago) link

Mr Veg and I got into the *dumbest* argument about Riker’s pizza oven that ended with him texting me a still from the episode to prove he was right. 🤓

I still am enjoying this show btw. I dont mind the slow pacing, there’s just something about that is really kinda nice

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 7 March 2020 03:39 (three years ago) link

why is this how she finds out, old man, you need yr shiny head slappin

mark s, Saturday, 7 March 2020 19:55 (three years ago) link

picard is solving galactic politics by visiting everyone's house one by one

mark s, Saturday, 7 March 2020 19:57 (three years ago) link

things data wanted:
a) datadaughter feat.mucus
b) be worst painter

mark s, Saturday, 7 March 2020 20:08 (three years ago) link

the telltale Data head tilt

mh, Saturday, 7 March 2020 20:15 (three years ago) link

he's in her dna apparently

mark s, Saturday, 7 March 2020 20:16 (three years ago) link

Poor Marina Sirtis, after nearly 30 years she still can't get dialogue that isn't cringeworthy.

Picard's characterization is really weird! Maybe it's a function of being out of circulation for so long but in his TNG days he would never resort to mockery and sarcasm with someone who was suffering from severe self-doubt, not for cheap lolz. And of course his clapping after Raffi's performance was sooo corny, and not in a TNG way.

Feminism-Appropriating Regressive Transphobe (Leee), Saturday, 7 March 2020 22:13 (three years ago) link

And yes I remember that Picard from season 1-2 was a dick but we all try to forget that.


Feminism-Appropriating Regressive Transphobe (Leee), Saturday, 7 March 2020 22:27 (three years ago) link

Caught up with the last two episodes last night...I mean, I'm all about hanging out in rustic California locations because that's where most of the series have filmed on location anyway, but would chill over pizza anytime with that crew. There's definitely an odd choppiness in the editing, though; I almost wonder if they wouldn't've been better off just having the other stuff be at the start and end of the episode and otherwise just relaxed on Nepenthe. Actress who played the daughter (Kestra?) pretty solid, that's classic awkward/friendly stuff.

Building off of that Tolkien name tweet, BIG subplot all about subcreation, conlang etc. there with the dead son's interests.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 8 March 2020 17:26 (three years ago) link

in that case i desire dragons with a profound desire

mark s, Sunday, 8 March 2020 17:28 (three years ago) link

So you're the guy.

Also just stumbled on a reminder as to why Kestra is named Kestra -- that's the name of Troi's sister who drowned as a young girl, as retold in a season seven TNG episode.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 8 March 2020 17:42 (three years ago) link

my takeaway from the most recent ep is that much as JLP can be annoying, riker is still much more annoying

mark s, Sunday, 8 March 2020 17:59 (three years ago) link

Nothing has changed then

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:40 (three years ago) link

lol/yikes at the head tilt thing

mookieproof, Sunday, 8 March 2020 22:33 (three years ago) link

I watched the first 4 episodes and I didn't like anything. I think I'm done.

wasdnuos (abanana), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 06:24 (three years ago) link

even in a cabin in the middle of the woods, they managed to squeeze in a "shields up! red alert!" scene for riker.

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 17:40 (three years ago) link

Yeah, I've been mostly happy with Picard in that it hasn't reverted to pandering to people nostalgic for TNG (I'm a fan of it too, but couldn't care less about this kind of fanservice), but they finally caved in and did a full episode of it. If it wasn't for Troi and Riker's kid, who was pretty awesome, and her interactions with Soji, this episode would've been completely pointless. Let's just hope this was the last bit of fanservice they had in store and now they can focus on the actual main plot of the series, which still seems pretty interesting, as slow-moving as it is.

Tuomas, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 07:23 (three years ago) link

not too clear on how our heroes suddenly and magically realized the entire plot, but i guess some stuff happened

liked the octonary star system idea

mookieproof, Friday, 13 March 2020 15:49 (three years ago) link

"unknown dark power shows up when you do <X>" is kind of like first contact, but is a lot more like the later Expanse books

mh, Friday, 13 March 2020 16:42 (three years ago) link

a bit cixin liu too

mookieproof, Friday, 13 March 2020 17:15 (three years ago) link

i'm only three episodes in and I find this kind of a warm and comfortable sweater of a show, but it's weird how much the interiors just look like CB2.

akm, Friday, 13 March 2020 17:53 (three years ago) link

which I guess is maybe better than 'all the interiors look like a modern dentist office' of TNG

akm, Friday, 13 March 2020 17:54 (three years ago) link

"what you are about to endure will drive some of you mad"

*viewers nod glumly*

mark s, Friday, 13 March 2020 21:31 (three years ago) link

a cool thing is that the hologram can do every possible accent!

a less cool thing is that the actor playing the hologra

mark s, Friday, 13 March 2020 22:26 (three years ago) link

i ken

mookieproof, Friday, 13 March 2020 22:41 (three years ago) link

the accents.

Fizzles, Friday, 13 March 2020 22:58 (three years ago) link

thats gotta be the worst attempt at a scottish accent I've heard in a long while, kind of fitting that it was from a Star Trek engineer

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Saturday, 14 March 2020 08:22 (three years ago) link

That Irish accent is brutal as well, in case anyone was in any doubt.

As we were watching it I said "why are we being subjected to this?"

Seven doing Borgy things was cool, but.

trishyb, Saturday, 14 March 2020 10:21 (three years ago) link

you can 3d print any food item with nutritious content in the universe but synthetic speech has taken a backwards step from 2020.

Fizzles, Saturday, 14 March 2020 17:30 (three years ago) link

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