Star Trek: Picard

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mookieproof, Saturday, 7 May 2022 01:02 (two years ago) link

(i liked wesley coming back)
(plz dont ban me)

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 7 May 2022 01:52 (two years ago) link

I did too, poo to y'all!

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Saturday, 7 May 2022 04:31 (two years ago) link


anyway i guess he was too busy gallivanting around space/time to prevent talinn, who should have instead just beat the shit out of soong, from haplessly dying. forever lame

mookieproof, Saturday, 7 May 2022 05:00 (two years ago) link

mean while elnor lives :D to surf down an elephant’s trunk one day :D
ughhhhhhhh whyyyy god whyyyy

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 7 May 2022 05:17 (two years ago) link

The entire concept of the borg and fighting them sometimes feels like such a boondoggle given the Q's could just zap them out of existence. I guess this also explains why Q never shows up in Disco - hes dead by then (who knows wether they knew that a few years back though?)

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Saturday, 7 May 2022 09:09 (two years ago) link

Oh one fleeting thing I am not sure I heard properly - when Q says to JL "even gods have favourites and you happen to be mine", for a moment I swear it looked like Picard was starting to say "wait, youre a go..."

Did I imagine that?

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Saturday, 7 May 2022 09:11 (two years ago) link

was anything picard actually did say fleeting? my answer here is no

mark s, Saturday, 7 May 2022 10:29 (two years ago) link

Everyone on this thread OTM. Finale kind of rallied despite the mid-season slide into silly mediocrity. The desire to not die alone was actually kind of nice and would've been better had that scene not dragged on so long.

For a moment I wondered if the spatial anomaly was Q's corpse finally dissolving after centuries and releasing massive amounts of energy, and that THAT was his surprise gift, not Elnor.

Also also since Picard is housed inside a Soong-bot, I'm assuming he's fully functional.

I guess this also explains why Q never shows up in Disco - hes dead by then (who knows wether they knew that a few years back though?)

There are still other Q, presumably!

Oh one fleeting thing I am not sure I heard properly - when Q says to JL "even gods have favourites and you happen to be mine", for a moment I swear it looked like Picard was starting to say "wait, youre a go..."

Did I imagine that?

I rewatched this scene, and JL only sez, "Q..." before Q cuts him off. Given that the Q/god thing was touched on in "Tapestry," I think it was more poetic license than anything else (though given that he and the Continuum are basically omnipotent, potato/tomato).

Star Trek: Strange New Wordles (Leee), Saturday, 7 May 2022 20:56 (two years ago) link

It must be true

Buddy of mine sent me the season 3 finale script of Picard, and I don't want to give anything away, but (and maybe this is a spoiler) William Shatner makes a triumphant return to kill him.

— Kaleb Horton (@kalebhorton) May 9, 2022

Ned Raggett, Monday, 9 May 2022 20:49 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

I do like seeing McFadden again but this doesn't quite wash away the memory of last season's shortcomings

Judd Apatosaurus (Leee), Monday, 25 July 2022 02:53 (one year ago) link

Help help I’m being tempted

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Monday, 25 July 2022 05:57 (one year ago) link

do it!

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 25 July 2022 06:14 (one year ago) link

For $7 why not!

Judd Apatosaurus (Leee), Monday, 25 July 2022 16:36 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

It's a good trailer! Maybe they should've stuck to just making those.

Antifa Lockhart (Leee), Friday, 9 September 2022 21:35 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

And then there’s THIS trailer

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 9 October 2022 02:36 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Sub Rosa

— Terry Matalas (@TerryMatalas) January 21, 2023

mookieproof, Saturday, 21 January 2023 07:40 (one year ago) link

New trailer today but this news sucks:

Most of the comments so far are about her Borg Queen role, and she was pretty good as that.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 29 January 2023 21:20 (one year ago) link

Ah, thanks -- small glitch there!

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 29 January 2023 23:43 (one year ago) link


Ned Raggett, Monday, 30 January 2023 02:06 (one year ago) link

Xp it's kind of a heart stopper since the first two people I googled were Alice Krige and Susanna Thompson.

As for the trailer... I have a mental checklist of ~4 plot devices that I think Trek needs to embargo for a good long while and maybe it's a good sign that the trailer only seems to use one of them.

John Mayer McCheese (Leee), Monday, 30 January 2023 02:39 (one year ago) link

Online tickets are for the Talk only. They do not include the screening. Pre-recorded talk will be available on Feb 17 at 6 pm ET.
Join the iconic cast members of Paramount+’s Star Trek: Picard — Patrick Stewart, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes and Gates McFadden — for a special advance screening of the premiere episode of the third and final season of their acclaimed series.
The final season of Picard is the concluding chapter of Jean-Luc Picard’s journey and features the return of his Star Trek: The Next Generation crewmates as they come together in a thrilling conclusion 35 years after The Next Generation first premiered. Following the screening, hear Stewart, Dorn, Frakes, and McFadden talk about revisiting their The Next Generation characters years later, why their stories have proven so durable and creatively fruitful, what Star Trek has meant to them throughout their careers, stories from behind the scenes, and much more.

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 7 February 2023 21:01 (one year ago) link

oh no

mark s, Tuesday, 7 February 2023 21:10 (one year ago) link

Who's acclaiming this show?

Shartreuse (Leee), Tuesday, 7 February 2023 21:59 (one year ago) link

We're here aren't we?

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 7 February 2023 22:05 (one year ago) link

I thought we were all hate-watching it!

Shartreuse (Leee), Tuesday, 7 February 2023 22:32 (one year ago) link

You'd be surprised!

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 7 February 2023 22:51 (one year ago) link

I like Picard! The only bit that annoyed me was that one ep with whatserface in his mind and the whole mad/dead mum story, that was a bit meh.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 7 February 2023 23:41 (one year ago) link

I hope we get at least three more Soongs

I’ll accept Lore as one of them

mh, Wednesday, 8 February 2023 01:59 (one year ago) link

I stand corrected!

I'm on the other side of the fence -- no more secret Soongs please.

Shartreuse (Leee), Saturday, 11 February 2023 01:05 (one year ago) link

i heard there was a secret lore
that spiner played and then leee abhorred
cause you don't really care for more soongs, do you

mookieproof, Saturday, 11 February 2023 01:26 (one year ago) link


Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Saturday, 11 February 2023 05:49 (one year ago) link

Lots of promising talk around the new season from those that have seen several episodes.

Cautiously optimistic but I'm taking "on course to be the greatest season of Star Trek ever" with a pinch of salt

groovypanda, Saturday, 11 February 2023 20:05 (one year ago) link

So we're back! Liked it well enough as a good setup episode, couple of things I'm still scratching my chin over. Was bemused that the opening credits were now the closing credits and now in a totally different style, I was kinda liking how the last two seasons' credits went. But as a tribute to the original show, a treat, and clearly all kinds of easter eggs stuffed in there.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 17 February 2023 02:27 (one year ago) link

mr veg said the opening title was like wrath of khan, same font etc which was interesting

plus lots of stuff packed in that opening scene

all v interesting hope it goes somewhere good

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 17 February 2023 05:27 (one year ago) link

Is it dropping all in one hit or weekly?

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 17 February 2023 05:35 (one year ago) link

weekly i thought

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 17 February 2023 05:48 (one year ago) link

Weekly as per usual, yeah.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 17 February 2023 07:32 (one year ago) link

Oh and if you’re missing Alison Pill she’s in that new _Hello Tomorrow!_ series.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 17 February 2023 07:33 (one year ago) link


mark s, Saturday, 18 February 2023 19:09 (one year ago) link

feels a bit zippier than s1 and s2

(not a high bar to clear)

mark s, Saturday, 18 February 2023 19:18 (one year ago) link

space has too many bars (they're always poorly lit and nearly empty)

mark s, Saturday, 18 February 2023 19:22 (one year ago) link

acting is when you phrase the clauses like william shatner

mark s, Saturday, 18 February 2023 20:08 (one year ago) link

Space is also poorly lit and nearly empty, fwiw

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Saturday, 18 February 2023 22:44 (one year ago) link

This was fine as kind of dumb action stuff but several things are bugging me about this qua Star Trek.

Starfleet and the people in it are so inept in Picard and Disco -- I know the added drama of TRUST NO ONE and CONSPIRACY OMG, threaded through with TNG-era Starfleet's reputation for bureaucracy, but the number of times these series require circumventing and/or suborning Starfleet officers, all of which happens pathetically easily ("Captain Shaw won't let us go save Beverley, oh I know, let's wait till he falls asleep before we change course, great plan!"), is so trite and lazy. It's the reason why I think Lower Decks/SNW are easily the best of the current crop of shows, because they show Starfleet as actually good at their jobs.
Crusherson speaking with a French Brit accent is supposed to make us think he's JL's, but that's the least interesting/bothersome part of this story. I'm annoyed of characterizing Bev as being this cornered gung ho mom -- can't she be her own character with her own motivations? Subordinating her to her caretaking role is disappointing (but, unfortunately, also very Trek) -- and then she also kills two people? Yeah sure self-defense and MUST PROTECT MY SON whatever, but that also felt like lazy storytelling.
Raffi's handler == Worf, surely? He couldn't resist calling her a warrior.
Mark: How do you feel about them getting the ugly painting out of the way in episode 1?

Of course, this is just one episode, but the fact that it features so many of bugbears (with more yet to come) kind of makes me wary.

Shartreuse (Leee), Sunday, 19 February 2023 01:33 (one year ago) link

let this one marinate for a bit and . . . it sucks

ancient combadges have galaxy-wide reception, and happily this one just happened to be nearby. couldn't possibly purchase/hire a spaceship -- too dangerous! -- so instead we had to half-assedly suborn a starfleet flagship that apparently lacked a transporter or tractor beam when we stole its shuttle. raffi is always terrible, but never moreso than when standing in a dark corner of a target zone and yelling into her tricorder that she's a starfleet spy. obviously her 'handler' is worf but why does she have an anonymous handler who shits on her for being an ex-junkie instead of a supportive superior officer? these dudes went seven seasons with a fluorescently lit bridge and a faux-wooden railing and now every fucking ship thinks it's in a submarine battle? i use dark mode too, but come on. titan captain, who presumably saw his family flayed alive at wolf 359 or something, was just absurd (while also being right). no matter how corrupt we are meant to assume starfleet is (gene rod rolling in his grave, no doubt), there are no captains anywhere with that attitude. and of course we have a callback to captain rachel garrett of the enterprise-c with absolutely no explanation why she's been painted red.

oh did you notice how that one planet is named after the showrunner? how precious!

this shit is like someone threw the memory-alpha source code at a wall and filmed it

mookieproof, Sunday, 19 February 2023 04:35 (one year ago) link

wait i missed that (hidden text) detail ftb snoozing or tweeting, now i have to rewatch lol (oh no)

mark s, Sunday, 19 February 2023 14:00 (one year ago) link

I get that they’re trying to set up all kinds of wild plot devices in one episode, but this was a bit much

I didn’t quite follow the “don’t trust starfleet!” warning leading to Picard deciding the best course of action would be to trick a starfleet captain into taking him close enough to the coordinates. He and Riker were going to be part of the celebration and they didn’t want to mysteriously not show up for that so… yeah, I missed something

mh, Sunday, 19 February 2023 15:13 (one year ago) link

jean-luc in his picardotage

mark s, Sunday, 19 February 2023 15:16 (one year ago) link

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