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 (ten months ago) link
― John Mayer McCheese (Leee), Sunday, 29 January 2023 23:38 (ten months ago) link
Ah, thanks -- small glitch there!
― Ned Raggett, Sunday, 29 January 2023 23:43 (ten months ago) link
― Ned Raggett, Monday, 30 January 2023 02:06 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (nine months ago) link
― mark s, Tuesday, 7 February 2023 21:10 (nine months ago) link
Who's acclaiming this show?
― Shartreuse (Leee), Tuesday, 7 February 2023 21:59 (nine months ago) link
We're here aren't we?
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 7 February 2023 22:05 (nine months ago) link
I thought we were all hate-watching it!
― Shartreuse (Leee), Tuesday, 7 February 2023 22:32 (nine months ago) link
You'd be surprised!
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 7 February 2023 22:51 (nine months 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 (nine months ago) link
I hope we get at least three more SoongsI’ll accept Lore as one of them
― mh, Wednesday, 8 February 2023 01:59 (nine months 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 (nine months ago) link
i heard there was a secret lorethat spiner played and then leee abhorredcause you don't really care for more soongs, do you
― mookieproof, Saturday, 11 February 2023 01:26 (nine months ago) link
― Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Saturday, 11 February 2023 05:49 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 sceneall v interesting hope it goes somewhere good
― werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 17 February 2023 05:27 (nine months ago) link
Is it dropping all in one hit or weekly?
― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 17 February 2023 05:35 (nine months ago) link
weekly i thought
― werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 17 February 2023 05:48 (nine months ago) link
Weekly as per usual, yeah.
― Ned Raggett, Friday, 17 February 2023 07:32 (nine months 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 (nine months ago) link
TIME TO WATCH PICARD s3 e1
― mark s, Saturday, 18 February 2023 19:09 (nine months ago) link
feels a bit zippier than s1 and s2
(not a high bar to clear)
― mark s, Saturday, 18 February 2023 19:18 (nine months ago) link
space has too many bars (they're always poorly lit and nearly empty)
― mark s, Saturday, 18 February 2023 19:22 (nine months ago) link
acting is when you phrase the clauses like william shatner
― mark s, Saturday, 18 February 2023 20:08 (nine months ago) link
Space is also poorly lit and nearly empty, fwiw
― sctttnnnt (pgwp), Saturday, 18 February 2023 22:44 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 muchI 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 (nine months ago) link
jean-luc in his picardotage
― mark s, Sunday, 19 February 2023 15:16 (nine months ago) link
you’d think after the last two seasons he’d know at least one person not in starfleet who has a ship, idk
― mh, Sunday, 19 February 2023 15:20 (nine months ago) link
rewatching to check out the terrible painting i apparently missed last night
the music at the start is making me want a version of this show scripted by dennis potter
― mark s, Sunday, 19 February 2023 15:42 (nine months ago) link
t'pau yang kipperbang
― mark s, Sunday, 19 February 2023 15:45 (nine months ago) link
ok lol i have now checked out the very extremely terrible painting
data wd never
― mark s, Sunday, 19 February 2023 15:48 (nine months ago) link
lol at JLP getting his AI to explain things to him he already knows and then getting cross bcz he already knows them -- scene needs more bing-style hostility from the computer
― mark s, Sunday, 19 February 2023 15:53 (nine months ago) link
we know this character is bad and stupid bcz he just delivered the dumbest reasons to dislike bebop that anyone in history has so far formulated (including on ilx) and also used the phrase "loosey-goosey"
― mark s, Sunday, 19 February 2023 16:22 (nine months ago) link
i hate the way these characters have each been turned into a kind glazed ham you the viewer have to repeat-appreciate at tiresome gustatory length and also anyone in the story who doesn't immediately revere them in the same way is marked as despicable or else gets punched
they're idiots and their plan sucks! their confidence in their immense knowledge is misplaced!
― mark s, Sunday, 19 February 2023 16:52 (nine months ago) link
I can’t even hate watch this, it upsets me too much
― meat and two vdgg (emsworth), Monday, 20 February 2023 00:35 (nine months ago) link
It's like a man child playing with his still-boxed TNG action figures, all mint.
Also did we ever hear Riker playing or listening to bebop? I only remember trad jazz.
I seem to reveal that an earlier draft of "All Good Things" where the old TNG crew steal the Enterprise to go on Picard's mission but the writers dropped it for being a dopey idea, too bad Q is dead now or else he could've sent someone in time to persuade this show's writers from making the same mistake.
― Shartreuse (Leee), Monday, 20 February 2023 03:56 (nine months ago) link
Every time Frakes reappears in a "hey the gangs all here" reunion type ep he always has this "hey wow this is great!" shit eating grin that I find really offputting. I dunno if he's had work or something? But his eyebrows are weird now.
I thought I'd enjoyed this episode til you bunch of cynical fucks pooed all over it, so thanks for that everyone :)
― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 20 February 2023 06:57 (nine months ago) link
I don't think I'm being cynical! I just want Trek that's better thought out!
― Shartreuse (Leee), Monday, 20 February 2023 13:45 (nine months ago) link
i wd term my attitude "quizzical hostility"
― mark s, Monday, 20 February 2023 15:54 (nine months ago) link
Look tbf some of those issues I agree with. Why can't he just commisssion a non-Federation ship? If its so important they dont involve starfleet why is Seven the first place he went? (well, we know why - so she can be in the show again).
That Titan captain was an utter cunt, but hey Ive worked with people like that so it didn't ring false to me.
― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 21 February 2023 00:24 (nine months ago) link
I am one of like, five people worldwide who really liked the 12 Monkeys tv show so I liked that actor’s cameo
― mh, Tuesday, 21 February 2023 01:29 (nine months ago) link
I'm one of the other five people worldwide.
― Xii, Wednesday, 22 February 2023 01:08 (nine months ago) link
more and more of us are here, on ilx. watching Picard!
― mh, Wednesday, 22 February 2023 03:29 (nine months ago) link
I bailed before the end of the 1st season. Can I skip straight to this one?
― Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 22 February 2023 10:20 (nine months ago) link