Star Trek - Picard

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  1. MattyK-USA

    MattyK-USA Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Okay, I guess I'll start a thread for those that watch the show, now that it's started. I'll avoid spoilers for now since not many will have been able to see Episode One yet.

    I'll say this much - it's clear that there's a lot of ground to cover, to get the viewer "caught up" in the twenty years since the end of the series / movies. There is plenty new to see, but there's also retrospective too. I bet it'll take three-ish episodes before we're all caught up and it's all brand-new adventures.

    I'm hooked already.
     
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    Any baby Yoda sightings?

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    Big fan, eh? :rolleyes:
     
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    I.... If... The...

    Just tell my why. All that X-Men money run out and he can't get a guest spot on The Love Boat?


    i don't get it.
     
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  5. MattyK-USA

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    Because it's not about money. The dude has more than we can dream of. This role is one of the most lauded of his career, and he is an award-winning Shakespearean actor.

    I'll go out on a limb and guess that you're not a fan of Star Trek, or have never watched it.

    P.S. Nice snark.
     
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    Watched it twice today, gonna make my wife watch it tonight. :cool:
     
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    You're watching a bootleg

    The only genuine Star Trek has James T Kirk and Spock
     
  8. MattyK-USA

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    I was kind of cruising on past references / easter eggs, until... woah. Then WOAH!!!
     
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    Weren't the Booltegs in a Harry Mudd episode? :p:)

    I do admire your loyalty to the OG, man.
     
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    We have band practice tonight. I’ll watch it on my iPad with Bose headphones when I get home.

    I’m very excited. Fired up!

    it’s going to be a great evening.

    I’ll never forget when Patrick and I had this photo taken together.

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    Beg pardon, I wasn't trying to be snarky. I just don't get the Picard thing. I grew up on the original show in re-runs, and enjoyed the cheesyness. I watched most of the original cast feature length movies. Heck, I enjoyed the recent Chris Pine versions for what they are. I just never got the offshoot series... Next Generation, Deep Space Nine (or whatever). What am I missing? Is this new movie enjoyable without knowing the full backstory if the t.v. series?
     
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    There's two of those now.
     
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    " the trouble with tribbles"?

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    Sure, no worries. Without having watched the show (The Next Generation, or TNG), there would be no point of reference for you for why this show stirs up so many emotions for a lot of fans. I didn't watch the show when it came out - I was totally like BT; no follow-up was going to touch the original. My little sister of all people got me to start watching about three seasons in. Like many shows of the period, there were some throw-aways - but the one thing you could expect from episode to episode, was that Picard and Data (Brent Spiner - who I hated at first) would have stellar (no pun intended) performances. Over time, the rest of the cast caught up.

    From what I've seen, that being the first episode, I think that anyone can watch this and enjoy it. At first it may seem incongruous that the central star is an octogenarian, but that becomes clear pretty quickly. I think the production values are definitely cinema-level.
     
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    There are some fantastic references to this episode in the "Short Treks" on CBS all access.
     
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    booo! it's picard and sisko for me. star trek peaked with tng and ds9.
     
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    Next gen was a stunningly good quality show and Picard was the superior cap as was the actor portraying. The original was a bit of fun but it really only hinted at roddenberrys impressive concept.
    Stuart is such an interesting actor I'd tend to watch him in any show he does.
     
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    He discussed why openly when he decided to do it. You should be able to find the interviews easily if you're honestly interested. As best I can paraphrase this was a character he also believed was done and belonged in the past, but year after year, viewer after viewer, thousands of people kept telling him about the impact it had on their lives and the hope it gave them see a vision of our future where humans overcome our differences, global challenges and wars and make it to a better future.

    With the world and news heading the way it has been recently, increasingly polarized and full of doom and gloom, people who openly identify with Nazis marching around, climate change etc etc... he became convinced there might be some good in bringing back that idea, that the future doesn't have to be all doom and gloom.

    Whether the show runners will make that happen remains to be seen but that's what he hoped. The other recent star trek series is very much the opposite, it's full of war and end of the world drama, so this will have to be very different from that
     
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    Interesting. Thanks!
     
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    I'm not planning on watching it but I hope the Klingons win this time.
     
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