Star Trek, the return of Picard...

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Show dem balls bro
I watched the first episode. Besides being somewhat predictable (just fucking knew the little skinny young girl was going to turn out to be an absolute killing machine of unimaginable power), I actually liked it. Saw the first episode for free on YouTube though, I don't have the streaming service needed to watch the rest.
 
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I watched the first episode. Besides being somewhat predictable (just fucking knew the little skinny young girl was going to turn out to be an absolute killing machine of unimaginable power), I actually liked it. Saw the first episode for free on YouTube though, I don't have the streaming service needed to watch the rest.
It's really easy to find the rest Deebo, episode 2 was a bit meh but episode 3 was very good
 

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The guy is pushing 80, so fans of the series are to believe these old farts never retire or there's not enough competent new blood to take over the helm?????
:think1

Current President: 73
Senate Majority Leader: 77
Speaker of the House: 79
Democratic nomination frontrunner: 78
Presumptive Democrat frontrunner: 77

:lol:

:thumbsup

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:think1

Current President: 73
Senate Majority Leader: 77
Speaker of the House: 79
Democratic nomination frontrunner: 78
Presumptive Democrat frontrunner: 77

:lol:

:thumbsup

:hat
:think1

Current President: 73
Senate Majority Leader: 77
Speaker of the House: 79
Democratic nomination frontrunner: 78
Presumptive Democrat frontrunner: 77

:lol:

:thumbsup

:hat
Also Picard IS retired lol
 
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It's really easy to find the rest Deebo, episode 2 was a bit meh but episode 3 was very good
Agreed. Star Trek was getting stale and needed a course correction. Ironically the writers are writing Starfleet as a metaphor for the current political climate, it started with Into The Darkness and spread through Discovery to now Picard.

But dispite there attempts to push an agenda I actually like the show for it. Not because of the agenda but because it breathes new life into a stake formula, something which I have a gut feeling wasn't the primary intent.

I like the organic growth of humanisation of the Romulans. In many ways you can look at them and say, yes, they're a little like the Japanese post WW2, once highly empirical but now humbled. It's a nice fresh direction. One which I'm sure Discovery will continue with season 3 taking place 200 years ahead of Picard - think of the possibilities!

For me Voyager left a sour taste no Star Trek since has been able to escape. Like a tramp who broke into your car and slept the night no matter how many washes it never smells fragrant again. That's how I saw it. So these series (SO FAR!!!!) seem to be deep cleaning the car if you will :deal
 
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Agreed. Star Trek was getting stale and needed a course correction. Ironically the writers are writing Starfleet as a metaphor for the current political climate, it started with Into The Darkness and spread through Discovery to now Picard.

But dispite there attempts to push an agenda I actually like the show for it. Not because of the agenda but because it breathes new life into a stake formula, something which I have a gut feeling wasn't the primary intent.

I like the organic growth of humanisation of the Romulans. In many ways you can look at them and say, yes, they're a little like the Japanese post WW2, once highly empirical but now humbled. It's a nice fresh direction. One which I'm sure Discovery will continue with season 3 taking place 200 years ahead of Picard - think of the possibilities!

For me Voyager left a sour taste no Star Trek since has been able to escape. Like a tramp who broke into your car and slept the night no matter how many washes it never smells fragrant again. That's how I saw it. So these series (SO FAR!!!!) seem to be deep cleaning the car if you will :deal
You summed it up pretty well. I know some dislike the new direction of Star Trek they feel it no longer is the show they grew up watching but just like everything you have to move with the times. TV, Sci-fi and drama have moved on a lot since the last Star Trek shows Voyager and Enterprise. I don't think you could get away with shows like that now, it's a stale and old format and the subject matter has been already explored a great deal, so having another episode of the week type show or another exploratory show like Voyager or TNG would be retreading old ground.

And yes art very often reflects life, just like the original show did at a time in the 60's when there was more hope and optimism, it's only understandable the new shows reflect the distrust of the establishment and the disillusionment many feel with the world right now.
 
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Personally, I cannot take to Discovery, not for any political reasons but I just find it a bit boring, I didn't really need yet another prequel series, and with a couple of exceptions the characters don't interest me. The time jump may be what it needs however.

Picard so far has been a different story, I like all the characters, it's not a prequel, the acting is very good and it's got just enough nostalgia
 

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Anyone seen episode 4 yet? Thoughts? I will watch tomorrow.
Just watched it (special thanks to @Hkbrit)
I thought it was a good episode...things are starting to move along.


I really like the show all in all....I like the way Stewart is playing a much older Picard. You can see he is still the same man but filled with so much regret and the vulnerability that often comes with advanced age.


Like anything else there are plot holes and devices..
But so far none that bother me much.


Except the offical reaction to the explosion....and everyone acting like Picard is senile because of it.

Lol...yes the Romulan's deep faked themselves out of the surveillance footage...but there was still a massive explosion....wouldn't that shit lead to some kind of offical investigation.

Instead a massive explosion just doesn't seem to be acknowledged...dumb.


Other than that I'm liking it.

But to answer it directly...a bit of ship action in this episode....good stuff.
 
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Just watched it (special thanks to @Hkbrit)
I thought it was a good episode...things are starting to move along.


I really like the show all in all....I like the way Stewart is playing a much older Picard. You can see he is still the same man but filled with so much regret and the vulnerability that often comes with advanced age.


Like anything else there are plot holes and devices..
But so far none that bother me much.


Except the offical reaction to the explosion....and everyone acting like Picard is senile because of it.

Lol...yes the Romulan's deep faked themselves out of the surveillance footage...but there was still a massive explosion....wouldn't that shit lead to some kind of offical investigation.

Instead a massive explosion just doesn't seem to be acknowledged...dumb.


Other than that I'm liking it.

But to answer it directly...a bit of ship action in this episode....good stuff.
Yeah the deepfake stuff is a really hard pill to swallow. Right in the heart of Earth? I mean consider all the cameras we have now and imagine 200 years later. All on different systems too! :rofl

And suddenly there's loads of brown/black Romulans too? Don't get me wrong it's not a deal breaker but it's condescendingly PC considering they were never white to begin with but a yellowish colour. What's next? They going to mix race the Klingons? (Yes, I'm aware there was an albino in Discovery. Not the same). Klingons have always been brown bar TOS. I don't care. They're an alien species after all.

I like the characters but. That blonde scientist is annoying. She needs to be killed off fast.

And 7 of 9 is hotter than EVER!!!!!!!! How the heck does that happen???? Vintage wine this one.



Mustnotfap.....
 
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Yeah the deepfake stuff is a really hard pill to swallow. Right in the heart of Earth? I mean consider all the cameras we have now and imagine 200 years later. All on different systems too! :rofl

And suddenly there's loads of brown/black Romulans too? Don't get me wrong it's not a deal breaker but it's condescendingly PC considering they were never white to begin with but a yellowish colour. What's next? They going to mix race the Klingons? (Yes, I'm aware there was an albino in Discovery. Not the same). Klingons have always been brown bar TOS. I don't care. They're an alien species after all.

I like the characters but. That blonde scientist is annoying. She needs to be killed off fast.

And 7 of 9 is hotter than EVER!!!!!!!! How the heck does that happen???? Vintage wine this one.



Mustnotfap.....
I didn't really mind the notion that some KGB Romulan organizations working with elements of the federation could erase stuff... I just found it silly that there was still a massive explosion yet the brass all acted like Picard was nuts.

I'm okay with the android expert....

And yeah 7 of 9 is still hot.
 
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