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  • Star Trek: Picard (Spoilers Included)

    I'll give it a rewatch but for me, this week's episode had the cheese factor turned up to Warp 9.5    7 of 9's whole deal just felt like a Kirk double fisted blow of heavy-handedness.   The akimbo-blaster rifle scene-closer made me actually LOL a bit.  Reminded me of Starship Troopers, "C'mon you apes do you want to live forever?" 

    pew pew pew pew..

    Also, Maddox womp womp.   

    At episode 5, I feel like this is the campaign on a Call of Duty: In Space! video game. 
    I'm in the tank for this show, though: hoping for a strong finish.
  • Star Trek: Picard (Spoilers Included)

    I'm finding it interesting that they chose to work in the future-events from the Kelvin timeline in the Bad Robot movies with the TNG-era aftermath following Nemesis.   I'm not sure though if this represents a future Picard where the divergent Kelvin timeline is history to these characters or not?      Maybe there will be snake-jazz to clear that up.

    If this is a future where Kirk's daddy was killed by time-traveling future-tech wielding freakishly strong and tall Romulans and Kirk's trajectory towards the Enterprise was changed by youthful motorhead hijinx and bar-fights:  I could see the Federation as being very different by the TNG era.   Maybe this version of the Federation never was the true economic utopia that Roddenberry insisted on but something more moderately utopian?

    At any rate, there is an uncomfortable amount of "how much things cost" to square with the pure utopian vision we were told about in STTNG S1E26.    It'll be interesting to see if (and how) they address it or if it just gets hand waved as socioeconomic inertial dampeners. 

    I think there will be an AI through-line connecting Picard with this Season of Discovery.  Seems like these writers really wanted to tell an AI story and I'm on board for it so far.   Speaking of?  I like the way they introduced Rios but when I see his ships holograms are all doppelgänger's it triggers my "red shirt disposability" forward sensor array.    
  • Star Trek: Picard (Spoilers Included)

    I'll say this, it was beautiful and Picard's line paraphrased, "that's a beautiful memory, its yours and no one can take it away from you" got me, a little but I'm a softy for Sir Patrick Stewart.  

    I will say this, I tried CBS All Access with Star Trek: Disco and had all sorts of issues with their streaming platform.   One thing we learned from Game of Thrones this year was that Amazon streams at a higher data rate, than even HBO did (and CBS All Access, I assume).   I watched today's premier via Prime Video and it looked and sounded like a million bucks.

    Enjoyed the episode and the setup has potential.  This will be appointment TV for me so long as Stewart is attached.
  • Season 4

    I enjoyed the "how did fascism become the default" commentary.  Overall, the episode felt "off" but the stinger brought it back for me.  The Wasp dinner scene had me squirming a little. 

    Maybe my lukewarm first impression was just a function of long wait and unreasonably high expectations. Glad Season 4 is here!
  • Star Trek: Picard (Spoilers Included)

    JaimieT said:
    @visi0n ;

    I'm positive that's what's happening, what you said in your spoiler area. Notice how much time they spent showing the random special girl who was doing actiony stuff? And what you said about the name. I've cooled off on all of this. And about 10 people want to chide me for not being optimistic.

    But we'll always have TNG.
    Yep.. and showing the new tron-effect ship controls on the Defiant++ ship.  Ugh.

    On character torch passing..
    <sarcasm>  ..b/c this strategy has worked out so well for Star Wars</sarcasm>

    I hope we are wrong but yeah It's probably going to a Disco tie in somehow as well.  You are right though, I guess TNG stands for time no matter what they do here so I'll watch it and I'm sure Stewart will bring it performance-wise.