Star Trek Picard SPOILERS thread

Janx

Hero
A variation on that theme appears in a book that a friend is currently writing, "The Fatal Frontier." It's a parody based on the premise, "What if Star Fleet was capitalist?"
Hopefully they've read John Scalzi's Red Shirts (for research...). Which might be free right now on kindle
 

Ryujin

Adventurer
Hopefully they've read John Scalzi's Red Shirts (for research...). Which might be free right now on kindle
Pretty sure that he has. "Redshirts" is more of a direct parody, while "The Fatal Frontier" is a rework and parody.

EDIT - The old Kickstarter page has a clear description of the storyline.

 

Kaodi

Adventurer
Besides Mass Effect there is one other thing that should definitely be mentioned: The Orville. Like, synthetic lifeforms destroying all organic life is literally the exact plot of the second season finale. And given that Jonathan Frakes has directed episodes of The Orville as well as Discovery and Picard, and whatever other cross-pollination exists, I really have to wonder what sort of weird real life meta plot is going on here.
 

Truth Seeker

Adventurer
Well...well, just well...

A Fed fleet shows up...no fight. Powerful AI beings sent back (by one person) and Picard,
gets a new lease on life.

I can see why they killed the paid wall but you still had to subscribe to see it Talk is the Sir Patrick wanted it to be so.

And...oh someone got their just deserts, and it felt...just there.

shakes head in disbelief
 

Raunalyn

Adventurer
A Fed fleet shows up...no fight. Powerful AI beings sent back (by one person) and Picard,
gets a new lease on life.
Yeah, I predicted it would happen several posts ago...saw it coming from a mile away.

Really would have been interesting if the Mecha-Cthulhu would have been allowed to show up.
 

Dire Bare

Adventurer
The series had it's plot holes and imperfections, but . . .

I loved it. I even got emotional watching episode 10 when Picard died, and then again when he hung out with Data in the simulation, and when the classic musical theme cued up at various points . . .

No cliffhanger, but a good set-up for Season 2. Lots of love on the Sirena going into next season, Rios and Jurati, and it looked like something burgeoning between Seven and Raffi. And everybody loves J.L.!

I liked the new ship designs for both the Romulan and Federation fleets, although I need a better close-up of those new Federation ships. I did have a quibble, both groups seemed to have awfully large fleets considering what we've seen in the past and the current "state of the galaxy" . . . but still cool to see.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Well...well, just well...

A Fed fleet shows up...no fight. Powerful AI beings sent back (by one person) and Picard,
gets a new lease on life.

I can see why they killed the paid wall but you still had to subscribe to see it Talk is the Sir Patrick wanted it to be so.

And...oh someone got their just deserts, and it felt...just there.

shakes head in disbelief
Why did you torture yourself watching an entire series you clearly hate?
 

Ogre Mage

Explorer
If anyone is looking for a way to watch this show you should check out a post I put in the "Publishers, Press Releases and Promotions" section. CBS All Access is offering a free one-month trial.
 
Happy to be wrong. While the finale was a bit clunky, here and there, I found it quite satisfying. Also. lots of love. Which I like. Good season overall. Maybe it'll be like Next Gen and get even better as it goes along.
 

Mallus

Hero
I’m so glad Picard reversed the trend of exciting penultimate episodes and disappointing finales. I found Arcadia part 1 weaker than the three preceding episodes - though the most TNG the show has been. But part 2? I think it might be the best Star Trek film.

(which of course is cheating a bit since it had 9 hours of setup and a Pulitzer/Hugo winner at the helm)

edit: and I wish this board didn’t have the languages rules it’s always had, so I could repeat the joyous stream of expletives I let out when I realized the scene at the end with Data was a nod to Gilgamesh; Picard ended up venturing into the afterlife after his friend.

Which is so Picard and Dathon at El-Adrel. I pity the poor fools who think the team behind Picard didn’t know Trek (or good writing).
 
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Dire Bare

Adventurer
A few things I wonder after episode 10 . . .

After our heroes interrupted Soji's activation of the beacon, what happened to Narek?

Seven flies off with the "Motley Crew" at the episode's end, what about the rest of the XBs?

I'd like to think the XBs stay on the synth planet (what's it's name again?) and live in harmony and peace with the synths. Idea that struck me, could the synths replace the XBs Borg implants to correct for disabilities, without reactivating the collective? Making the XBs individual cyborgs, outside of the collective? Would the XBs even want that?

One failing of the series, IMO, is that very few of the XBs beyond Picard, Seven, and Hugh were given much personality. There was Seven's "son" who was harvested for parts, and the crazy Romulan mythologist & Zhat Vash witch. Is that because they are stunted mentally and/or emotionally? Or they just didn't get the screen time?

Most importantly, when does ST: Discovery Season 3 start? Other than "soon"!?!?! :)
 

Truth Seeker

Adventurer
The series had it's plot holes and imperfections, but . . .

I loved it. I even got emotional watching episode 10 when Picard died, and then again when he hung out with Data in the simulation, and when the classic musical theme cued up at various points . . .

No cliffhanger, but a good set-up for Season 2. Lots of love on the Sirena going into next season, Rios and Jurati, and it looked like something burgeoning between Seven and Raffi. And everybody loves J.L.!

I liked the new ship designs for both the Romulan and Federation fleets, although I need a better close-up of those new Federation ships. I did have a quibble, both groups seemed to have awfully large fleets considering what we've seen in the past and the current "state of the galaxy" . . . but still cool to see.
Just at a glance, the Fed side, it looks to be same ship model in mass. checking now with a froze cut. yupe...it is all the same ships or the majority. No Prime Trek ships, this is all of one Secret Hideout model. There are two direct views that shows, the same ship greatly duplicated, from the starboard and aft view.

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Ryujin

Adventurer
The "Search for Spock" ending was telegraphed a mile away, but that didn't lesson my enjoyment of the whole series. It's the sort of Trek that I've been missing.
 

Ryujin

Adventurer
I was fifty-fifty on whether it would be the brain-download or the magic visualise-the-repair tool that did the job.
I figured brain download, from the moment that they showed the "golem", but also considered the fact that since Sir Patrick had been so reluctant to reprise the character, perhaps he only agreed to do it if the ending was a final one.
 

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