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Mar 26
6

What was really the purpose of the Borg here? Aside from the plot devices for Picard to deal with and to bring in Seven. They seem just to be “there.” So Hugh is trying to rehabilitate them. Ok. But what is the real Romulan connection? Even though they were a hybrid of organic and synthetic they played no part in the Read more

Mar 26
7

Magical resurrection is a Kurtzman trope. Shia LaBeouf was resurrected by the Matrix of Leadership in Transformers 2. Kirk was resurrected by magic Khan blood in Into Darkness. Tom Cruise was resurrected by a magic dagger in The Mummy. Burnham was resurrected by time magic in Discovery season 2. Read more

Mar 26
6

Then you should go back and rewatch TNG the way the wife and I are. If you’re logical or objective it’s evident how wrong they got this character. Read more

Mar 26
11

"I think Zack’s criticisms are valid—I’m not going to sit here and say that killing Picard, mourning his death, and then immediately bringing him back with no lingering consequences made a whole lot of sense”
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Mar 26
18

Yeah, it’s just an absolutely strange decision. It’s obvious that the show has limited time, but that the guy the show is named after isn’t going to croak.
It’s symptomatic of the kind of lazy hackiness that continually lessened this show from being what it could be.
Reading Chabon’s interview I get a sense that with Read more

Mar 26
33

I think the problem Star Trek currently faces is the “who is it for?” question.

Mar 20
2

When you say things like the majority of TNG episodes are mediocre, perhaps that reveals the difference (I personally am curious to study how anyone could think this was a truly good show, but not interested in arguing!) —- I agree there were some episodes that were bad, but for me that’s not the point. I don’t look Read more

Mar 20
5

I don’t fault the actresses/actors at all, I think they are doing fine, my issue is with the characters and the character development. Read more

Mar 20
7

A morally-ambiguous protagonist in a string of episodic adventures, loosely tied together.

Mar 20
2

How would Picard know what Elnor’s been up to for the past three (or so) episodes? It’s not like they’ve been in touch.

Mar 19
5

The standard reply to any criticism of Discovery and Picard seems to be “Oh, you’re just mad cause it’s different”. Read more

Mar 19
3

With the focus on Picard dying in the same episode they show an android body prepped for human mind transfer, and another season on the way, there is, what, a 100.00% chance Picard gets put in that body, right? Which itself is very similar to what they did with THE SAME ACTOR in an X-Men movie. Read more

Mar 19
12

With the whole arc of the season now coming into full view, it’s hard not feeling like this is some very lazy writing. The show feels like a TNG two-parter stretched out through Lost-style mysterybox writing to the thinnest gruel. If you boil it down to its basics you could have a very solid story, however the way it Read more

Mar 19
10

At this point, I think it’s safe to say ‘a disappointing Star Trek: Picard’ is a bit redundant.