Misanthrope Mime
misanthropemime
3/26/20
8:45 PM
6

Q could have actually presented himself as an older human to mimic Picard just like he frequently wore a Captain’s uniform.  This can make John Delancie not have to put on make up or have to use digital effects. 

3/26/20
7:32 PM
9

DS9 never had a fleet battle that looked as utterly phony and phoned-in as whatever crap we got in Picard’s finale. Read more

3/26/20
6:02 PM
1

I think that the way the episodes in the first half of the season all split their time between whatever Picard was up to, and the repetitive stuff on the Artifact was very novelistic. The problem is that it didn’t translate well to serialized tv at all.

3/26/20
5:59 PM
14

Well, that’s it. I’m officially done with Kurtzman-Trek. I suffered through two seasons of Discovery and now Picard. I have no further interest in what the Kurtzman-Goldsman braintrust is going to come up with. Read more

3/26/20
4:50 PM
5

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

3/26/20
4:38 PM
9

So, knowing about the golem body, I finally realized that the opening credits sequence has been telling us from the beginning how this was going to end. Read more

3/26/20
4:34 PM
10

Geordi’s a lot more relevant to the Hugh and the Data plots of the past than Picard, TBH, indeed.

3/26/20
4:05 PM
11

Can you point to anything -- a plot element; a line of dialogue; a theme -- that’s identifiably Chabon-like, or even literary or novelistic in any way? If the episodes didn’t have title sequences, could you pick out which ones he wrote?

3/26/20
3:34 PM
22

...That’s the worst possible thing I could say about this show: that it brought back one of my favorite television characters, threatened to kill him forever, and it somehow found a way to make that mean nothing... Read more

3/26/20
3:28 PM
14

Should have been Geordi’s flagship (also, a character rather relevant to Hugh’s death and Data overall). Would have made more sense for someone giving command to Riker.

3/26/20
11:35 AM
35

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—but I think approaching reviews in the way that Zack has for the past few years (with this show and Discovery) Read more

11/16/17
1:06 PM
5

Oh, absolutely. I think that’s why Mark Watney felt so sincere: he was as much of a nerd as the writer.

11/16/17
12:12 PM
19

I agree, but that’s also what I liked about The Martian. There was something endearing about the lack of pretentiousness in the writing. It was a sci-fi book written by a sci-fi fan with as enormous amount of passion as he could muster.

11/16/17
11:26 AM
22

Not bashing Andy Weir because I did enjoy The Martian (in b4 someone accuses me of bashing Andy Weir anyway), but let’s be honest: he’s a novice writer and it shows. It even showed in The Martian (which, again, I did enjoy): for starters, the end of the book is just a repetitive trauma conga line that was thankfully Read more