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Star Trek Picard - is it good?
« on: June 07, 2020, 01:50:52 PM »
I haven't had the chance to check this out.  I'm curious on the thoughts of those who have seen it.

According to the Guardian... it's fairly dark.

Check out the article.  Is it fair or unfair... and what new your thoughts?   Post it up!

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Re: Star Trek Picard - is it good?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2020, 04:48:48 PM »
I have not yet seen it. I do not have CBS All Access. I have seen one episode that CBS threw up on Youtube. It really did not leave me with wanting more. But it might be one of those things in which I need to see several episode before it pulls me in. I got to have a reason to want to see an elderly Picard.
I think my big question when being confronted with shows like this, is, why do we have the need to look back? Is this some type, or form, of nostalgia manifesting itself. I am starting to cringe when I see them pull a character out of mothballs just to have a continuation of something we felt back then. Can writers and directors not come up with something unique while recreating the same type of magic that we felt in those series? Is it too much to ask for something fresh in perspective of a future sci-fi that does go where no man has gone before? Maybe this time have them to actually explore the far reaches of our imagination? I don't know, I really only want to remember these Star Trek characters the way, I remember them. From those old episodes, that I pull out and watch, occasionally.
Before, the characters, in their future, was left to our imagination. I guess without watching the series, my question, has my imagination been molested, to those who have watched it?  :o
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Re: Star Trek Picard - is it good?
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2020, 08:33:56 AM »
I think Picard is great. Stewart is elderly and has lost a step but I like seeing what happened to JLP after his tenure on the Enterprise. Outside of the titular character, Picard doesn't feel recycled. Retro's sentiment is accurate in that Picard is heavily reliant on nostalgia, especially in getting viewers invested into the main character, Picard as a show is shot different, told different, and not that cheesy soap opera that Star Trek continually leans toward. I like the dark element (although I don't find it all that dark) and the fact it somehow manages to keep the heart that embodies Star Trek. While the review sites put it somewhere in the high 70% low 80's, critically 90% of the viewers like it. It's not a masterpiece but it's a great story with room to grow, as long as Stewart can keep going.