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#1 RJDiogenes

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 05:21 PM

Looks like we have a trailer for the Star Trek:  Picard series already:



It does look good, but I'm having a hard time with it being connected to JJ Trek.  I guess the one saving grace so far is that it really seems to be the opposite of JJ Trek.  Whereas in JJ Trek, the characters were all heartless automatons that shrugged off the destruction of Vulcan with a wink and a smile, here we have a real human being who was devastated by the destruction of an inhabited world.
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Posted 23 May 2019 - 08:30 PM

View PostRJDiogenes, on 23 May 2019 - 05:21 PM, said:

It does look good, but I'm having a hard time with it being connected to JJ Trek.

Trek is Trek. It has its ups and downs. Some parts work better than others. But it's all one conceptual whole, and even the less successful parts can spawn good stories. For instance, I despise "Miri" and its stupid, random Earth-duplicate planet that's never explained, but when I was writing DTI: Forgotten History, I realized I could use "Miri"'s concepts to generate the alternate-reality story I wanted to tell. Analogously, look at the good work that Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels did with characters and ideas that were handled much worse in the prequel trilogy, e.g. actually giving Darth Maul a personality. If you put up impassable walls between the parts of a franchise, you reject the possibility that a weak part can be redeemed.
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Posted 23 May 2019 - 11:55 PM

Amazon Original?   Isn't this a CBS All Access title?
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Posted 24 May 2019 - 02:19 AM

View PostNiko, on 23 May 2019 - 11:55 PM, said:

Amazon Original?   Isn't this a CBS All Access title?
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Posted 24 May 2019 - 07:00 AM

View PostNiko, on 23 May 2019 - 11:55 PM, said:

Amazon Original?   Isn't this a CBS All Access title?

Yes, in the US, and on the Crave network in Canada. But internationally it's on Amazon Prime.
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Posted 24 May 2019 - 10:41 AM

It'll also be airing on Space in Canada, like a real TV show.

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 08:31 AM

Meaty Comic-con trailer giving us a look at what it's going to be about:



It looks like Picard's going to be going off-book a bit to work with some rogue-ier elements to protect this girl?  The casting of Santiago Cabrera and Michelle Hurd were two big pluses for me.  I like the glimpses we get of them in this.

The dismembered Data stored in a drawer is kinda creepy.

I'm more excited than I thought I'd be to see Seven of Nine again and find out what she's been up to.

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 08:46 AM

Data's face looks really weird. Did they put a young-Data prosthetic mask on Brent Spiner? It doesn't look like digital de-aging.

On the other hand, Jeri Ryan looks ageless.
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Posted 21 July 2019 - 11:28 AM

I was already excited to see the show, but adding Data has me beyond thrilled.

As a kid, Data was the reason I became a science fiction fan.  I was so massively pissed when he was killed in NEMESIS.  Finding a way to bring bim back... my inner child cried tears of joy.

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 04:51 PM

I lost interest in this when they connected it to JJ Trek, but there's a lot to be excited about here. No mention of Romulus being destroyed at all-- Picard's personal crisis seems to be the result of Data's death.  The poker scene is obviously a holodeck program, but if part of the plot here is to bring Data back, I will be quite happy.

The main plot seems to revolve around Picard's history as Locutus.  We've got one character saying that she feels safe with him (and she seems to have a scar on her head) and another saying that she remembers who he really is-- I assume they must be liberated drones.  Maybe Seven has been out there freeing the Borg.  It would be funny if my Borg plot was actually the backstory here.

I flipped out when I saw Seven.  I didn't expect that at all.  I wonder if she just has a cameo or if she will play a major role.
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Posted 21 July 2019 - 07:27 PM

I heard Jonathan del Arco, who played Hugh, is appearing.  Looks like it may be about freed drones, given Seven's appearance.

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 03:28 PM

That was better than I was expecting. I freaked out when I saw Seven. That was a big surprise.

I had a pretty big smile on my face when Picard said engage.

I shouldn't be too surprised that the Borg will play a role in this new series, even if it is just a small one.

This seems like it will be the death knell for the current Treklit books. I'm not one of those doom and gloomers about it but I do hope we get at least some kind of closure on the current story lines. While it will be sad to see this continuity gone it will be exciting to see what comes next.

I do hope the Enterprise novels continue, though. This series shouldn't impact that one at all.

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As a kid, Data was the reason I became a science fiction fan.  I was so massively pissed when he was killed in NEMESIS.  Finding a way to bring bim back... my inner child cried tears of joy.

I will definitely be excited if they bring Data back in some way though it was Wesley that got me to watch TNG. There was a time that if I didn't see Wesley in the opening credits I didn't watch the episode.
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Posted 22 July 2019 - 05:26 PM

I heard that Hugh would be in it.  It definitely seems like there are liberated Drones who see Picard as their guru.  Which is a pretty cool idea.
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Posted 23 July 2019 - 03:31 PM

Does Abrams have anything to do with it directly? If he does, I'll pass.
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Posted 23 July 2019 - 06:07 PM

Not JJ, just his boy Alex Kurtzman.
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Posted 23 July 2019 - 06:55 PM

View PostRJDiogenes, on 23 July 2019 - 06:07 PM, said:

Not JJ, just his boy Alex Kurtzman.


Kurtzman runs his own successful production company now; he's nobody's "boy." He left Abrams's Bad Robot and co-founded his own company a full 10 years ago, and the only thing he's collaborated on with Abrams since 2009 has been Star Trek Into Darkness (and Fringe in a consulting capacity, since Kurtzman & Orci co-created the show). They haven't worked on anything together in six years.
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Posted 01 August 2019 - 12:13 PM

Star Trek Into Darkness stank to high heaven. Fringe was another clunker.
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Posted 27 August 2019 - 01:34 PM

The trailer has been pulled by Access itself. Has the series been pulled?
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Posted 27 August 2019 - 07:19 PM

I doubt that, with principal photography finished and millions invested, plus the fact that it's the only project that anyone is excited about.  They're probably just preparing a new trailer.
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Posted 07 October 2019 - 06:23 PM

Yup, preparing a new trailer it is:



Looks like Picard is not the only one who retired and went home.  I'm guessing that's Alaska.  And we have an old-school Romulan warbird in there, which bodes well for ship designs.  Unfortunately, a lot of the sets still look fashionably dark, but most of it looks pretty encouraging (although Data looks more off in this one).

The main thing that is cause for worry is the exchange between Picard and the Admiral.  I really don't want another "Federation has lost its way" story.

And we have a release date:  January 23, 2020.
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