Star Trek: Picard (aka ST:P)

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Re: Star Trek: Picard (aka ST:P)

Post by Gary » Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:45 am

Who knows what will happen. Honestly, I find the appearance of Data in any form beyond a flashback to be shameless pandering to the fans.

Today's CGI is so good that Brent Spiner could be de-aged.
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Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:00 pm

Isn't the entire existence of the series pandering to the fans? :D I really hope we see lots of guest stars. I love most of those characters and I want to see them again in their old ages.

Digital de-aging is definitely one option. Or Data could have been uploaded into a ship's memory (so they'd just need his voice) or he could be a hologram (so he could be entirely CGI). Or maybe he's using that ability to age in appearance that they talked about once, so that he can be Picard's peer.
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Post by scottydog » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:05 am

^^ I'm open to all these possibilities :yes:

The key, of course, is good writing. If they do this right, this series can culminate Patrick Stewart's career and wrap up his Star Trek involvement on a really high note. He deserves that.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:33 pm

That would be very nice. Poor Nimoy got stuck with JJ Trek as his last hurrah.
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Post by Gary » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:13 am

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Post by RJDiogenes » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:20 pm

Actually, I thought Sonequa Martin-Green narrated that commercial.
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Post by Gary » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:23 am

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Post by Lupine » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:54 pm

I hate that everything has to be "dark" these days.

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Post by Gary » Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:05 pm

Lupine wrote:
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I hate that everything has to be "dark" these days.
The people behind Picard are using it as an allegory to reflect the current times much like TOS did. Other than that, you're right. I had the same complaint about everything in the 80s & 90s being dystopian in nature.
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Post by Lupine » Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:34 pm

^Or campy thanks to Hercules.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:35 pm

I could probably deal with campy more than dark at this point. But I am trying to keep an open mind about Picard. It would be nice to have an appropriate epilogue to Star Trek before it's gone forever.
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Post by RJDiogenes » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:51 pm

It appears that Admiral Picard has a new Number One. :D
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Post by scottydog » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:16 pm

The dog? That's one loyal second in command :lol:

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Post by RJDiogenes » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:14 am

It might be Odo. :D
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Post by scottydog » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:17 am

Ummm.... you're right!! TNG and DS9 took place at roughly the same time....

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Post by RJDiogenes » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:22 pm

That would be hilarious. :lol:
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Post by RJDiogenes » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:02 pm

Jim just posted this in chat. There are some very interesting developments.



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Post by Jim Gamma » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:19 pm

SDCC news also tells us that Sirtis (Troi) and Frakes (Riker) will be in it. Along with Hugh (the Borg who got disconnected from the Collective in I, Borg). :D

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Post by RJDiogenes » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:07 pm

This has got me excited for the show again. I'm tired of the Borg, but they would be a vast improvement over making it a sequel to JJ Trek. I never would have guessed that we'd see Seven. And, judging from some comments made from other characters, there are a few liberated drones who remember Locutus fondly.

And maybe part of the plot will be to resurrect Data after his ignoble end in Nemesis. It's pretty obvious that the Data in the trailer is on a Holodeck-- it looks like Picard is reliving the old Poker games-- but it would be really nice if the real guy could somehow make a comeback.
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Post by scottydog » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:14 am

I'm getting excited :bounce:

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Post by Lupine » Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:24 pm

I have mixed feelings about the trailer. On the upside it great to see some old faces again and it certainly has a nice look to it. On the downside the plot is looking a bit generic and there's nothing here that's really Stat Trek. Like Discovery it seems like any other modern sci-fi show.
But we'll see as trailers can be misleading.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:12 pm

It does seem a bit noir-ish, but generic is a vast improvement over what we've been getting. All I really want is a nice epilogue to 24th century Trek, even if it involves the Borg.
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Post by RJDiogenes » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:20 pm

I heard that there's a possibility that Robert Picardo may appear on STP as the EMH.

That means two characters who shouldn't age will be returning, played by actors who do age. But Seven, who should age, appears to have not aged at all. :lol:
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Re: Star Trek: Picard (aka ST:P)

Post by scottydog » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:36 am

RJDiogenes wrote:
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But Seven, who should age, appears to have not aged at all. :lol:
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Post by RJDiogenes » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:16 pm

It's amazing that we haven't seen her play Seven in eighteen years. Babies have been born and graduated from high school since Voyager went off the air.
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