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Star Trek: Picard - 'It's not my trek' man shouts at nebula

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23 minutes ago, JohnC said:

It's been renewed for a second season.

 

Have I missed something, is this out or getting reviews, if not how can they renew it without knowing if people like it?

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27 minutes ago, Cool Ben said:

 

Have I missed something, is this out or getting reviews, if not how can they renew it without knowing if people like it?

 

They will be suitably confident that it's going to be a success based on what they've seen and will have comissioned the second series based on that. There will likely have been test screenings that fed into the decision.

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11 minutes ago, FishyFish said:

 

They will be suitably confident that it's going to be a success based on what they've seen and will have comissioned the second series based on that. There will likely have been test screenings that fed into the decision.

 

100% a recipe for a cancelled third season!

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28 minutes ago, Cool Ben said:

 

100% a recipe for a cancelled third season!

 

That'll be when they bring in a CGI Lwaxana Troi for a lighthearted and flirty romance episode set in a jazz club on the holodeck.

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Season 2 is where you peak with a The Measure of a Man equivalent. Season 3 onward is where you get comfortable and consistent while waiting for the next time travel episode to spice things up.

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https://variety.com/2020/tv/features/patrick-stewart-star-trek-picard-cbs-all-access-1203459573/

 

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“In a way, the world of ‘Next Generation’ had been too perfect and too protected,” he says. “It was the Enterprise. It was a safe world of respect and communication and care and, sometimes, fun.” In “Picard,” the Federation — a union of planets bonded by shared democratic values — has taken an isolationist turn. The new show, Stewart says, “was me responding to the world of Brexit and Trump and feeling, ‘Why hasn’t the Federation changed? Why hasn’t Starfleet changed?’ Maybe they’re not as reliable and trustworthy as we all thought.”

 

Hmmmm

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I find that an intriguing premise to be honest. DS9 had a little venture into it with Section 31, and Into Darkness tried it years later and fluffed its lines (though I still like the movie), the less said about Discovery the better. 

 

Perhaps Picard can do it right. 

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What if, get this, prepare to have your mind blown, the Federation was shady, is about the most creatively bankrupt route you can go.

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Same.

The whole ' sci-fi as a way of looking at or extrapolating from present day fears' thing is a staple of the genre, nothing wrong with that. And I prefer that they're just outright saying as much, rather than beating about the bush. Of course, if it just turns out to be laziness than because they have something provocative to say, then that'd be a shame.

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On 16/12/2019 at 15:19, FishyFish said:

 

They will be suitably confident that it's going to be a success based on what they've seen and will have comissioned the second series based on that. There will likely have been test screenings that fed into the decision.


Also they have to maximise use of Patrick Stewart while he is still breathing.

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1 minute ago, cassidy said:

Previous short treks were on Netflix but as they don't have Picard then who the fuck knows. 

 

True, but released way behind the US at the start of the next season of Discovery.  They have never been day and date. 

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I can't even find all the Discovery ones on Netflix. The first four are there under Trailers, but not rest as far as I can see.

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1 hour ago, Mogster said:

Are the new Short Treks available in the UK? I had a look on Netflix and Prime Video but couldn't find them anywhere.


IIRC they appeared last time just before S2 (or with it) so I’d expect this batch with S3

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5 hours ago, Pob said:

 

It is, but what set TNG apart was that it showed an optimistic view of how humanity could change for the better rather than just staying the same but for flying around in starships.

 

I'm not sure showing a vision of humans evolving to a point where they simply blow shit up in space rather than on Earth, is much of an improvement, TBH.

 

 

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I'd hope they are still going to have optimistic ideals, etc, but even in the old shows they always needed a foil to work off of, a negative setting to act as a counterpoint to.

Main difference was that it was always some alien society they were paying a visit to and invariably influencing, whereas now it is that they have those same problems back home, maybe.

If anything it might let them go a bit deeper on subject matter. TNG was always best when they had to revisit choices they'd made for a place previously in earlier episodes, so maybe this being inside their own borders might give a bit more continuity. I dunno, we'll see.

 

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