Subject: *Desperately plasters mouth with duct tape* (nm)
Posted on: 2020-01-13 22:30:07 UTC
Subject: *Desperately plasters mouth with duct tape* (nm)
Picard is back by
on 2020-01-10 17:04:25 UTC
In case anyone hasn't heard the news yet, Patrick Stewart is returning to Star Trek. As Picard. What I am aware of so far is that it will be about Picard after his retirement, and it deals with Data's death and a refugee crisis in the aftermath of the destruction of the Romulus, in a Federation that's taken a bit of an isolationist turn. It's not going to be like TNG.
I would like to take a moment to pre-emptively address the inevitable complaints about the politicization of Star Trek. And by address, I mean laugh at. Because that ship sailed in 1966, and Gene Roddenberry was on board. Star Trek has always been political, and it could only be more political if Ian M. Banks was in the writing room.
Having said that I am... cautiously optimistic for this new series. Optimistic because Patrick Stewart is very enthusiastic and actively involved in production, cautious because Star Trek. STD was getting a very mixed reception, and the added baggage of something being Star Trek and having that legacy can have negative effects on production in and of itself. But all we can do is wait and see.
People who are actually paying for CBS All Access, please let me know how it is.
*Desperately plasters mouth with duct tape* (nm) by
on 2020-01-13 22:30:07 UTC
*helps Minh by strapping him to a chair until the rage passes* (nm) by
on 2020-01-21 17:40:05 UTC
OK, So...meh??? by
on 2020-01-23 10:58:31 UTC
I mean, yay, Picard's back?
But nay, not another frakking Mary Sue (what is it with Kurtzman-era Star Trek and Mary Sue characters? I mean, first we have Mikey Burnham, now we have Dahj or whatever she's called). Then there's the fact that this show feels more like a soap opera than a science-fiction show. But, so did STD for that matter.
Oh, and a bunch of minor things. I'm pretty sure the Daystrom Institute is in San Francisco, not Okinawa. I'm also pretty sure that all the scenes in the 25th century from previous works in the franchise didn't have so many goddamm holograms. But hey, they're OK with getting rid of the best sci-fi OS in all sci-fi history (i.e. LCARS), so I guess that all balances out. Not.
Also, the pacing is gorram terrible. Like, who the heck wrote this? The editing is especially bad in one particular scene at the start, with a cut that is blatantly bad.
Then there's the awful music. I mean, I know Jerry Goldsmith is dead and all (having been deceased since 2004), but Jeff Russo's music is just awful. Couldn't they get someone who can actually compose something that isn't a piece of HoH? The STD theme was an abomination of a hybrid between the 2009 reboot theme and the TOS theme, and the Picard theme is just bizarrely mismatched to the sort of franchise Star Trek is. His theme for For All Mankind on Apple TV+ wasn't much better, and IDK why my boi Ronald D. Moore didn't go with Bear McCready. But I digress.
At least the dog's cute. There's that right there. At least Jon Luc behaves vaguely like Jon Luc, although he seems kinda off to me...maybe it's the Kurtzman influence...
I mean, it wasn't as shockingly bad as STD was, but it's not brilliant either. It's...meh...that's all I can really say about it. There's glaring flaws with the show, but they're not as bad as That Show was upon release. I mean, we'll see how this goes really.
A List of the mistakes in this episode (spoilers) by
on 2020-01-27 23:31:17 UTC
Television does not exist in Star Trek. Remember the season one finale of TNG, "The Neutral Zone"? Remember how Data says that " I believe he means television, sir. That particular form of entertainment did not last much beyond the year two thousand forty."? Yeah...way to go, Kurtzman. Way to go.
Seriously? A single positron can be used to clone an entire computer brain? The writers do know that a positron is a antielectron, and that Data's brain is not made of the things, right? I don't care what your technobabble is, you cannot make a brain out of antimatter.
So, Dahj has a robo-brain, but she has an organic body, right? How in the name of Roddenberry does that equate to her jumping 50 feet into the air?
"My Daughter" my ass. That's Lal who's Data's daughter. Or did the writers completely forget about S3E16 "The Offspring"?
Romulans are apparently xenomorphs now, and can spit acid. What the fu-
I love how the scene where we're introduced to Dahj has her and her boyfriend talking in a very 21st century way. It's almost like this isn't the 25th century at all. It's almost like they've forgotten how people talk in every other TNG-era show.
So, these Romulans who try to kidnap Dahj apparently forgot all about transporting her away, stun settings on Phasers, or (y'know) anything that wouldn't result in her "activating" and killing them all. Did the entire species get hit with the stupid hammer, or do the writers just not know Star Trek very well?
You'd think that Picard would at least want to know a rando's name when she shows up at his house babbling about how she feels safe with him. He could be face-to-face with a crazed drug fiend, or some wierdo fangirl. But no. He just gives her tea, and lets her sleep over at his place. Without even asking her name.
The hell? They destroyed Utopia Planatia? Like, the primary shipyard for the entire Federation? This somehow doesn't result in aggression from any of the Federation's enemies? Also, they do know that the majority of the facilities are on the surface of mars, right? It's just the easily replaceable drydocks that are in orbit.
So, because Starfleet mishandles a single rescue, Picard goes emo and quits Starfleet. snerk...OOC much?
Romulus has a population of 8 billion. But apparently there's only millions of Romulans living there at the time of the supernova. How the hell do billions of people just disappear from reality?
We get it, you hate the new Star Treks, go complain somewhere else. (nm) by
on 2020-01-29 12:02:55 UTC