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Eric Jensen
Sun, Feb 23, 2020, 5:39pm (UTC -6)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

Why would I not live in the Star Trek Picard universe? Romulans just popping in and shooting you! Imagine that. Having lunch and you get killed! This is from the 1st episode.
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Eric Jensen
Sun, Feb 23, 2020, 5:32pm (UTC -6)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

Since we are not talking about the next episode...

I dislike the episode, the latest one, number 5, the one before 6 and the one after 4. Why? I would not want to live in the world where Picard is currently living in now. Star Trek TNG, I would imagine living there. DS9, despite the Dominion war, I could live on planet Earth and lunch at Sisko's. I could live on Voyager's Earth.

Star Trek Picard? I would not want to live in that universe.
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Eric Jensen
Sun, Feb 23, 2020, 10:15am (UTC -6)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

From Memory Alpha:
//In 2369, Lore discovered a group of Borg that had been disconnected from the Collective after integrating Hugh's sense of individuality into the hive. Lore styled himself their leader and gave his Borg individual names, coercing them into becoming his fanatical followers. He began cruel experiments on them, attempting to replace their organic brains with positronic components. Meanwhile, he somehow influenced their behavior, making their attacks more violent – they ceased to assimilate individuals, instead murdering them.//

Could this be the goal of Romulans? But ... they want to destroy synths...
1. If the romulans ceated the Borg, they would not want to destroy them. However they want to exterminate the synths. The primary goal of the Borg is to assimilate and not assassinate. So in one sense, the borg is a lesser evil.
2. Like Lore, Soji could turn evil once activated because of some programming error? And if Soji decides to turn Borg into synths (or command them), who would then able to destroy the new Borg?
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Eric Jensen
Sun, Feb 23, 2020, 9:33am (UTC -6)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

POSSIBLE SPOILERS and IDEAS

Could we focus on the next episode?
In the trailers: Picard goes on the Borg cube, part of the Reclamation project
Was there an scene with Locutus?
We see Narek and Soji together and she closes her eyes.
We see Soji and red mist
We see Picard being desperate to see Soji before she activates
We see Picard getting captured
We see Soji throwing something
We see a Romulan Rubik cube and something coming out it, a green figure?

1. I think Soji will be activated next episode. I do not know what that means. When Dahj was activated, she saw Picard. Will Soji see Picard when she is activated? Why is she the Destroyer? Will she command the ex-Borg to become Borg again? Is she a Borq queen? She is a twin, so is she like an evil Lore?
2. The closing of the eyes... when Dahj did it, she saw a lot. She could go through security clearance, access computer systems etc before she located Picard on Earth.
3. If Picard sees Hugh, will there be anger? Disappointment? Relief?

Another reason why I find this series a bit "fantasy" is the element of a prophecy. Of course this can be explained by time travel or even the Prophets in some way...
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Eric Jensen
Sat, Feb 22, 2020, 6:35am (UTC -6)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

//That is why we have gore, downfall, incest, one or two action scenes per episode and endless mysteries.//

And is this Star Trek?
"A television series of the 1960s, and later a series of successful films, in which a group of space explorers in their craft, the Enterprise, travelled through interstellar space."

"The premise: A five-year mission of space exploration in the 23rd century"

"The Original Series establishes the two most crucial elements of the Star Trek ethos: The show is set in a utopian future in which divides based on race, gender, and nationality are a thing of the past (reflected in the unprecedented diversity of the main cast), and it uses the lens of alien cultures to comment on contemporary issues. So while humanity may have ended bigotry, the half-black, half-white aliens of the planet Cheron are still torn apart by prejudice. That allows Star Trek to both imagine a better world and comment on the harsher realities of our real one."

1. So far it is not "utopian"
2. The amount of violence and gore is accentuated for shock value - Icheb's death only provided Seven's motivation for revenge, nothing more. His death was disposable...
3. The concept of money is back. The Federation should have gotten rid of money already but it is back. There is Freecloud, for example... black market...
4. The Federation is corrupt. Infiltrated by Romulans, this is no longer Star Trek. It is no longer Star Trek because Picard even says it in the first episode!

"STARFLEET IS NO LONGER STARFLEET" in the interview.

This is not Star Trek and I agree with Picard and Jammer.
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Eric Jensen
Sat, Feb 22, 2020, 2:24am (UTC -6)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

Q had better come back to save this show.
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Eric Jensen
Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 7:07pm (UTC -6)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

A A roi

Have you watched "someone to watch over me"?
Have you seen the relationship between Chakotay and Seven?

Its not a question of who you fall in love with! Even seven admitted she is still trying to regain her humanity! In episode 5 in Picard. Every "damned day".

I hope you are not dense. Really. It's not in Sevens character to be stupid and to not research her friends. That's who she is - she is clever and intelligent. Yeah, Janeway taught her to trust but troi2 and her tal shiar links... it makes her incredibly stupid.
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Eric Jensen
Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 6:16pm (UTC -6)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

Well. Nathan. That made feel a bit better.

I got the impression they were best friends. Not lovers. If they were in an intimate relationship (no problem with bisexuality) it just implies how Seven is too stupid to do her homework.
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Eric Jensen
Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 6:09pm (UTC -6)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

I am thoroughly annoyed with the Writers. A moment of weakness with a relationship and Seven tells troi2 about icheb? Then the harvesting of borg implants and then the phaser disintegration? The writers are completely stupid. Seven would have thoroughly researched her prospective partner and not get blindsided. Even 10 years in the alpha quadrant would not have made seven that short sighted and stupid! Thoroughly annoyed.
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Eric Jensen
Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 6:04pm (UTC -6)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

https://comicbook.com/startrek/2020/02/21/star-trek-picard-seven-of-nine-lgbtq-lesbian-confirmed-jeri-ryan/?fbclid=IwAR2Yug_tAR7NkcE9soENj4GsDb0fhUZc2Hx-OoFCTsGpMFaYkaFxsVy9MrQ

Is Seven really that stupid??
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Eric Jensen
Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 5:58pm (UTC -6)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

So I just heard. Star Trek writers confirmed Seven is bisexual. (Comic book. Com)

That means Seven is stupid for allowing troi2 to take advantage of her and it's character assassination. I am annoyed with this revelation. Not because of her bisexuality but because of what happened. So because Seven had a relationship with troi2... icheb died and now seven wants revenge.

Writers! What are you playing at! You have made Seven stupid!
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Eric Jensen
Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 4:25pm (UTC -6)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

//I bet a good number of people on this forum will not watch DSC Season 3. And, if things continue to devolve, quality-wise, for PIC, then many on this forum will not tune in for Season 2.//

NO. I will almost certainly be watching them. Despite their problems, I will still watch it.
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Eric Jensen
Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 3:05pm (UTC -6)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

Dave

"Her child"? Icheb was not her child. He was certainly as close a son to Seven on Voyager, but certainly not her child. She does say the words as he died. He sacrificed his cortical node for Seven. Icheb was an ex-Borg and he was created by his parents as a virus to destroy the Borg. It was Seven who became a foster-mom to Icheb.
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Eric Jensen
Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 1:33pm (UTC -6)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

Also the irony is this: From Voyager - an attempt to prevent an event triggers the same event, like in Star Trek First Contact, where the Borg goes back in time, but the crew of Enterprise ended up saving history.

The current thinking online is that Romulans created the Borg... in the effort to sacrifice the few to prevent the creation of artificial synthetic life. Why create Dahj and Soji? Data died to protect Picard and his essence was transferred to another flesh and blood synthetic and that become Dahj and Soji. Why wait to be activated? If the Romulans (zhat vash?) created the Borg, why do they hate synthetic life? The destruction of all life, the Romulan "mythology expert" had said, would be brought about the Destroyer (Soji).

The dilemma is this: Picard wants to save all life (as many as he can). The "corrupt" Federation and the Romulans wants to destroy this synthetic life - Soji - because of what they know. Does this go back to Data and Lore, one is evil and one is good? Narek had already placed a seed of doubt into the mind of Soji.

Dr Jurati apparently received a mind-mind from Commodore Oh and has now killed Bruce Maddox. Why doesn't the Federation let Picard know about this?
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Eric Jensen
Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 1:12pm (UTC -6)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

In short, Star Trek Picard is the continuation/ the repercussions of the following. I think the relevant question is: will Soji work out she is the daughter of Data and will she follow in the footsteps of Data?

In TNG, Measure of a man (bruce maddox)

DATA: I will not submit to the procedure, sir.
PICARD: Data, I understand your objections, but I have to consider Starfleet's interests. What if Commander Maddox is correct, there is a possibility that many more beings like yourself could be constructed.
DATA: Sir, Lieutenant La Forge's eyes are far superior to human biological eyes. True? Then why are not all human officers required to have their eyes replaced with cybernetic implants? (Picard looks away) I see. It is precisely because I am not human.

GUINAN: Well, consider that in the history of many worlds there have always been disposable creatures. They do the dirty work. They do the work that no one else wants to do because it's too difficult, or to hazardous. And an army of Datas, all disposable, you don't have to think about their welfare, you don't think about how they feel. Whole generations of disposable people.

PICARD: What is he?
MADDOX: A machine!
PICARD: Is he? Are you sure?
MADDOX: Yes!
PICARD: You see, he's met two of your three criteria for sentience, so what if he meets the third. Consciousness in even the smallest degree. What is he then? I don't know. Do you? (to Riker) Do you? (to Phillipa) Do you? Well, that's the question you have to answer. Your Honour, the courtroom is a crucible. In it we burn away irrelevancies until we are left with a pure product, the truth for all time. Now, sooner or later, this man or others like him will succeed in replicating Commander Data. And the decision you reach here today will determine how we will regard this creation of our genius. It will reveal the kind of a people we are, what he is destined to be. It will reach far beyond this courtroom and this one android. It could significantly redefine the boundaries of personal liberty and freedom, expanding them for some, savagely curtailing them for others. Are you prepared to condemn him and all who come after him to servitude and slavery? Your Honour, Starfleet was founded to seek out new life. Well, there it sits. Waiting. You wanted a chance to make law. Well, here it is. Make a good one.
PHILLIPA: It sits there looking at me, and I don't know what it is. This case has dealt with metaphysics, with questions best left to saints and philosophers. I'm neither competent nor qualified to answer those. I've got to make a ruling, to try to speak to the future. Is Data a machine? Yes. Is he the property of Starfleet? No. We have all been dancing around the basic issue. Does Data have a soul? I don't know that he has. I don't know that I have. But I have got to give him the freedom to explore that question himself. It is the ruling of this court that Lieutenant Commander Data has the freedom to choose.
(Data walks over to Maddox)
DATA: I formally refuse to undergo your procedure.
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Eric Jensen
Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 1:01pm (UTC -6)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

From The Void, Voyager Season 7
JANEWAY: The Charter's a statement of principles, not a practical document.
JANEWAY: No. But I've become convinced that we've got to stick to our principles, not abandon them.
JANEWAY: If the alternative means becoming thieves and killers ourselves, yes. But I'm betting that our principles are going to keep us alive.
JANEWAY: The Federation is based on mutual cooperation. The idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Voyager can't survive here alone. But if we form a temporary alliance with other ships, maybe we can pool our resources and escape.
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Eric Jensen
Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 12:34pm (UTC -6)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

Definition of Star Trek?
To boldly go where no [one] has gone before
To explore civilisations
To seek out new life

So far, this is not Star Trek as of old. Well, the moral dilemmas of Seven? Where is the new life here? Star Trek Discovery has the mycelial network... that was "new"... The only that is at odds here, or at conflict, is "synths". Why do Romulans have an aversion to synthetic life?

What happened on Mars? Why are Romulans the antagonists (not Laris, Zhaban and Elnor)? Who was Dahj and who is Soji? Does Star Trek Discovery has anything to do with Picard that relates to Control? Why is the Federation/Romulans involved in this that relates to Bruce Maddox?

The Jem'Hadar was new on DS9
The Hirogen/Species 8472 were new on Voyager
Etc etc

So what is Star Trek? At the moment the only thing that makes this "star trek" on Picard is Soji and why she is the twin daughter of Data. It is the exploration of Romulans, the Borg, synths and the Federation.
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Eric Jensen
Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 11:13am (UTC -6)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

//It also felt like there needed to be clarification if Seven and Picard knew each other.//

Huh, obviously not. When Seven was beamed aboard, you didn't see the reaction from Picard? They know of each other only by reputation. Or even when Picard was Locutus.

//I believe the reason Sevens appearance feels random is because if I remember correctly, she knew nothing of Picards mission.//

She did not. That is not related at all. She is ex-borg. She came back from the Delta quadrant. She is now a Fenris ranger
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Eric Jensen
Thu, Feb 20, 2020, 5:08pm (UTC -6)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

I have issue with
1. Wealth and money and expensive
2. Profanity just for the sake of profanity
3. The vaping the addictions by Raffi
4. Poverty? I thought it was eliminated

Devils advocate
1. Non federation colonies still use currency
2. Profanity is only used because it is no longer banned by the network. Not a good excuse to just use profanity... but it shows the humanity. It shows flawed characters and it shows "human" characters
3. Barclay was addicted on tng... addiction is not new
4. If you are off the grid, you have to survive without the federations help...

I still have problems with these. Other than that, Picard is OK.
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Eric Jensen
Thu, Feb 20, 2020, 3:00pm (UTC -6)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

//Seven waits 13 years to enact her revenge//

Hank
Have you sent an email to the writers? Patrick Stewart is an EXECUTIVE Producer and he would like to hear your criticisms. Look up his agent, Hank, and send an email or even call him! Call Patrick Stewart and tell him (he is an executive producer, repeated for emphasis) that the writers are substandard and you, Hank, have a better grasp of writing the story better than those who are actually doing the job.
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Eric Jensen
Thu, Feb 20, 2020, 2:55pm (UTC -6)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

For the record, check IMDb and it says Jeri Ryan is to be in all episodes till the end, since episode 4. I think Trent is seriously making unnecessary assumptions.
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Eric Jensen
Thu, Feb 20, 2020, 2:52pm (UTC -6)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

Trent says //She has nothing to do with Picard's arc. This is a terrible way to integrate Seven into this story. She's a kind of throwaway McGuffin.//

I think these words are stupid and idiotic.
Jean Luc was Locutus.
Hugh is an ex-Borg.
Seven is an ex-Borg.
Icheb was an ex-Borg. This show is about artificial intelligence. This show is so far about Romulans and the Borg...
NOTHING TO DO WITH THE STORY??? Throwaway McGuffin... ???

//She just randomly turns up at the precise moment Picard needs a Borg bargaining chip to use on hokey gangsters. Then she goes.//

You mean after a decade returning from the delta quadrant, it is NOT impossible for Seven to just show up? Have you even checked IMDB if Jeri Ryan will come back or are you making unnecessary assumptions based on your stupid words?
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Eric Jensen
Thu, Feb 20, 2020, 9:56am (UTC -6)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

Spoilers
*tears for Icheb* very sad and very upsetting, very dark... like First Contact dark...
Is it really character assassination for Seven? And how does that gangster lady know about Annika? Quark's bar! Visual egg.
Since Icheb died and remember in the episode where the futuristic drone called One on Voyager... you could tell that Seven would want REVENGE.
How did it come to this? Why is Seven a vigilante?

Raffi and her son... a good character development and a good delving into her past and her relationships... her addictions and her troubles since the Mars incident...

Who did not see that coming? Dr Jurati and Maddox... that cruel end... Picard will find out soon...

Who likes Elnor? I do... We need good Romulans to fight against the bad Romulans. Hopefully Elnor stays grounded with Picard. Hopefully Laris and Zhaban
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Eric
Sun, Feb 2, 2020, 2:03pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S6: Chain of Command, Part I

It's readily apparent who the authoritarians are in this thread, and who are not. Jellico was an interesting character, and a terrible captain. The humans of the 24th century, and the crew of the Enterpise, which yes had only ever know Picard to command it because he got handed it from its commisioning, are not authoritarians, do not respond to authoritarians, and would never accede to authoritarians. His posturing, power-playing, illogical and irrational decisions and orders would have been rejected by every Vulcan under his command, let alone the rest of his crews. Aside from the absuridity of the whole ops mission plot, that a man like Jellico would rise to the rank of captain is the most unbelievable part of this episode.

The Federation would have never come into existence if captains like Jellico had been the norm, because they would have ended up at war with most of the races they encountered. Put him in the shoes of every other captain in those critical moments of the other shows, and all you can see is how he would have failed.
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Eric
Thu, Jan 30, 2020, 5:06pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S3: Booby Trap

I also liked this episode. One part of it that gave me a big smile was that there was Dr. Brahms, who Geordi works with and, even though she is not real, has a successful little romance with. And in his failed date at the beginning of the episode he has the violinist play Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Brahms!
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