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Mon, Mar 23, 2020, 12:14am (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1

I noticed much later that I had made a mistake in my response
to Rattrap Maximize!. As I meant to say this:

"... And I do not appreciate how you speak about those who criticise Picard. I do not hate Star Trek. ..."

Instead of:

"... And I do not appreciate how speak you about those who criticise Picard. I do not hate Star Trek. ..."

And I would like to add this to my to my response to Rattrap Maximize!;

Rattrap Maximize!,

I respect that you like this show, and I can understand
that you are exasperated. That is what I meant by that
you are entitled to your opinion.
But calling those who criticise and who do not like the show
names is an entirely different thing and in my opinion out
of line.

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Sun, Mar 22, 2020, 12:41am (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1

"Good Christ, no one hates Star Trek more than Star Trek fans. For a franchise that cut its teeth on the idea of "boldly going", you'd think Trek would have a more bold, forward-looking fanbase. Instead, it's the most weirdly possessive, unexpectedly regressive group of compulsive hate-watchers. ....''

Rattrap Maximize!,

I respectfully but completely disagree with you but you are entitled to your opinion.
And I do not appreciate how speak you about those who criticise Picard. I do not hate Star Trek.
When I started to watch Picard, I knew that this would not be TNG, but I hoped that
this show would offer to Picard a dignified adieu with some decent writing and that it would be faithful to what was established during TNG and the other old shows.
And I have already expressed my profound disappointment with this show.
For instance, I still desperately try to find the intelligent, erudite, careful, compassionate, curious, diplomatic (but not without his flaws) captain who I respect in the man who is portrayed by Sir Patrick Stewart in this show. But he is not there.
I never said or thought that the Star Trek which I love so dearly is perfect.

And I would like to join Oriosiris' kind words by hoping that everyone at this site stays safe and healthy.

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Sat, Mar 14, 2020, 1:00am (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Broken Pieces

Captain Jon and Wolfstar,

"... Everyone has a different standard of what they continue to be good Star Trek. But no one can dictate to anyone else what is good and what is not and no one should ridicule or mock someone else for their opinion. It is all subject to one's own opinion. I'm not right but neither are you.

So....why do you still watch? Are you waiting for it to meet your standard for what you consider to be good Star Trek? What other reason would you have other than you're waiting for it to get good or because it's Star Trek? I'm just curious and trying to have a civil discussion about this.
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"... There are those who have voiced only negative opinions, nothing positive. People who say they are done and yet return. I’m only curious to know what keeps them watching. Those who identify both positive and negative aspects seem to have a genuinely open mind and aren’t out to trash these shows simply because they can. They are making genuine critiques."

Captain Jon,

I definitely understand that you sincerely want to invite a
respectful discussion. I reread all of my previous comments
and I do not think that I dictated anything or ridiculed or
mocked anyone. I just expressed my profound and passionate
disappointment with this show.
Then why do I still continue to watch the show?
Because of my loyalty to the character of Picard. Although
as said in my previous comment, I still continue to struggle
to not let this show influence my opinion of the TNG Picard.
As well as that by watching the first season in its entirety
I want to give the show a fair chance.
But my passionate dislike of this show does not mean that
I do not have an open mind.

Thank you for your very thoughtful comment!

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Tue, Mar 10, 2020, 12:43am (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Nepenthe

I do not live in the U.S., as I am Dutch and watch Picard through
Amazon Prime. As indicated in my first comment I share
OmicronThetaDeltaPhi's passionate and intense dislike of Picard
But I am interested to hear everyone's opinions and respect
those. I will watch the first season in its entirety. Which is a
voluntary choice.
To me the crews of TOS, TNG and DS9 and some of the
characters of VOY, like for instance Seven, are like friends.
And in Seven's case with what was established for Seven when
she acted in revenge because of Icheb any positive development
or hope is already shattered.
At the moment I am truly struggling with the concept of canon and
its weight. As well as that I desperately try not to let this show
influence how I feel about the character of Picard such as he was
portrayed by Sir Patrick Stewart during TNG.

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Sat, Mar 7, 2020, 11:18pm (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Nepenthe

Contrary to my earlier decision, I would like to continue
to comment.


"... One final note: am I the only one here who likes Narrisa?
Sure, she’s a generic bad gal, but the Romulans have always
had a character who’s affably evil. She reminds me a lot of
Commander Toreth from “Face of the Enemy” in that she’s so
despicably treacherous. I say we need a little scenery chewing
in Star Trek, so let’s keep this girl around."

Chrome, you are entitled to your opinion. But I think that there
is a vast difference between Toreth and Narissa. Toreth is still
a loyal commander of the Romulan Star Empire and as such
an enemy of the Federation. But she has absolutely no love
for the Tal Shiar because they murdered her father. And
in my opinion together with the unnamed male and female
commanders from TOS, Donatra, Tomalak and Admiral Jarok
she belongs to the truly memorable Romulan characters.
Carolyn Seymour was outstanding as Toreth.
And Narissa is written and portrayed as a cartoonish


Then, as said "Nepenthe" did not change my opinion about
this show. As for my part, it was completely overshadowed
by Hugh's unnecessary and cheap death. And I suspect that
they are going to kill more beloved old Star Trek characters.
As well as that Picard still isn't the real Picard.

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Fri, Mar 6, 2020, 11:28pm (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Nepenthe


I am truly sorry if anything of what I said in my two previous
comments made you want to stay away from Jammer's site.
I hope that you will reconsider.

And I still stand by my opinion and "Nepenthe" did not change
this. But I will not comment again, as I do not feel comfortable

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Wed, Mar 4, 2020, 11:44pm (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: The Impossible Box

I would like to add something to my first comment.
I truly hoped that this show would offer a dignified adieu to Jean-Luc
Picard. But this hope was smashed with for instance the complete
revision of Picard's character, bad writing and dialogue, much too
contemporary language, culture, politics, and wardrobe, ultra violence
and its shock value, Romulans and their culture who look very different than as
before, characters to whom I do not feel any connection, for instance I can't
stand Dr. Jurati, Narissa and Narek.
As well as the strong manipulative undercurrent which I perceive with the appearance of the old Star Trek characters like Data, Seven, Hugh, or Icheb.

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Wed, Mar 4, 2020, 12:05am (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: The Impossible Box


First, congratulations on your 25th anniversary. I found your
site about 1 1/2 years ago, but I had not commented yet.

For my part, I respectfully but completely disagree with your


"... THIS is why I'm so adamant about the "It's not Star Trek" thing. Because these guys are butchering Star Trek on purpose. It boggles my mind how the vast majority of Classic Trek fans are just sitting by and letting this happen. Worse: they are opening their wallets and actively supporting this fiasco with their hard-earned cash.

Simply unbelievable. "

I would like to join you and not remain silent as I share your opinion. Because
I definitely think that they are destroying the character of Picard and Star Trek.

And I greatly cherish TOS, TNG and DS9 as well as VOY to a certain extent.
But NOT this show!

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