Picard

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  1. alarson

    alarson Well-Known Member

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    A vocal bunch of toxic internet nerds rated something poorly? Shocking. Havent seen that before anywhere.

    The worst star trek among this group has always been what's currently airing. They hated Enterprise when it aired, DS9 when it aired, TNG when it aired, etc, and then suddenly appreciate it 10 years later.
     
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  2. Turn2

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    It may be better than average sci-fi, but it is not Star Trek in the spirit of Roddenberry’s vision. It certainly isn’t the first time a franchise has been dumbed down and jazzed up for a modern audience. Maybe I’m too much of a purist when it comes to such a novel creation.

    I guess I’ll tune in The Expanse season 4 and forget any more Discovery.
     
  3. HFCS

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    I've been waiting to watch this and binge Discovery.

    If/when all the Star Trek series get pulled from Amazon Prime I actually might be somewhat a of a long term subscriber.

    I've been watching one or two episodes in order of release on Prime for about 6 years now. Pretty cool to fill in all the gaps of TNG and DS9 I missed back when I'd just try to catch them new on regular tv and miss half of them. Voyager I probably had only seen 10-15 total.
     
  4. HFCS

    HFCS Well-Known Member

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    I've always been a Star Trek fan who loathes Trekkies.

    TNG and DS9 are among the best TV series of any kind, not just Star Trek, and basically universally hated by Trekkies upon release.
     
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  5. CloneIce

    CloneIce Well-Known Member

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    Disagree. In fact I’d put Season 2 up there with the best Trek. It was outstanding.
     
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  6. Turn2

    Turn2 Well-Known Member

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    Not a Trekkie. Never had a set of Spock ears or dork apparel. TNG is the pinnacle of the franchise, IMHO. I'm looking forward to watching DS9 from start to finish, since my viewing had numerous gaps during the dark days when it originally aired. I hope they do justice to Picard.
     
  7. CloneIce

    CloneIce Well-Known Member

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    You are in for a treat! In my opinion, DS9 is the best trek series, with TNG second. Like all of them, it does take awhile to really find its feet.
     
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  8. Cydkar

    Cydkar Well-Known Member

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    I haven't in years. I'm sure there are good shows but I'm unaware of them. Some start with promise and become cheesy before season 1 is over.
     
  9. Scruff

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    I love Star Trek, but CBS either needs to lower their price to $1 a month or sell these shows to another streaming service. I got access for a month to binge 2 seasons of Discovery. There was nothing else worth watching on that app. Picard has great potential, so I'll wait until next year so I can binge again.
     
  10. CloneIce

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    Star Trek Discovery was a huge success for them in building their streaming service. Picard will probably be very successful too. Their whole streaming business model is built around these shows. I can’t imagine why they would sell them to another service.
     
  11. ImJustKCClone

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    I do. But their end may be near...
    So far I've resisted the urge to get CBS All Access. Their hit shows are released elsewhere after a year or so. However, I came across a package for DisneyPlus, Hulu and ESPN+ and bit...because ISU basketeball and Marvel and Star Wars.
    So, I guess I'm not completely immune to hype after all!
     
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  12. 3GenClone

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    Ronald D Moore had a large hand writing and developing both TNG and DS9, and he was also responsible for the remake of Battlestar Galactica. If you watched and enjoyed BG then you would really like DS9 and TNG (at least the mid-to-later seasons of TNG). If you’ve enjoyed DS9 and didn’t watch Battlestar then do yourself a favor and start that series.
     
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  13. CloneIce

    CloneIce Well-Known Member

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    So say we all!
     
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  14. HFCS

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    Second half of Ds9 is incredible if you watch in sequence. Probably one of the first and best bingable tv tv series.
     
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  15. Gorm

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    I've seen Season 4 onward multiple times on Netflix. Awesome stuff.
     
  16. CloneIce

    CloneIce Well-Known Member

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    I think it’s starts getting really good towards the end of season 2, and never lets up. I agree it’s a great show to rewatch! Great long story arcs, and the characters are so good.
     
  17. 3GenClone

    3GenClone Well-Known Member

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    But you can’t really skip S1 because it sets up Sisko as the “Emissary” which gets revisited quite a bit.
     
  18. 3GenClone

    3GenClone Well-Known Member

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    Episode 1 is out. I’m currently 20 minutes in and it is awesome. Feels more like a movie than a TV episode.
     
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  19. ISUChippewa

    ISUChippewa Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't agree more with you on this.
     
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  20. CloneIce

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    #40 CloneIce, Jan 24, 2020
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    That was a great pilot! So well done. Patrick Stewart was outstanding as was the rest of the cast.

    Can’t wait to see this unfold, but I do like that they releasing them weekly. Gives us time to enjoy and discuss each episode and speculate on the next.
     
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