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  1. BanjoCy

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    I was hooked at the opening shot of the 1701D and Picard's silhouette, but I've always been a TNG/Picard fan.
     
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  2. BryceC

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    They had like 3 million subscribers until Picard came out. That's like 1 million more than Shudder and Crunchyroll. Basically the only reason to get this service is if you want to watch new Start Trek content and it shows. Agree they are building their platform on it but I'd hardly consider it a wild success at this point.
     
  3. alarson

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    Trying to find newer numbers but as of 4q 2018 they had 8 million viewers.


    Recent reports say they are tracking for 25 million subscribers by 2022
     
  4. norsemen

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    Damn. Picard is some good stuff..

    Let it keep snowing. I have no reason to venture outside.
     
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  5. kcbob79clone

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    And here I thought I was the only one that thought Discovery was sacrilegious
     
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  6. kcbob79clone

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    Discovery will always be the bottom Star Trek series, even the series that didn't have Star Trek in its name the first 2 seasons :) and even below the Animated Series. Haven't seen Picard yet, gonna wait until I can binge.
     
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  7. kcbob79clone

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    Disagree, I think that trekkies were the original ones and in the Roddenberry spirit were more open to the new series. Trekkers as they came to be known were bandwagon jumpers and the purists. Just my 2 cents worth as I believe I am a trekkie.
     
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  8. Frak

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    OK, I for one really liked Discovery. I thought it was the best they've done. Next Generation was good, but I can't tell if that was more looking back nostalgia or if it was really good. Did not really watch Voyager or Enterprise. DS9 was OK. Picard, I thought the pilot was OK. He's kind of old to do much and there wasn't much for action in the episode. I almost feel like they are going the Star Wars route of pulling in as much nostalgia for TNG as possible to hook people in. Like, people want so badly for it to be good that they convince themselves that it was...I was like that for pretty much all of the new SW movies. I'll definitely keep watching though.

    For my money, Battlestar Galactica blows anything Trek has done out of the water with the exception of Wrath of Khan.
     
  9. HFCS

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    So you think the people who hated TNG immediately weren't fans of the original series but rather just sci fi nerds who had seen a few episodes or movies and didn't like change? I can see that.

    I work in licensed toys and I can tell you from my circle of colleagues working in licensed toys and games that Star Trek is one of the harder audiences to please. If you weren't familiar with the recent Sonic the Hedgehog movie freakout I was right in the middle of that as a toy developer, nobody saw such a rabid fan reaction coming. To your point I don't think most of these "Sonic fans" were even real fans, just nerdy nitpickers. Of course they had a valid point in that case.
     
  10. NorthCyd

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    I think with Sonic it wasn't some die hard base of Sonic fans going nuts as much as a horrible design choice going viral. I didn't see much anger, just a lot of people relentlessly making fun of it. It made for some great memes.
     
  11. MrTippet

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    From someone who watched all the Star Trek shows except the cartoon and I still have a few episodes of Discovery to finish I'd says this was a great start. For me TNG > DS9 >>> Others but I enjoyed them all in some way.

    Lots of setup and references to old Trek but now they need to come through with compelling stories/story lines and classic trek ethical/moral dilemmas.
     
  12. HFCS

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    It doesn't help them that CBS tv content has always catered to old people.

    For years they'd talk about being the #1 network but it was never in the demographic the advertisers wanted to target and it's not the demo most likely to want a third or fourth streaming service...outside of people wanting to watch Star Trek.
     
  13. HFCS

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    TNG is very uneven...like every hour show in history back when hour shows were 25-30 episodes a year.

    Something like Breaking Bad is undeniably epic but try making it 200+ episodes instead of 62 in the exact same time frame. If you did half the episodes would be good and half of them would be bad just like TNG or X-Files.

    The best 30 episodes of TNG are up there with the best 30 shows of about any other series, given that the person doesn't hate sci-fi. The Borg confrontation was a quantum leap forward for TV at the time.
     
  14. UnCytely

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    There were a tiny few episodes of TNG that were better than any episode of BSG. The Inner Light and Tapestry come to mind. Overall, BSG was the better series, but Ronald Moore never forgot that he got his start writing TNG episodes. BSG is filled with Star Trek tributes.
     
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    Regarding BSG - there is another reboot in the works. This time it will be on "Peacock" which is the new NBC streaming service. It is being adapted by Sam Esmail who created Mr Robot on USA.
     
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    Really enjoyed the show. Enough of the past to make it fun and build the foundation. Picard is a wonderful character to create a show around. Multi-layered man who's conflicted. There couldn't be a series like this based on Kirk

    The end was magnificent. The battle music....the enemy within an enemy....

    Somehow thinking Data's hand at the beginning of the show is foreshadowing. I'm in for the ride

    Engage
     
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    I always thought DS9s theme song was the most relaxing, but the theme for Picard is beautiful:

     
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    Mild spoilers...

    I don't get why the population of Mars is so low in this series.

    When the "synths" attacked Mars and the orbiting installations, apparently about 90,000 people died. From the footage of the attack that has been shown several times across the first three episodes, almost the entire surface of the planet was destroyed. Even if "only" 1/4 of the population died, that means the whole population of Mars, just prior to the 25th century, is about 400,000 people? Elon Musk wants to put a million people on Mars by 2050, and if his Starship is successful he just might do it.
     
  19. alarson

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    There may not be much desire to go to mars when warp travel exists that can take you to much more habitable worlds.
     
  20. CloneIce

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    I’m loving the show. But man, I don’t know know why Jean Luc didn’t bring those two kick ass former Romulan Secret agents with him on his mission!

    Engage.
     

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