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  1. UnCytely

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    #61 UnCytely, Mar 13, 2020
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    Star Trek Picard is f*ck*ng BATTLESTAR GALACTICA!!

    I don't know how to use the "spolier" BB code thing, so I will just assume people reading this have seen episode 8.

    The Admonition took place 200,000 years prior. If they had made it 150,000 years instead, it would have been perfect. It is like the writers of Star Trek Picard set out to almost (but not quite) make Star Trek and the rebooted Battlestar Galactica in the very same universe.
     
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    Love Picard. Just fantastic. Agree with those who say every episode is movie quality.

    Nerdiest thing ever, but I have three neighbors who meet at my place on Saturday nights to watch that week's episode. Nerds, I tell you.
     
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    Loved the finale of this.

    Especially when i found out that it was the actress that played Soji that sang "Blue Skies"

     
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    There were a couple of parts to the finale that I didn't like.

    Way too many ships squaring off to fight....all warping in just right to face off. Minor but overkill

    The Data looking dude can just shut off the bad girl with a TV remote?

    Hated Riker showing up. Come on. Don't beat us on the head with nostalgia. Can any old Starfleet officer just ask for a ship?

    Oh, William! You want a ship? How about you climb out of your log cabin and take the new flagship into battle....
     
  5. UnCytely

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    All season, I was waiting for the "synth" and Borg threads to coalesce. I was anticipating that in the inevitable grand reveal at the end, that the grand revelation would involve both of these, since synthetic humanoids was the central idea of the first season, and the involvement of the Borg implied that they would be involved at the end, too. Then, after it was all over, it became obvious that the Borg were just filler all along. I was big-time disappointed.
     
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    Midway through the finale I looked at my wife and told her “this is the premise of Mass Effect” (Mass Effect is a Sci-Fi video game if you weren’t aware & it’s well worth revisiting while in quarantine).

    I really thought the reveal would be a more sophisticated version of the Borg. What a great concept that could have been: see all this work spent to rehab the Borg cube and they relapse to rejoin the new collective along with the Soong droids. That would have been a great springboard to S2, but I guess that would have been the same plot as we saw in Ep 8 where Seven took over the cube.

    I also thought it was stupid for Oh to reveal herself as a Romulan AND showing off to the Federation that the Romulans have 200+ Warbirds at their disposal. I suppose the writers didn’t really have an alternative actor to play the role of the Romulan leader, but it would have made for an interesting S2 to have Oh continue to be in Starfleet while Picard and his crew know the truth about her.

    I think the “Picard” series should stop after S1, but I could see a spin-off with all the supporting characters like Rios, Raffi, Elnor, Soji, and add Narek to the crew. I’m pretty sure Dr Jurati is going to jail now that all this has ended.

    I enjoyed the series. I thought it was good, not great. The production value of this series shows what CBS is capable of for future Star Trek series and that has me optimistic for what is to come.
     
  7. CloneIce

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    I really liked the season overall. They did well by the characters and nailed the emotional aspects. Solid work!

    I did have a few gripes, but what are you gonna do? Looking forward to the next one, and psyched for season 3 of Discovery.
     
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    Yep, the Mass Effect vibes are overpowering. Makes me want to play it again!
     
  9. BoxsterCy

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    Got a free 30-day CBS Whatever and dove into this late last week. Almost finished with this season and even with yet another Startrek plot built around evil Romulans and an infiltrated Starfleet it was going along okay. Do like some of the new characters. Even the wearisome moralizing of Picard was saved by Seven of Nine who at least knows how to deal with redeemless evil ******* and bastards. At least the admiral told him to just shut the **** up. Somebody should maybe punch the old fool and knock some sense into him. When he started preaching to the androids I was ready to just phaser him down. Even with all of that it was still pretty good TV sci-fi.

    And than up pops yet another variant of the tiresome Dr. Soong (Jr.) and yet another evil android twin and I'm sort, damn it don't go there again. :( Will wrap it up tonight but they got some work to do to make up for this first episode in robot town.
     
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    Mass Effect was the original Game of Thrones for me. The ending literally broke any joy I had in the series and I haven't played a video game with a story since.
     
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    #71 Triggermv, Apr 20, 2020
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    The longer I think back to Picard S1, the less I liked it. While I enjoyed it at the time, the season is chalk full of plot holes and bits of bad storytelling. The last episode really is where a lot of the stuff fails to come together correctly even though it also had some fun stuff too.
     
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    Honestly, it sounds like you are not too familiar with the character of Jean-Luc Picard; moralizing is what he does. To expect anything else seems a bit silly.
     
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    Was anyone else disappointed by how the entire inclusion of the Borgs and Borg Cube had nearly zero, if not absolutely zero bearing on the actual story? It simply was just there to look cool, which it did look cool. This alone might be my biggest disappointment of the series. I kept waiting and waiting for it to come together and matter, which it just never did.
     
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