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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by TheLaughingGod » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:19 am

That review was about as funny as leukemia.

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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by sirus » Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:57 pm

Honestly, I loved Drinker's outlook. I find him to be very funny and often insightful.

And I hope Midnight's Edge is wrong...
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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by JM1776 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:55 pm

TheLaughingGod wrote:That review was about as funny as leukemia.
Fortunately for you, there's an entire internet out there, most of which does not include reviews by The Critical Drinker.

Enjoy.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by Ronin » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:29 pm

Did anyone think after Episode 4 of Picard... that he recruited Legolas from Lord of the Rings minus the bow?
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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by Michael » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:48 pm

Ronin wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:29 pm
Did anyone think after Episode 4 of Picard... that he recruited Legolas from Lord of the Rings minus the bow?
Yes... that and the mention of rangers gave it a definite LOTR vibe.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard

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I agree with like 85% of these...
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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by JM1776 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:23 pm

I'm about a fifth of the way through Episode Four.

I never imagined saying this, but ... Star Trek: Picard is not holding my attention. I'm literally watching it in four- and five-minute spurts.

I think my forty-five year affair with Star Trek may be over.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by Michael » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:48 am

JM1776 wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:23 pm
I'm about a fifth of the way through Episode Four.

I never imagined saying this, but ... Star Trek: Picard is not holding my attention. I'm literally watching it in four- and five-minute spurts.

I think my forty-five year affair with Star Trek may be over.
I was starting to feel the same way. But if you can stick it out to episode 7, "Nepenthe," you may find it grabs you again. For me that episode was the turning point.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by captainuniverse » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:51 pm

Michael wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:48 am
JM1776 wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:23 pm
I'm about a fifth of the way through Episode Four.

I never imagined saying this, but ... Star Trek: Picard is not holding my attention. I'm literally watching it in four- and five-minute spurts.

I think my forty-five year affair with Star Trek may be over.
I was starting to feel the same way. But if you can stick it out to episode 7, "Nepenthe," you may find it grabs you again. For me that episode was the turning point.
I felt the same way until Nepenthe.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by sirus » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:29 pm

I am done with all modern Trek now. I am so tired of the cruelty and darkness. It feels like this is a show written by angry people for angry people. There isn't much hope anymore, it's just mean people being mean to each other.

Star Trek was about cooperation and peace winning in the end. It was a bright vision of a world where the issues of today have fallen away.

This new show feels soaked in the issues of today.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by JM1776 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:29 am

I think Sirus makes valid points.

But I shall stick it out at least until having seen Episode Seven.

Right now I'm watching the early stages of Episode Five.

Guys ... six whole episodes is a huge investment of my valuable time. I hope this proves worth it.

Star Trek: Discovery Season One didn't, though I grant you Season Two showed distinct improvement.

My faith is fast fading.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by JM1776 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:38 pm

OK.

Having seen "Nepenthe" ...

... it seemed to me a bone to the old-school Trekkies, and not a sea change in thematic direction.

I enjoyed it, but ... it doesn't in any way restore my hope that this series will rekindle my love for Trek.

I'll watch the rest of the season, since I think there are only three episodes left, but ... I'm not holding out a lot of hope.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by Michael » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:23 am

I thought episode eight was okay, but not nearly as good as seven, "Nepenthe."

I really enjoyed episode nine.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by JM1776 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:24 am

I've just started Eight, and it's already grating on my nerves.
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Of course, it's only women who have a genuine grasp on what's really going on, and why their acts of terror are entirely justified. I don't like the perversion of nuns into something horrific. As a Catholic, I find it slightly off-putting. As a writer, I find it facile and insipid.
This really isn't a good series. I grant, though, that's it's better than Star Trek: Discovery, Season One, which I'd rate at one-and-a-half stars.

So far, I'd give Picard two.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by Michael » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:47 pm

I very much enjoyed the last episode of this season of Picard. While I suspected the ending as it was foreshadowed earlier, I thought it was quite well done.
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