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Picard S01E04

I forgot my weekly review.

Still the best Star Trek TV series ever. Even though it became a little borderline silly this episode.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 18, 2020 at 4:26 PM

Posted in Star Trek

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  1. By far the worst character is Raffi. It’s funny that the writer’s obviously think they are being pretty ‘woke’ by making her such a mega-bitch, as if this proves that she is tough and independent-minded, when in actual fact they are, if anything, contributing to the stereotype of black women as being obnoxious and disagreeable.

    And the ninja guy who was rasied by those wise, black, lesbian Ninja-Muslims is a total Lord of the Rings rip-off. He looks exactly like Elrond of Legolas.

    prolier than thou

    February 18, 2020 at 5:20 PM

  2. I forgot my weekly review.

    I checked the archives and you’ve never posted more than one line about this show. That’s playing pretty fast and loose with the word “review.”

    Hermes

    February 18, 2020 at 5:22 PM

  3. 1> Flash Back
    2>Woman of Color berates Picard
    3>Flash-Bang!!! Sparklies!
    4>Many intercuts of action-ish shots, as plot
    >goto 1

    I do like it, but Picard looks older than my 83 year old mother-in-law, and not as robust. And the PC lectures are quite forced, but then again, they always were with Star Trek (I cringed when I was 9 over the ‘sode ‘Let That Be Your Last Battlefield’).

    Personally I just wish the story-telling/script (7-8/10) was as strong as the production values (10/10). But, yes better than Discovery, Enterprise, Janeway (I forget the name of that series), DSN, almost all of the movies.

    jack cade

    February 18, 2020 at 7:35 PM

    • “Janeway (I forget the name of that series)”

      Voyager!

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      February 18, 2020 at 7:44 PM

    • A character study series of Janeway, along the lines of Picard, might be interesting.

      The failure to show how the crew adjusted to (or failed to adjust to) life back home in the Alpha Quadrant was one of the many missed opportunities in Voyager.

      Throw in the temporal Cold War given the reoccurring time travel motif of Voyager.

      Anonymous Bro

      February 18, 2020 at 8:29 PM

      • I was saying exactly the same thing to my friend when we were watching Picard, but then we are both fans of Voyager. I’d like to have seen how 7 of 9 adjusted to life on Earth living amongst humans.And Janeaway, for all her faults, was a strong character and is probably still young enough to carry a series in a way that Picard no longer is. For the female characters to constantly shout at and berate Picard seems wrong. It’s like I’m watching hidden footage of care home nurses abuse one of their elderly patients.

        Jean Luc Picard has done his best to be a good liberal and help the Romulan refugees, but it doesn’t do him any good in the eye of the woke young women or Romulans: he’s still just an old white man and can never do enough: He’s the Bernie Sanders of the 24th century.

        I’ve started watching all the TNG’s in order, and it is this that makes me say that ‘Picard’ is not really Star Trek. In the first episode of TNG they introduced Q, were put on trial for the crimes of humanity and managed to free a giant jellyfish alien back to its jellyfish mate, which was being drained of its energy by the people of a planet. What’s happened after 4 episodes of Picard? I’m not really sure.

        prolier than thou

        February 19, 2020 at 5:26 AM


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