Discussion in 'Star Trek: Picard' started by Turtletrekker, May 30, 2019.
I felt that the thread title was overdue for an update.
If only we had a fan art forum...
Nope. Only Trek.
(And Firefly. And Expanse. And Marvel. And pretty much anything else. But not Star Wars, evil thing)
To me, Data looked good enough for me to suspend my disbelief. I found when you-know-who showed up at the end of Season 2 of The Mandalorian it strayed too far into the uncanny valley, but considering Brent Spiner is older and has aged appropriately, they did the best they could. He didn't exactly appear a lot as well, so all in all the thing that seems to be an issue for so many is something I found unintrusive. If that's a word. English teacher. I should know.
He looked fine enough to get the point across that this is a younger version of Data than current Spiner could play. That's all it needed to achieve. Could it have been done better? Probably. The MCU does it all the time. But was it necessary that it was done better? No, I think not. We knew what it represented and that's all that matters.
I recognized that he was Data. That was all I needed.
Yeah, I think the hyper-analysis of frame by frame means we miss the forest for the trees, as it were. For me, the visuals need only be good enough to sell what the story is selling. Now, I am admittedly someone who is not big on video quality. VFX do well enough if I move through the story and go "That was a nice scene" versus "What beautiful effects."
So much better than a recast or completely digital character
Except I still think that's what they should have done as opposed to killing Data.
Data: In light of the fact that they're able to quickly construct a human like android body for you to age in, I would also like to finally fulfill my dream of being human. Build a new android body to upload me into. And I don't want to look like a pale copy of Dr. Soong anymore. I'd like to look like 21st century actor Russell Crowe.
Unfortunately our records for the 90s did not have access to an exact match.
Plot twist, Data becomes 2021 "Oh Lawd he comin'!" Russell Crowe instead of "Maximus" Russell Crowe. Hilarity ensues.
Picard/Data is so TNG movies. Dahj and Soji should’ve been Wesley’s twins with his Travelin’ powers.
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