News Brent Spiner Returned for "Picard" (and you could do the CGI better in 15 minutes, we get it)

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Picard' started by Turtletrekker, May 30, 2019.

  1. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    I recognized that he was Data. That was all I needed.
     
  2. Captain Kris Kringle Pike

    Captain Kris Kringle Pike Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    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."
     
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    So much better than a recast or completely digital character
     
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  4. Yistaan

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    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.

    Picard: ...
     
  5. Captain Kris Kringle Pike

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    Unfortunately our records for the 90s did not have access to an exact match.
     
  6. Sisko_is_my_captain

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    Plot twist, Data becomes 2021 "Oh Lawd he comin'!" Russell Crowe instead of "Maximus" Russell Crowe. Hilarity ensues.
     
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  7. Boris Skrbic

    Boris Skrbic Commodore Commodore

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    Picard/Data is so TNG movies. Dahj and Soji should’ve been Wesley’s twins with his Travelin’ powers.
     
  8. Hythlodeus

    Hythlodeus Commodore Commodore

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    I still don't get why? what is achieved by deepfaking Data with Data?

    Is it, that the visibility of the passage of time makes one uncomfortable as it remindes one with one's own mortality and therefore any trace of someone aging has to be eradicated?
     
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  9. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    YOUR FIFTEEN MINUTES ARE UP!!!
     
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  10. thribs

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    I still think that guy is Lore. I don’t believe he just randomly had a biological son.
     
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  11. Hythlodeus

    Hythlodeus Commodore Commodore

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    he looked like Data. Why isn't that enough?
     
  12. Relayer1

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    They'll do better next time (you only need one single Mcguffin to recreate his whole positronic network) and hopefully we'll see Lal too...
     
  13. Captain Kris Kringle Pike

    Captain Kris Kringle Pike Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Because fans know better.
     
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    It was a valiant effort.
     
  15. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Moderator

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    In fact it was deliberately added to stir Brent Spiner, who had (then-recently) done an interview where he doubted that he could play Data for too much longer, due to him assuming that Data could not age.
     
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  16. Sebastianus

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    I'm finally done with the entire vineyard dream sequence:



    It's not perfect but I prefer it over the original.
     
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  17. Captain Kris Kringle Pike

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    Well that looks like a lot of work.
     
  18. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    Promise?
     
  19. Sebastianus

    Sebastianus Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    With that scene! :hugegrin:
     
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  20. Sebastianus

    Sebastianus Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    It is.