Discussion in 'Star Trek: Picard' started by Philip Guyott, Jan 17, 2020.
Picard giving an interview...
The acting in just these few seconds... his face alone says it all
Having seen the whole scene, it's a brilliant scene. I think, in my initial comments in the review thread, I called it some of Stewart's best acting/material that he's done in Trek.
I'm sure he'll act everyone else into a corner XD
I love that scene. I love him saying that he never lost faith in Data. He says it which such respectful pause in his voice like he is thinking back to every moment Picard and Data ever had together. And I love how he whispers and then when she pushes him, he just let's it out loudly "because it was no longer starfleet!".
I remember when part of this scene was used in the voiceover for the first teaser and people thought the delivery sounded off. Well, now that we know the context, it makes complete sense.
Looks great, can totally understand why Starfleet and the Federation may have changed in the wake of all the turmoil that was the Dominion War, the crisis following the destruction of Romulus, etc. Picard clearly still holds the ideals the organisation may have turned away from, perhaps his actions will influence them to change again.
Clip from the Colbert interview is now posted here (viewable by non-US viewers):
I think "Because it was no longer Starfleet!!" will soon be the #1 Picard meme, replacing "THERE ARE FOUR LIGHTS!!"
Another new clip featuring Picard and Dahj meeting for the first time:
While I like the heightened, saturated, pop feel of Discovery, I'm particularly enchanted with the naturalistic feel of Picard. It gives this era of the series a weight and truth I never thought I'd get to see on film.
Speculation based on everything we've seen: I wonder if Starfleet uses B4 to mass produce an army of disposable androids. I could see Starfleet thinking that they would make the perfect disposable cannon fodder in the next war and thus avoid the kind of huge loss of life experienced during the Dominion War. I could definitely see Picard losing faith in Starfleet and saying it is not starfleet anymore, not just because of his moral objections going back to Measure of a Man but also because Data was his friend.
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