Spoilers Episode 7 "Nepenthe"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Picard' started by NCC-73515, Feb 28, 2020.

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Rate 1x07 Nepenthe

  1. 10 - Wild Beard Riker

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  6. 5 - Full Beard Riker

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  1. Gonzo

    Gonzo Guest

    There is no reason to really mention the Dominion War, its not like we saw Picard take part in it at all.

    I assume he did but we never saw it so there is no real point.

    That could change if they plan on bringing in anyone from DS9, so far its just TNG and Voyager.
     
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  2. Yistaan

    Yistaan Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Soji: You fought in the Dominion War?

    Picard: Yes. I was once a Starfleet officer, the same as your father.

    Soji: I wish I'd known him.

    Picard: He was the best mind for science in the galaxy, and a cunning officer. I understand that you've become quite a good scientist yourself. And he was a good friend.

    Soji: How did my father die?

    Picard: A young praetor of Romulus named Shinzon, who was a clone of mine until he turned to evil, helped Romulans like your boyfriend hunt down and destroy Starfleet officers. He trapped and murdered your father.
     
  3. Arpy

    Arpy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Could you imagine Picard on the E, kicking ass on the front lines? Maybe leading a fleet? There’s a flashback for ya.

    Alas, René Auberjonois is no longer with us, but, hey, they mentioned Quark... It might be cool to see updated Ferengi makeup too. Especially if they could do a truly intelligent and ruthless Ferengi story.
     
  4. Discofan

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    Picard joking about Soji's trouble was in really poor taste.
     
  5. Kevman7987

    Kevman7987 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    This would have to follow Lucas' earlier plans where Vader & Anakin were separate people or else Shinzon is Soji's father.
     
  6. DaveyNY

    DaveyNY Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Apparently, yes again...

    That particular word has very negative connotations to a lot of folks, including myself due to personal familial and other reasons.
    How about not going there again just for the sake of other's feelings.
     
  7. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    That was pure Season 1 and 2 Picard, being a douche to get a point across to a troublesome person. Thing is it worked in, say, 2365 in his Ready Room but doesn't when faced with a scared young woman who's just found out her entire life has been an implanted lie.
     
  8. Discofan

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    Ok, what word should I have used instead?

    People just made fun of the fact that I am French. They didn't even get a warning. Why is that tolerated?
     
  9. ThreeEdgedSword

    ThreeEdgedSword Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I actually had an idea eeks ago, about how they could have shoved a couple of sentences about the war in: Take a poignant scene without dialog (e.g. when Picard took out his old combadge), and have whatever they call radio/tv in the background. Just a few sentences about how, even 20 years afte the war, I don't know, the fleet is still smaller than it used to be, or tensions are still high between...., or there are still.. whatever... shortages in the colonies of the xy system.

    So, everyone basically knows there has been a war, which has changed some things. Nobody needs to know the enemy, or what the Founders were like.
     
  10. DaveyNY

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    Definition of retarded

    1 informal, usually offensive : very stupid or foolish

    2 dated, now usually offensive : slow or limited in intellectual or emotional development : characterized by intellectual disability


    There are any number of words that can be used in it's place...
    https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/retarded?s=t
     
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  11. Dave Scarpa

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    Troi confides to Soji, maybe I should have brought my dying son to the Baku home world, but the dirt is so good here , the Tomatoes are so good on the brick oven pizza.

    the mediocrity continues. Oh and the butcher and kill unicorn bunny’s too. This episode didn’t further the still born plot. Elron brings swords to phaser fights, Hugh pays the price and Jularti pukes.

    I think I know why Marina Sirtis chose to appear uncredited
     
  12. Discofan

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    Why are we talking about the Founders? How is that relevant to this episode?
     
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  13. Kevman7987

    Kevman7987 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    With the rate secondary characters are being killed off, is there going to be a surprise Pulaski death next?
     
  14. Corran Horn

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    ok, why?
     
  15. Discofan

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    Ok, I agree but why is it Ok to say that being French is somewhat ridiculous? It's insulting to sixty million of PEOPLE!!!
     
  16. Kevman7987

    Kevman7987 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    So many people are complaining about how slow Picard's plot progression is. Binge watching has made some people too impatient now-a-days.
     
  17. Discofan

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    I just hope it won't be a five-minute resolution as seen many times before.


    Take the Klingon war on Discovery for example, if you get up and take something from the fridge you're likely to miss its conclusion!!!
     
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  18. Dave Scarpa

    Dave Scarpa Commander Red Shirt

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    I can barely make it yhru these 55 min slogs and you want me to binge this stuff
     
  19. SJGardner

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    Remember when being left wanting more and impatient for the next week was considered a sign that the episode was good?
     
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  20. Yistaan

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    I'm thinking now Worf will appear just to kill Rizzo.

    Rizzo: Ah, the famous Ambassador Worf! I will now kill you the way I killed your parents on Khitomer!

    Worf: You dishonorable Romulan jagh!

    They duel.
     
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