Spoilers Everyday life on earth

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Picard' started by robau, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. robau

    robau Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I don’t know where to begin really. In the past we got so few glimpses of what non-starfleet life was like on earth. Abrams probably did more to show us that than anything else.

    The thing that immediately pops out is that Picard, being Picard, wants to keep all his surroundings as old world as possible. They do have a screen? I think? Or a projection? They have something to watch the news on. I’m going to guess that’s also for communication and all the other stuff one would use a screen for that isn’t television.

    I think I saw cars, following the Abrams model of showing actual traffic. I wasn’t clear on if they flew or not.

    They’re probably jumping on a starship in the next episode(sigh) to get the plot moving, but I really hope we can get a couple more like the pilot.
     
  2. ALF

    ALF Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Did anyone notice the Golden Gate Bridge covered in solar panels?
    The one funny thing (to me) is that Dahj sees Picard's face on a series of screens in a shop. A retail shop. A retail shop selling electronics in 2399. I love it. :cool:
     
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  3. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    This might well be the most of contemporary Earth we've seen in any Star Trek. The vineyard in France, Paris, Boston, San Francisco and Okinawa. I think the previous record was DS9's Homefront/Paradise Lost, where we see San Francisco, New Orleans and Paris.
     
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  4. Longinus

    Longinus Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    They are not selling them, it is a replicentre for electonics.
     
  5. DaveyNY

    DaveyNY Vice Admiral Admiral

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    We've seen that stuff on the GGB before.
     
  6. Awesome Possum

    Awesome Possum Let's Fly Moderator

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    I think Discovery showed them there.
     
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  7. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Into Darkness had a mix of ground vehicles and flying ones. So far I think we've only seen flying ones in Picard, but it is 140ish years later and one universe over.
    I'm really curious how that works in a world without money. TOS era had enough contradictory evidence that Orci and Kurtzman just said in a 2009 interview there is money in their Trek universe. But here it's an explicit continuation of TNG where they made it extremely clear money is a thing of the past.
     
  8. Tenacity

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    And then they made it extremely clear there was some kind of money in various episodes.

    The usual collection of conflicting references.

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    Some people enjoy "shopping."
     
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  9. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I guess they removed the solar panels when Voyager came back so people could look up and see it - and then put them back XD
     
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    In The Motion Picture, it looked like a mass transit system to me. But I like it being repurposed to provide solar energy.
     
  11. F. King Daniel

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    How about Dahj's phone, with pop up hologram screen for video calls? Pretty sure this is the second "modern" phone seen in all of Trek, the other being one blink-and-you'll-miss-it guy they run past in Into Darkness seemingly videoing the Vengeance crash aftermath in San Francisco.
     
  12. Longinus

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    You walk in the shop, there are people there who are familiar with the devices which can help you choose the model you best suited for you. Then you choose the holo-TV you want and take it home.
     
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  13. Skipper

    Skipper Commodore Commodore

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    We had a discussion about this in the TNG forum. Would one play the Poker in the same way even if there is nothing at the stake?
     
  14. Crazyewok

    Crazyewok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    a shop....in a word without money.

    Makes me think picard was more and more talking shit in first contact.
     
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  15. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Unless the staff are holograms, I can't see anyone choosing to work in retail (or whatever the moneyless equivalent is) for the love of it.
     
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  16. Longinus

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    Perhaps they're holograms. But someone would want to work there. Someone is enthusiastic about holo-TVs and want to be telling about the amazing things in the newest model all day to people. And some others might just think that such work experience looks good in their CV, and helps them get the job they really want.
     
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  17. Tenacity

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    Or the shop sells "TV's" for money.

    I could see playing a hand of poker with nothing at stake, as you would playing say crazy eights. I honestly can't see using valueless chips as part of the same game. If there's no money on the table, then why have anything? Just play a hand.
     
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  18. Longinus

    Longinus Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    No.
    Why have money in Monopoly? Why have score in Darts? It's a game, and these are counters to determine who wins.
     
  19. JoeZhang

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    I play regularly and we use chips that have no value - it's just a way of tracking who is winning and who is eliminated.
     
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  20. BillJ

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    This isn't that universe, as we found out with Discovery. They will sell the idea of it being one continuous whole, but this is a totally different animal.