I hope the Picard series is good

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by Dave Scarpa, May 25, 2019.

  1. Dave Scarpa

    Dave Scarpa Commander Red Shirt

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    because so far the writers responsible for Discovery haven’t come close to anything TNG.

    I watched tonight a marathon of the end of season 4’s Redemption two parter and Darmok and Ensign Ro. When you watch vintage TNG you really see how shallow Discovery was. Klingon’s culture really defined itself in that arc, Darmok was a fantastic alien episode, and Ensign Ro, with fantastic performances from Michelle Forbes and Patrick Stewart confront possibly a Section 31 scenario. A fantastic start to season 5 one of my favorite seasons of Star Trek
     
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  2. Mutai Sho-Rin

    Mutai Sho-Rin Crusty Old Bastard Moderator

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    So far, all the Picard series threads are in The Future of Trek forum so I'm moving this over there.
    Whooooosh!
     
  3. Cyrus

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    If you expect TNG 2.0 I guarantee you will be disappointed. They have explicitly said they are not doing that.
     
  4. fireproof78

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    It won't be TNG. That isn't the point of this show.
     
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  5. Push The Button

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    Good or bad, I’m watching it.
     
  6. Agony_Boothb

    Agony_Boothb Commodore Commodore

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    I have a feeling your not going to get the show you think you're getting. It's been stated in a few interviews, it isn't going to be anything like TNG. In my opinion that is a good thing. TNG is largely dull as dishwater on rewatches.
     
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  7. King Daniel Beyond

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    While it had some solid gold episodes like "Yesterday's Enterprise" and "Measure of a Man", there was a lot of garbage or dullness inbetween, like "Angel One", "The Masterpriece Society", "Outrageous Okuna", "Sub Rosa", etc etc.

    I'd say the Disco writers have smashed it as far as consistency is concerned, and turned out some solid gold at the same time. Picard isn't going to be a return to TNG-style storytelling. That's what The Orville is for. Picard is gonna take the fomer captain on an emotional last adventure, which is something they've shown themselves more than capable of after Disco season 2.
     
  8. donners22

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    I’d take an average Discovery episode over an average TNG episode any day. So much of TNG is bland, formulaic and forgettable with unlikable characters. I tried a series re-watch recently and wound up skipping more than half.

    Thankfully, Picard is one of the few characters I really liked from that show, so having him in a new environment with a different set of writers is very welcome.
     
  9. JoeZhang

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    I feel the same - I watched TNG on first run and tried to re-watch it recently - most of it I also skipped straight over.
     
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  10. Lord Garth

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    I don't dislike any of the characters from TNG but, otherwise, this sums up what I think. Picard under different circumstances, at a different point in his life, in a different series with different production values is the draw.
     
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  11. Armus

    Armus Commodore Commodore

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    The magic of TNG won't be duplicated just because Patrick Stewart is reprising his role as Picard. I doubt this will be the 8th season of TNG.
     
  12. Relayer1

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    I hope Picard is as good as Discovery. I'm not optimistic but hope I'm wrong.

    TNG ? Patchy and great at it's best, but it was of it's time and wouldn't really cut it now - like The Orville.

    Good.
     
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  13. Jayson1

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    I hope the show isn't good. I hope the show is great!! But it will most likely just be good. Which would be great because we need more good Sci-Fi on tv.

    Jason
     
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  14. Ovation

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    I certainly hope it won’t be.
     
  15. Armus

    Armus Commodore Commodore

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    I don't think you'll be disappointed.
     
  16. fireproof78

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    Same. I cannot get through TNG any more.
     
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  17. Phily B

    Phily B Commodore Commodore

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    I'm liking Discovery. But I really think they made a huge mistake with the entire concept of it having such grandoise ideas. Imagine DS9 had started with the Dominion War instead of it being built towards? It just seems like everything on Discovery is leading towards something really important to the entire galaxy or universe all the time. I don't hate Discovery by any stretch, but honestly? I'm still working my way through Season 2 and it has never grabbed me to just watch episode after episode. Better than Voyager certainly, but still.....it doesn't "feel right" a lot of the time.

    The Picard teaser though? Something just "felt right".
     
  18. NewHeavensNewEarth

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    The question is: will Picard be dropping the "F" bomb? :eek: Many folks seem liberated to let loose with obscenities as they get older.
     
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  19. Tenacity

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    Gramps will be cutting fowl every other word.
    As long as it isn't Discovery 2.0.
     
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  20. fireproof78

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    It won't be that.

    More's the pity.
     
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