Is the Picard show the "last chance saloon" for anyone else?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Picard' started by Infern0, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Admiral Admiral

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    In a world where every other show is a reboot or sequel series, there is no 'Last chance'. If this iteration of Trek fizzles, they'll have another chance in 20 years.

    I do agree Trek should be a combination of the cerebral and the adventure.
     
  2. Miller 2.0

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    Nope. I'm looking forward to it. I'll decide what I think of it after the first season.
     
  3. F. King Daniel

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    It'll be Picard all alone in an escape pod. For 3 seasons of 15 episodes.
     
  4. The Old Mixer

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

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  5. The Habs Fan

    The Habs Fan Commodore Commodore

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    With how many different shows there are, the fate of Star Trek does not rest with one sole show anymore. If one has lower viewership numbers than wanted, the most that will happen is that show will only run for 1 or 2 seasons and then another will take its place (and the multiple Star Trek shows will continue to go on).
     
  6. psCargile

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    Unfortunately, Star Trek isn't doing anything that interests me.
     
  7. Cake

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    Of the new movies I liked number 1 and 3. Into Darkness was kind of bad though.

    Of the newly announced series I am the most optimistic about the two animanted series. I just think there is a good chance that the comedy series and the series which is also aimed at children won't be dark and depressive.

    I hope the Picard series will be good, but I fear they also go into the same directon as Discovery and the new Section 31 series and make the future appear far nastier than it was in TNG. But we will see. Maybe it will be good.
     
  8. A Chimpanzee & 2 Trainees

    A Chimpanzee & 2 Trainees Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    In 1987, a lot of TOS fans (and the TOS cast) felt similarly about TNG. Just because we haven't seen the characters before doesn't mean it can't be good. I would encourage keeping an open mind - you might be pleasantly surprised. YMMV
     
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  9. StarMan

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    Like any iteration of Trek, I'll watch the first few. But I'm long past hanging in there past the point of enjoyment. I stopped watching Enterprise midway thru season two; Voyager around season 5. I watched them all eventually, though...

    I do have particularly high hopes for the Picard show, so if it doesn't meet my expectations I'll probably drop out pretty quick.
     
  10. F. King Daniel

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    I learned a long time ago: No expectations, no disappointments. If a show entertains me, I'll keep watching. If not, then no.
     
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  11. Red Panda

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    I hope so. This fanbase needs a culling.
     
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  12. The Habs Fan

    The Habs Fan Commodore Commodore

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    It usually happens with the release of every new Star Trek show. Each show attracts new fans to the franchise while simultaneously dropping old ones. With that said, I've never seen so many of my friends who have never seen 1 minute of Star Trek before now watching and enjoying Discovery. So if my small sample size is any indication, it's definitely attracting new fans.
     
  13. plentode

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    Nah I'll always tune in or go to the theater for new Star Trek. If for no other reason than to give my support, whether I enjoyed the product or not. My wife and I had a lot of fun with Discovery as it was her first experience watching anything Star Trek related that I haven't seen more times than I can count. We both disliked every moment, but we had fun watching it.:hugegrin:
     
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  14. 1001001

    1001001 Pull Up a Groove and Get Fabulous! Moderator

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    Incorrect.

    It's Picard in his dune buggy, solving mysteries.
     
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  15. Ralphis

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    Yes and no.

    I do miss the cerebral Star Trek I grew up with, and Kurtzman himself has said the Picard show will find a balance between Disco and TNG. So I'm hoping 'balance' means that it'll bring back some of the old school Star Trek-y-ness, and it'll be successful, and perhaps even influence the direction of the other new Trek shows like Disco and Section 31. That's my hope, a little bit of balance between what Star Trek 'was' and 'is'. A little action and spectacle, but give us something to think about too.

    But I enjoyed 2 of the 3 Kelvin timeline films, and the second half of Disco, so if "this" is what Star Trek 'is' moving forward, as long as it is good storytelling, I'm fine.
     
  16. fireproof78

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    Same here. And a fan base needs to grow.
     
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  17. marlboro

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    His talking dune buggy.

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  18. Vger23

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    No. I'm a Star Trek fan. WTF wouldn't I give each and every new attempt a fair try?
     
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  19. Bry_Sinclair

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    I am hoping for a good show in the Picard series, though given what we've gotten from STD I have set my expectations as low as they can possibly go so I am not hugely let down again.
     
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  20. uniderth

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    The fact that they are including the destruction of Romulus has already put me off this series. It looks like it will be 17 years and counting for another Star Trek series.