New Picard SDCC Trailer

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by Prax, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. Unicron

    Unicron Boss Monster Mod Moderator

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    Interesting trailer. I'm honestly on the fence atm, and would need more context to make a better judgment. I agree that Data looks rather odd, and I kind of wish Seven had been given more to do in the trailer since her lines (to me at least) felt a bit out of character without having the full scene context to go with them. I'm keeping an open mind.
     
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  2. Spot's Meow

    Spot's Meow Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    I'm so excited by this trailer. I cannot wait for this show to begin.
     
  3. Crewman6

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    Neither do I.
     
  4. Ovation

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    I’m worried they might actually appear. My interest in the show is inversely proportional to the number of TNG era cast in it.
     
  5. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    It's Star Trek: Picard, not TNG:The Reunion. I'd be happy to see any cameos, but we should expect to see absolutely every major TNG cast member return. It's only 10 episodes ffs.
     
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  6. Ovation

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    That’s what I’d hoped. Could still be. Trailer and news are not promising on that score, however.
     
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  7. fireproof78

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    That's my feelings as well. If this were a full series, then maybe. But it's a short run limited series. That's a lot to cram in.
     
  8. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    We've probably only seen footage from first 2-3 episodes.

    The producers/writers have said this won't be a TNG reunion show, so the other actors are most likely going to be used sparingly, they're guest stars, not regulars.
     
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  9. CorporalClegg

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    Going into the weekend, I was pretty much expecting to see Spiner. I even said it months ago that I just didn't see them getting far into this project without squeezing Data in somehow.

    But you know, going into the weekend there was one person I was expecting to be the big 'surprise' reveal: Whoopi.

    That said, seeing Jeri invoked a genuine startle response. And I actually clapped and cheered aloud. So I'll take it.
     
  10. Longinus

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    It is planned to run for three years. Not super short.
     
  11. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    They want it to run 3 years, but they haven't been given 3 years (yet)
     
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  12. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm really excited about this trailer and after watching the Picard Comicon panel.I'm so glad Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis are reprising their TNG roles.Also Jeri Ryan and Jonathan Del Arco are coming back too. I'm so glad Data was in that trailer.3 season of TNG era Star Trek is great news.
     
  13. fireproof78

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    Not long enough, in my opinion, to shove in TNG crew members, Seven of Nine, Hugh and the Borg AND whatever the actual story is supposed to be about.

    Sorry, perhaps the DSC forum has jaded me, but I am highly skeptical at the ability of the writers to juggle so many elements. And I am shocked, shocked, by the level of confidence in this team to pull in so many story elements and nostalgia pieces. Forgive me, but where is this confidence for DSC?

    It's fatiguing to be inundated with these elements of nostalgia.
     
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  14. Push The Button

    Push The Button Commodore Commodore

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    I’m a lifelong TOS fan, and despite my first kneejerk reaction, I ended up loving the Discoprise. It is a respectful update of the classic 1964 Jefferies design, and if TOS were starting out as a brand new show in 2019 this is what it would have looked like from the start.
     
  15. Longinus

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    Sure. And if it is cancelled after the first season, then there obviously won't be more TNG character appearing. But if they get the three years they want then they can easily feature then all at some point without it feeling like a TNG reunion.
     
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  16. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I don't think they're shoving anyone into anything.

    They said writing the story where those characters and elements make sense. None of the TNG characters are main characters, they're guest stars.
     
  17. fireproof78

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    Agree to disagree then:beer:
     
  18. Tuskin38

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    Well it's really hard to judge something fully until the it actually airs.

    Which is why I don't do it.
     
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  19. theARE

    theARE Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    There's a limit on how far artistic reinterpretation & suspension of disbelief can & should take you

    They did a decent job of reinterpreting the Enterprise bridge in Discovery to the point whete you can almost believe that the original could have looked like that - but what break it is those extra half stations

    Uhura didn't have a 2nd chair next to her, never a secondary com officer operating part of the panel

    The ship is too big no matter how well they tried to paper over the cracks

    Overlarge ships are a characteristic we've seen in everything since ST:2009

    If it's the same continuity the basics shpuld be the same - the ships shpuld be the same size - there is no good reason for making them bigger in universe other than this purported conspiracy that things have to be 15%-26% different (depending who you believe on that figure)

    My bet with Picard is that they'll skirt that line as tightly as they can. If Data appears in flashback with Nemesis style uniforms it won't be an exact copy of that uniform it'll again be subtly different. I might be wrong - we'll see, but I bet I'm not

    Things might shift if the CBS/Viacom re-merger happens swiftly. I think they would like to reintegrate these series into the main classical continuity going forward. By skirting the line as much as they can with Picard & having the time (& potentially dimension) jump in Discovery there is a window in which they could potentially do that.
     
  20. fireproof78

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    Who is judging it fully? I am disagreeing based upon what has been presented.