New Picard SDCC Trailer

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

  1. Longinus

    Longinus Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I think this might be a bit different angle to the Borg though. This is not 'the Borg are coming! How do we stop them?*" but about the disconnected Borg. How do these former monsters fit to the society? What rights do they have, how to treat them.? We of course got a bit of that with Seven already, but that was pretty specialised situation and this might be in larger, more societal scale.

    * (Though I'm sure we get that too eventually.)
     
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  2. Steve Roby

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    I just like the juxtaposition of these two posts. All I need to add is that, when discussions on TrekBBS get annoying and you find that certain users consistently tick you off, you can use the Ignore feature and not see their stuff any more.

    Perhaps I misinterpreted the meaning of “they replaced him with a hack that they could control in Alex Kurtzman.” My bad.
     
  3. nutshell

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    Thank you! I feel the same way, which is why I’m totally cool with Tarantino playing in the sandbox. The future of Trek is wide open, and that’s a good thing.
     
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  4. Tarek71

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    I could see Seven and Hugh contacting disconnected Drones, as well as the Borg Cooperative members who wanted to keep their enhancements but find a new way to live. Some might have wanted every last trace of Borg tech removed and try to get back to the lives the Borg ripped them from years ago. Others want to find another way to be Borg. A lot of possibilities there.
     
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  5. Turtletrekker

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    I think the story will have something to do with displaced Borg drones, perhaps all bundled together in a resettlement camp somewhere, and that the Borg cube that we see is actually a Federation facility that gets taken over by renegade Romulans. I think the "no assimilations in 16 years" thing is Chekhov's gun and it must be fired at some point. Perhaps the Romulans want the Borg tech as a means to regain their lost glory and power. That could only end well.
     
  6. JKM

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    So I just watched the trailer out of curiosity more than anything. I'm rather amused. It's as if someone picked all the things I dislike most about TNG(Which, okay, is pretty much everything) and Voyager(I loathed Seven and Borg) and decided to create a show about them. I just find that funny. I'll probably try to watch it at some point, but just like viewing the trailer, it will be when I'm too bored to do anything else.

    Happy to see other ST fans excited though! Star Trek Fans are such a diverse base that it's good to see some of those who dislike the newer stuff getting a show they might enjoy more.
     
  7. Verteron

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    Perhaps the events set in to motion by the destruction of the transwarp hub were fairly cataclysmic for the Borg, at least on a local scale?

    You could imagine a backstory (pre-Picard) where a bunch of ships are suddenly disconnected as the hive mind collapses in a particular area of the galaxy that the hub served. Most of the ships are lost to automated protocols triggering self destruct, or perhaps scuttled by the drones themselves as they're unable to coordinate to maintain ship functions.

    A few ships survive and the various races are competing for the scraps.
     
  8. danellis

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    Do we know who played the admiral Picard's talking to in the trailer - we only see her briefly and from behind, but I thought she had a strong Mulgrew/Janeway vibe?


    dJE
     
  9. Tuskin38

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    You see part of her face too, it isn't Kate.
     
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  10. danellis

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    Thanks.

    I figured I'd've seen it mentioned somewhere if it was, I just got a mega-vibe from it.


    dJE
     
  11. JD

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    I'm a big fan of the Star Trek books, and they do this kind of stuff all the time, back in 2014 they had a book, No Time Like the Past, where Seven was sent back in time to the 23rd Century, and teamed up with Kirk and the rest of The Original Series cast. It's actually one of the things I've liked best about the books, and Seven and Picard teaming up is one of the things I'm most looking forward to in Picard.
     
  12. Prax

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    I discovered something about the trailer that I haven't seen mentioned here: The android in the drawer is Lore
     
  13. F. King Daniel

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    Brent said it's B-4, although he specified he is actually playing Data.
     
  14. KennyB

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    How did you make that discovery? Like Daniel said Spiner stated it was B-4. Do you have a source?
     
  15. KennyB

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    Look I agree with you about Seven and Voyager.......my least favorite Trek. However, it was the writing not the characters. I really disliked the focus shifting to Seven when she arrived. I do think seeing her out of the skin tight catsuit is a good sign. I hope the focus is on her as an ex-drone and not her boobs for a change.
     
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  16. nutshell

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    Just rewatched Voyager and Seven has a great arc and is part of some very engaging stories. I disliked her in the beginning because of the whole “boobs and legs” thing, but now I realize those took a backseat to the storytelling.
     
  17. donners22

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    TNG's my least-favourite live action Trek series, but I'm hoping that greater creative freedom for the writers and the key involvement of someone as talented as Michael Chabon can make it work. Hopefully there'll be something in the finished product for you.

    Well, that's a refreshingly nice and mature attitude. I wish it was more common.
     
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  18. Vger23

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    I noticed Vazquez Rocks as a shooting location in the trailer.
     
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  19. Salinga

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    Someone made the effort to "fix" Data's appearance in the trailer:

     
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    Hana Hatae, Cirroc Lofton and Aron Eisenberg review and discuss the new PIC trailer.