Patrick Stewart looks super fragile.

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by gakelly, May 4, 2019.

  1. NeoStar9

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    Oh some will. That's fully expected because there are a good number of people that have been ignoring what has been said about this show from it's very announcement. All they heard was Picard was coming back that is it. They've already imagined what the show will be and should be. It was on full display when the announcement happen. There were lots of people that were straight up ignoring what Patrick Stewart himself said about the character and what he wouldn't be.

    There are going to be a whole host of people expecting TNG season 8 or TNG 2.0 and are going to get very, very, very angry when the show they thought up in their head, that was never suggested or promised to them, does not show up.
     
  2. King Daniel Beyond

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    Yes. It'll be like when Enterprise premiered, and all the pre-TOS/Early Federation era novels were rendered obsolete. New novels built from what ENT established and ignored the old books.
     
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  3. WarpFactorZ

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    Then too bad for those people, because they haven't been paying attention. It's been established on numerous equations that this is a post-TNG, post-Hobus incident story of ex-Starfleet Jean Luc Picard's late-life journey.
     
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  5. JoeZhang

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    Wasn't there a Starfleet year one story that ran through the back of various books and came out just as Enterprise started?
     
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  6. Shamrock Holmes

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    Yup.

    And the first page literally says: "Note: STARFLEET: YEAR ONE is unrelated to the events depicted in the television series ENTERPRISE."

    Presumably, this was required by legal/licensing due to Enterprise being the canon version of that era, so S:Y1 had to self-label akin to DC's Elseworlds/Imaginary Stories or Marvel's What if? in order to get published.
     
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  7. fireproof78

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    Which is sadly predictable, not entirely unexpected, and completely avoidable. :brickwall:
     
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  8. STEPhon IT

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    It's possible the Romulan conflict may have fatigued Picard, something the producers could add to explain how fragile he looks.
     
  9. Herbert

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    Beverly on the couch with her red hair watching Space Oprah. Troi is there with her helping her eat the bon bons. Al Picard walks in <wild applause and howling>, "A fat alien was on the view screen today......"
    Riker as Jefferson. Minuet as his henpecked wife.
    Worf as Griff. Wesley as Bud. Tasha as Kelly. Data and Geordi as members of No Ma'am.
     
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  10. Dukhat

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    Actually, that note was only put into the final collected book form of Starfleet: Year One that came out after all the individual chapters were published in the separate novels. IIRC, while the chapters were first being written, ENT was not on the air yet and no one at the time was aware that Series V was going to be a prequel to TOS set before the founding of the Federation.
     
  11. Cake

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    I don't think it is necessary to explain his appearance. He doesn't look more fragile than tons of other old people.
     
  12. Tenacity

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    Tons of old people today. Is a assumption that the average Human in the later 24th century would be in more vigorously health unreasonable?

    TPTB did hire a actor that was a decade younger than the character to (in part) reflect that age didn't effect people in the future to the degree it does now.
     
  13. Shamrock Holmes

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    Frankly, while his body-to-head proportions seem to have shifted, I'd still say that - not only is he in good shape for a guy in his late 70s, I think there are a lot of guys in their 50s would like to have his lean-and-muscular build. In fact, I'd say that he's less frail overall than when he appeared in Chain of Command back in the Nineties.
     
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    I don't think the uniform would allow for him to slide his hand down his pants!
     
  15. The Old Mixer

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    ^ That's why he got out of Starfleet.
     
  16. Agony_Boothb

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    He doesn't look fragile in my avatar
     
  17. Agony_Boothb

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    Could also be explained by his Irumodic Syndrome is starting to kick in
     
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  20. mdtauk

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    I was just thinking the same thing. And there will be the quality of the microphones and potential bass boosting which would help his voice carry in the show.