Spoilers Picard Prequel "Children of Mars"

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  1. Timo

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    Considering that those ships bore prominent Starfleet insignia in at least one depiction of the event, they probably were the Defense Perimeter. We graphically see the turning inward of those orbital installations in the PIC imagery, so the arrival of the kiteships is probably just more of the same, even if the Short has less explicit graphics.

    Nobody seemed to be unclear about who did the attacking: the newsflash already blames Rogue Synths with conviction. So the ships doing the attacking were no mystery to anybody - and having them employed by Mars is a good excuse for them loitering nearby just before they are turned into instruments of death. (Having them flown by Synths would call for more in-depth rationalization, but they probably aren't flown by anybody, merely commanded by Mars-dwelling Rogue Synths whose actions are damningly on video).

    Timo Saloniemi
     
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  2. The Wormhole

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    Personally, I thought it was a missed opportunity to not include either or both of the girls' parents when we see the flashback showing the attack on Mars in the series. I know why it couldn't be done, Children of Mars was written and filmed after Picard was finished and filmed in Toronto using Canadian actors, vs Picard being filmed in California with American actors. Still think it would have been a cool nod all the same though.
     
  3. Dukhat

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    I rather doubt we're going to see those girls again.
     
  4. Sci

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    Pretty sure the ships that attacked the surface were the ships that would have been defending Utopia Planitia Shipyards.

    That would be a shame. Those kids were supposed to be about 12 years old in 2385; that means they'd be around 26 in PIC's 2399 setting. I think there's some dramatic potential there.
     
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  5. Dukhat

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    Oh, I'm not doubting the potential. I just think that, for the producers, that Short Trek was one and done.
     
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