Picard series confirmed post-Romulus

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  1. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The Picard Show will pick up some time after the destruction of Romulus in Star Trek (2009), which has "radically altered" Picard's life.

    They also refer to the "dissolution of the Romulan Empire".

    Trekcore link.

    ST'09 Prime Universe stuff is 100% canon. The Romulan Empire is no more. Speculation commence!
     
  2. Tuskin38

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    I mean, why wouldn't it be?
     
  3. King Daniel Beyond

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    Because we're in an era where TV and movies like to ignore a lot of their estblished history? See: Terminator 6, picking up from Terminator 2 and ignoring everything else. Or the latest Halloween movie.
     
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    :barf:

    Can't they do anything new?
     
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  5. Tuskin38

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    You want them to ignore established canon?
     
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    Well, that answers that. They can acknowledge stuff from the JJ Abrams films.

    And now the novels don't have to avoid 2387 anymore.
     
  7. King Daniel Beyond

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    I wonder how closely they'll keep to events from the Countdown comic series, which Kurtzman has a story credit for?
     
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    Just because something happens in a show/movie doesn't mean there has to be a series about it. This is getting as pedantic as the novels.
     
  9. Tuskin38

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    Well they haven't had to for over a year now, we just haven't got any.

    This isn't about the supernova, based on the article it's about what happened to the Galaxy and Picard after.

    Any show set after 2287 would have dealt with it in some way since it was a canon event.
    The Series is set in 2399, which is 12 years after it.
     
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    This quote also needs highlighting, and put in the "No shit, Sherlock" file:

     
  11. Tuskin38

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    Well there was stuff coming out last year that made it sound unlikely.
     
  12. pst

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    i'm relieved. i was concerned they'd try to sweep the kelvin timeline films under the rug. even with kurtzman in charge it seemed like discovery was going down that road.
     
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    It was always as unlikely as Spock and the Enterprise showing up in Discovery....
     
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    How was Discovery sweeping the Kelvin timeline under the rug? It's in the Prime timeline.
     
  15. Jeffearley48

    Jeffearley48 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    It sounds amazing, and completely different from what we are used to. Also, it connects the events from Star Trek 2009 to the Trek timeline we all enjoy. Any new series is a good thing. Between Discovery and this new show, the future is looking up
     
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    i said it seemed like they were going down that road. that feeling is supported by the fact that discovery abandoned most of the aesthetics established by the kelvin timeline films that could cross over and most egregiously recast characters that could've and should've appeared in both (see: winona ryder and ben cross as amanda and sarek).
     
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    The aesthetics are "21st century futuristic", which is essentially what they did in the Kelvin timeline. Copyright laws / intellectual property probably prevent them from reproducing the ship designs too closely. That being said, the designs we see do match up fairly closely to the ships from ST'09.

    As for actors, I'm less concerned about getting the same people. I always though Ben Cross was too old to be Sarek of the 2250s. Ditto for Bruce Greenwood (especially now). James Frain is closer in age to what one might expect a younger Mark Lenard looked like. Winona Ryder is probably tied up with Stranger Things S3. And there's no way they could afford Zach Quinto.

    The only actor who I think would be fun to see in Discovery is Faran Tahir (Robau). A look at his IMDB resume suggests he's largely been working in TV recently, so he'd probably be affordable and potentially available for a guest appearance.
     
  18. BurnhamAll

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    I like this concept. Lots of diplomacy problems, I like that the catacylsm can act as a "galactic reset."

    Maybe the Klingons (or the Cardassians, or some other powe) use the opportunity to annex the remains Romulan Empire, putting the major powers of the Alpha Quadrant at odds. Lots of opportunity for Picard to be useful as a diplomat, and the political upheaval and changing landscape -- the end of this era of geo politics-- can act as an allegory to the end of Picard's life.
     
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    I am always wary of making legal and copyright assumptions like this. Both Orci and Kurtzman have made comments that imply that the legal restrictions aren't nearly what a lot of fans and so-called-pundits think they are. We have no idea what is and isn't allowed, nor why, nor if there are ways to alter or loosen restrictions.

    Sometimes it's as simple as asking permission.
     
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    Admiral Robau? Yes please.
     
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