Possible New Series/Limited Series with Patrick Stewart Returning

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  1. Jayson1

    Jayson1 Rear Admiral Commodore

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    What if the new Picard show is set on Earth?

    This would be different. Not only that but what if it was on earth but only Starfleet played a small role on it. Picard might have some non-Starfleet life. Running his Vineyards is one angle but what if he is working as mayor of his home village or living on a underwater city or maybe he is a teacher at Harvard or something. Trek has never showed us a extended look at life on Earth and even smaller looks at life of earth citizens who don't wear a uniform.

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  2. eschaton

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    Die-hard Trek fans love it, causal fans complain endlessly.
     
  3. USS Excelsior

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    Perhaps we’ll see an Ambassador Picard hosted by the Enterprise E with Captain Worf to get to see both of them.

    If not Worf commanding the Enterprise then Major Hayes instead having inherited the Captain’s chair.
     
  4. Yistaan

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    Yeah, some of the worst episodes of Voyager probably were on par. I just thought considering it was the first spinoff when people were asking for more Trek, TAS would have had less backlash than VOY, ENT, etc because the latter were produced when more Trek material was taken for granted.
    Yeah, he must not have liked it. Ironically before Discovery it was the only "canon" source for Robert April, Roddenberry's original captain.
     
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    Don't mean to double post (I don't know how to edit posts here it seems), but just wanted to say I'm a fan of your Eugenics Wars books which I got on Kindle!
     
  6. Greg Cox

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    Thanks!
     
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  7. dodge

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    Yes, there has to be a scene where he meets his starfleet hero, Admiral Tilly, played by Helen Mirren. :techman:
     
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    Perhaps he runs a small tea shop in France and struggles to keep his employees because nobody gets paid in the 24th century
     
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    Blythe Danner or I'm boycotting. Blythe would be a totally convincing elderly Sylvia Tilly.
     
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  11. Andru

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    Very interesting. But might also be related to a Khan miniseries, methinks.
     
  12. grendelsbayne

    grendelsbayne Commodore Commodore

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    Yeah. The name reliant doesn't really ring any bells for Picard's character, but the fact that it played a huge role in twok and Nick Meyer is supposedly developing something related to that seems like too much of a coincidence not to be related.
     
  13. Andru

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    When Sir Stewart says to expect a different Picard, I truly hope he doesn't mean he will play an alternate Picard from some Kelvinverse-like reality... Or a Mirror universe Picard, TNG hasn't been there yet!
     
  14. Tuskin38

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    Well he said it takes place 20 years after Nemesis.
     
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    Enjoy eating those words? :biggrin:
     
  16. Greg Cox

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    Exactly. Stewart is just saying that Picard isn't going to be the same man he was twenty years ago, because people can change over time.
     
  17. fireproof78

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    I got 20 Federation dollars that says this will not be acceptable to all audience members.
     
  18. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I think I see what you did there.
     
  19. fireproof78

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    :whistle:

    And, in other news, a writer over at IO9 shares similar idea that the time gap allows Picard to go through his own crisis of faith in the Federation, or responding to the Dominion War. He makes a comparison to Luke in TLJ. The article is here but this quote stood out:
    And the comment section is right on time crying over the possibility.
     
  20. UnknownSample

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    Fans seem to fixate too much on the hardware, like the ship, and the cast... what I care about is a show with the intelligence and depth that Picard's character demands, and until I see Discovery and get won over, I'll always think of the people in charge as the ones who helmed the Hercules TV show and made those awful space adventure Trek movies. So the details are unimportant. Good writing is IT. And good writing takes us in unexpected directions, not where we think we want to go. So I have no specific requests of them, except THIS... Don't thumb your noses at canon and continuity. Don't throw trendy new sci fi conventions at us instead of Trek, and expect us to forget and stop caring about the previous shows. My fear is that this is where things are going. We'll see some sort of Picard, but not the one we know, but someone's reimaging of him, in stories that conflict with Trek's past, because who cares it's just TV.