Robert Picardo to return for Picard

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Picard' started by Lorcan Kelly, Jul 30, 2019.

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  1. Infern0

    Infern0 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Well I saw someone say that they were worried because they loved discovery and didn't want Picard to happen because they didn't want the message of star trek to be that white men are important.

    I mean I get that because of pike in disco but picard is a classic character so can't we make an exception for him.
     
  2. KennyB

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    So no you don't have real examples? You just saw something somewhere? OK.
     
  3. Infern0

    Infern0 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'm not going to trawl the board for quotes there's plenty around if you have two eyes (or even one or dictation software), and I am very busy writing a thesis on women's portrayal in commercials and why it needs to change.

    People are angry and upset that a white man who isn't the villain in this series is in it.

    Many of my friends are activists and all we want is everyone to be treated equally and that means no more white men on TV thankyou.
     
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  4. Lord Garth

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    You're shooting yourself in the foot by doubling down. In a thesis, you have to list sources. This is no different. If you have time to take away from writing your thesis by posting here, then you have time to find a thread and cut-and-paste one quote that you can link to. Even one. You wouldn't have to dig very far if there actually is plenty around. It wouldn't take any time at all.
     
  5. Infern0

    Infern0 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'm not doing a thesis on this post. It takes me 30 seconds to write a reply, trawling the boards would take multiple minutes
     
  6. Lord Garth

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    If your time is really that tight, you should get back to your thesis. Best of luck with it. I hope it passes muster with your professor and whoever else reviews it.
     
  7. Jonesy

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    This is what I'm most concerned with. I have no problems with bringing back characters, but what does it mean for the overall story.
     
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  8. KennyB

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    Yes no time to spare at all.........ok.
     

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  9. Rahul

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    Never reveal that much about yourself on the internet. People around here are entirely unfazed by sources, but they will jump at every opportunity to make it personal (within the boards rules)

    Where I can back @Infern0 up is that I have seen the complain "the show looks awfully white" around here. Multiple times. Though nothing that sounded really "angry" or "upset". But then, I'm really only reading targeted few threads here.

    And no, I'm not going to crawl back and search for sources. This is not a thesis. In a thesis the reading audience cares about the sources. Here it's obviously used to dismiss Infern0s opinion (which I don't agree with either, btw) by holding her post to unfair standards.

    Yes, that looks perfectly like a person sitting from very early in the morning to very late at night in front of a computer at home, and tabbing every two hours between breaks on the internet...

    There's a difference between doing a fun thing (reading up on a hobby between breaks) and a stupid thing (wasting time to please two grumpy strangers in the internet by doing research that will get dismissed anyway). Unless I get payed for it, I wouldn't do the second thing either.

    Also, I really doubt that part, and that doesn't sound like a good-faith argument either...
     
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  10. Timofnine

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    Great news! I’d love for a second 24th century spin off series or short treks focusing on other characters from the past too. :bolian:
     
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  11. KennyB

    KennyB I have spoken............ Moderator

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    Isa Briones-Filipino
    Michelle Hurd-African American
    Santiago Cabrera-Venezuelian
    Evan Evangora-Maori/Greek
    Patrick Stewart-English
    Allison Pill-Canadian
    Harry Treadway-English

    IDK.....looks uninformed.
     
  12. Llywela

    Llywela Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Tiny nitpick - Cabrera was born in Venezuela but his nationality is Chilean - his father was a diplomat so they moved around a lot (hence the mostly English accent).

    But yeah, out of seven regulars, only three are white, despite complaints to the contrary. Heh, and only one is actually American, in this most American of shows!
     
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  13. mos6507

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    The funny thing is that those who tend to sing that tune the loudest (which includes fans, creators, and the media) are themselves white.
     
  14. The Wormhole

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    Your point?
     
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  15. ITDUDE

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    I recall there was. Until Tilly anyway. Once Trek went profanity, no point to stop them on the forums.
     
  16. ITDUDE

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    WTF? Are you for real?
     
  17. The Wormhole

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    There was never a policy against profanity. I know, I've been using profanity on this forum long before Tilly made it cool, and have never been penalized for it. Besides, if Trek BBS had a problem with profanity, the forum software likely includes a profanity filter option (most forum softwares do) which instantly renders a swear word into a series of asterisks. So if there were a problem with profanity, they could just turn the profanity filter on and prevent us from swearing.

    Bottom line, there's no fucking reason to get after other posters for using fucking profanity. We can post that shit all the fuck we want.
     
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  18. Infern0

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    White is ok

    Straight is ok

    Male is ok

    All 3 combined is the WORST, a combination of 2 is iffy, only 1 is fine
     
  19. KennyB

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    Good info!
     
  20. KennyB

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    :rolleyes: really?
     
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