Spoilers Season 3 wild speculation

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Picard' started by Dr Helen Noel, May 15, 2022.

  1. Eric Bean

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    Wonder if that's why Spiner is back? Perhaps just his voice. Sentient ship?
     
  2. Dukhat

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    That idea was from a comic, which is probably how the rumor started.
     
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  3. Eric Bean

    Eric Bean Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    No way Raffi is the XO under Seven. Too many issues with nepotism and command decisions being affected b y emotion.
     
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    Substance Abuse Anonymous works faster in the future.
     
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  5. Dukhat

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    Which means that that’s exactly what will end up happening. How did Seven become a commander so fast when she wasn’t even in Starfleet the last time we saw her?
     
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    Bro, do you even Star Trek?
     
  7. Danja

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    Wasn't Kirk a CADET when he became Captain of the Enterprise?

    At least Seven had 18+ years of military experience behind her.

    To answer your question, Starfleet may have given her a direct commission. Starfleet is modeled on the U.S. Navy; the Navy directly commissions officers who possess specialized skills -- physicians, lawyers, chaplains, engineers, unconventional warfare experts (like Seven).

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_commission_officer
     
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  8. Dukhat

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    In an alternate universe. nuKirk also had the rank of lieutenant in Starfleet Academy at the time.

    What military experience?

    They don't make them XOs of naval vessels.
     
  9. Danja

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    Eighteen years with the Borg, during which time she commanded troops ("Survival Instinct," VOY). She was Queen of a Borg cube ("Broken Pieces," PIC S1).

    She knows her way around a battlefield. She has a lot to offer Starfleet.

    It was clearly good enough for Starfleet to commission her.


    Terry Matalas has said they're going to do a time jump this season. She's going to have been in Starfleet some years.
     
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  10. Dukhat

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    All of that is just speculation (and I'm not really buying the flimsy 'being a Borg was good enough for Starfleet' premise.) But we'll see in February.
     
  11. 137th Gebirg

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    She did seem to be a kind of leader in the Fenris Rangers for several years. That may count for something.
     
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  12. Danja

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    "Memory" kept running through my mind.

    S1 ended with Data dying for good. It would be good for S3 to give him new life (albeit in a different form):




    The Titan-A could be an experimental sentient ship (which would explain Commander Seven being put in command).

    It would be something along the lines of Zora on Disco.
     
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  13. Dukhat

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    Who are the Fenris Rangers exactly?
     
  14. 137th Gebirg

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    From Teh Wikiz: :)
    So, despite their appearance as vigilantes, they still fill a hole in policing vulnerable regions where Starfleet no longer operates. I think "anarchist" may be too harsh a word in this context, but there it is. Their "non-hierarchical" nature may make for poor leadership skill growth, but I figure it's better than sitting on a beach at Risa all day. :shrug:
     
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  15. Dukhat

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    I’m not seeing Starfleet giving any of those guys (and ladies) commissions any time soon.
     
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    Perhaps. At the end of the day, I think we can probably chalk it up to Seven finally accepting Janeway's offer and subsequent string-pulling. I honestly don't think it will be any more elaborate than that. It will be a small lampshade throw-away line in the premiere episode and they'll move on with the main story. I envision something along these lines:

    PIC: "Seven! I see you've decided to join Starfleet!"
    Seven: "Yes, Admiral Janeway blah-dee-blah-dee-blah and blah blah."
    PIC: "Excellent! Shall we proceed to planet such-and-so to begin the mission?"
    Seven: "Yes sir. Right this way to the bridge."

    Aaaaaand... scene. :)
     
  17. Dukhat

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    Oh, I have no doubt that they will gloss over it, just like they glossed over Jurati willfully killing Maddox.
     
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    Mind control sucks.
     
  19. Dukhat

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    Was she under mind control, though?
     
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    I guess more mind meld induced schizophrenia, though that is probably a less accurate explanation.

    But, her mind was altered leading her to kill Maddox. Pretty standard Trek defense.
     
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