Spoilers Star Trek: Picard 1x02 - "Maps and Legends"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Picard' started by Commander Richard, Jan 28, 2020.

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  1. 10 - TNG is back!

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  2. 9

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  3. 8

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  10. 1 - TNG is back.

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  1. Commander Richard

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    The consensus is in. Star Trek: Picard is a winner. And for many, it has met or exceeded expectations. For me, it's one of the few instances where the promos and the build-up didn't do the actual show justice. They said the show would be slower and more pensive, but what we got is something new for a Trek show… A complex story and a mystery that's unfolding. Did the first episode give us enough? No, but it left a lot of people wanting more. I think that what we're getting is a step up from what we got with the four TNG movies. As with the TOS movies, time was what TNG needed before we could get something truly new.
    • We've got a new take on Picard. The captain went though a lot on a weekly basis, with weird aliens and strange anomalies but this time the focus is on adding dramatic weight to one thing. The upsetting of the one constant up until now… Starfleet not being what it should be.
    • It's a new era for the Federation. How exactly remains to be seen.
    • We have the long-awaited return of some favorite characters. A lot of viewers haven't taken too well to the possibility of too much fan service, but many are also excited to find out what became of our favorite characters decades after we last saw them. By the way, I thought that they got Data to look right just in time. The show even puts him in a new light thanks to its focus on artificial life and what it means now at the dawn of the 25th century. What might the show do with the others who have yet to appear?
    • We've been introduced to some interesting new players. Who doesn't already love Agnes Jurati and Dahj?
    • And of course we got a pretty good look at future Earth, finally, and the production makes it look absolutely fantastic. Didn't get any of that with the movies and definitely not on TNG where they didn't get off the ship nearly enough (where did that budget go anyway?).
    And above all, we have a lot to look forward to. They didn't set everything up from the get-go.
    • Is Dahj really dead? It's been speculated that maybe she got uploaded to somewhere and can be resurrected (I won't call the show Capricard or BSP just yet). Or perhaps she can be recreated somehow from a fragment of something. A cheater of death? Someone like that could change everything. Coming back from the dead is nothing new for Trek, so what kind of angle might this offer in order to make it mean something?
    • Is there a coverup? Romulans beam down to Starfleet headquarters, kill someone in an explosion and leave without a trace. Are they good at disappearing or did they have help from the inside?
    • Why did Bruce Maddox disappear? And will he turn up again?
    • What ungodly manner of dark experiments is being carried out inside the borg cube?
    • Why did the synths destroy Mars? Was that another inside job from Starfleet? That's a big one right there. What happened with Romulus and Mars left me a bit shaken. Imagine… Starfleet is building ships to rescue the population of Romulus. Then a terrorist attack destroys the shipyards and the people of Romulus know that they now have no way to get off their planet and will soon die in a supernova. Talk about a death sentence. But why did Starfleet withdraw support after that? Our lone man Picard will get to the bottom of this.
    Picard is the kind of show that should have had all the episodes dropped at once. No such luck though. Instead, they'll torture us by doling it out piecemeal once a week. Fortunately we have our resident sleuths who had Discovery figured out weeks before any revelations aired. Will Picard offer a greater challenge?

     
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  2. ITDUDE

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    I see what you did with 1 and 10 there :lol:
     
  3. Search4

    Search4 Captain Captain

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    Hey by TNG standards “10” means infinitely good. The scale should have a 9.999.
     
  4. Timo

    Timo Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    ...And a 10. Just in case.

    Timo Saloniemi
     
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  5. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Admiral Premium Member

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    I demand an 11.
     
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    Oh yes. A 10 may result in baby 1s.
     
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  7. BillJ

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    I was really impressed by the first episode. Though, that means if they stumble, the fall is going to be a lot harder. :eek:
     
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  8. TrekMD

    TrekMD Commander Red Shirt

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    I can hardly wait for this episode. The way the first episode ended just left me asking more questions!
     
  9. Cyrus

    Cyrus Vice Admiral Admiral

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    To the 2 dudes who gave the brilliant first episode a "poor" rating: go ahead and do your "1" rating already, no need to wait. It's not going to get much better.
     
  10. thribs

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    I enjoyed it but I wouldn’t say it exceeded my expectations. Still looking forward to episode 2.
    I want to know more about the supernova. What we’ve seen so far doesn’t make much sense.
     
  11. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Oh, ok...



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  12. DaveyNY

    DaveyNY Vice Admiral Admiral

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    ... is it Thursday yet ?
     
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  13. mswood

    mswood Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Do we know if this is dropping the same time.
     
  14. thribs

    thribs Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I assume so. Any way to piss off Amazon. :)
     
  15. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    I just landed in Hawaii, which means it will “feel” like getting the episode 2 hours earlier than last week. Wednesday night at about 10 I hope to be watching Picard. :D
     
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  16. Cyrus

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    CBS AA is not available in Hawaii, only continental US.


    Ok, kidding. Have fun at that beautiful place!!
     
  17. gvn2fly

    gvn2fly Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    They may tie it to someone or artificially causing it, but I wouldn't be surprised if a reason isn't given. It's mainly backstory / history that happened many years before the start of Picard.
     
  18. Commander Richard

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    I figured that maybe the supernova was caused by an experiment or an operation gone bad, like the over-mining of Praxis. If the show does deal with it, maybe they have other ideas though.
     
  19. picardjean-luc

    picardjean-luc Captain Captain

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    Agreed. I sense the supernova was a Section 31 black-op experiment gone wrong. And whatever experiments the Romulan scientists are performing on the Borg cube might be something they funded as well.
     
  20. thribs

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    I hope it isn’t Section 31. They’ve done enough damage to them.
     
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