Spoilers Star Trek: Picard 1x05 - "Stardust City Rag"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Picard' started by NCC-73515, Feb 14, 2020.

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  1. 10 - Seven? I give this a TEN!

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  1. garakvsneelix

    garakvsneelix Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Do you have some information I don't have? Was there any announcement, that there will be a 'new' Bruce Maddox? So far, I thought, that they would use the original actor or would establish, that Maddox is dead.
     
  2. Ar-Pharazon

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  3. ITDUDE

    ITDUDE Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    IMDB is strangely quiet on casting of Maddox, nor does it show who that other actor from the episode trailer is. I'm still holding out hope it's not Maddox and original actor will reprise the role.
     
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  4. Thefallguy

    Thefallguy Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Can‘t tell you. NDA. Lol.

    No, it was a mistake. I thought I was in the thread for ep 4. Haven’t seen it...
     
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  5. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    As yours was the only vote so far, I've reset the votes.
     
  6. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Admiral Admiral

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    I'm sure I read somewhere that Brian Brophy wasn't even aware that Maddox played a role in "Picard" until asked about it by a fan.
     
  7. ITDUDE

    ITDUDE Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Of course if he was in it but wasn’t suppose to say it, that’s exactly how he would answer ;)
     
  8. rfmcdpei

    rfmcdpei Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Yeah. We will see in the episode.

    FWIW, if the man in the biobed who Picard is talking to is Maddox, he looks like Brophy. I think.

    Two more days!
     
  9. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Commodore Commodore

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    Yep, he acted like he had no idea.
     
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  10. USS Intrepid

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    Apologies, that vote is mine. Wrong thread! Sorry!
     
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  11. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    It's an epidemic!
     
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  12. rahullak

    rahullak Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Coronavoteness
     
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  13. USS Intrepid

    USS Intrepid Commodore Commodore

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    Sorry, could have sworn I was in the episode four thread. My bad.
     
  14. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I love how there's 5 pages before the episode has even dropped:lol:

    Maddox was an expert in cybernetics and may have built Soji and Dahj, perhaps he made himself an android body hence possible recasting?
     
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  15. ITDUDE

    ITDUDE Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I mean seriously. There is a credit for some unnamed Romulan guard on the episode guide, but no mention of Bruce Maddox, arguably the most important character in the whole season? Something is weird...
     
  16. Cyrus

    Cyrus Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The actor playing Maddox wasn't very good. It would not be surprising if they decide to go with some better actor.
     
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  17. ITDUDE

    ITDUDE Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    He was so bad that they decided to resurrect the character he played after 33 years....

    Seriously, they could have told the same story a hundred different ways without name dropping Bruce Maddox, a character that only appeared in one episode. So why bother bringing back some old character (a character that could have been replaced easily with any other character) and then recast him?
     
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  18. rahullak

    rahullak Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    To show cutscenes from that TNG episode?
     
  19. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    Well, the character was prominently referenced at least one other time, so that gave him a bit more presence in the setting.

    If they hadn't used Maddox, we'd have endless arguments about why they didn't use Maddox.

    There could be any number of practical reasons why they recast him, including that the Brian Brophy's age didn't line up with his role in Data's backstory.
     
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  20. ITDUDE

    ITDUDE Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I still don't see any confirmation of casting/recasting or where Maddox is even in the show. It's all very interesting why they are keeping it all a secret.