Spoilers Star Trek: Picard 1x06 - "The Impossible Box"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Picard' started by Commander Richard, Feb 25, 2020.


Rate the episode...

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  1. Gov Kodos

    Gov Kodos Admiral Admiral

    Mar 23, 2004
    Gov Kodos on Mohammed's Radio, WZVN Boston
    I'm late to the party and several drinks behind here so don't mind me.
  2. Lynn Minmay

    Lynn Minmay Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 1, 2002
    SDF-1 Macross
    LOVED it...maybe my favorite episode of the season.

    Gave it a 10.
  3. Large Gathering of Unmasked People

    Large Gathering of Unmasked People Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

    Feb 4, 2002
    The Old Mixer, Somewhere in Connecticut
    Guy's only been in three episodes thus far, and the first was devoted to his intro. Patience.
  4. Tosk

    Tosk Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 7, 2001
    On the run.
    Picard did still have a visible contusion on his head at the beginning of Family, but it's gone soon afterwards. Beverly must have given him one more treatment before he beamed down. :)
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  5. Agony_Boothb

    Agony_Boothb Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 3, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    I was initially annoyed by Elnor. As a fellow aussie hearing our accent on American tv shows is akin to nails on a black board for some reason. However I think Elnor is being purposefully portrayed as awkward and cringey. He is genuinely out of his element and doesn't know how to interact with people. Kind of what you would expect from a young man who has been raised in a cloistered environment with little outside social interaction.
  6. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    RJDiogenes of Boston
    Being a big Foundation fan, I could live with that.

    Hopefully Gen Z will be to the Millennials what the Boomers were to the McCarthyists (i.e., the antidote).

    I hope that's not the case. I see the Federation as intrinsic to the whole concept of Star Trek, which is why I love to see them make peace with the Klingons and Romulans as time goes by. For Picard to leave the Federation would make him no better than those people who threaten to leave the country if their arch enemy wins the election. A sad ending for a superior character.

    That's a good thought. That should have occurred to me.

    I mentioned it in my post, and a few others have, too. Don't worry about it. I'm skimming the thread, too. :rommie:
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  7. ThreeEdgedSword

    ThreeEdgedSword Captain Captain

    Feb 22, 2020
    Sheer Fucking Hubris
    I suspect they are going to sell their Rubik's cube, special Romulan edition, as merch!

    I agree about Raffi. They also almost played her drunkenness in front of everyone as a joke.
  8. Search4

    Search4 Captain Captain

    Mar 15, 2008
    New York City
    Her daughter was perfect in “Continues”...
  9. Large Gathering of Unmasked People

    Large Gathering of Unmasked People Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

    Feb 4, 2002
    The Old Mixer, Somewhere in Connecticut
    For those who seem to have just noticed the Rubik's-like cube in this episode, we got a preview of it a few episodes back when Soji was questioning the Romulan historian lady...there were close-ups of one of the other Romulan xB patients in the ward playing with one.

    Given the pattern, I think they're likely doomed to be what we Gen Xers were, and what the "Lost Generation" between the Greatest Generation and the Boomers were before that (those who were children during WWII)...lost in the noise between more vocal/attention-dominating generations.

    I tend to see the Federation as being more of an alliance than a country in the first place, so I'm not suggesting that he'd be expatriating. I'm suggesting that he could be a force for good while not holding a (not the) military or government position.
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  10. Discofan

    Discofan Admiral Admiral

    Feb 23, 2018
    Isn't it possible that when Hugh mentioned the Romulan Queen, he was speaking figuratively?
  11. JoeZhang

    JoeZhang Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 9, 2008
    Romulean Free Nation is a odd name for a monarchy.
  12. matthunter

    matthunter Admiral Admiral

    Feb 17, 2004
    Great Britain
    Interestingly, he became more desperate to open it once Soji got close to the details about the cube's demise... perhaps foreshadowing of Narek using one to try and kill "the Destroyer"?
  13. Kevman7987

    Kevman7987 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    May 20, 2013
    Erie, PA, USA
    That's how I see it as well. By the end of the story Picard will have saved the day and gotten his clout back. He won't reactivate his commission and be Starfleet Admiral Picard however. The show will continue to be about him and his motley crew of ex-Starfleet officers warping around the galaxy setting right what once went wrong, hoping the next leap, will be the leap home. Oh boy.
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  14. Dr. San Guinary

    Dr. San Guinary Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    Mr. Laser Beam is in the visitor's bullpen
    Very likely.

    There isn't a literal Romulan Borg queen, it's just that the (ex-)Borg have traded one master for another. They used to be ruled by a queen, now it's the Romulans.
  15. Doc Mugatu

    Doc Mugatu Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 22, 2018
    For only the second time, I gave an episode of "Picard" a "10." "The Impossible Box" delivered, in my opinion, all one could reasonably expect as well as going above and beyond as this episode was quite emotional for me. For the first time since "I, Borg" aired in 1992, I was glad Jean-Luc did NOT infect Hugh before returning him to the collective.
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  16. WarpFactorZ

    WarpFactorZ Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 10, 2013
    Configuring the Ontarian Manifold
    One thing I'm confused about -- when Narek first opens his impossible box, there's a figurine in it. So did he pop in a poison gas capsule for the next time?
  17. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

    May 12, 2004
    Lancaster, PA
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  18. Gonzo

    Gonzo Guest

    I thought it was the same box, the idea was that opening it slowly and with patience gets you the figurine, rushing gets you the gas.
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  19. matthunter

    matthunter Admiral Admiral

    Feb 17, 2004
    Great Britain
    That is so disturbingly the sort of lesson Romulans WOULD teach their kids I'm buying it, but I doubt Sela or Narisso would have made it into their teens if that were the case...
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  20. SJGardner

    SJGardner Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 10, 2018
    In the center of Europe
    Maybe the "kid's" version only gives you an electric shock or something. I could totally imagine as a Romulan lesson-teaching tool.
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