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

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

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  1. 10 - Data

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  1. Discofan

    Discofan Admiral Admiral

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    Ok, before anyone else makes another remark.

    "Breaking the Fourth wall" is when a character acknowledges the existence of the audience.

    "Breaking the Fifth wall" is when a character acknowledges other roles from other fictions played by the actor who's playing said character...
     
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  2. EnderAKH

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    I'll be damned, so it is. Learn something new every day. I still think that's the ceiling.
     
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  3. Discofan

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    Unless you're in a space with more than three dimensions...
     
  4. Hythlodeus

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    so...when you're travelling in time for an instance?
     
  5. Discofan

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    ...or to alternate realities.
     
  6. Danja

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    It's Trek ... anything's possible. :hugegrin:
     
  7. fireproof78

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    Only at 88 MPH.
     
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  8. Discofan

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    One thing that amuses me with ST for example is that they can stop in space!!! How can you stop in space when everything else is moving!!! It makes about as much sense as stopping in the middle of the sea without an anchor!!
     
  9. fireproof78

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    External inertial dampners.
     
  10. Discofan

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    That has nothing to do with it. Inertial dampeners are to prevent you from being smashed against a wall when the ship goes from normal speed to several times the speed of light in a matter of seconds.

    The problem with stopping in space is that it's IMPOSSIBLE!!! Everything is moving in various directions. SO if you stop it can only be vis a vis an object like a planet for example but if you stop near a planet then you drop toward said planet like a rock!!! So stopping is just nonsense!!!
     
  11. fireproof78

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    It's a joke, not a matter of science.

    If we are going to break down the scientific improbability of space travel in Star Trek then one might as well stop watching. No, space travel doesn't work like that. I got over that disappointment about ten years ago after studying relativistic speeds, FTL, time dilation and calculation of rocket trajectories.

    Star Trek is not any of those things.
     
  12. Garak

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    If you have to ask for it......
     
  13. matthunter

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    Well, he didn't put question marks, so I think he was making a demand.

    Request denied.
     
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  14. Discofan

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    Some people think they're above the rules, obviously.
     
  15. fireproof78

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    Perhaps this discussion is better served somewhere not derailing an episode thread?
     
  16. KennyB

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    Yes PLEASE can everyone move along and get back to episode 6 discussion.........that IS the topic here.
     
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    Since your only contribution to this thread has been to swoop in and ignore a mod instruction, you've earned a reply ban from the thread.

    Pull this shit again and you'll be getting a formal infraction.
     
  18. Beckler

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    This episode could've done without the 15 minutes of boring flashback nonsense. Especially the part in the romulan lamp store or wtvr the hell that was. :D Boring!!
     
  19. NCC-73515

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    What I remember is them stopping in interstellar space, not near a planet.
     
  20. USS Fardell

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    The Impossible Box
    (Written before viewing Nepenthe)
    The sixth episode. Soji is having recurring nightmares, and La Sirena is approaching the Artefact. (More on Soji's dream below.) Jurati had covered up her role in Maddox's death. (Wouldn't the EMH say that he was deactivated by Jurati?) They have Raffi talk to a friend in Starfleet to allow them to have access to the Artefact, to so Picard can talk to Hugh. This was done rather well. And Raffi's downward spiral, after her son's rejection, also continues to be depicted well. However, given his previous experience with the Borg, Picard is anxious about being on a Cube.
    Indeed, the presence of the Artefact, makes everyone nervous. Even more so when Picard needs to go alone. His flashbacks, to being Locutus, once over there were very well done, as was his meeting with Hugh. Hugh showing him the reclaimation processes and asking him to advocate for the xB/former drones was done well, as well as his realisation that the drones are victims of the Collective, rather than monsters. Then Picard aks Hugh to help him find Soji. Hugh is onto Narek's agenda...
    Soji's recurring nightmare. As a young girl, she's frightened of a storm, and goes to her father's workshop, where she wakes up. Narek has her questioning things, in his slimy narcissistic way (prodded by his sister) and she discovers that everything she owns is only just over three years old. That particular scene was rather moving, and showed her confusion rather well. She confesses her discovery to Narek who takes her to preform a Romulan ritual to look into her recurring nightmare to see what her subconcious is trying to tell her.
    The progress of the ritual was interesting, and well presented. Narek prodding Soji all the while (narcissim showing), she does come to the realisation she's not as she thought she was, and he flat out tells her she's not real. After finding out where she was made, Narek tries to kill her, but she 'activates' and escapes, eventually running into Hugh and Picard. Picard's plea to trust her was particularly well done. Hugh leads them to the 'Queen Cell', where there is a spatial trajector, technology assimilated from the Sikarians.
    It's within character for the Borg to have such technology and not use it to go on an assimilation spree. (Otherwise they would have sent a whole armada to assimilate the Federation at the end of 2366...) Overall a rather good episode. 8.8/10.