Spoilers Star Trek: Picard 1x08 - "Broken Pieces"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Picard' started by pst, Mar 5, 2020.

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Rate Episode 1x08 "Broken Pieces"

  1. 10 - Fenris Rangers

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  10. 1 - Power Rangers

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  1. Yminale

    Yminale Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I only watch Picard for the meaty Picard speech. Honestly what else do people want.
     
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  2. SG-17

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    Tkon and 0 would make sense as post-Abrams Trek has been keen to canonize a lot of novel elements and the Q are such an important part of Picard as a character, I can't see this series avoiding them forever.
     
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  3. M-Red

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    Loved this episode, and generally very happy with Season 1 up to this point. There's a few things I wish were a little different but this is so much more than anything I ever thought we'd ever get with our old friends. Love it...

    Also, I'm hoping the ancient civilization is the Iconians.
     
  4. SG-17

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    So I guess Chabon confirmed on his Instagram that the ancient civilization who created the Eightfold Stars was the Tkon.

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Eric1981

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    I dont mind the profanity used on the show but it comes across as so contrived that it just makes me cringe.
     
  6. Gov Kodos

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    Dead bodies lying in the wake of Trek horoes has been a thing for a long time.


    Tal Shiar operatives and a bunch of bodies to cover up? Spy 101 anyone?

    Yeah, that's how the show framed this mess. About time someone noticed for story purposes.


    They're all good. It's the definition of good that's tricky.

    Can we all get one of these 'Know-a-Vision' TV sets you watch the show with?

    Raffi's conspiracy? Or the bog standard Trek security incompetence?

    Hardly the first paper thin excuse bought in this show.

    Have you seen Joe Arpaio?

    You don't watch enough TV.
     
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  7. Doc Mugatu

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    [​IMG]
     
  8. Phily B

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    That is worded so weirdly that he could be referring to them being the builders or he could be saying they were referenced in TNG lol
     
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  9. AlanC9

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    I keep hearing that. Contrived how? The thing that sounds contrived to me is that we almost never heard any before now.
     
  10. Vger23

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    Fuck profanity
     
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  11. edit: posted it in the wrong thread lol
     
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  12. Nerys Myk

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    Gotta add that to the drinking game.
     
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  13. Noname Given

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    Something that doesn't make me roll my eyes or put me to sleep?:shrug::nyah:
     
  14. DaveyNY

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    Yep ... Mr. Chabon is just confirming with that answer that the
    "Ancient, Star Moving People, the Tkon" were mentioned in TNG.

    He typed "Yes they WERE, not ARE.

    Somebody needs to re-ask the question so it relates to PICARD specifically.
    (and with the proper punctuation. he is a Professional Writer after all)

    Plus, I really doubt he would be so blythe as to give away a major plot point like that before the last two shows air.
     
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  15. Cake

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    In the Q continuum novels the Tkon Empire needed generations to only move one sun and they didn't even do it in the end as 0 was an asshole and destroyed their old sun before they could exchange it with a new sun and it was the end of their civilization. So in the novel verse the Tkon couldn't have been the race which set up those 8 suns. If they are in PIC they are deviating from the novels which also makes it less probable that 0 or Q will be in any way involved in PIC.
     
  16. The Old Mixer

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    If he is saying that the people who built the octonary system were the Tkon, then the identity of the builders must not be that big of a reveal in itself.
     
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  17. DEWLine

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    Did Oh do to Vandermeer what she did to Jurati? To compel obedience?
     
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  18. DaveyNY

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    But that isn't what his answer indicates.
    The question as worded, relates to what was reveled in The Next Generation show, not STAR TREK: PICARD.

    As I said, he is a Professional Writer, he's going to answer the question as worded, not as the person asking intended.
    :shrug:
     
  19. DaveyNY

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    Where's Columbo when ya need him? ;)


    From the way Rios told the tale, it's seemed to me that Vandermeer was just following a Star Fleet order and afterward couldn't live with himself for doing it.
     
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  20. Nerys Myk

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    Who needs him? I hear Kate loves a mystery.
     
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