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. hyzmarca

    hyzmarca Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    24th century United Earth France isn't exactly the same thing as 20th century real life France. United Earth would need to have a unified law system, for no other reason than the ease and speed of travel. It's likely that weapon ownership isn't heavily restricted on Earth at this time, especially since TNG era phasers are multi-purpose survival tools in addition to weapons. (And it's probable that America would insist its second amendment be integrated into the United Earth Consitution before signing on.)

    Do remember that this is a civilization that lets schoolchildren play with antimatter for their science projects. In a setting where any teenager could easily make a multi-megaton bomb just from school supplies, I don't think they're worried too much about weapons control.


    When was the last time there was a murder on Earth of all places? TNG-era Earth is a crime-free utopia. The police aren't equipped to handle murders any more than modern police are equipped to handle dinosaurs. They're a thing of the distant past, and generally a waste of resources training people for.

    Laris and Zhaban probably disposed of the bodies, as well. Phasers have a vaporize setting, so it's pretty trivial to do. A murder investigation would require establishing that those Romulans actually existed in the first place.
     
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  2. Unimatrix Q

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  3. Yistaan

    Yistaan Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Ironically star wars has no such ban despite their entire galaxy being decimated by evil droids during the clone wars
     
  4. Tuskin38

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    This is the same series that mentioned a one episode species from Voyager.
     
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    He may not know about ME, but I’ll bet you dollars to donuts he knows about NuBSG. :lol:
     
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  7. Tuskin38

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    He isn't. He's just answering questions.

    If it was pandering we would have had more call backs. The specifically ignored the Dominion War because that was too much baggage.
     
  8. fireproof78

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    The amount of assumptions in this reply are astronomical. The conflating the situation with modern law is also inaccurate, at best.
     
  9. Ryan Thomas Riddle

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  10. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk A Spock and a smile Premium Member

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    It's a nice call back to a one off reference. Not seeing the problem.
     
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  11. Unimatrix Q

    Unimatrix Q Commodore Commodore

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    I have trouble understanding this point.

    It's not like that there are dozens of episodes about the Tkon and their empire like it was with the Klingons, Cardassians and Borg ;)
     
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  12. Greg Cox

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    On the other hand, why bother inventing a brand-new extinct civilization when the Trek universe is already littered with them? Half the fun of playing in a shared universe is using all the toys in the sandbox and making these kinda connections.

    Indeed, one can argue that it's kinda a waste to come up with some tantalizing new alien civilization (like the Tkon Empire) and then throw them away after only a single one-off episode. Why not explore all these intriguing loose ends if you have the opportunity to do so? Lord knows that's what the novels and comics have been doing for generations now.

    (Says the guy who got a lot of mileage out of the Tkon Empire in my Q Trilogy decades ago.)
     
  13. Phily B

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    The lack of exploration around the ancient civilizations of the galaxy in Star Trek has always been strange, they never really explored why these civilizations died out.
     
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  14. Gonzo

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    Close enough. :)

    Don't want to make it too easy now.
     
  15. captainkirk

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    He's never heard of Mass Effect?! The swine! I'll have to boycott Picard now. ;)
     
  16. Ryan Thomas Riddle

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    I'm gonna stick with Bob Justman on not having a smaller, more insular Trek universe. ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Nerys Myk

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    It's a galaxy spanning empire not a single person. If Justman had opposed using the Klingons, the point might stand.
     
  18. fireproof78

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    If it is previously unexplored why not explore it?
     
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  19. cooleddie74

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    Heck, you got mileage out of one-time characters like Dr. Nichols and Roberta Lincoln and in the same series of books. That's one reason I love them so much. Tying tiny, separate threads of the Trek universe together into a coherent whole is part of the fun of Trek. :)
     
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  20. Mark 2000

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    You know, with so many ancient super races in the Milky Way I wouldn’t ordinarily mind one of them being revisited, but Picard has used way more than its share of call-back chits. I’m going to over rule it. T’Kon reference bad.
     
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