Spoilers Star Trek: Picard 1x10 - "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2"

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

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Rate the episode...

  1. 10 - I'm sending the writers orchids!

    31.7%
  2. 9

    26.0%
  3. 8

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  4. 7

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  5. 6

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  6. 5

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  7. 4

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  8. 3

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  9. 2

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  10. 1 - Crash and burn!

    2.2%
  1. The Old Mixer

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

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    Superman's death was a stunt...he was never meant to stay dead.
     
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  2. fireproof78

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    I will always struggle to understand how a death is somehow less touching because a person comes back. Does that somehow negate their sacrifice, the choice that led to their death in the first place?
     
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  3. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I never thought JL was gonna stay dead, not for one second. The Gollum thing gave it away.


    Says the guy who missed all the equally obvious clues in Into Darkness and actually thought Kirk was done for, at least until the next movie:lol:
     
  4. hbquikcomjamesl

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    It lowers the stakes. If it's not handled very, very well, it leaves the audience feeling the author can never be trusted again.

    I kind of feel that way about the present opus. I don't feel that way at all about TWOK/TSFS/TVH. And I don't feel it more than maybe a little bit about MIB 2.

    And "F. King Daniel," what does the fallen Smeagol have to do with the present opus? Could you possibly be thinking of golem (a term from Judaic mythology that was appropriated by Gary Gygax for a type of mindless being in D&D)?
     
  5. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Agree to disagree at least for this audience member.
     
  6. Hythlodeus

    Hythlodeus Commodore Commodore

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    ???
    do you mean 'Golem' or was there a LotR reference in that episode that I'd missed?
     
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  7. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Well, it was pretty cool when those Eagles swooped in at the end.
     
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  8. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Arguably The Best Poster Named cooleddie Moderator

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    Joe Walsh needs to be in more movies.
     
  9. Hythlodeus

    Hythlodeus Commodore Commodore

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  10. Sebastianus

    Sebastianus Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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  11. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Looks pretty. Adds little. But its workable.
     
  12. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Arguably The Best Poster Named cooleddie Moderator

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    Love it. As fireproof78 said it adds little but it does make the armada a whole lot more interesting-looking.
     
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  13. Charles Phipps

    Charles Phipps Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Obviously.

    However, to 13 year old moi, I completely bought the targ shavit that Superman's sales were down to the point of his being canceled.
     
  14. Yistaan

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    Due to the intricacies of DC continuity, the Superman and Batman who were introduced in 1938 and 1939 have been dead for some time, and the ones gracing comics now are "Prime Earth" copies. Apparently the originals were on Earth Two, then replaced by Earth One versions in 1955, and those versions were reformatted to "New Earth" and "Prime Earth" versions in Crisis on Infinite Earths and Flashpoint respectively.

    Earth Two Superman was killed in Infinite Crisis and Earth Two Batman killed by some no name villain in the 1970s. Strictly speaking, they have been dead for a while, but no one outside of hardcore DC continuity nuts noticed. :vulcan: https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Kal-L_(Earth-Two) and https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Bruce_Wayne_(Earth-Two)
     
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