Spoilers Star Trek: Picard 3x10 - "The Last Generation"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Picard' started by Commander Richard, Apr 19, 2023.

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  1. Set Harth

    Set Harth Admiral Admiral

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    What a bonanza Edison & co. discovered when they landed on Altamid. A swarm ship armada AND a robot work force AND a technology that provides life extension. "How you get so lucky?"
     
  2. HotRod

    HotRod Commodore Commodore

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    Not that dissimilar from Harry Mudd, who managed to stumble onto a planet full of Androids willing to do his every bidding.

    Half of the plotlines in all of Star Trek rely upon luck.
     
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  3. Sci

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    I mean, I don't think of that as a problem? I really don't think PIC ever needed to revert back to the heroes-in-Starfleet model. If I had been hired to run S2-3, I don't think I would have had Jean-Luc return to Starfleet. I think I would have had it focus on the relationship with Jean-Luc and Soji as surrogate granddaughter/grandfather, probably would have had the "home base" for the series be either Chateau Picard or Coppelius, and the crew of La Sirena would have continued to be supporting players.
     
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  4. El Maestro

    El Maestro Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    My thought for this is based on the feeling that the characters established in S1/2 (Soji, Rios, etc) were done dirty by not being in S3. I can see a logical progression from getting true TNG closure, and then introducing new characters and associated plots. I know that with S3 being last there's a "coming home" kind of vibe but I can see how this can be perceived as backward development from S1 and S2.

    I personally am fine with the order of things but I can see the criticisms and can envision a sequence of the stories that is reversed allowing for some logical progression for JLP: grappling with the Borg trauma/shosts of the past, reuniting with TNG pals, getting real closure on all of that....then moving on to realizing that he can help others like the Synths, Soji, etc., and going from there.
     
  5. Yistaan

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    I think someone mentioned that the odds of the Protostar just so happening to come across one derelict Borg cube in all of space in Prodigy recently were basically near impossible.
     
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  6. HotRod

    HotRod Commodore Commodore

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    Exactly. Like..... what are the odds, that Kirk and Crew would be off world, with a ship capable of traveling back in time, making itself invisible, and able to land on a planet, at exactly the time a probe comes to Earth and requires them to travel back in time, stay invisible, AND land on a planet.
     
  7. Set Harth

    Set Harth Admiral Admiral

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    I'm just saying, I don't see the destruction of the JJprise as 'brilliance'. More like an enemy merely playing the insanely good hand they were dealt. And it did in fact involve trickery.
     
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  8. Sci

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    I subscribe to the Pixar rule: I'm okay with massively improbable coincidences if they get the characters into trouble. I just don't like them when they're used to get the characters out of trouble.
     
  9. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    As long as it doesn't get to this level...
     
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  10. Cortez

    Cortez Commander Red Shirt

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    Yes, I should never have said that - and I apologise for it - but it was never meant as a statement of fact; just a statement of exasperation. I was never targeting anyone in particular, but got hammered immediately by a fair few on this forum for it. Find that quite interesting. (Haven't been here for awhile... would have responded earlier otherwise). Beyond that, I'd argue that your response contains far more insults directed exclusively towards me than I've ever uttered myself towards any one person in particular. Bit of perspective please. It's very telling.
     
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  11. Cortez

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    Takes the helm of a far smaller ship, a ship that we've seen making adjustments and manoeuvres on various occasions over the course of DS9's seasons, and yet I'd still wager that even she wouldn't be able to zig zag around the Borg cube like the Enterprise did in Picard. We've never seen the Enterprise move like that before. It was daft.
     
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  12. Commander Richard

    Commander Richard Yo! Man! Premium Member

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    I've been thinking about that too. Maybe by the 25th century, "analog" has come to mean "old tech".
     
  13. CorporalCaptain

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    That crossed my mind, also.
     
  14. Commander Richard

    Commander Richard Yo! Man! Premium Member

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    Now they can go back and show us a real Season 8.
     
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  15. Farscape One

    Farscape One Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I thought the same thing.
     
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  16. Sci

    Sci Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I mean, I've heard figuratively used that way plenty of times, so I think it's already come to mean "old tech."
     
  17. Gepard

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    Also: the writers used it to mean "old tech." I seriously doubt they think the Ent-D runs on vacuum tubes and magnetic tape.
     
  18. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Not in this universe, anyway...
     
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    The TOS-E did. :shifty:
     
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  20. Farscape One

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    (uses Jedi mind trick)

    These are not the tubes you think you see.