Will Picard have Irumodic Syndrome in new series?

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by NewHeavensNewEarth, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    There's a line in the episode that mentions a plague outbreak on Romulus proper.

    DATA: There is another option. We could arrange passage aboard a medical ship.
    PICARD: Medical ship?
    DATA: Yes, sir. There was an outbreak of Terrellian plague on Romulus. The Klingons have been allowing Federation medical ships to cross the border.
     
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  2. WarpFactorZ

    WarpFactorZ Commodore Commodore

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    Well, one could imagine that there was a "New Romulus", just as there was a "New Vulcan". The name got shortened to "Romulus". Or, the script for AGT was written 15 years before ST'09. Either one works.
     
  3. NewHeavensNewEarth

    NewHeavensNewEarth Commander Red Shirt

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    Regardless of timelines, since it was a genetic issue within TNG, I think they will make it a part of it at least, but not the main thing by any means. I think Patrick Stewart will jump at the chance to portray Picard at some of his weakest and also his strongest moments.
     
  4. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Early detection is the key. Since Picard and Crusher knew it was coming, they were able to take steps to treat it before it became untreatable.
     
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  5. NewHeavensNewEarth

    NewHeavensNewEarth Commander Red Shirt

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    It helps, for sure. But treatable is not the same as curable, and Crusher made it clear that there was no cure for it. It was just a question of how severely it would impact his life.