Spoilers Will Picard have Irumodic Syndrome in new series?

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  1. BillJ

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    People get old, and things start breaking down. I don't have an issue with Picard having Irumodic syndrome.
     
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    Being old and breaking didn't automatically mean "Irumodic syndrome."

    Regardless, as I said, it is what it is. Hopefully they handle aging and illness well...
     
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    As written in the episode, Picard doesn't "automatically have irumodic" syndrome anyway.

    You seem very invested in a show you're not watching.
     
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    I want Star Trek to do well. I'm invested in the franchise continuing forward.
     
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    Your comments on TrekBBS won't help. Your subscription to CBSAA will.

    ;)
     
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    You will become one with the CBSAA...:borg:
     
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    Well he doesn't have it *yet*. It might develop, it might not.
     
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    Exactly, that parietal lobe defect has ALWAYS been there. The doc friend from Stargazer is just concerned that Picard might be showing symptoms, that maybe point to some syndrome, that maybe is not curable. That's a lot of maybes that may not add up to anything at all.
     
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    Yeah, but Chekhov's Gun...
     
  10. Racefuel

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    To be exact he said he *may* have them, and some of them are treatable, but *all* of them are fatal.
     
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    In this case the Chekhov's gun the parietal lobe all the way from AGT. It's was there hanging for 20 years, now it has fired. They addressed it. Done and done.
     
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    Whatever might be wrong with Picard, it probably won't manifest itself anytime soon, as PIC has already been renewed for a second season and you can't have a Star Trek: Picard without him of course!
     
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    Manifesting and taking absolute full effect and removing the character are two different things.

    He can easily be diagnosed with Irumodic Syndrome in the Season finale and then have it progressively impact him all through season 2+.

    My guess is they are going to have him be officially diagnosed with Irumodic Syndrome and it'll be a story point for seasons going forward and the series will ultimately end with Picard dying peacefully having accomplished his last mission/quest to restore the soul of Starfleet
     
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    The dialogue suggests that regardless of what happens in the future - he does not have it at present because he tested above the Starfleet cognitive ability baseline.
     
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    I don't know? I'd have to rewatch it, but I thought the implication was that Picard had passed the test but there was something there, which was why Picard insisted he be cleared for duty.
     
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    For less than six minutes, as the next show will need the dire potential fall of the Federation for its story fodder. Discovery is already on its third lap with the premise.
     
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    The implication was that Picard was showing symptoms that were very much not him...personality changes, explosive temper/losing control of emotions, etc.

    This is what is known as establishing a plot point and foreshadowing a future story point. They are establishing this now so that it can be tied back to in a later episode without seemingly it have it come out of the blue
     
  18. BillJ

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    I understand what it is. Most folks here are fairly sharp.
     
  19. ITDUDE

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    You maybe right, but I don’t have to like it. It was cute for one episode that took place in alternate timeline, but having it hang over our heads for multiple seasons is not something I would want to see.
     
  20. Racefuel

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    Well it allows Picard to eat his words about mortality being a defining part of people, the truth of existence