Discussion in 'Star Trek: Picard' started by cal888, Mar 9, 2023.
This is a useful thread. Thank you, OP.
Spoiler: Popcast today interviewed Kirk Acevedo.
In addition to Krinn, he talks about 12 MONKEYS, FRINGE, OZ... Acevedo is a big genre fan, and has strong opinions on Denis Villeneuve's DUNE.
Spoiler: RMB interviews writer/co-executive producer Christopher Monfette.
In an earlier draft of 306, the genesis device was activated on Daystrom Station!
What did he say about these things? I watched about 30 minutes of the interview last week but don't have time to watch it all.
Those are in response to superchat questions.
The Disco-Klingons come up at about 1:46:50... it's mainly the other guests offering different theories to potentially explain the difference. One of the hosts is then able to pivot to talking about Michael Dorn having to get used to the makeup and teeth at the beginning of TNG.
Kurtzman wise, he just says Kurtzman was supportive of what they wanted to do with the season.
Todd Stashwick on the local Chicago Fox Station.
Spoiler: LeVar and Mica Burton on THE VIEW (is from an ABC YouTube account, so it might be region locked)
works fine here in Canada.
That was fun video. Laforge having a family was LaVar's idea. Terry asked him if there was anything he wanted, and he just wanted a healthy relationship with women. He hated that Geordi in TNG was always this awkward guy with bad luck with women.
Spoiler: New Popcast Todd Stashwick live stream.
He's on for the first two hours. Some really interesting insights into how he was playing Shaw, like that Picard and Riker "poked the bear" during the First Contact with the Borg, that Shaw abhors violence but will fight when necessary, he'd always put himself in the line of fire to protect his crew, and more. Also has some comments on the potential writers strike (he lost his house because of the 2007 one).
Spoiler: Robert Meyer Burnett and Bill Hunt chat with Matt Okumura
(co-writer of 209 and writer of 308) about "Surrender", including why T'Veen was killed off, the importance of Spot, that Troi was joking about the Changeling imposter, and getting the TNG-7 in one room.
And now for some season 1 representation... in cooperation with CBS All Access, Deadline (now part of the Variety-Hollywood Reporter-Deadline Penske media trifecta) produced a podcast aftershow for each episode. Akiva Goldsman and Michael Chabon are frequent guests.
Apple Podcast link to each episode...
I am team Android and hate Apple Podcast links... but... almost everyone on Team Android knows how to use an Apple Podcast link, so...
Also available on Spotify.
Also in my pod catcher.
Not JUST an Apple podcast.
Imagine there’s an RSS feed you can leach onto as well.
Spoiler: Brent Spiner on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum
Omg how have I missed this show??? My internet experience has always been pretty much text based, but perhaps it is time for me to expand in to audio visual experiences such as this.
Spiner is Rosenbaum's spirit animal.
Spoiler: RMB interviews Season 3 co-executive producer and co-writer of 304 and 309 Sean Tretta
(this wasn't a live stream, so it flows better at around 45 minutes and you don't have awkward superchat interruptions). Tretta talks about getting started in indie horror films then joining 12 MONKEYS for his first staff writer job. In between 12 MONKEYS and PICARD season 3, he was on MAYANS MC.
Spoiler: Ahh the thread doesn't have a spoiler tag, so since this hit 309 heavily...
Tretta joined PICARD after signing a deal with CBS. He wasn't a Star Trek fan, but had seen the films.
CBS really wanted them to stay on budget after the earlier seasons went over, and they tried to limit each episode's script to 40 pages.
Being able to recreate the Enterprise-D bridge wasn't a given with their budget constraints.
Shaw was always fated to die to set up Seven taking command of the Titan, but they considered having Shaw be the one executed on the bridge by Vadic in 308.
He didn't intend any political allegory to the under 25 plot point.
One plan they considered was having the Borg Cube come out of the transwarp conduit from season 2 and blow up the Borgati ship, but they pulled back.
The interview doesn't cover it. but his wife, Tiffany Shepis, played Dr. Ohk.
They should have had the softened for modern day viewers Borgati wiped out by this cube.
If the eliminated the softcore borg Borgati it would have driven home Shaw's point of the "real borg" and shown new viewers just how dangerous the real borg are. And cleared up much confusion in the fanbase.
It's not the shows fault they're confused.
Some fans these days seem to lack critical thinking skills and want to be spoon fed every little detail.
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