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Star Trek: Picard

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:54 pm

Yea I think that Star Trek is known for pushing the cultural boundaries of its time, the original series stared a black female which at the time was huge, TNG tackles many issues using various alien races to pose moral dilemmas which the crew of the enterprise must navigate, deep space nine was all about a racial feud between two species, one who oppressed the other (sound familiar) so honestly, I see discovery as following in that vein, just written for the current generation, because that is their audience. I think it’s fun to note the differences in Star Trek series down through the generations. Each one is quite unique and yet, they all share some commonality as well.


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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by Goose55 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:00 pm

PIcard's dog is a Pitbull.

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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by Stanley76 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:37 pm

Adam Z wrote:
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and my favorite episode was when T'pol went into pon farr (Vulcans go into heat periodically). T'pol made the whole series worth watching.
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Well it wasn't really dirty or anything. She just had an allergic reaction to some decontamination gel and went into pon farr and went nuts, running around the ship, eating like pig and squirming around. And T'pol (Jolene Blalock) was a super good looking Vulcan. She still is good looking and happily married with kids for the last fifteen years which is tough to do in Hollywood. I like her.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by Adam Z » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:38 pm

On a positive note, I'll say that after watching the new trailer, I am excited about the Picard series. I have had very low expectations for the series throughout all the announcements, but that new trailer really does it for me. Between my love of the character, and then the Borg tie-in, and seeing that they're bringing back Seven & Data... I'm in. I actually cried when they killed Data in Insurrection.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by hugodrax » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:49 pm

I want Khan back.

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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by Adam Z » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:18 pm

hugodrax wrote:
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I want Khan back.

Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!
We got that a couple years ago - didn't you see Into Darkness?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek_Into_Darkness

In this alternate timeline it was Kirk who died and Spock belting it out:
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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by hugodrax » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:40 pm

Adam Z wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:18 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:49 pm
I want Khan back.

Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!
We got that a couple years ago - didn't you see Into Darkness?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek_Into_Darkness

In this alternate timeline it was Kirk who died and Spock belting it out:
No.

There is only one.

Blasphemy.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by Stanley76 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:45 pm

Eventually they'll develop deep-fake CGI to the point that they can do all sorts of movies and series using the original cast of Star Trek in their youth. I don't know what real actors will do for a living when that happens. Maybe do stage and stuff.

Heck who knows, eventually we might be able to actually participate in Star Trek via a real interactive Holo-Deck type set up. I think I might like telling Kirk to chill out and stop over playing his part when he'd get so emotional. I wonder how he would respond to me.

Kirk: "SPOCK, I'VE LOST MY SHIP!!!!!!!!"

Me: "Oh geez, stop being such a stinking baby about it, Captain Cringe. Spock, slap some sense into this lloron (crybaby) please."

Spock: "That would be against Starfleet regulations Admiral Stan."

Me: "Fine, I'll do it" WHACK!"
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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:57 pm

Yea they are already doing that, they have done a ton of it in the new Star Wars movies, bringing back deceased actors.


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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by Hovannes » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:23 pm

Sounds ducky

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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by Jocose » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:41 pm

Captain Kirk would win in a fight.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by hugodrax » Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:29 pm

Jocose wrote:
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Captain Kirk would win in a fight.
Sure would. My qualm is different, though: while I'm obviously ok with interracial dating and marriage, that guy went straight interspecies. I draw a line in the sand. No banging aliens.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by wosbald » Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:40 pm

+JMJ+
hugodrax wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:29 pm
Jocose wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:41 pm
Captain Kirk would win in a fight.
Sure would. My qualm is different, though: while I'm obviously ok with interracial dating and marriage, that guy went straight interspecies. I draw a line in the sand. No banging aliens.
But then, there'd be no Spock. And that'd be a shame.

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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by hugodrax » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:01 pm

wosbald wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:40 pm
+JMJ+
hugodrax wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:29 pm
Jocose wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:41 pm
Captain Kirk would win in a fight.
Sure would. My qualm is different, though: while I'm obviously ok with interracial dating and marriage, that guy went straight interspecies. I draw a line in the sand. No banging aliens.
But then, there'd be no Spock. And that'd be a shame.
Jesuits. Friggin' moral relativists, the lot of em. :lol:
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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by Del » Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:38 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:29 pm
Jocose wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:41 pm
Captain Kirk would win in a fight.
Sure would. My qualm is different, though: while I'm obviously ok with interracial dating and marriage, that guy went straight interspecies. I draw a line in the sand. No banging aliens.
I wouldn't mind dating one of those green Orion babes.


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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by AFRS » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:20 pm

Hovannes wrote:
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Sounds ducky

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Ha! That quacked me up!

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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by Jocose » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:19 pm

AFRS wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:20 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:23 pm
Sounds ducky

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Ha! That quacked me up!
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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:07 am

I would argue that Picard May have been a better Captain though, even though yes, pitted against each other at the same age, Kirk probably would win a fight, he was always a bit more scrappy.


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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by Adam Z » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:18 am

JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
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I would argue that Picard May have been a better Captain though, even though yes, pitted against each other at the same age, Kirk probably would win a fight, he was always a bit more scrappy.


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If I have to spend years in space with one of these guys commanding the ship, my chances of survival go up exponentially by being on Picard's ship. Cool under pressure & wise, Picard is the better captain by a longshot.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard

Post by hugodrax » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:29 pm

Adam Z wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:18 am
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:07 am
I would argue that Picard May have been a better Captain though, even though yes, pitted against each other at the same age, Kirk probably would win a fight, he was always a bit more scrappy.


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If I have to spend years in space with one of these guys commanding the ship, my chances of survival go up exponentially by being on Picard's ship. Cool under pressure & wise, Picard is the better captain by a longshot.
Especially if you're an ensign. Kirk went through them like peanuts.

Kirk reminded me of a Carrier Air Wing squadron commander. Pilots are useful idiots, all ego and aggression. Picard was more believable as a ship's commander-aggression outweighed by thoughtfulness.

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