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on: January 20, 2020, 01:12:17 AM
Starts in a few days.
Is this going to be good or?


Everyone has been itching for new Star Trek set after the others and not something like Discovery

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Reply #1 on: January 20, 2020, 08:55:37 AM
My money is on yes. Nothing like the other series', I think this is going to be very much story and morality driven; true to Picard's character and less about in your face action. As long as they stay true to the characters they are bringing back from TNG/Voyager it should be a success. I'm very hopeful at least as Patrick Stewart wouldn't have signed up for revisting Picard again otherwise.

I never really got into Disco, too much like the JJ Abrams films.

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Reply #2 on: January 20, 2020, 12:05:20 PM
A couple of relevant events has happened recently, the agreement Bad Robot had with paramount for the Kelvin timeline films has run out, and Paramount has been rolled back into the CBS group meaning they now have full access to the original time line.

Might not seem like that much but it means they can cut Bad Robot out completely. It would actually be against their best interests to continue with them now anyway.

Seems there is a split opinion on Picard, one side thinks optimistically that it could be good, especially with the links back to the next generation. I don't see Picard doing much in the way of acrobatics.

On the other there are claims by some that it's all going to be about Trump and BR***T. Unlikely but a huge amount of Star Trek has been about present events and the political situation when it was written.

Providing you don't mind a bit of hidden modern politics it should be fine.

Much of the problem of the recent TV series and films is they were trying to create another Khan ultimate adversary, which didn't work well and inevitably they killed them off at the end.

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Reply #3 on: January 20, 2020, 13:35:38 PM
The one thing truly mirroring our current politics would be xenophobia, which has been consistent throughout TNG/Star Trek in general as the one thing that is never really overcome. I like the fact that it seems it will be grounded in realistic concepts and that the future isn't just god-like good/bad entities thrashing it out, otherwise it might as well just be Star Wars or a DC/Marvel affair. For most of TNG it was real people solving diplomatic, moral and existential problems, if they are re-capturing even just one of those for the Picard story arc then it's a win I think.

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Reply #4 on: January 20, 2020, 23:00:19 PM
Discovery is CBS isn't it? And that takes a lot of style from the Bad Robot but is under CBS so does show that sort of blend.. Hand over? kind of style as the Klingon's with no hair like in the latest movies transitioning more into the next gen style.

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