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Re: Patrick Stewart back as Picard in new series
« Reply #120 on: 26 January, 2020, 01:03:34 PM »
.... Plus she finds bald men hot.

I would strongly recommend against bringing her to any tooth / forum related events ...

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Re: Patrick Stewart back as Picard in new series
« Reply #121 on: 26 January, 2020, 02:33:14 PM »
.... Plus she finds bald men hot.

I would strongly recommend against bringing her to any tooth / forum related events ...

Too late! Much too late...

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Re: Patrick Stewart back as Picard in new series
« Reply #122 on: 27 January, 2020, 09:08:43 PM »
Rich and Mike at Red Letter Media review the first episode of Star Trek: Memberberries Picard and while they didn't hate it, they do make fun of how stupid it is and eventually swap abominable ideas about how it's going to end and come up with a doozy so bad that I'm convinced it's definitely going to happen.

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Re: Patrick Stewart back as Picard in new series
« Reply #123 on: 31 January, 2020, 04:04:06 PM »
I thought the first episode was pretty good. Episode 2 is even better!

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Re: Patrick Stewart back as Picard in new series
« Reply #124 on: 31 January, 2020, 09:25:46 PM »
Second episode succumbs to the curse of modern tv - way too slow. Not a patch on episode one - very little accomplished that a good episode of Next Gen couldn't have done in fifteen minutes. Nice to get confirmation that Geordi is still alive though, after CBR had been predicting his demise. Stewart, of course, as watchable as ever.

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Re: Patrick Stewart back as Picard in new series
« Reply #125 on: 01 February, 2020, 01:16:45 PM »
I enjoyed it but yeah, it was a bit slow and full of basil.
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Re: Patrick Stewart back as Picard in new series
« Reply #126 on: 01 February, 2020, 01:20:35 PM »
Yikes. I thought the first episode was sluggish, exposition-heavy, and largely devoid of plot (Mrs IP added: “Where’s the rest of it?”), so I’m… not overly looking forward to this.

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Re: Patrick Stewart back as Picard in new series
« Reply #127 on: 01 February, 2020, 02:56:10 PM »
I enjoyed it but yeah, it was a bit slow and full of basil.

Basil?

...sluggish, exposition-heavy, and largely devoid of plot...

So it resembles most of Voyager, and the entire first season of Enterprise... isn't maintaining continuity and style a boon for the franchise?

While I haven't seen it yet, the prospect of the series following in Discovery's wake to any degree is a slight worry. I honestly would rather have had Tarantino's film pitch move forward instead of this.

And when Riker and Troi appear - as they undoubtedly will - I may vomit a little at the memory of the final episode of Enterprise.

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Re: Patrick Stewart back as Picard in new series
« Reply #128 on: 03 February, 2020, 12:17:35 AM »
No argument that it's a bit slow, but that just gives the family more time to recognise and argue about continuity references and future directions. So far it's playing a blinder.

Main negatives are that Number 1 isn't in it enough, and if they say 'Bruce Maddox' one more time I may scream...

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Re: Patrick Stewart back as Picard in new series
« Reply #129 on: 03 February, 2020, 09:48:00 AM »
Part of me wanted those parasites from Conspiracy to have their day in the sun...

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Re: Patrick Stewart back as Picard in new series
« Reply #130 on: 03 February, 2020, 10:40:52 AM »
Part of me wanted those parasites from Conspiracy to have their day in the sun...

For a moment, I thought that might be where they were going.

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Re: Patrick Stewart back as Picard in new series
« Reply #131 on: 03 February, 2020, 10:58:30 AM »
Yeah, I did wonder, but it might be considered as letting Starfleet off the hook, and a one-off from season 1 might be a bit niche to string a series around.

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Re: Patrick Stewart back as Picard in new series
« Reply #133 on: 03 February, 2020, 12:29:27 PM »
Yeah, I did wonder, but it might be considered as letting Starfleet off the hook, and a one-off from season 1 might be a bit niche to string a series around.

A truly awful episode, no less! Although I'll dispute that it's one-off, since Remmick's investigation dates back a few weeks to 'Coming of Age', even if the link is ex post facto.

But on the whole no more nichey than basing the whole show's premise around an atrocious movie that no-one saw, and another movie that rebooted the whole franchise out of existence.

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Re: Patrick Stewart back as Picard in new series
« Reply #134 on: 03 February, 2020, 02:53:24 PM »
Let's be honest, I'm about as point-blank in the targets of this show as it is possible to be, but even accounting for my resulting lack of credibility, I have to say that although I loved the first one despite its problems, I found very little to criticise about episode 2.

Now we're squarely in "man with a mission" and "how dare they treat Jean-Luc fucking Picard like that!" territory, it's just grooving along so sweetly, and we've barely touched upon the guest stars and other notalgia bombs that the show has in the chamber and ready to fire. The "Search for Spock" callback when Picard went to see the CNC hit me right in the tribbles, let me tell you.

I must also say I'm amused by the definition of "slow" these days.