Star Trek: Picard.

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  1. Diacanu

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    Time for the dedicated thread, I think.

    A title was all we had when the Discovery one started.
    And we have more than a title.
    Time to get this thing rolling.

    So yeah, if you haven't kept up on the omnibus future-series thread, series 7 is "Star Trek: Picard".
    It's 20 years after "Nemesis".
    They're going to reference the future seen in ST09.

    Picard is on a smaller ship with a crew of sketchy smuggler-y characters.

    Santiago Cabrera, Evan Evagora, Michelle Hurd, Isa Briones, Harry Treadaway, and Alison Pill are his new crew.

    Aaaand, we're off.
    Discuss.
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  2. Diacanu

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    Set pics from the other thread.

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  3. Diacanu

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    Title card.

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    So I guess the big question is, has he fallen in with the sketchy crew because he found himself in a desperate situation with no better options? Is it a lifestyle choice, or an undercover mission for Starfleet? :mystery:
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    Oh, and he seems to be on a quest for some mystery artifact in a dangerous part of space.
    So, he's gone back to his archaeologist hobby full tilt.
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    Character descriptions.

    Starton: a male of any ethnicity in his early 30s. He specializes in positronic brains and is terrified of space. He’s charming in a self-deprecating way and is excited about the research opportunities on Picard’s mission. It goes on to say that his demeanor will evolve over the series, but it does not say in what way.

    Connie: a female who is also in her early 30s. She’s African-American and has a quick temper, but is also quick to forgive. In addition to dealing with the loss of her husband, she is also avoiding a death sentence on her home planet. She’s a mercenary pilot who uses her ship to transport people to and from an artifact of some kind, though the ship is massively overqualified for that job.

    Lawrence: a handsome man in his 30’s of any ethnicity. . . who has a dodgy moral compass. He’s the pilot of the ship Picard takes on his mission. Being a capable (and enthusiastic) thief, his loyalties are questionable.

    Dr. Smith: a male in his 30s or 40s of any ethnicity. From the description, it sounds like he’s an upgraded or wholly new version of the EMH. He’s described as a hologram who helps the crew through emergencies encompassing engineering, tactical, science investigation, and medical issues. He was programmed to learn but not become too self-aware. He’s calm, efficient, and empathic, but he sometimes has difficulties sorting out others emotional reactions to get at the facts.

    K’Bar: the youngest of the leads. He’s a 17-year-old Romulan and the only child of what’s a mainly female Spiritual Order. A martial artist and considered a lethal weapon, he’s prone to mood swings and is committed to living in the moment with as much transparency as possible. He takes his devotion to Picard and his mission EXTREMELY seriously. . . obviously, they’re looking to find someone with Martial Arts experience, but also note that fencing is a plus as well.

    Indira: a female in her early 20s of any Ethnicity. She’s extremely smart and physically agile . . . but maybe not so mature and a bit socially challenged because she tries too hard. Her intelligence often gets in the way of her manners. She’s cut off from home and her difficult mission puts a strain on her maturity. She’s still “finding her way in the wider world.”

    Alana: a female in her mid-40s to mid-50s and is of any ethnicity. She’s a brilliant analyst and has a great memory despite abusing drugs and alcohol. Often times she gets irritated with her own vulnerability and is certain of herself, even when she’s wrong. A former intelligence officer, she sees conspiracies everywhere. Her professional and personal losses weigh heavily on her.
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    Why do they want to have him on a smaller ship with a bunch of rogues and castoffs.?
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    The stars seem brighter when you're looking up at them from the gutter.
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    I wouldn't know anything about that.
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    A friend who was at the upfronts sent me some cell phone video of the Picard bit of the clip they ran, but I can't get it to upload because of the file format.

    It's not much. Just some cadet-looking type asking for Picard's name and the reaction shot (*blink*) we see in the stills posted here.
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    Upload it to the YouTubes or DailyMotion and then it'll be easy to post to here.
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    Try this:

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    I get a "publishing in progress" message.
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    It plays for me. :shrug:
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    Ditto.
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    Yeah even going to the Dailymotion site it doesn't play for me.
  18. Diacanu

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    I got it to play once, and then it immediately turned into a "content not available", message. :mad:
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    Yeah, I'm not sure what's going on with it. The privacy is set to public and, for now, it plays for me even when I'm not logged in to the host site. :huh:

    It's literally just two shots and one line of dialogue, so if you can't see it you're not missing much.
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  20. Diacanu

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    I find it odd it starts out mentioning Lower Decks, and not showing a clip of that.
    Jonathan Frakes says he's seen footage, and it's a hilarious.
    If he's seen scenes, then they could have thrown 3 seconds in there.
    At least as long as that Picard clip.
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    It plays for me. The only takeaway is the uniform is almost exactly like the early DS9/ VOY except there’s a black undershirt. We don’t see the ranks or the comm-badge.
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    Great, now they are doing dark and gritty TNG people?

    I am waiting for their new series about a socially awkward engineer who is drilled out of Starfleet after molesting a few of his female shipmates after forgetting he is not on the holodeck. So he takes a job on Risa cleaning alien sexual goo from sexbots and off of holo emitters.

    Of course the name would have to be Broccoli.

    Instead of having your normal guest stars it would have porn stars making cameos.
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    Is there even any real "porn stars" any more? I thought most of the porn was replaced by amateurs doing their own stuff.
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    Nope, there's a handful still hanging in there.
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    I thought Stormy Daniels had been a producer of pornographic movies for most of the last two decades. Not an actual performer herself.
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