Discussion in 'Media Central' started by Diacanu, May 16, 2019.
The new cast introduces their characters.
So what’s Johnathan Frakes’ character?
You've heard of Starlord? Prepare to meet Pimplord!
Back when Voyager was ending and there was talk of a new Trek series after it ended (which ended up being Enterprise), I was hoping for a fall of the Federation type thing. Something like, Federation wipes out the Borg, and starts adapting their technology and suddenly the Federation is the most powerful political group in the galaxy. There are disputes about access to Borg technology, a big galactic war, and eventually everyone realizes they have three options: Join the Federation, ignore the Federation and fall behind, or oppose the Federation and be destroyed. All the major races join. Over the span of six or seven decades, the Federation becomes too big and powerful too fast, and it becomes very corrupt. The vision of the Federation changes from exploration to conquest, although they pretend otherwise and claim "we're totally not an empire,but they're an empire."
The series would start after several factions are dissatisfied and the Federation is on the brink of civil war, and would follow a small, outdated ship, on a mission to explore new worlds to conquer, with a crew that constantly struggles with whether to follow their conscience or the orders of a corrupt government.
This series... seems like it might be very similar. I'm looking forward to it. Also, as @Paladin had pointed out, it's kind of Star Trek: Firefly, which seems fun.
By the way, the poster with Picard and his dog, Picard is wearing a brown coat.
Shooting has wrapped on the first season.
People always seem to want a fall of the Federation story, and I couldn't disagree more. Trek isn't Firefly (although a show about a group of civilians in the Trekverse would be awesome), it's meant to be an optimistic view of humanities potential and our future.
I dunno, stories about a society rising up from the ashes and returning to their former greatness can be pretty interesting. And hopeful.
Walking Dead hasn't managed it yet.
From what I understand, there's a lot the Walking Dead hasn't managed yet. Like explaining who's mowing the grass.
What @Tuckerfan said.
DS9 pretty much took everything Star Trek is supposed to be and flushed it down a toilet, and it worked pretty well. Voyager was supposed to be a return to what Star Trek is about (exploration and boldly going), but that didn't work out so well.
What I had in mind was still all optimistic and shit, it's just that the Federation is the bad guy this time.
Season two is supposed to start shooting in March. https://comicbook.com/startrek/2019/09/18/star-trek-picard-season-2-filming-march/
Enough time has passed, I've figured out the eras.
TOS = boomers in their hippie phase.
TNG = boomers in their yuppie phase
DS9 = 90's Seattle grunge style
VOY = 90's LA comic book style
ENT = 9/11
Haven't quite figured out DSC yet.
And Picard hasn't been on.
DSC = GenXers and their "We're the middle children of history."
Isn't obvious? It's Boomers in this phase.
Trailer for those who live outside the United States:
Hey, Vazquez rocks *takes a shot*
I was literally there a week ago. Cool stuff.
What's bugging me is that i recognize the Admiral but can't place her - someone help me out.
Wait - Annette O'Toole maybe?
I plan on going out there next year. Sort of a trek...trek. Yes, I will take a shot while there.
I really like what I'm seeing. This could be really good. But, if this goes sideways, it's going to sting.
I wonder where the battle with the 23rd century era Romulan ship factors in?
Nope, more likely they've taken a cue from Star Trek Online and got the remnants of the Romulans using older ships to plug gaps in their fleet, like Starfleet used to use Mirandas. Since it's fighting the new hero ship, which almost certainly is NOT meant to be some "small but with big teeth" craft like the Defiant, it'd make sense to justify them standing a chance by putting them up against an older, refitted BoP pulling patrol cutter duty.
Naval ships can be old too. Victory in wing commander games was prewar escort carrier brought back to active service after battle of terra.
Is it me, or do the FX in that second trailer look, well, second-rate?
Data looks particularly unsettling.
The Data de-aging is the only thing I noticed as being poor.
Weirdly, when you look at stills, he looks OK.
The hair looks too big as if it’s askew on his fake face.
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