Star Trek: Picard S01E05: A somewhat uneven mix of Las Vegas heist caper and serious themes. Parts I greatly enjoyed (the outfits, Patrick Stewart going overboard), other parts (the opening scene in particular)…not as much. Not bad, but not as good as prior episodes.
Star Trek: Picard S01E04: Lots more exploration of Romulan culture, Picard continues to face the consequences of disappearing for so long, and we finally get some gorgeous shots of an original classic Bird of Prey! Oh, and the main baddies continue to be generically creepy.
Adding to my list of probably wrong predictions about where a current Star Trek show is going (most recently, for Discovery, those would include that the Kelpiens and the Ba’ul are different stages of the same species and that Control was the genesis of the Borg)….
Spoilers for episodes two and three of Picard follow, but probably not for anything beyond that, because I’m usually wrong about these things. :)
Star Trek: Picard S01E03: The pieces are all on the board, we’ve met all the primary players, and Picard finally gets to drop one of his key lines. Lots more mysteries for both the Borg and Romulans, plus some neat expansion of the Romulan culture. And the music at the end! 🖖
Star Trek: Picard S01E02: Much more world building and setting the stage—not a bad thing at all, in my view. Parts of the “magic technological forensics” bit were a little far-fetched, even for Trek, but hey, it’s just a future version of what Law and Order does, right? 🖖
Bouncing back and forth between watching The Expanse (I’m halfway through season one) and season three of Enterprise, where they’re traveling through the Expanse (no relation) is at times a bit jarring. 🖖
In the midst of a big list of upcoming 4K releases, The Digital Bits has this to say about Star Trek: The Motion Picture:
A lot of you are likely wondering about the classic Star Trek films on 4K, including the long-awaited (and occasionally teased) Star Trek: The Motion Picture – Director’s Edition. What I can tell you is that this is a big project but things are moving in a positive direction, if very slowly. So don’t give up; this one is going to require some patience. But do take every opportunity you have via social media to let the studio know that you really want #sttmp40 on physical 4K Ultra HD. Positive mojo can only help.
Fingers crossed! (Which is awkward to combine with the Vulcan salute, but not impossible….)
Well…If you’re going to steal, steal from the best, right?
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.
Star Trek: Picard: Why Trekkies are the greatest fans of all: “So much sci-fi and fantasy is ugly and dystopian; Star Trek places great faith in humanity. As the film and TV academic Gerry Canavan has observed, ‘The idea of Star Trek is that the future might be good; we might be good; we might find a way, somewhere far beyond the stars, to become our better selves.'”