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I honestly like that they didn't tell us. Because 1) what kind of explanation could they have said that would not just sound like meaningless technobabble? And 2) it's been pretty consistent that Q refuses to explain shit about the Continuum because he simply doesn't think they'd understand and it's a waste of his time so him not telling them what's going on is perfectly in character.I liked it. I still kind of wish we got an answer as to why Q was dying but I guess that wasn't the point.
Haha, you're probably right but I liked that little storyline. If only because one nitpicky fan complaint I'd heard early in the season was, "These people are being very careless about being seen in public doing crazy shit like transporting. Shouldn't that cause problems!?" As if the writers were dumdums and had a grave oversight, but that whole scene fixes it. Because there are your consequences, and they have to waste time undoing the potential timeline changing butterfly effect thing.There was definitely some cruft in the middle that could have been trimmed, like that entire cul de sac with the FBI agent.
It'll be interesting to see what happens. Not only is Allison Pill not coming back, but also the actors for Rios, Soji, and Elnor. Only Seven and Raffi are coming back. I was thinking that originally, the TNG cast all coming back and being featured in Season 3 meant that maybe they'd just show up in a cameo kind of way, like how Riker & Troi were in Season 1. But no, they would have to be featured pretty heavily in Season 3 for them to get a whole season's worth of things to do in a TV show now. I guess we're really gonna get a whole Reunion Season. Which is just wild to think of.As for Season 3, you'd think it would have something to do with the big space thing that was a loose thread here, but Allison Pill confirmed she isn't in Season 3 and you'd think Queenrati would play a role there, between that and Wesley having his Nick Fury moment with Korre I wonder if they're setting up another series?
Oh geez, that's a bit of a surprise. I mean, I figured it was obvious Rios wasn't coming back, but Soji and Elnor too? Man, poor Elnor got brushed aside this season, and Soji was barely Soji!It'll be interesting to see what happens. Not only is Allison Pill not coming back, but also the actors for Rios, Soji, and Elnor. Only Seven and Raffi are coming back.
I'm honestly not very surprised, weirdly enough. Still somewhat taken aback though. These were all of the characters people didn't like in Season 1 for a number of reasons. A lot of Season 2 felt like carefully planned setup to cut those characters loose in a dignified and sentimental way. Jurati got a great character development arc that redeemed her issues and insecurities from Season 1. Rios found a place he belonged. Soji is doing diplomatic work for her people and she'll be fine. And Elnor got ressurected and gets to go to the academy or whatever he feels like with his new lease on life. I really don't think it's a coincidence that after all of the internet's biggest whiners complained about S1, that in S2 they cut those characters people didn't like out, kept the ones they did like in S1, and then made S3 a reunion show - also something people said they'd wished they'd had instead.Oh geez, that's a bit of a surprise. I mean, I figured it was obvious Rios wasn't coming back, but Soji and Elnor too? Man, poor Elnor got brushed aside this season, and Soji was barely Soji!
S1 gave none of these characters anything to do, save Soji.The ironic part of all of this, is that S2 did such a good job of redeeming those now cut-loose characters and giving them fun things to do, that the same vocal complainers are now complaining that they're leaving, despite wanting them gone in the first place. It's not remotely universally true, but I can't help but think that this really just goes to show that fans are largely impatient, shortsighted people who don't know what they want, but also think they're smarter than everyone involved in making the stuff they consume.
For the record, I don't think anyone here has been unreasonable with their complaints or objections to the show. I have some criticisms myself, and chief among them I think honestly that this 10 episode arc felt like had enough really good meat to make a feature film, or a 4-5 episode arc, and was stretched out a little too much. A lot of PIC's wonkiness I think boils down to matters of taste as well, and as we all know the truism, there's no accounting for that. What gets me though is the fans that go on the warpath, racking their brains to try and manufacture reasons to call the show an objective failure. "Picard would never do this!" or "This disrespects canon!" and so and on. And I say 'manufacture' because it's often just complete nonsense, because off the top of my head, here's three separate instances where Picard did just that in TNG, and if you knew and value canon as much as you pretend to, you'd have seen that too. Again, this describes nobody here, because everyone here are reasonable people. Suffice to say though, discussions of this show on the broader internet are a toxic brew that I can only really assume is being inflamed by bad faith keyboard warriors.I was/am an internet whiner about this show. And it's because it's pretty mediocre, at best. It is great at openers, closers and some key moments. Rest of the time it just flounders.
Stewart was against the idea of a reunion show to begin with, and reportedly had to be talked into bringing the rest of the cast back for S3. In his words, it won't be business as usual, and he's to-date been pretty honest about what the show has been about in his interviews. So I'll trust him for now, though there will definitely be some Worf-isms for yucks. One thing I've enjoyed about PIC immensely though is the show's commitment to exploring, forwarding, and changing the setting in ways that feel natural. All the business with the Romulans and Borg and androids has been, at least from a lore perspective, pretty interesting and compelling. And the show hasn't shied away from putting legacy characters into uncomfortable positions either. So I'm betting Worf will be doing something more interesting than just being the guy who menacingly presses buttons. Maybe we'll get some 25th Century Klingon politicking. Maybe he's who got saddled with The Big E after Picard moved on. I'm mildly eager to find out!I guess this means we will see Worf on tactical again, lol
In the Season 1 prequel novel 'The Last Best Hope' when Picard was made Admiral to head the Romulus evacuation mission he insisted on Worf being made captain of the Enterprise, against the objections of Admiral whatsherface (she specifically didn't like how he abandoned that one mission to save Jadzia in DS9), and succeeded. Whether or not he's still captain by this point in time (doubtful? I guess we'll see) is a different question.Maybe he's who got saddled with The Big E after Picard moved on. I'm mildly eager to find out!
Diana Muldaur is still alive and well, but IIRC by all accounts she doesn't really want anything to do with the franchise anymore.Is that actress even alive? I thought she would have shuffled off to that great Muzzy advertisement in the sky by now.
Considering the entire idea of Sela was insulting to Tasha's character to begin with, and was designed to keep Denise Crosby at arm's length from the franchise instead of doing the right thing and bringing her back, I'm very much ok with this. Justice for Tasha!!!!it's a bit baffling that they'll do it but not use Sela