Beautiful. Maybe this is more in the vain of TOS and TNG? Episodic, with bits of continuity perhaps? Whatever, this looks really nice.
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If the show runners and cast are to be believed, their intention with the show is to make it much more episodic in nature.Beautiful. Maybe this is more in the vain of TOS and TNG? Episodic, with bits of continuity perhaps? Whatever, this looks really nice.
Yes, but it's not hard to imagine why they're back in action if you've seen the trailers for Season 2. Q fucks with history and makes the Federation a fascist state; all of PIC's crew still remember their old lives though and heed Picard's call to go back in time to fix shit.I'm very wary of Pic season 2. I honestly forgot Allison Pill was in this before I watched the trailer. Didn't she murder someone?
I wanted that. I don't think that was ever in the cards though. I'm willing to bet they'll get killed off actually.They should upgrade Picard's romulan roommates to full characters, and lose half the other cast.
My guess is that if the evil spy twins plot hadn't gone over like a lead balloon, he would've gotten away to menace our heroes another day, rather than being handwaved into jail between seasons.They did address it though? IIRC She talked about her guilt and wanting to atone for her crimes by following the law. That says to me go to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200 to me. Even if that isn't the case, I have faith the show will explain what's happened to her at the beginning of S2.
What needed more of an explanation was evil Romulan spy guy who we never see or hear what happens to him after he's captured. The head writer insists he just goes off to jail bye bye, but the plot just forgets about him during the climax and he's never seen again.
If you take the showrunner at his word, that was not ever the plan/implication. He had a post-climax scene written up for the guy, but the scene was cut due to time constraints. All the stuff I read about Michael Chabon's time writing for Picard, the guy had a lot of really interesting ideas and spent a lot of time/energy doing stuff like fleshing out the lore of Romulan society. But the guy's ability to condense his ideas down into a modern TV show format seemed lacking. It's often a rough transition for someone to write in one medium and then cross over into another. I'm personally willing to chalk up a lot of PIC S1's struggles due to Chabon's growing pains. I'm cautiously optimistic that Chabon stepping down as showrunner for S2 and 3, but still being in the writing room will lead to his strengths as a writer being catered to, and his weaknesses tempered and ironed out by the industry vets on the team.My guess is that if the evil spy twins plot hadn't gone over like a lead balloon, he would've gotten away to menace our heroes another day, rather than being handwaved into jail between seasons.
She should have shown up during Nemesis, but then didn't. Honestly, Tasha should have just been straight up revived from the dead and allowed to join the Enterpise-D back in the day when she wanted to come back. Rick Berman is a dbag.Say, what's Denise Crosby up to these days...?
Because those movies are well liked, made a lot of money, made the careers of many of its actors who are now very bankable stars, were an important gateway drug for tons of fans into the franchise (even more important now that almost everything is locked behind P+), and still to this day one of CBS/Viacom/Paramount's crown jewel IPs that shouldn't lay fallow for too long. "TV Trek is thriving, why make movies?" to me seems like a question that answers itself.Why?
Beyond lost a lot of money though.Because those movies are well liked, made a lot of money, made the careers of many of its actors who are now very bankable stars, were an important gateway drug for tons of fans into the franchise (even more important now that almost everything is locked behind P+), and still to this day one of CBS/Viacom/Paramount's crown jewel IPs that shouldn't lay fallow for too long. "TV Trek is thriving, why make movies?" to me seems like a question that answers itself.
I've gone back and forth on the Kelvin Timeline movies but I think I've settled into broadly enjoying them. They're dumb, but they're fun and well made. And despite the bleating of gatekeepers, they're perfectly fine Star Trek things.
It did, but on top of the delayed punishment from Into Darkness, that was also through the magic of Hollywood financing shenanigans. It had a worldwide box office take of $340M on a budget of $185M. That's less than the other two but not egregiously so/beyond the point of profitability. And because of how the film was made in a special partnership with a Chinese distributor this time around, the Paramount cut of the pie was a lot smaller versus the previous movies. Fundamentally, nothing about the movie itself was bad or would justify nailing the coffin shut on that universe/film series. Quite the opposite, in fact IMO. If they can still make a movie that made money despite how poisoned the well was from the last one in the series, and despite the lackluster marketing effort, and despite the dumb attempt to pander to the Chinese market... making another one of these but learning from all the dumb administrative mistakes ought to work out pretty well for them.Beyond lost a lot of money though.
Star Trek Beyond should be in the conversation for "best Star Trek movie."
If memory serves, Kirk said in The Menagerie that he'd only met Pike once, when he was promoted and Kirk took over the Enterprise from him. So any earlier encounter would contradict that. But I'm not really too upset at undoing this wrinkle from The Menagerie (not a great episode) when undoing wrinkles from TOS is literally a TNG era pastime. (Zefram Cochrane it turns out, is not from Alpha Centauri, and First Contact was a better movie for it.)Huh, yeah, seems like a weird move to bring him on so soon, and the article seems to be implying as captain (though they may have that wrong?). Also not that I care a whole lot but having a bunch of time with both captains on the show seems much more fraught with continuity issues, as my memory is Kirk wasn’t nearly as familiar with Pike as Spock was in the relevant TOS eps.