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Old 05-15-2019, 05:38 PM
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Because what else were they going to call it?

We got little more than a logo and a single frame to go on so far, but that frame is bringing some feelings.



Looking forward to seeing some f'real footage!
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:20 PM
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The name is super dumb but I'd watch it if it was called Star Trek: Fecal Matter
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:38 PM
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Holding out hope that "Picard" is a station he named after himself.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:45 PM
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Or a retirement community station and he's roommates with Ian McKellan as holographic Ian McKellan and it's just a hang out show. Also, Spot is in it because future magic extends cat life expectancies. Barclay is activities director.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:07 PM
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And Picard still gets his name wrong?
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:40 AM
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Or a retirement community station and he's roommates with Ian McKellan as holographic Ian McKellan and it's just a hang out show. Also, Spot is in it because future magic extends cat life expectancies. Barclay is activities director.
That description just makes me think Red Dwarf: Star Trek edition.
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:12 AM
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I love Star Trek, and TNG is my favorite Star Trek by a mile, by a bajillion miles

I do not want this. Who wants this? Why do they want this?
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:28 AM
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I have no idea what this is, so I have no idea whether or not I want it.

Similarly, the title Star Trek: Picard could be either good or bad, depending on the content of the series.
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:33 AM
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If it's not a sitcom about Picard's new life post-Starfleet as an antiquities shop owner and/or museum curator, then it should be illegal. Cast includes his wacky neighbor Carmichael, street urchin Patches, and no-nonsense paralegal Ms. Wildefort.
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:46 AM
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If it's not a sitcom about Picard's new life post-Starfleet as an antiquities shop owner and/or museum curator, then it should be illegal. Cast includes his wacky neighbor Carmichael, street urchin Patches, and no-nonsense paralegal Ms. Wildefort.
In that case, (1) I would want the show and (2) the title would be bad.
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:10 AM
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I would love to see Patrick Stewart working with one or two actors from Deep Space 9 or Voyager. Even just like, one scene. That would be great.
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:01 PM
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lol I'm going to watch this show. And despite protestations, I know all of you are going to watch this show. And I'm going to reserve judgment for a while until I can give it a real, honest, fair shot. Because I've said it before many times, I'm done prematurely judging Star Trek shows for what they aren't/what I want them to be, rather than judging them on their own merits and giving them a real chance.

I have faith that whatever it'll be, it'll at least be interesting because Patrick Stewart has gone way out of his way for decades on end saying he'd never return to this character/ Star Trek. So his enthusiastic reprisal had to have at least sparked his imagination and acting-gene really hard.
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:04 PM
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Oh, here's a few leaked, sneaky production pics as well:





The uniform choice is interesting.
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Personally I'm excited for the first piece of Star Trek media to be set in the 24th century since Nemesis. Between prequels and alternate universes it feels like they did everything they could think of to avoid coming back to this era for whatever reason, but now here we are again.
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:26 PM
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Personally I'm excited for the first piece of Star Trek media to be set in the 24th century since Nemesis. Between prequels and alternate universes it feels like they did everything they could think of to avoid coming back to this era for whatever reason, but now here we are again.
Hear, hear! I'm encouraged by anything Trek that doesn't look like yet another trip to the "let's just get back to the good old days of Kirk and Spock!" well.
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:26 PM
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I love Star Trek, and TNG is my favorite Star Trek by a mile, by a bajillion miles

I do not want this. Who wants this? Why do they want this?
I want this because it's about my favorite Star Trek character from my favorite Star Trek show who is played by one of my favorite actors who, as others have pointed out above, liked the scripts enough to want to come back to this character
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:29 PM
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lol I'm going to watch this show. And despite protestations, I know all of you are going to watch this show.
At best, I'll watch it when it's done, because I refuse to sign up for CBS' streaming thing. I'm already signed up for too many, and more and more companies keep pushing to start their own services and it is so irritating

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I want this because it's about my favorite Star Trek character from my favorite Star Trek show who is played by one of my favorite actors who, as others have pointed out above, liked the scripts enough to want to come back to this character
Mine too, mine too, mine too, that is neat

I still don't trust this. I'm not even cautiously optimistic, just cautious
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:50 PM
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Hear, hear! I'm encouraged by anything Trek that doesn't look like yet another trip to the "let's just get back to the good old days of Kirk and Spock!" well.
I mean, you're trading the good ole days of Kirk & Spock for the good ole days of Picard and Data. Either one is a nostalgia grab, it's just a nostalgia grab for a different audience/subset of the fandom. Maybe you fit into one subset and not the other, but I personally don't and I don't see either one as more or less valid than the other. I love them both. And just want new Star Trek in my life versus the no Star Trek we previously dealt with for over a decade.
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:51 PM
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Personally I'm excited for the first piece of Star Trek media to be set in the 24th century since Nemesis. Between prequels and alternate universes it feels like they did everything they could think of to avoid coming back to this era for whatever reason, but now here we are again.
Honestly because they didn't leave themselves much of anywhere to obviously go -- the Gamma and Delta Quadrants have been done, the Dominion War basically left the Federation without serious geopolitical (astropolitical?) rivals save the Romulans, then they blew up Romulus (so dumb) -- I'm intensely interested in this solely to see what the post DS9 Trek status quo looks like.

Ideal storyline -- Picard goes to Garak to get a pair of slacks taken in, hijinks ensue
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I mean, you're trading the good ole days of Kirk & Spock for the good ole days of Picard and Data. Either one is a nostalgia grab, it's just a nostalgia grab for a different audience/subset of the fandom. Maybe you fit into one subset and not the other, but I personally don't and I don't see either one as more or less valid than the other. I love them both. And just want new Star Trek in my life versus the no Star Trek we previously dealt with for over a decade.
But every time there is new Trek, it's always for Kirk fans. I feel a bit left behind. Just give me one show from the TNG era. Of course it's all for nostalgia, but I want something for my nostalgia too.

Of course new Trek is good, and more Kirk era stuff is far better than nothing. But I only like the Kirk era a lot, while I love the TNG era, and for once it's nice to not only get Trek, but also from my favourite era.

The main reason why I like to get out of the Kirk era is actually that it gives me hope that we, maybe, finally can move on and just hop hundred years or so into the future and explore actually new ground, getting rid of a ton of baggage in the process. That's just a pipe dream, but I'd really like ashow that has the freedom TNG had back than.

Also, please no Klingons. I'm so tired of them.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to this.
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The uniform choice is interesting.
This the early DS9 / voyager uniform?
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But every time there is new Trek, it's always for Kirk fans. I feel a bit left behind. Just give me one show from the TNG era.
But that doesn't really bare out under scrutiny? "Every time" amounts to twice - the reboot films, and Discovery. The latter of which went to great lengths its first season to separate itself from the TOS era both visually and thematically.

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This the early DS9 / voyager uniform?
I don't think so. It certainly is meant to evoke that imagery I'm sure, but there's plenty of small differences I can spot that make it distinct. The DS9/VOY uniforms have the purple turtlenecks underneath which these don't immediately appear to have. The collars on these are far more pronounced. It looks like there are medals or rank pips that run along the top of the color change versus being on the collars like all TNG era uniforms. The insignia/combages look a lot bigger. The department color of the shoulers doesn't cut cleanly across the front of the chest, rather it dips down a bit along the opening around the neck. And rather than being a tuck-in top, or cinched with elastic along the waist line, these uniforms seem more like an open coat along the hem that's tailored to body type.
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Old 05-16-2019, 03:39 PM
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Even more set photos are leaking.



We're probably gonna see a lot of stuff like this given LA and the media.

It's interesting to me that the Anaheim Convention Center is Starfleet HQ I guess?
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Actually, this is Picard attending a Star Trek convention.

It's very meta.
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But that doesn't really bare out under scrutiny? "Every time" amounts to twice - the reboot films, and Discovery. The latter of which went to great lengths its first season to separate itself from the TOS era both visually and thematically.
There was also Enterprise.
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Actually, this is Picard attending a Star Trek convention.

It's very meta.
This immediately made me think "Oh, Galaxy Quest but with Patrick Stewart" and now I'm not sure if that's a thing I want or not? I really don't know. Curious to hear more for sure.
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There was also Enterprise.
That's not TOS-era though, it's its own thing. It's as far removed from TOS's time frame as TNG is from TOS. It actually shares more with TNG-era, considering all its time travel elements are the natural progression of several future plot lines from TNG and VOY, and it works as both a prequel AND a sequel.

If you gave me an option for putting a show within a pre-established era, I'd go with ENT easily. It's the least explored time frame, with the most open horizons, and the most dangerous/isolated setting for exploring the great unknown.
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I don't think so. It certainly is meant to evoke that imagery I'm sure, but there's plenty of small differences I can spot that make it distinct. The DS9/VOY uniforms have the purple turtlenecks underneath which these don't immediately appear to have. The collars on these are far more pronounced. It looks like there are medals or rank pips that run along the top of the color change versus being on the collars like all TNG era uniforms. The insignia/combages look a lot bigger. The department color of the shoulers doesn't cut cleanly across the front of the chest, rather it dips down a bit along the opening around the neck. And rather than being a tuck-in top, or cinched with elastic along the waist line, these uniforms seem more like an open coat along the hem that's tailored to body type.
Looks a lot like the basic Star Trek Online unis to me, actually.
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This immediately made me think "Oh, Galaxy Quest but with Patrick Stewart" and now I'm not sure if that's a thing I want or not? I really don't know. Curious to hear more for sure.
By Grabthar's hammer... make it so?
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Looks a lot like the basic Star Trek Online unis to me, actually.
It does have some similarities, but it's missing a lot of the trim decorations and flair of those unis.
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