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Subj: Re: Got "Star Trek: Picard" Season One on DVD for Christmas finished watching it
Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 at 03:01:41 pm EST (Viewed 169 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Got "Star Trek: Picard" Season One on DVD for Christmas finished watching it
Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 at 10:46:24 pm EST (Viewed 184 times)

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    But the TNG era is over, to me Picard is a last gasp and a last ditch effort to get some Trek interest going with familiar characters.

When TNG came out it clearly wasn't TOS anymore, but it seemed to have some reverence for it. Picard has a lot less for TNG. I understand trotting out old characters to bass the baton to the next set, like Tron: Legacy or even X-Men: Days of Future Past. But "Picard" makes all of the TNG characters into something they never were. Discovery had a little more respect.

    We can't use the TOS characters except for maybe Sulu, the fate of Uhura, Checkov and Sulu to my knowledge was never revealed in shows or movies, just novels which are not canon.

    Nichell Nichols has health issues these days, not sure about Walter's health, Takei last I heard was doing well and does voice acting still.

It would be nice to see any of them get a Short Trek at least. Ditto for TNG era. Michael Dorn seems to want Worf to come back. Frakes and Sirtis can't seem to say no. Let's see Geordi, Barclay, Ezri, the Doctor, maybe give Harry Kim something to do at long last.

    Unless of course they decide to correct the error of killing Kirk. Berman and Braga sometime after Generations did say it was a mistake to kill him off and that he should have flown off into space to be a legend.

That was the ending to Star Trek VI. I guess they didn't want the same thing twice. His death was certainly not epic.

    But much time has passed and unless an old foe of Kirk's is menacing the present there is no great need to bring him back.

My thought was in the Kelvin timeline Kirk doesn't die in Generations but he later discovers that he's only alive because history was changed and the price was Nero destroyed Vulcan, Spock's Mom, and his Dad. So Old Man Kirk (Shatner) goes back in time to stop Nero.

Hm now that could work, old man Kirk of the Kelvin timeline goes back to stop Nero.

Otherwise unless Khan comes back as an energy being from the genesis energies and starts ravaging the cosmos there is no great plot need to revive Shatner-Kirk in the original timeline.

Berman and Braga really screwed up

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