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Star Trekkin' Across the Universe: Picard is Pic-back


Right in the ear.


I’m not really much of a Trek fan as I’ve liked the series more than other similar shows, but I certainly don’t really get into everything Trek. Generally, I really like the original series, the next generation and deep space 9 and a few of the movies - including the first one Abrams directed.

With Star Trek shows - with almost any show that I will watch more than a few episodes - the one and only element that would get me and keep me watching is simple. It would make me want to be a member of the crew. That’s true for me even in shows like the Walking Dead. Even though the basic premise is horrific, I would like to be one of the survivors in that group at least for the first season. Even in Game of Thrones - which can be very offputting - as long as the three main characters are still there with their various “teams” of allies, it gives the audience an inside track making the world an attractive place.

That works for shows like Buffy, Angel, Stargate (not SGU so much) - most of the CW shows - and more recently Agents of SHIELD and The Orville. Honestly, it was what made Teen Titans and X-Men comics so popular in the 80’s. The fans wanted to be on the teams.

I don’t look for that in movies or novels so much because I won’t be spending as much time on those. For a counterexample, I think The Expanse and Magicians are well made shows, but after watching about six episodes in each, they weren’t inviting. I wouldn’t want to be anyone in either of those shows.

I’ve been interested in Discovery, but I haven’t really heard or seen anything that would be worth the time or adding yet another subscription service (is it on Hulu or Netflix in the US, yet)?

Is that the impression of the show? Does it invite in the audience the desire to be members on the crew of Discovery (or in the cast of the show)? Or it is about watching what happens to them.


It probably won’t be on any other service other than CBS All Access in the US. DISCO is one of their incentive shows to sign up for the service. I think that is also why they are releasing it in weekly installments versus dumping them at once: If they dropped them all in one go, I think a lot of people would sign up, binge the series then drop the service after they finished watching them.

Personally, I think they could score some additional advertising review by airing it on the network in the summer.



Funny story, but making interesting observations about sexism in TV productions:


I love how everyone in the TNG cast calls the Starfleet uniform The Space Suit.



IDW has confirmed a third Mirror TNG miniseries, Terra Incognita:



After many, many delays due to Beyer being involved on also working on both Discovery and the IDW comics linked to it, her ninth Voyager tale, Architects of Infinity is finally out.

It picks up from A Pocket Full of Lies, which among other things, brought into the current timeline both the Krenim and knowledge of the year of hell. It looks to build on that further, while ultimately requiring the tenth and possibly final book, To Lose the Earth, to resolve it all. The problem being that due to the Pocket contract being renegotiated and Beyer occupied with the comic and Discovery S2, it could be some time away. It’s interesting to note that Marco Palmieri was involved on planning out the 10 books of this book relaunch.

Even those who were not huge fans of the TV show, like me, have found Beyer’s work here to be excellent, so doi consider giving it a look.



My sister got a new t-shirt:


Picard’s a 'paw?


In the novels he and Doctor Crusher get married and have a child, so yes.


In the novels he and Doctor Crusher get married and have another child, so yes.



Data isn’t their biological child


I think he’s talking about Luke Skywalker.


Good that those aren’t canon not even in a joking way :stuck_out_tongue:


Nana Visitor (Kira Nerys from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) stopped by The Alpha Quadrant webcast last weekend to join Garrett Wang (Voyager‘s Harry Kim), Aron Eisenberg (DS9‘s Nog), and producer EvelDick Donato to reminisce about her days on Star Trek and explain why we won’t be seeing her on The Orville anytime soon.

During Deep Space Nine‘s run, when Voyager had just gone into production, Visitor heard that Genviève Bujold, who’d been cast as Captain Janeway, had quit a few days into shooting. While producers scrambled to replace her, Visitor decided that despite the exhaustingly long days already a part of her life on DS9, the role was a gem, and she wanted it:

Can you believe I had the nerve? I accosted Rick Berman in the street right in front of Stage 4 at Paramount and said, “Why not? Why? Why can’t I?” Because you know, they had the mix-up, and they fired the person they hired, and all of that stuff. And I said, “I can do both!” … I don’t know what I was thinking. And he was like – he practically patted me on the head, and said, ‘No, we’re gonna get a whole other actress for that.’”

That would have been… something.


Oh dear…