Monday, February 03, 2020

MAPS AND LEGENDS - Dahj, F8 and Data

"Maps and Legends"
Production number: 102a
Written by
Michael Chabon & Akiva Goldsman
Directed by
Hanelle M. Culpepper
STARDATE: (2385/2399)
Episode 02

Hi trekker friends - Celebrating First Contact Day Star Trek Picard begins this 2nd episode with the "holiday" crew at Utopia Planitia Shipyards cracking jokes, so what could possibly go wrong? So much was right about Mars with the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D in orbit. Theres a lot of exciting, fascinating story in Maps and legend with the Romulans up to no good hatching their evil plans aboard that borg cube.

USS ENTERPRISE NCC 1701-D


 Meanwhile Mr Pinkerton lets the synthetic lifeforms out for work duties. These fellow "synths" have the freedom to work within the perimeter of the space station because until the incident, androids etc were tried, tested and trusted! So far so good until one of  the humanoids says something really dumb-ass and mean. Sheesh - thats wiseguys for you! If you've been watching so far it was like F8 had a knee-jerk reaction.

F8'S CREWMATES SNEER AND LAUGH AT HIM


  "He creeps me out" says one female earthie within earshot of him. This is not good... not good at all... cos like what other explanation is there? How should you react to an unfriendly remark or continual smear campaign against your good character? and all you do everyday is work hard? F8 then begins to compromise other synthetics and renders the Shipyard defenceless by lowering the shields. Its like plastic guy had a total meltdown, clearly F8 is having a very bad day.

F8 HAS A VERY BAD DAY ON UTOPIA


 After creating mayhem by unleashing the deadly Mars defense grid upon itself and murdering Utopia's staff, F8 turns a gun on himself, sniff. So what in Mars went wrong?

PICARD: She came here to find safety, I owe it to her to find out who killed her and why. 

So Picard goes to Starfleet HQ to enlist admiral Clancy's help and give him a ship - instead he gets a swift kick up the rear end, haha.

PICARD "I was standing up for the Federation for what it represents! For what it should STILL represent!"

CLANCY "How dare you lecture me!"
CLANCY DENIES PICARD HIS SHIP

"This is no longer your house, Jean-Luc, so do what you're good at: go home. Request denied."

- Kirsten Clancy, denying Picard's request for reinstatement

QUESTIONS
Can Picard find out who killed Dahj and Why?
Deep fear and loathing of artificial intelligence and synthetic life is justified!
Were the Romulan right to eliminate all androids and synthetics?
The ban on cybernetics is justified or without cause?
 Will we see Data resurrected by using a piece of Soji positronic software?


LIVE LONG AND PROSPER, TREKKERS

12 comments:

  1. There was another show that had some of that animosity against synthetic beings part of the plot. Humans. Have you seen it?

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    1. I've heard of Human the multi award wining sci-fi film but Humans no.

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  2. I really do want to know why the Romulans hate androids so much.

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  3. Great question, I've been wondering myself Alex

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  4. this is the first episode I don't think I have seen! this is exciting. Be back in a few days.

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    1. Enjoy the show Susan, try not to get addicted. haha

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  5. That scene with Admiral Clancy was heartbreaking. Realistically, it could not have gone differently, not after that news interview and everything else. But still, I wasn't expecting that.

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  6. Starfleets Admiral Clancy didn't pull any punches, despite Picard being contrite. Clancy refused to give command or a starship back to Picard. It must have stung bad.....

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  7. Looks like I have to play catch up! BTW, thank you for your kind, supportive words. I appreciated them. I've been sick for a few weeks and obviously, was having a bad day. I guess what I should have done was watch Star Trek and let it soothe my soul. Live long and prosper!

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  8. Its like the Captain Picard says Mildred lets see whats out there... and the adventure is just beginning with Star Trek Picard

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  9. That Picard/Clancy scene was great.

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  10. I am so far behind with the newer series!

    I think they definitely owe Asimov a debt for this story line.

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Ignore the robot question and just punch it!

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