Wednesday, March 11, 2020

STAR TREK PICARD - Stardust City Rag

"Stardust City Rag" 
Season 1 Episode 5
Director : Johnathan Frakes
Stardate: 2386/2399

Hey trekkers Spacerguy here. Star Trek Picard is showing us the before and after Trek timelines with characters crossing paths and slugging it out in the galaxy. Parents be warned this episode has some might say a "Tarantino bloodfest" We see the Seven Domes where Seven of Nine - Jeri Ryan  (from Voyager) gets her evil on some aliens.

PICARD (Patrick Stewart) SEVEN (Jeri Ryan)

Why I hear you cry? simple really. Its payback, cos like shes far from all right with dark violence, so now shes angry and besides Federation justice on Vergessen? Forget about it. The beloved Federation has fallen my Trekkie friends. I'm right aren't I?  Meanwhile Picard's scheming is taking shape aboard the La Sirena with plans to "save the galaxy" So he's in a ropey Allo Allo pirate costume spouting hazeri values taking on renegades. Sevens cold blooded murdering - whats going on trekkers? Doesn't Picards Starfleet pomp count anymore?


 The year is 2386 so like did Lieutenant Itcheb really deserve to be tortured..? All that horrible drilling as that cruel wretched Bjayzi toyed with her ex-borg victim. She harvested and detached Itcheb's cybernetic devices which identified who he was... Borg! (Not that Picard,- (Patrick Stewart) Seven (Jeri Ryan) or Itcheb (Manu Intiraymi) ( ever had any choice ) Poor Itcheb (from Voyager now ex-Borg looked so miserable with Seven except here was someone crying out  for the end. His optical implant is gone - theres really too much damage done. Seven is torn but finishes the job putting Itcheb to rest.


 Only the game isnt over, it appears Bjayzi has more loose ends to harvest. ..... Seven, determined, is not going to let Bjayzi get away. (trekkies we can whine about the horrors but facts are facts, outerspace is a cold unfriendly place. You'll know when you get ur own starship and besides, whatever happened to an eye for an eye? Why didn't more of us turn out for Star Trek Beyond?

Integrity, intelligence, courage, imagination, and determination are core qualities of Starfleet Officers which sounds fine but doesn't wash at the box office, just compare Star Trek box office to Star Wars numbers.


Time runs out for Maddox who's surprisingly been on the run. In a crazy twist, now its Juranti time to turn killer. The guy everyones been after spills the beans before croaking it, unconscious and all that other shoulda coulda woulda hazeri until he dies on the table.


Beaming down to freecloud in cornball outfits was like a duh what? moment for me. The federations most revered captain wants to play games? Like seriously this is the plan?  Seven's plan meant using herself as bait and with her Starfleet - Borg experience lure that Bjayzi evil witch out into the open. Now in light of Picard and Seven striving towards their "humanity" Here was an act of retribution fuelled by pure murderous revenge - wouldn't you say?


1.Is Star Trek Picard delivering a new exciting trend boldly going where no-one has gone before?
2. Are you saddened by itcheb's death? Did Bjayzi get what she deserved?
3. Star Wars doesn't pull any punches why should Star Trek?
 4. How could Dr Maddox really not know what Bjayi was dealing in?
5. Why doesn't Picard not get recognised all the time?
6. Why doesn't Rios ship the "La Sirena's" bridge not have an ad-blocker?
7. Is the United Federation of Planets as an institution failing?

Live Long and Prosper, Trekkers


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It was sad to see Itcheb die. (Even sadder to lose Hugh.)
Space is a dangerous place. I had no problem with that episode reflecting it. And episode seven more than balanced it out.

Liz A. said...

I guess the question is: is it more important to project a future that looks utopian or get good ratings (box office)? It sounds like this new iteration has taken its stand.

SpacerGuy said...

Itcheb and Hugh were such original Voyager and TNG stars in their own right and Seven really kicks butt in this episode, Alex.

SpacerGuy said...

Star trek Picard is moving in the right direction because of its "fascination" likability X factor. I figure casting off the lets play it safe legacy is the right move. Some loyal fans are bored and whining on IMDB. Probably the same ones who don't attend the movies and besides its a mass audience, 200 countries Star Trek Picard is streaming into with Amazon Prime, CBS All access, Sci-Fi channel and Crave Tv in Canada.

Elephant's Child said...

You have intrigued even my non Trekky self. Thank you.

SpacerGuy said...

Your Welcome EC, i'm happy to write these reviews on Star Trek Picard

Birgit said...

I did think that evil Bitch would have known who Picard is but i still enjoyed his French pirate. I was really upset that the kid dies and why Hugh!? Stop killing everyone. Is it just me or did Hugh look like that menacing slave from the original Star Trek who was after Uhura (Games of Triskillian i think it's called). I think those ads know how to get around all the ad-blockers. I think the Federation has been "misdirected" and it will win out because Picard will save the day before he dies.

SpacerGuy said...

Bjayzi, c'mon what a name! that hack got sweet justice - no mercy. I'm surprised at the Federation. Well now Picard has found out out Dahj has a sister on the Borg Cube. Hes got guts with the neutral zone is in chaos and the Romulan Star Empire is facing ruin. Only one year away from the Romulan supernova. I'd be afraid.

SFF said...

Picard has been very good. Some aspects more than others have been great and I love Stewart. Still, perhaps I'm in the minority here, but I'm preferring Discovery to it. It gets the edge for me. I need my fresh dose of Michael Burnham, Saru and company. Great to have both series.

The Armchair Squid said...

I love Seven. I know many among the faithful do not but I think she's a fantastic character and I'm glad she's back.

Tony Laplume said...

"Icheb," not "Itcheb." "Itchy" was Queball's name for him.

I think the differences between Star Trek and Star Wars could still not be more plain, even if some fans grumble that bigger budgets and bigger action have blurred them. Star Trek is always about ideas, whereas Star Wars is generally about "an" idea (the little guy not being squashed by the big guy). You have Star Wars fans going gaga over The Mandalorian, basically because Baby Yoda is so gosh darn cute, and by gum, that bounty hunter is being really nice in saving him. And you have Picard, which tackles the idea that mass hysteria is probably a bad thing.

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