Monday, February 10, 2020

STAR TREK PICARD - THE END IS THE BEGINNING

"The End is the Beginning"
First aired: 6 February 2020
Writers:
Michael Chabon & James Duff
Director:
Hanelle M. Culpepper
Stardate: 2385/2399
Cast: Patrick StewartAlison PillIsa BrionesHarry TreadawaySantiago CabreraMichelle Hurd,
Hi trekkers, heres my rundown of Star Trek Picard episode 3. We know Picard's rationale with Fleet  Admiral Clancy at Starfleet H.Q. fell on deaf ears. Clearly Picard had a fight which signified a new direction. Give me a new ship or fire my butt. What do you think happened? Patrick Stewart does a deadly job appearing shocked, later.

PICARD TRIES LOGIC AND FAILS


He tells Raffi outside Starfleet H.Q. the news from banned, dismantled synths and halted research but why would the Tal Shiar attack attack a (synthetic?) fleet designed to protect them? states Admiral Picard and yeah he got canned so its easy to see trekkers. Isn't it? Starfleet is guilty of hiding something. News of Picards resignation got Raffi fired so its clear why she was cheezed off.


RAFFI AND PICARD OUTSIDE STARFLEET HQ

 Its a great story and one which leaves millions of Romulans on their home planet up sh*t creek facing a super nova, haha Ah but no, c'mon seriously lets be decent. Even though Starfleets seems to have adopted an crap attitude cursing our pointy eared Romulan friends to burn (given the Mars attack) was all the excuse Starfleet needed.

PICARD AT RAFFI'S

Why is the Federation turning its backs? Some say, Starfleet used to be heralded as the perfect driving force for "we come in peace" in the galaxy but Picard is really undoing 54 years of unity in the Federation. Why I hear you cry? To begin we have secret Romulan assassins operating on Earth which is an interesting sub-plot in episode 3.

COMMODORE O - WHATS SHE AFTER?


It has been voiced that patrick Stewart took on Star Trek Picard because he believed the show could represent the current world we live in the wake of Brexit and Donald Trumps presidency. Theres a guy on youtube who says " This opening definitely hammers that home with a government more interested in helping itself than people who may end up emigrating to Earth, so what do think my trekker friends?

2368 AND SOJI


2368 has been working aboard the borg cube and mentoring Soji who is adept at communicating to nameless borg humanoids owing in part to her android capabilities which she is unaware.


Do you think Bruce Maddox created Soji?
Will STP producers ressurect Data from Soji positronic "DNA"?
Which is your favorite ST picard episode?
Bet you love the ending, engage! It was obvious he was going to say it!
Seven and Data....

SEVEN AND DATA


Live Long and Prosper.

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

Monday, January 27, 2020

STAR TREK PICARD WINS TREKKER FANS

DATA
WHY ARE YOU STALLING CAPTAIN?

PICARD STAR TREK, Episode 1
"Remembrance"
Production number: 101
First aired: 23 January 2020

PICARD
I DON'T WANT THE GAME TO END



The new Picard series is receiving trekker jubilation faster than light speed. First of all isn't it great seeing friendly Captain Picard again? Now 14 years on, retired Admiral, Jean Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) is aboard the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D at poker. All is not what it seems in "Ten Forward" because we're seeing Picard's dream..... in a 2399 plotline. Isn't this a warp back in time?

ADMIRAL JEAN LUC PICARD AT MARS 

Studying Picard is positronic superwhiz "Data" (Brent Spiner) as they both bet the odds and play poker. Data beats Picard with a flush only its not over 'cos like suddenly beyond the spatial safety of the galaxy class flagship, Mars lights up on fire.

The new Star Trek Picard premiere is filled with plenty of action packed entertainment and a stylish cgi USS Enterprise-d starship which veers over to one side and when Data disappears Picard wakes up. Its fair to say enemy rogue androids set the thread in this first episode  "Remembrance." These synthetics move in for the kill targeting Mars snuffing out lives without even opening hailing frequencies!

USS ENTERPRISE NCC 1701-D

A matrix of mystery surrounds the synthetics attacking Mars and the strike force Dahj encounters in this episode.  Why Federation outrage ensues, Hunting sentient "synthetics" to extinction was unheard of right?

DAJI'S LOVER DIES


Picard quit Starfleet soon after because, as he says to the rather annoying reporter in anger, "Starfleet was no longer Starfleet."  The cinematic effects are pretty cool blazing away through the Enterprise-D windows. I have to admit Picard has cool dreams, haha


DAJI FIGHTS FEDERATION ASSASSIN IN MORTAL COMBAT 

There is I have to admit a lot of back story here with strong characters. Picards dreams trying to reach out. Greater Boston area and then Picard's Chateau. Dahj (Isa Briones) is the first intended victim. Curiously like an android possessed she activates and slaughters her would be assassins, but like she kicked their butts -


PICARD TELLS DAJI SHES DATAS DAUGHTER



"ahhh she's activating!!!" meaning Dahj killer android instincts come online. Tragically she never knew about her "synthetic" abilities or came to grips before the reality of her android identity is broken to her by Jean luc Picard.

PICARD WATCHES POWERLESS TO HELP


Of course time catches up and the killer Federation assassins zone in on Picard's and Dahj lifeform co-ordinates. Some might say running isn't the admirals specialty anymore, so keeping up is a major drag on the old guy. Picards face contorts in shock as he realizes Dahj is fighting a losing battle against the synthetics.

DAJI DIES


 Theres little he can do and Dahj fights moving cutting through the air faster than you can see until one of the Federation assassins gets her....she melts and explodes dying horribly before Picards eyes......

BORG CUBE HARVESTED BY ROMULANS


The awesome logic of this epic tale is androids are made in pairs. Data, Lor, makes sense right? Turns out Dahj has a twin sister Soji,(Briones) aboard a Borg Cube run by Romulans packed with warbirds.

SOJI  IS DAJI SISTER


A. What did you make of Picards pet pit bull, No 1?
B. Do you get a sense that alien borg cube is lurking in deep space for a reason?
C. The Federations moral compass has changed, assasins out for blood, is not very diplomatic or, "we come in peace" friendly, is it?
D. Data emotion chip kept a tight reign on experiencing terror and overt emotionalism. Do you think Soji has an emotion chip?
E. Whatever happened to Bruce Maddox?
PICARD AND NO1
THERES NO LEGACY AS RICH AS HONESTY,
WHO SAID THAT NO 1?

Live Long and Prosper trekkers.
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