Star Trek: Picard. Fridays on Amazon Prime Video UK. Season finale out now.

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by Karl_ » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:28 pm

The Romulans presumably thought it was "safer" to trick the Federation into a reactionary ban on androids rather than passing on the warning and letting them decide given the Federation's (former) principles of curiosity, progress, universal rights, etc.

One could imagine the TNG-era Federation just saying "thanks for the info, but androids are part of our society now, so we'll have to just cross that bridge when we come to it" which presumably wouldn't have been enough for the Romulans.

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by Peter Crisp » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:38 pm

Given the events in TNG episode Measure of a Man I'd say the Federation were on a path to normalising synthetic life and it possibly becoming common. I think they would have become like any normal species in the Federation just stronger and smarter than most which doesn't seem all that unusual given that in Trek some races are better at certain things than Others. Vulcans for instance are mainly stronger and smarter than Humans so it's not like Humanity is seen as the pinnacle of life in the universe.

I don't agree with the Romulan tactic or the idea to wipe of synthetic life but given the dire warning and their penchant for seeing everything in the most negative way I can see why they may take that approach.

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by Qikz » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:43 am

Once again I thought this was a really good episode. I don't know if I have just no critical thinking or if it was good anymore. Oh well it was awesome to me.

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by Lex-Man » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:33 pm

I enjoyed that episode they seem to be steering back towards the Trek society I want, although

it does feel a bit crap that the whole federation can be corrupted by one spy. The plot is a bit bonkers, would the Romulans be that bothered if somebody turned up and destroyed the federation. Also has anyone else noticed the similarities to Mass Effect?

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:43 pm

Lex-Man wrote:I enjoyed that episode they seem to be steering back towards the Trek society I want, although

it does feel a bit crap that the whole federation can be corrupted by one spy. The plot is a bit bonkers, would the Romulans be that bothered if somebody turned up and destroyed the federation. Also has anyone else noticed the similarities to Mass Effect?


It;s not just the Federation that they worry will be destroyed. It's everyone.

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by jimbojango » Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:56 pm

Lex-Man wrote:I enjoyed that episode they seem to be steering back towards the Trek society I want, although

it does feel a bit crap that the whole federation can be corrupted by one spy. The plot is a bit bonkers, would the Romulans be that bothered if somebody turned up and destroyed the federation. Also has anyone else noticed the similarities to Mass Effect?


I was very much reminded of Mass Effect - if the Reapers turn up as some sort of ultimate AI gods then it’s basically Trek Effect. Not that I’m complaining, this has been a great series so far.

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by Dowbocop » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:38 am

I thought this was only eight episodes and I was left really cold by what I thought was the end of the series. Really glad there's another ninety minutes of story left :lol:

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by Corazon de Leon » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:01 am

Are there two more episodes or just one?

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by Dowbocop » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:13 am

OP says ten episodes and that was Ep 8 wasn't it?

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by Lagamorph » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:33 am

Is it just me or is it really difficult to tell the difference between Romulans and Vulcans in this? In TNG/DS9/VOY/ENT the Romulans had much clearer head ridges making them easier to identify, but in this most of the Romulans either have no ridges, or ones that are barely there at all.

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PostRe: Star Trek: Picard. Fridays on Amazon Prime Video UK. Renewed for Season 2.
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:12 am

Ah cool, i watched episode 8 last night and wasn't sure if it was the season finale. Glad to hear its not - i'm really enjoying it (i'm not a trekky though i do have fond memories of watching TNG in the late 80's before going to cubs).

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:09 am

So... (episode 9 spoilers)

They're going to make an android Picard, aren't they? Deals with the Irumodic syndrome problem, at least.

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by Corazon de Leon » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:29 am

How have you seen it already?

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:41 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:How have you seen it already?


Ways and means. It's out in America.

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by Lagamorph » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:51 pm

Man, if you weren't getting Mass Effect vibes before you sure as hell will be now.

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PostRe: Star Trek: Picard. Fridays on Amazon Prime Video UK. Renewed for Season 2.
by Peter Crisp » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:53 am

I'm not sure I liked that episode as it's trying to set-up a much more brutal finish than I was hoping for.
I know there's only a single episode left but I was hoping that the story would carry over to next series but it seems like it's going to have a big finish with season 2 being about something else.

What happened to the federation fleet that Picard got given at the end of episode 8?

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


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by Somebody Else's Problem » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:16 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:I'm not sure I liked that episode as it's trying to set-up a much more brutal finish than I was hoping for.
I know there's only a single episode left but I was hoping that the story would carry over to next series but it seems like it's going to have a big finish with season 2 being about something else.

What happened to the federation fleet that Picard got given at the end of episode 8?


Presumably still waiting at Deep Space Twelve for Picard and friends to show up.

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PostRe: Star Trek: Picard. Fridays on Amazon Prime Video UK. Renewed for Season 2.
by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:44 pm

Only two more episodes? What happened to the good old days when there were about 20 per season? :fp:

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by Lex-Man » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:31 pm

Really didn't enjoy that episode. Hopefully the AI will turn up and kill everyone and we can just get it over and done with.

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PostRe: Star Trek: Picard. Fridays on Amazon Prime Video UK. Renewed for Season 2.
by Peter Crisp » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:59 pm

Lex-Man wrote:Really didn't enjoy that episode. Hopefully the AI will turn up and kill everyone and we can just get it over and done with.


Don't be silly, if that looks like it may happen Wesley Crusher will save the day as always :toot: .
The series will end with Wesley looking all smug and about to give a victory speech and Picard doing the famous "Shut up Wesley!" line.

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