It’s kind of old news revealed recently, this summer, but I want to at least give it a mention here. There’s a new Star Trek show coming out called Star Trek: Picard, based on perhaps my most favorite captain in all of Star Trek. He’s also one of my most favorite characters. The Next Generation was probably my most favorite of the series as that’s what got me into Star Trek. I later watched all of Star Trek, including the original’s animated series, and I love it all.

The trailer shows that Picard has retired and is making wine. He seems to live alone with his dog named, “Number One.” We see a young woman coming to him for help. We also see him open a case that contains parts of TNG’s android named Data. Data is one of my most favorite characters in the series. He sacrificed himself in the last movie and it’s unsure exactly how he’ll return in this show. However, we do see him talking to Picard later in the trailer.

It’s not exactly what’s known about this mysterious woman, Dagh, who’s come to him for help. Picard does apparently go to Star Fleet to request assistance. Dagh is apparently a dangerous woman, who seems to be in danger and we can see her fighting. In the trailer we also see new Romulan and Borg ships. We’ve been told that Seven of Nine will return from Voyager along with the Borg named Hugh from TNG. From what I can tell from the trailer, it seems that the Romulans are doing something with the Borg, I believe they are holding them captive in a prison, which you can see in the trailer. The Borg ship in the trailer looks damaged. But, what exactly is going on in this show is still pretty much a mystery.

It seems clear that Picard will join a new crew in order to help Dagh. One member of the new crew is a Romulan. Romulans don't usually get along with Star Fleet, which makes this character interesting. At first, I thought this character was a Vulcan, but that's not what others have said in other videos I've watched. There are a few other characters, of the new crew, that we get briefly introduced to.

It is not publicly known when the show will come out, but it seems to be “early 2020.” The show will come to CBS All Access. This, to me, is the only negative part as I’m not at all familiar with this service. It seems like Internet streaming services like Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, and Disney + are rapidly growing and it’s hard to keep up with all of them. The one thing I do like about these services is that they usually don’t have commercials, although sometimes you have to pay extra for this. These services are also extremely accessible as they allow you to watch TV shows or movies on just about anything; PC, game console, tablet, phone, etc.

I write this today, because I just watched a video giving some details about the show. I’d recommend watching it, if you’re interested in the show. You can see it here:

So, what do you think about this? Are you interested? Will you be watching this? Let me know.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 09/04/2019 at 04:17am

I am a really big fan of Star Trek The Next Generation. I watched all the episodes back when they were brand new on TV and then re-watched them all on Netflix a couple years ago. The show holds up pretty well even though the first couple seasons can get pretty "monster of the week" in that they are a bit grindy. The later seasons are a highlight and the Borg wars and Locutus stuff was a highlight. That said, my favorite episodes were always with Q and I hope he is incorporated in some way. With that, I know the show is going to be a handful of episodes (the new standard show format seems to be 8 episodes) so they don't have a ton of time, but kicking things off with Q would make Picard pretty incredible.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 09/04/2019 at 04:18am

I hope they drop all the episodes at once, though they might do one episode a week to help people keep subscribing as long as possible. I suppose I don't mind that but might wait until they are all out then binge them all to only sub a month.

Azurephile   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 09/04/2019 at 06:46am

I liked Q, too. I loved Female Q2, who we saw in Voyager. The same woman also played the mother of Worf's son, I felt strongly attracted to her. LOL She also had other roles in the series. ( I doubt Q will make an appearance in this show, but who knows. I believe Riker and Troi are returning as well, I think that was confirmed in a video I saw.

I think "dropping" all the episodes at once would be awesome, because then you could easily watch them all in one binge sitting, although I don't know if networks actually do this. I do enjoy not having to wait for episodes to be released, though. I enjoyed binge watching a season of Game of Thrones, although I missed the last season and am thinking about buying the full series when it releases (in December I believe).

As wonderful as these shows are (Game of Thrones) and seem to be (Picard), I'm still not really too interested in paying a subscription to a streaming network to watch them. I liked Amazon Prime mostly because I could easily rent and stream movies. I was a Prime member with my own account, but then an annual fee came up and I decided it was too expensive. Now though I'm actually tied to my mom's Prime account, so I could actually continue to watch it. I'm actually tempted to do this so I can catch up on the MCU movies I've missed. Netflix had some good stuff on it, too. I enjoyed a lot of Sci-non-fiction, but also Star Wars: The Clone Wars, but when they increased their price, I left. I watched some stuff on Hulu (like Quantum Leap which I watched when it was out on TV and Rick & Morty which was good). I did watch most of Family Guy and American Dad, but I really wasn't entertained by them as much as I thought I'd be, so I left that service, too. So, I don't really feel too compelled to join CBS All Access for this show nor Disney+ for the Star Wars stuff. I'm kind of overwhelmed with these services right now. Although, I do very much prefer them over cable/satellite TV, because I can watch exactly what I want, instead of having to pick from whatever the network decides to air at the time. I also love that they usually don't contain commercials, or their commercials are short.

What do you think about all of these services? Are you going to subscribe to CBS All Access for this and Disney+ for Star Wars?

Thanks for joining the discussion! :)

jdodson   Admin wrote on 09/04/2019 at 05:07pm

> What do you think about all of these services? Are you going to subscribe to CBS All Access for this and Disney+ for Star Wars?

Disney+ for sure. Right now we just sub to Netflix and one more doesn't seem too bad. I'm not sure how many more we'll get, I just don't watch that much TV so at some point it's a really limited return on the money.

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/04/2019 at 05:09pm

They’ll definitely do them week by week, same as with Star Trek Discovery. Looks like 10 episode seasons, same as Discovery. Much like Discovery, I will watch these every week, and much like with Discovery, I will not be paying for All Access. ;)

Disney+ is another thing altogether. CBS has a couple series I care about, Disney+ seems like it’ll have half the shows I watch.

Azurephile   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 09/04/2019 at 06:58pm

Star Trek: Discovery is something I've missed out on, unfortunately.

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/04/2019 at 10:52pm

It's pretty great, honestly. Definitely not my most favorite Trek series, definitely not my least favorite. And I've loved every one of them.

Azurephile   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 10/07/2019 at 10:14pm
Azurephile   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 01/24/2020 at 02:21am

Spoiler-free review of premiere episode looks good!

jdodson   Admin wrote on 01/24/2020 at 11:15pm

I saw Picard last night and the first episode was good. It was fun to see how this timeline differs from the JJ Trek timeline. I think there were aspects that were odd but they did more right than wrong and I look forward to the show.

Azurephile   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 01/24/2020 at 11:48pm


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