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Well that Picard episode was...

Oh, I don't know. It felt like Our Man Bashir, except they were actually serious. But hey, why not. In the past when someone famous from the Federation had to disguise themselves they at least got some elaborate makeup on and pretended to have plastic surgery. But since Patrick Stewart is too old for this sh...tuff he just gets an eye patch and hams it up a little.

Not that it was a bad watch, mind you. Entertaining. If it weren't Trek. I sound like a broken record at this point.

Edit: Also, GG to RLM for calling out Agnes. :p

 

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I hated the ending of  Season 1.  So I did not watch Season 2.  Season 3 seems to have upped its production budget.  Seems like the show has turned into about poor android slaves working with underclass humans to revolt against the rich, evil human top-percenters. (Class warfare and economic inequality have become the popular theme in movies and TV all over the world in the past year, as over a dozen major movies like Parasite, Joker, Knives Out, etc., etc., in 2019 have shown.)

 

 

 

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It's a popular theme now. Just read a bit on Reddit and you'll see this in every second thread popping up in some kind of way.

I blame Trump and his goons 

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Well as someone pointed out, there's been a steady drip-feeding of media books and films along the lines of Hunger Games where the kids of the world have been fed a diet of "hey, when there's a dystopian controlling government, you can be a Katniss" for the last decade or two.

Is it any surprise when things seem to feel like growing dystopian controlling governments happen.. people start talking as if they're Katniss?   😄

 

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I'd find those RML videos easier to consume if they were less than 25 minutes long. But since I'm not watching Picard (one episode was enough for me) I'm finding their commentary on it pretty hilarious and pretty spot on re: much of the whole Roddenberry's visions/world vs. modern/new Trek visions etc.

And I have to say ... based off only what RML was yapping about - as a side or potential bigger series plot thread, there's elements of the

 

Borg 

AGAIN?  Can they think of nothing else anymore? Does it always have to be connected to anything/everything that came before? 

That TNG episode Conspiracy with those bug/larvae things taking over important people? What happened to them? The thing got a signal off before it was eliminated, where are they? Sure they were silly if you thought about it for 5 seconds, but you could tweak it to be something fresh maybe. Or something else never in any other ST series/episode.

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I'm mostly curious if the later episodes of Picard will get any better since rumor has it that the first 5 or 6 episodes were already done before Chabon came on board. I'm expecting more of the same but still have a glimmer of hope that just won't die.

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Wow I actually totally forgot about the show and didn't watch last fridays episode. Truth told, I'm not exactly motivated to pick it up again... 

 

Also reminds me of Discovery season 2... watched the first episode and then forgot about it. I just really, really loath every character and every plot point in that show.

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It's interesting, yes, but it's also very predictable. I'm not yet done with s1, but so far I'd give it a... 6/10 Not bad, but nothing really good either. It's same old, same old.

PS: I'm really fed up with super powers movies and tv shows by now.

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22 minutes ago, Skazz said:

Star Trek: Worf when?

No, wait, seriously! Hasn't Michael Dorn been trying to get that greenlit for years?

So an entire show of him getting tossed around to show how badass the antagonist is ?

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2 hours ago, Agiel said:

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too many folks think fascism were a distinct european thing with the US being untouched by it save in a small way. lindbergh and dr. carrel made a compelling but dangerous pair and it were the American eugenics movement which inspired european fascists and not the other way around.

am recognizing hbo will be doing dramatic, and as such many will see as sjw proselytizing, but am hopeful this is done well 'cause the subject matter deserves more attention in schools and should be a matter o' public consciousness. 

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6 hours ago, Gfted1 said:

S2 of Altered Carbon has been released on Netflix. I guess I know what Im watching this weekend.

Watched the first 2 episodes. Poe is very sympathetic (again). Not sure yet about the rest of the cast yet.

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Picard never lets me forget I'm watching a tv show. Everything seems to be written so they can have maximum amount of drama in any given situation.

How did the sword kid get in the Borg cube? How did he find Picard? None of that matters. Only thing that matters is the drama when Picard has to leave him behind like he did before when he was just a kid. Whoa. Such drama. 

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Just finished Altered Carbon s2. Have to say it's .... actually better than s1. Season 1 fell apart after 3/4 of its story, but season 2 stays on top till the very end. Not bad, certainly want to watch a season 3 now.

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Ive watched the first 7 episodes of S2 Altered Carbon. Its pretty good but I have noticed a 700% reduction in the gratuitous nudity which is a little disappointing. :lol: I had to stop myself from watching the last 3 episodes just to try to stretch the season out a little bit. Part of me likes the idea of releasing a whole season at once and part of laments my lack of self control. 

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I am watching Van Helsing  and Narcos Mexico .....both new seasons and both very good

Oh and next season of American Gods my favorite, the characters are complex and leave an indelible impression 🥧

 

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3 hours ago, Gfted1 said:

Pete Davidson Alive From New York.

About 20 minutes in a see my wifes head slowly turn towards me..."hes not very funny". Couldnt argue with that. :lol:

That was seriously dreadful. The guy looked like it was his first rodeo.

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