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About Mr.Picard

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    Omega Sector Moderator, Jean-Luc's Loving Husband
  • Birthday 04/21/1983

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    First Contact
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    Jean-Luc Picard
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    The Next Generation
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    Sir Patrick Stewart, Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation, politics, history, retro gaming

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  1. They’re really determined to set themselves up for an ENT-like failure, aren’t they? The ENT writers had the same “we’ll reconcile this with canon” obsessions but it didn’t work then and it won’t work now, no matter how good and well-versed your writers are. I don’t know when these show runners will get it into their heads that you CANNOT convincingly pull off a prequel to a show made in the 60s AND use modern technology and introduce characters and ships no one’s ever heard of on the other shows. I also don’t get their “We have no idea how to set things up in the future therefore we won’t write it” nonsense. Discovery would work excellently as a 25th century show already, all they would have to do would be to slightly tweak Burnham’s character into being a desecendant of some famous long-lived character and there you go, show works just nicely, the Klingons could easily be the bad guys again and they now look different because hey it’s the future, make an episode or write a few lines of dialog that explain it, done, moving on with the war and the latest thing, the spore drive, and make the communicators and phasers look new-ish, introduce a few new bridge sounds and there you go. They have already WRITTEN a show set in the future. All they would have to do would be to change a few parameters, that’s all. It’s funny how they whine about not knowing what to do in a post Voyager show when they’ve actually been doing it all the time. The fans don’t believe the prequel setting already anyway, and their attempts at trying to push the show into prime timeline canon will not succeed - all they would have to do would be to look at ENT. I’ve always said it’s amazing how blindly they stumble into the same kind of trap, and it’s fascinatingly frustrating to see how they’re still on their way there, despite everything.
  2. The Sir Patrick Stewart Topic

    Hideous clickbait headline BUT it actually brings an extensive interview transcript:
  3. The Gabriel Lorca Topic (SPOILERS INCLUDED)

    I’d have done it the same way. You learn to anticipate bright light, no matter the source. Being all like “this Klingon ship’s going down and Imma watch every second of it” is still very Lorca though, no doubt. Heh.
  4. The Gabriel Lorca Topic (SPOILERS INCLUDED)

    As a fellow extreme light sensitivity person I can assure y’all that we do this all the time - inserting eye drops before important moments so that we don’t miss a second of them, I mean. It’s partly habit, partly excitement.
  5. Episode 1.9: “Into the Forest I Go” Discussion Thread

    I would SO watch that show
  6. The Gabriel Lorca Topic (SPOILERS INCLUDED)

    I just found amazing gifs of friendly Piranha!Lorca from the latest episode, so here you go: Notice how the smile never reaches his eyes and how it almost seems to make his face hurt... Like a smiling shark Seizing his prey Sad puppy face a+++ manipulation Wait? What? Oh, someone wants to comment on Lorca's latest shenanigans. Sure... fine... whatever. Oh, and... this is totally the face of an absolutely chill man who has absolutely no personal issues of any kind whatsoever. Uh-huh.
  7. What was the last non-Trek tv show you watched?

    I'm watching "Narcos" at the moment and I'm loving it! Amazing series!
  8. EW on Discovery (and other reviews worth posting)

    Is she STILL at it...?
  9. Episode 1.9: “Into the Forest I Go” Discussion Thread

    He probably would His only reason for being so nice to Stamets in the shuttle bay was so that he could manipulate him into doing another jump. He hasn't fallen in love with Stamets all of a sudden (I wish haha), he just needed him to perform another jump so that he could make the ship go wherever it is that he wanted for it to go since his data analysis was complete and the one thing he needed now was one more jump - there's no other reason for Lorca to suddenly really like a guy like Stamets who was nothing but an annoying irritation until now unless he's suddenly become very useful in some way... which he has. If you're useful, Uncle Gabe is nice to you. I'm not sure if this is ALL because of Cornwell. Lorca's reaction when Burnham said that she's found Cornwell was not exactly one of total shock - my guess is that he's not really bothered by it because he knew he would be somewhere else soon anyway, in a place where Cornwell can't reach him (if I remember correctly a medical shuttle carried her away from the Discovery so she's no longer on board anyway...?) and where she can definitely not mess things up for him any further. Of course it's all equally possible that he's under orders to do what he's doing. There IS that. Similar to Kirk in that Romulan episode OR Data in "Clues" - a character acting irrationally and weirdly until we learn that they were under orders to do so and did it all to save the crew or whatever. It would be a rather tired trope, though, and I wouldn't like it - I enjoy the idea of Shady!Lorca doing shady things for his own personal reasons instead of official Starfleet business.
  10. Episode 1.9: “Into the Forest I Go” Discussion Thread

    I didn’t say Lorca doesn’t care about his crew, I said his speech didn’t really mean anything to him personally. He DOES care about his crew - as long as they’re useful. He blew up his former ship to prevent his crew from being tortured by the Klingons - you can either see this as a heroic last act of a concerned captain OR the actions of a man who has some serious “My ship my crew I and I alone decide what happens to them, no matter what” issues regarding the lives of other people. Lorca has a unique talent, and that’s to make people under his command attached to him through manipulation. He manipulates his crew at every opportunity, this goes from dragging all of them into hurrying up to help a colony under attack by playing audio messages of their desperate pleas for help to individual manipulation such as making Stamets offer to do one last jump or bedding an admiral ex to manipulate her into revealing her true agenda. He’s a master manipulator, and an excellent liar - “never tell the truth when a good lie will do” (JR Ewing). I think ultimately his goals are going to clash with the ones his crew has, but for now he has them where he wants them - in his pocket. He is capable of warmth though, absolutely - like a piranha is capable of just peacefully swimming.
  11. Episode 1.9: “Into the Forest I Go” Discussion Thread

    He quickly overrode the spore drive navigation so that it would take them to an “unknown” destination. (See screencap earlier in this thread.) He knew exactly how to manipulate Stamets into doing one last jump - Stamets refusing wasn’t even an option, most likely. Revealing his “I’ve kept track of your work because exploration” thing is just another manipulative statement - he knew he needed Stamets so he chose to be nice to him. There’s NO way Lorca is interested in exploration - his real plan remains a mystery for now but hey, Stamets bought his “I take care of my crew” nonsense, so Lorca really is brilliant at scheming and lying and manipulating. (People are AGAIN falling for it, “We got some genuine warmth from Lorca” - nah, we got what he wanted us to have, not what he really felt, he needed his crew to help with the jumps and whatnot, hence his oh-so-nice speech, which ultimately meant pretty much nothing to him).
  12. Episode 1.9: “Into the Forest I Go” Discussion Thread

    Shady Lorca is back - I'm SO glad! "Let's go home". Yeah, honey... only that YOUR home is not the home the others want to go to. He made parallel universe charts by monitoring Stamets. He manipulates Stamets into doing one last jump to that Starbase he never had any intention of reaching... and then he overrides the destination... yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. Totally not shady. All in all... this was a great episode. FINALLY stuff happens, and lots of Shady Lorca (and also Lorca/Stamets, aaaaaaah) and yeah, this is how I like my Discovery. I really had my doubts after the last two episodes but this one made me like it again. Oh and I'm also glad the Klingons were finally speaking English. They worked MUCH better almost immediately. Yeah, I liked this episode.
  13. The Sir Patrick Stewart Topic

    A nice article that also comes with a video: Patrick Stewart On Saying Goodbye To Charles Xavier, Plus The Downside Of Playing A ‘Star Trek’ Icon – The Actor’s Side
  14. Episode 1.8: “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” Discussion Thread

    Here’s the article (sorry, on mobile, no fancy embedded link): I like the Lorca under the shower idea (okay for shallow reasons mostly, haha). I’d actually find it hilarious and amazing to see Trek referencing my second favorite show of all time even though I’m sure it would cause as much rage as the Dallas scene did back then
  15. Episode 1.8: “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” Discussion Thread

    This is pretty much where I am right now. I'm not a Trekkie, and Lorca is the one character who keeps me with the show. If he gets dropped and the show continues to deliver episodes like the last two, I'm out. I read an interview today in which one of the show's producers stated that they're looking into season 2 plot ideas now and that they're "aware of what worked and what didn't". Welp. They also said they're aware of the fandom's "nope" reaction to the Klingons and they basically blame Fuller for it, saying "it was his idea" in a "welp don't look at us" way. I really didn't like the sound of that, given the fact that they promised there would be an explanation for the whole Klingon redesign. I do agree with y'all who say Burnham just isn't that interesting and that she probably really needed Fuller's writing to become the character he envisioned for her to be. She works perfectly as part of the ensemble, no doubt, she's okay, she does deliver good points and plot moments, absolutely, but as a lead character... nah. I like the Will Riker comparison - I wouldn't watch a Riker-As-The-Captain-Or-Central-Character-focused show, but I definitely enjoy seeing him as part of the crew.