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Meh.

I think I'll cancel my CBS Subscription and re-up for one month after the next season of Discovery so that I can binge both at once.

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8 hours ago, atomheartbevo said:

Definitely a Jonathan Frakes episode.

and I want a Rios series.  

I would also like a seven of 9 series where we get to see how she got into Ranging and all her escapades with them.

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4 hours ago, HOOK'EMHOOAH said:

I would also like a seven of 9 series where we get to see how she got into Ranging and all her escapades with them.

You need to either spell out both numbers, or represent both with digits. Spelling out seven and then typing 9 is unacceptable 

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8 hours ago, HOOK'EMHOOAH said:

I would also like a seven of 9 series where we get to see how she got into Ranging and all her escapades with them.

And her clearly lesbian thing with Bjazyal? 

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Almost everybody had pop-up ads that were incredibly relevant - Raffi had one for drugs, Picard for Tea, Rios for a mechanic.  Elrond didn’t get one (refugee raised in secret, no interstellar profile).  

Fucking Aggie got one for fighting robots.  

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Apparently the solution was to have someone other than Frakes direct the episode. Way too deus ex machina at the end.

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Want a Hugh series.  And Rios.  Give no shits about anybody else.   Not a bad episode and pacing has improved now that we are into the main plot finally.   

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This show keeps acting like it's about to go off the hook...and then doesn't. Come on, Guys. You got it in you.

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Frakes learned to act again.

Romulans make a great bad guy.

This show is good, but just can't make the jump to great.

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15 hours ago, Parliament said:

Frakes learned to act again.

Romulans make a great bad guy.

This show is good, but just can't make the jump to great.

Is that fact or fiction?

They really do.

I'm thoroughly enjoying it so far.

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15 hours ago, Parliament said:

Frakes learned to act again.

Romulans make a great bad guy.

This show is good, but just can't make the jump to great.

Agree on all three parts.  Said I’d like a series on Rios and Seven.  Hell, toss in a series about Riker.

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And I fucking loath the fact that they killed Hugh while Elrond got to play Metal Gear Solid.

 

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Riker is living a good life. Getting drunk, making badass pizza, and playing with those RATs.

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Posted (edited)

Good ep, but “I just know things” is kinda lazy writing. 

Edited by Apep

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This show had me rooting FOR the Borg drones. Granted, the evil has always been The Collective, not the individual Drones.

But damn, Seven is going to have more PTSD being hooked up to the Cube and watching all those lights blink out.  

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  1. This was my favorite episode so far
  2. this felt the most like an actual ST episode
  3. Picard the man is finally back
  4. Raffi as an on-the-ball Star fleet officer-type was a character I liked
  5. I loved Rios’s backstory
  6. I Loved the holograms   He’s come along way from being the future painter guy in Heroes
  7. Elrond was more tolerable
  8. Fuckin A Seven.  Loved when she went all Borg Queen briefly
  9. Felt bad for the Borg drones  
  10. Pacing was good. Character development was good.  Nothing felt like it needed to remain on the cutting room floor.  
  11. felt like they got a lot right with this episode, that all cylinders were firing
  12. The Romulan stuff with the Destroyer prophecy was decent.  
  13. Discovery didn’t fully click with me until Pike came in.  This was the Picard episode that finally clicked with me.  
     

 

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Tomorrow is my WFH rotation day so imma enjoy my breffist with Jean Luc

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That episode was OK, I guess.  The "plot pivot" at the end was a bit contrived. And I'm afraid they're gonna jam too much into the finale.

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8 minutes ago, Parliament said:

That episode was OK, I guess.  The "plot pivot" at the end was a bit contrived. And I'm afraid they're gonna jam too much into the finale.

I saw the pivot coming a mile away.  Not sure which clue gave it off.

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I’ll have to watch that RLM review sometime.  I’m guessing they go off on Alex Kurtzman.  Prior to the last episode, I watched a bunch of Easter egg/analysis videos, trying to catch up on TNG stuff I may have forgotten or missed.   Plenty of people trashed the shit out of Alex Kurtzman, that he focused on the TNG movies and was known for leaving huge plot holes, and with this last episode, I now truly get it.    Well, I had that feeling prior to this, with for much of the season, they were mischaracterizing Picard as being irrational, hot-headed, arrogant, and egotistical.   
 

We are at:

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  1. The Zhat Vash/Romulans have every right to fear synthetics   
  2. Picard was  wrong about everything  
  3. As  soon as Soji bails on the Cube, they completely stop caring about the Borg Cube    What the fuck, are we supposed to believe they created this massive project focused on recovering ex-Borg, on the chance that Bruce Maddox would send Soji and her sister there, and that somebody would sleep with her to eventually get the location of her home world?  Oh wait, it’s far more simple: the Borg project was just to draw them there and kill them.  Because they knew Maddox would send them there.    
  4. They brought back Brent Spiner, only to waste him    I really don’t need another batty Soong, and I could swear that all of Soong’s creations/whatever were dead.   Springing a new kid on us was a very Kurtzman thing to do, based on the rest of the series.  
  5. Oh, all of the sudden, going back to episode 1 and then skipping 7 episodes,  Picard’s brain problems are back and terminal, and, by the way, we have this golem, and Agnes is a brain expert.  Gee, will we have a synthetic Picard next season?

 

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On 3/22/2020 at 12:04 AM, atomheartbevo said:
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Oh, all of the sudden, going back to episode 1 and then skipping 7 episodes,  Picard’s brain problems are back and terminal, and, by the way, we have this golem, and Agnes is a brain expert.  Gee, will we have a synthetic Picard next season?

 

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Could have been worse.

Would have preferred the admiral lady over Riker. Would have preferred some diversity of ships. That's some lazy CGI. Data death scene worked well. Rios should have hooked up with Seven, even if she ended up with Raffi.  Fixing the cube to rise from the planet's surface to fight the Romulans seemed too obvious I guess. Just glad there was no Q ex machina at the end.

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1 hour ago, atomheartbevo said:

Want a series with Riker, Seven, and Rios.  

Yes please 

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6 minutes ago, Red Five said:

Riker looked like he was wearing a halloween costume. 

Wait, Picard was supposed to be 95? Did I hear that right? 

The character was about 20 years older than the actor.  

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