Picard S2

Mottrex

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Well, same “crew” is very different from the same showrunner. He would have done his own prep, approved his own scripts, etc. A showrunner and crew have almost nothing to do with each other. A showrunner doesn’t even hire crew—he hires the people who hire those people. I was a location manager on a network series, and I never met our showrunner or even saw him from afar. Using the same crew for a back-to-back shoot is incredibly cost-efficient, and that’s why you would do it. They know the ropes of the series, they know each other, and they have a rhythm. They’ll hit the ground running.

As for messing up in the final edit, well, it’s possible, I’m skeptical of the idea that it would happen, but time will tell.

Also, given James Cawley’s renowned (and confirmed to me by several who know him) obsession with accuracy and detail, knowing he didn’t care at all for Strange New Hair (though he’s glad it’s around because it will bring new fans to TOS/TNG), knowing he worked on TNG building Wesley’s costumes, and finally, knowing he’s close friends with Doug Drexler, Michael & Denise Okuda, and others from that era, I trust his word.
I will still watch and live in hope of a fitting send off for the characters that is until the rumour Mill starts a spinning if it all goes well.
The OG cast pulled it off after all with a similar length of time with better effects etc.
 

asalaw

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I will still watch and live in hope of a fitting send off for the characters that is until the rumour Mill starts a spinning if it all goes well.
The OG cast pulled it off after all with a similar length of time with better effects etc.
That’s pretty much where I am—based on this new information, I’m very willing to give it a shot.
 

The Terminator

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Interestingly, according to Rob Burnett, season 3 will be back to TNG form for Picard. He's been in contact with Terry Matalas and according to him, Matalas has full reins in Season 3 (Chabon, Goldsman and Kurtzman have less involvement). Rob's been hyping up Season 3 on Twitter and said he's blown away by the script. Let's hope he's right.
Nice and all but, "Too little, too late".

Hopefully Raffi and Seven of “Never Kill Anyone Again, Just Because They Deserve It” Nine get dropped off at a starbase in the first 5 minutes of Season 3, episode 1.

I can’t see a proper outing with the TNG crew with those two incongruent and insufferable characters in tow.

It’s a shame what they have done to the Seven of Nine character.
It's not the Seven, it's the jj trek/Klutzman trek version.

Watching Voyager again, as I have been doing a lot lately, the character is like chalk and cheese compared between Voyager and Picard.
It's almost like Kurtzman and Co had no idea what to do with her but wanted the fan bait of bringing back the character. So they just wrote "Seven of Nine" on the white board underneath the character trait heading of "damaged and gloomy" under which you found every other character's name, Kurtzman and co all hugged and walked out of the office straight up to payroll and picked up their wages with an overwhelming sense of pride and accomplishment with their exactly 7 minutes of work and all took the rest of the week off with exhaustion even though it was only 9.07am on Monday. It's really tough writing 10 episodes a year.

Jeri Ryan was fantastic on Voyager. Brought a lot of emotion and screen presence. Fast forward to current-day-"trek" and she along with the other characters have been turned into cardboard cutouts.
EDIT: I would blame the writers, not the actors.
 
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