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I think that this show needs to be on the CW. At least the CW makes no excuses for minimizing ageing actors and moving great looking "cheeky" villains to the front.
Rich Evans was right...Picard LOVESSeeing Riker as a captain was nice
They had to throw in “I love you!”
Why would Picard LOVE Data?
Kirk never told Spock he loved him.
I had forgotten that those characters were left behind. It's too bad, because I actually liked them and wanted to see more of them. I think it would've made more sense for them to go with Picard on his mission rather than Raffi or Elnor.(You know who I would buy as weeping that hard? Laris and Zhaban, who had the sort of warm, lived-in relationship with him that would make me believe it. Too bad they disappeared from the show, never to be seen again this season.)
Picard turned out to be a super uneven show, and I don't know that the highs were high enough or numerous enough to outweigh the considerable lows.
Excuse me, but what? I've been watching Star Trek, in one incarnation or another, for more than forty years now (probably longer, because my parents were first-generation Trekkies in college and part of the letter-writing campaign and all that). A friend of mine recently-ish encountered Star Trek via the 2009 film and its sequels, and was curious to delve into what came before. She utterly loves Next Gen and is working on Voyager right now. She loves it all, and I won't argue with her enjoyment, even if I can't imagine how that can happily coexist in her mind. I've begun a gradual guided tour into TOS. So I've been revisiting "what Star Trek is and always has been all about" in navigating the growing pains of early TOS, as well as in the TNG appreciation thread on here."Sometimes you’re motivated to have things simply because it’s possibly going to piss off or provoke people who seem to have missed the memo about just what exactly “Star Trek” is and always has been all about."