At the end of the 24th Century, and 14 years after his retirement from Starfleet, Jean-Luc Picard is living a quiet life on his vineyard, Chateau Picard. When he is sought out by a mysterious young woman, Dahj, in need of his help, he soon realizes she may have personal connections to his own past.
With this series, Patrick Stewart becomes the second actor to appear as a main character in two different live-action Star Trek series, reprising his starring role from Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). The first was Michael Dorn, who played Worf as a main character in The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). Colm Meaney also appeared as Miles O'Brien in those series, but was only credited as a main character in Deep Space Nine. However, Stewart is the first actor to have the main starring role in two different live-action Trek shows. See more »
The series title has the Starfleet insignia replacing the A in Picard's name. See more »
10 episodes to tell a story that should have been a 2 episode at best.
Once again the ball has been completely dropped in a new Star Trek show/movie.
Apart from some of the previous actors and the nostalia they carry, this is nothing like the classic Star Trek, while also not bringing anything new and original to the series.
The side characters are meaningless, feels like Picard could have went on his own on the mission and the outcome would have been the same.
I have no idea who these new people are and I don't care what happens to them. One episodic character from the classics had more personality and involvement in the plot that these people had in 10 episodes.
Then there's the Borg, so much hype in the trailer, so much hype to see them, only for it to lead nowhere, their presense was nothing more than a taxi service.
Whoever owns the Star Trek rights now has a hard time understanding what made it great. Pro tip: it wasn't lazers and sword fights. It was the characters and their relations, their dialogue, their rapport.
Also what's up with all the damn lens flares? When did actual cinematic vision go into the dumpster and it was decided that blasting a light as high as you can in the middle of an indoor scene adds any value? Just stop. It's annoying.
Since we're all in lockdown/isolation/quarantine, I guess you can watch it, after you're done watching all the older Star Trek series, Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5, all the Stargate series(including Universe, it gets better before they cancel it), and Duck Dodgers. These are all space shows which are better value for your time than anything Star Trek related released in the last decade.
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