Gimme That Star Trek Ep.37: Star Trek Picard Reaction

Star Trek: Picard just started, and I just had to talk about it with fellow Trekkies, to wit, Maggie and Jonathan Schaefer-Hames from Married with Comics, because they are also married with Star Trek. Our small but enthusiastic panel discusses the first episode, "Remembrance", the world of TNG 20 years on, and Patrick Stewart's graceful return to the franchise.

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"Star Trek Theme" by Alexander Courage, with the Irredeemable Shagg on vocals. End theme: "Deep Space Nine Theme" by Dennis McCarthy.

Bonus clips from: Star Trek: Picard's "Remembrance", starring Brent Spiner and Patrick Stewart; and Star Trek: The Next Generation's "Data's Day", starring Jonathan Frakes.

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8 responses to “Gimme That Star Trek Ep.37: Star Trek Picard Reaction

  1. Great dissection, folks! I’m jazzed for J-LP!

    I think the problem is Siskoid’s been pronouncing his French incorrectly his whole life. PatStew knows what’s what!

  2. Thank you, lady and gentlemen. Based on your discussions, this seems like a promising start to the series. Now to address the two apparent problems with this, otherwise excellent, pilot episode.

    1. Picard’s poor French: I think this is actually an important plot point. It serves as evidence of a secret plan by the Romulans to subvert French culture by slowly corrupting their language over the course of centuries, because they feel threatened by the French joie de vivre. This storyline was subtly woven into the fabric of TNG, and will likely culminate in the current series.

    2. Picard’s unorthodox vineyard: Again, I think this is deliberate. Picard has adopted New World winegrowing techniques based on the advice of his Romulan vineyard workers. This is just another part of their plan to eviscerate French culture (see Point #1 above).

    The take home message of all this is that the synths are just a red herring.

  3. California vineyards and poor French aside, can’t tell you how deeply I enjoyed ST:P, so I won’t even try. Suffice it to say that from now on, every day is Captain Picard Day. C’est un fait.

    1. Les jeudis, du moins.

      I have not seen any reviews or comments made by strangers, but of everyone I know, I’ve only heard one negative report on Picard’s first episode. The exception that proves the rule.

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