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Star Trek: Picard - Season One - CBS All Access - starring Patrick Stewart

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  1. Josh Steinberg

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    I showed my wife the wines with the warning of “these look so cool, but I can’t justify it” and she said she wanted to get it for me for my birthday if I didn’t mind not being surprised. I don’t!

    (insert happy dance here)
     
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    It’s rare that I want toys or official products from anything these days but my wife has a good track record of surprising me with one of them when I do. I have the Bluetooth communicator designed from the original prop that looks amazing and I almost never use it but damn it looks cool. And the black undershirt from the reboot franchise (I liked the subtlety of it, you can wear it out without people realizing you’re in official movie uniform gear). There’s a tribble hiding somewhere (hopefully still just one). And now this. I think those are the best gifts - the things you really want but serve no practical purpose and you can’t really justify getting it for yourself. It’s nice to get permission to be a big kid and play pretend for a few minutes every now and then :)

    As long as we gotta wait til Thursday for a new show...

    What Trek or TNG toys or props or whatever do you have or wish you had?
     
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    If I could afford it, and had the display space, I'd love to subscribe to the Eaglemoss Star Trek ship collection. I want them all! At the very least, I'd love to buy the Enterprise NX-01, 1701, 1701-A, 1701-D, 1701-E, JJ versions, Voyager, Defiant and DS9 models from Eaglemoss.
     
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    My recent collecting as focused on hard to come by things that are not mass produced. I’ve posted before that I managed to find the Ganine Chess pieces used during TOS that Charlie melted. That one was hard but finally got a set a few years ago. Found a seller on eBay who also was selling the pawns and knights. I picked up an extra couple of pawns as my initial set was missing one pawn. Perhaps harder is the coffee carafe used during TOS in scenes in Corbomite Maneuver for example. I found a carafe in great shape. But missing the lid. Still need to find the sugar and creamer containers in the set. My next efforts will include making replicas of the phaser and communicators.

    About the Eaglemoss ships, I’ve watched those releases and until recently, I wasn’t sure I was interested. Of late, I started to recollect small die cast cars I had as a kid. So I am rethinking the Eaglemoss ships and maybe a few ships could be fun. :). I am reverting to my happy childhood.
    0F179F5C-B55A-427E-9539-365272542251.
     
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    There was prop replica of the Picard's flute from "The Inner Light" a while back I missed out on. I haven't checked E-Bay for it yet. I believe the real prop sold for $50K, so that was never an option.
     
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    I'm not an expert on streaming but it looks like you can sign up for some of these streaming sites (such as CBS Access) through Amazon Prime (they call them Channels). I'm thinking that these can be accessed directly through your Prime app, rather than needing to download another app and subscribe separately to a different streaming service?

    CBS Access seems to be $5.99/month through Prime, after a 7-day free trial.

    I might be interested in something like this, but have little to no interest in needing to find a Roku or something similar that needs to be attached to my TV in order to access every individual streaming option offered separately by every network or studio.
     
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    Unbelievable!


    I don't watch many of their videos, but they are very passionate about Star Trek so that always has my attention. Strange that Star Trek fans that obviously have much love, and admiration for the brand (never a bad thing) can see the same pilot episode for "Picard" and see something so entirely different from other what other Trekkies are viewing. I watched the entire 47 minute video mainly because I just couldn't believe the words coming out of their mouths. I was fascinated by the whole thing.

    At around the 21 minute mark I thought the guy was going to cry.
     
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    I won't ever admonish someone for their love of a thing. But come on...this is a TV show. I know it matters a lot to all of us, but cripes. it's not worth all that. (Shoot, I cry at the drop of a hat, too.)
     
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    Controversial opinions get more views, I guess.
     
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    I've always liked Generations. To me, it's more reminiscent of The Motion Picture in that it tries to address big ideas (very different ideas, but big ideas nonetheless). Didn't care for them throwing in a "bad guy". But, I agree that Shatner was great, and the whole sequence with him and Picard was the best parts. Like The Motion Picture, I liked Generations more each time I watched it.

    It was also nice to see the big model of the Ent-E used in the film after years of them using the smaller replacement model with the thicker surface details that, to me, looked really bad on the TV screen (and the production team said they used the smaller model because they thought the details were better suited for the TV screen - I don't know what they were looking at, but they were dead wrong).
     
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    If it says "RLM" on the label, just toss it in the trash where it belongs. The thumbnail on that video says it all. Not worth clicking.

    They’ve always been cranky, attention-seeking drama queen shit-grognards with an arrogant, stopped-clock correctness about them. The paucity of their imaginations and inability to engage with film except in the very narrow-mindedest of terms has been clear for nearly a decade now.
     
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    Yes, that’s exactly right - you can get CBS All Access as its own app, or subscribe to it within the Amazon Prime app. I think 5.99 is the “with commercials” plan and 9.99 is the “commercial free” plan.
     
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    I admit to owning and displaying on the mantle a Horga'hn. I looked for one for 25 years, found one and bought it. (Not a real prop and not expensive; I think it was $30.) It's full size, about 10-11 inches, and matches some of the other tiki stuff we have.
     
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    Oddly enough, after 30ish years of being a Star Trek fan, all I have is a Comm badge.

    No, my big goofy memorabilia is a full sized Tom Servo replica.
     
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    That’s awesome. Those are my favorite kinds of memorabilia; the ones that you can mix in with the rest of your stuff without it screaming “prop” or “licensed merch” (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

    I have tiny plastic replicas of the original TOS ship, the phaser and the shuttlecraft. I like randomly placing them around the house where they’re not noticeable, and I’ll forget they’re there, and then every once and a while I see the Enterprise as I’m doing some chore and it’ll make me smile for a second. Nerd alert and all that but I’m too old to care what anyone else thinks! *

    *anyone but my wife, by her grace may I get away with such shenanigans and don’t I ever forget it! :D
     
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    I have a few things... but man, if they put out a replica kurlan naiskos that makes a broken pottery sound when you drop it, I would be all over that!
     
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    That Kurlan Naiskos reminds me of the porcelain tea set Picard uses. I thought that’s another cool screen used real world product that would be cool to own. I mostly focus on TOS, but that’s a nice set.
     
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    Agreed, horrific is a pretty apt description of that part of the plot. Removing it would have hurt absolutely nothing.


    Are you aware that that finale was a rewrite? IIRC when they screened it just about every reaction was bad. They had some different death which was non-descript for Kirk, so they rewrote it.

    But according to this, it was to have been entirely different, I think this must have been a really early concept, to work 2 Enterprises in:

    https://comicbook.com/startrek/2017/08/13/star-trek-generations-kirk-death/
     
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    I just so badly want to be the third guy in that conversations with them!
    Just ask them simple questions, and fact checking them as they ramble off their opinions-
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    "Where do you see racism, or Xenophobia?"

    "So Starfleet has made a bad call...hmmm that has never happened in any of the Star Trek shows or movies before"

    "Picard doesn't like Data? Did You happen to see The Measure of a Man in which he puts his reputation on the line to keep him aboard the Enterprise by chance?"

    "Did you not see the kindness, and warmth, and ultimate maturity of character in Picard? He almost acts as if he has lived two entire lifetimes...oh wait, he has. And it really shows in this one 45 minute episode"

    "The Data reprimanding is a result of Data's unique child like innocence. OF course he will make a few mistakes along the way, and of Course Picard being the captain had to act as a father figure on Data's learning experiences. Picard also recognizes that Data is the most powerful member of the Enterprise crew, and the biggest asset!"

    "The episode is The Savage Curtain, and it isn't corny"
     
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    That's the thing about bringing back beloved characters after 20 or 30 years, you're gonna get a group of fans who rail against how those beloved characters are depicted in newer stuff because it doesn't fit in with the unchanging, amber-encased versions they've had locked away in their heads for decades.

    Imagine if The Undiscovered Country came out today, and how fans would react on the Internet to the way Kirk was written. They'd be having massive cerebral shit-hemorrhages:



    Of course, now that film is 30 years old and has settled into so many fans' minds over the years, especially newer fans post-1991, there simply isn't much outrage over it these days. This is why I wonder how Picard and Discovery will be perceived by future generations, when both shows are just seen as part of the greater franchise, rather than brand-new, breathlessly-anticipated TV series that had to live up to certain near-impossible expectations of those who had already been fans for decades.
     

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