Some classic wise sentences, the rest is a waste of time.
Do all those plot pieces actually have a purpose ?
We went back in time to restore the timeline. Now we have Soong and his cloning (funny that he doesn't protect his files). Jurati and her personality issues. Rios's Doctor is back in the picture. Raffi's becoming more annoying with every episode. I'm still not sure what's Q's play ? And Picard having a traumatic episode. Does all this actually have something to do with the main issue ?
Oh wait, there was a little bit of Renee Picard in there. And concerning that, I don't know if her not making the mission is the problem or her making it is. Maybe it's something else entirely. I am also confused that Picard didn't seem to know about his ancestor. From TNG we know he's well versed concerning his family history. But neither the date nor the place seemed to be important to him.
I don't hate the show but I'm also not overly enthusiastic. Truth be told, I'm bored. And that's worse than either of the other options.
Why … does … the … band … just … seamlessly go along with Jurati's singing all of a sudden? It makes no sense. They have no idea who she is. The lights just went out. There was no time for her to make any arrangements with the band for her song. Not only do they happen to know this song and can play it perfectly, but they aren't at all confused by the fact that some random lady has just started singing on a balcony somewhere? At least show a little bit of confusion. Come on. These little things are easy to ignore but they still matter.
The writing in this show is just awful. There's no subtletyl everything is just thrown in to fill in plot holes without any thought for the additional plot holes they generate.
Hated Jurati in season one too, but now she's paired with the Borg Queen, whose acting is especially terrible and not at all in keeping with her character.
Making an entire season set in the present-day is also incredibly boring. This is Star Trek. We want to see cool sci-fi shit, not hear about deportation. Even ignoring that, the story is just so tiresome, I can barely make it through each episode. Still, it beats Discovery any day.
The characters are all just shoved in there in an overt attempt to keep all the original cast relevant for season 2. Laris? Oh let's just make her this "Watcher" person (they'd better have a good explanation for that one…). Elf boy? Yea he's like a ghost now. That girl who was a robot is now some kind of genetic experiment who happens to look exactly like androids hundreds of years in the future. Yea sure Soong must have based her appearance on her but that's still a pretty convenient coincidence. Seven never became a Borg anymore but conveniently she became president of alternate-Earth (by the way, Seven doesn't have any of her Borg implants but Picard is still full of implants? His body belongs to evil-Picard, who just happens to have also been stabbed in the heart? Shrug I guess why not…)
Cory or whatever her name is never looked at Soong's computer before?
So the Borg Queen is Scorpius now?
You know that one relative that comes over on holidays and just rambles aimlessly about random stuff for hours on end? That’s what this season of Picard feels like. There’s a lot of stuff happening, but it’s not really coherent. I am losing patience with this season.
Patrick Stuart/Picard still manages to inspire, on and off screen. The “fear is fear” speech made me cry a little :heart:
Does anyone know what the frack is going on?’ I get more confused each episode m
It's all a bit wishy washy and still not feeling the whole point of the season being Qs fuckery. On the other hand we now have my weirdest ship to date! Agnes Jurati and the damn Borg Queen. Borgnes... Nope, Queerati.
Give the Borg Queen her own damn spin-off. She's been single-handedly carrying this season
Shitty soap opera story and flashback hell. Talk about ruining the second most famous name in Star Trek.
Vic Fontaine ain't got shit on her...
I somehow like this episode, because everyone is so well dressed and has a good time at that party. Plus I like the title - this Borg designation makes a lot of sense. This tells you a lot about this episode's shortcomings though if that's why I like this episode. Why doesn't this show happen in space? Or in the distant future? I get why Rios is excited about matches but I'm not half as excited as he is 'cause I've seen matches and "real" cigars before. Why does that feel like I'm watching 007 partying in Montenegro? Still don't understand the story. Q wants Soong to stop both Picards (as if he wasn't the omnipotent being here) and that's the only reason why the crew tried to help Renée to begin quarantine . Except maybe Q nobody knows why they are doing what they are doing and I don't get it either. I mean, they jumped to 2024 cause someone told them that there's a watcher who will tell them how to fix the broken arrow of time. But even that watcher doesn't really know what they are supposed to do and whether this timeline is actually manipulated as we speak - perhaps Renée was always having doubts no matter whether Q was her shrink or not. Maybe she is supposed to fly into space in ten days - maybe she isn't. Most of that still makes no sense to me. I mean this episode is maybe strangely entertaining (for the reasons I began my review with), but it also feels totally unnecessary. I mean, what really happened? Picard is in a coma (which maybe is more relevant than we might know yet) and Jurati turned into some kind of possessed Dark Knight in a sexy costume - but we knew that before this episode. That's basically it. And again they don't know what to do with Raffi, Rios and Annika. They are only there for doing some small talk it seems.
"How mutch worse can it get?" Why do people always say that?? You now that is going to get mutch worse afther anybody says that!!!!!!!! (Specially if it's the last sentence of the episode)
So Jurati now contains borg nanites and is controlled by the queen, so wouldn’t her first act be to assimilate that whole room when Picard and gang leave to get Picard sorted out? This way she can get a borg collective going so she can do what her predecessor tried to do in First Contact? Half of the best episode will be the mind meld into Picard’s brain, which will have a lot of corridors and him shouting “maman” and his mum saying “look up”..it’s not really interesting at all, more like watching paint dry, especially as Q isn’t doing anything coz his finger click isn’t working and nobody knows why, let’s hope they explain it.
Mostly boring... I was about to rate this 4/10 but then we finally got that musical (Agnes singing) - it was short but it was there and lifted things a bit.
And some more scenes with Theresa - which is always good.
PS: It looks like the Tesla's of the future still have problems with emergency breaking for pedestrian protection :o xD (Not sure how well it works currently but I've seen quite a few headlines regarding some issues/limitations - but to be fair, Tesla is likely not behind the competition). Anyway, it was weird that they can still run people over with cars in the future.
Luckily there are only 10 episodes, but ufff
4/10I'm just bored now and I don't care what's not happening as this show has took a dive literally second episode in and stayed their right at the bottom. Everything interesting they could have given us with how they set that first good episode up has just been pissed away.It's all just bull-crap and the show is going absolutely nowhere, I just want the pain to stop.What's with Picards android body, is it flesh and blood where even a Doctor can't tell are not.Because if so then it makes all season 1 drama of him dying completely pointless/ irrelevant.Which is literally this who show, boring irrelevance.
Thank the stars I have The Flawless Masterpiece that is Star Trek Discovery.
(I'm going to really have to grind....Grind these last 4 episodes out. Star Trek Picard is shit).
The episode itself isn't bad...
but, somehow it all seems a bit rehashed, from season 1, from TNG etc., especially the Soong-Kori (Data-Lal/Soji)-subplot. Rios' thing with the doctor is quite annoying, the best part remains Jurati and the Borg Queen (but who didn't guess the Borg Queen taking over would happen at some point?).
The pep-talk from Picard to Renee was nice... but... honestly, she's indoctrinated by Q, and one speech however inspirational changes her mind?
UGH...what happened to the writers from season 1? Why this story line for season 2? The time thing doesn't work here...in this iteration of the Trek universe. I wanna know how the Borg got that cool ass ship...and how the f*ck can they bend time like that?? Show us THAT technology and timeline so we can have some REAL excitement and real stories! What about Species 8472 who defeated the Borg? Where are they and why haven't they come to right the time line? I want more from this show but I don't think I'm gonna get it with these characters. They are not using Jeri Ryan's character to the fullest and that's a shame. I wanted to see her be some sort of freedom fighter/bounty hunter...they gave her the clothes for it (actually in season one she could have fit in nicely with the Firefly crew).UGH... this season is going nowhere fast...people are getting bored...so sad