and suddenly it becomes crystal clear why they released S3 info
What an utter load if bullcrap written by some writer hack that's probably high on something. It's boring, Illogical and incoherent dragged out crap. Someone asked, can it get any worse? Well this is Hollywood so, yes probably.
And Picard dropping the communicator... what the f...? Whoever writes the episodes are not only a useless hack but lazy as well.
Acting wise this was probably the best I've seen from Stewart in this show. No, not the lying on his back part. But the sessions with his shrink/father had at times at least some fire in his acting.
As for the story itself, well, I didn't like the presentation. The horror movie scenario looks a bit to B-movie. The part about Picard's mother having some mental illness as explanation of his behaviour towards others doesn't (yet) make sense to me. And now the whole thing isn't about Reneé at all ?
The Alladin like summoning of Q was a bit stupid, too. Here I was hoping we were finally shown the first meeting between him and Guinan. And if El-Aurians can summon a Q doesn't that make them more powerful ? Well, in walks this FBI guy arresting both, Guinan and Picard. End of episode. Another missed opportunity.
The writers throw in some more references to "old" Star Trek. "I'm from Chile, I only work in outer space" - not funny. Oh, and nice job preserving the timeline bringing them on board. Maybe Rios will stay in the past - he obviously likes it there.
The Borg Queen formaly known as Jurati trying to assimilate mankind "before they are ready". Been there, tried that, didn't work. All that really isn't very original.
Like I said before, I see flashes of what could have been a good story for a movie (which according to the internet rumor mill is in the works) but a lot of it is just filler to get ten episodes. This will either cumulate in a spectacular finale or it will be a major dud.
On a side note: I wonder why they released the teaser for season three before this season is even finished. Are they already afraid people will turn away and this is an efford to make them stay ?
I doubt this was a plan they had in mind starting this series, as Stewart always said this will not be another TNG show.
How many seasons did these guys go without dropping their comm badges? Now they drop their comm badge every time they get in trouble just so the writers can fill half an episode with an escape sequence that has nothing to do with anything.
Ooofff tho that story telling back story was the most un-star trek thing i've ever watched in a star trek show in my life - what in the hell did you just make me sit through? Why are you backfilling Picards story at this point? How is it so hard for them to find a borg queen in modern times? How is everyone so dumb?
Writers.......you're really starting to piss me off with how lazy you are getting now days, just holy shit people, it's never-ending tropes and filler, totally disjointed from the spirit of the show, moral grand standing every 2 minutes.....damn.....I mean I don't need you to get 20 people in the episode to remind me that picard did great things over his career either...
Total writers fail, and the over arching story moved maybe two inches
Oh, for the love of Mike...it keeps getting worse.
Gosh no. That mystery/ancestry/horror story is dangerously close to Sub Rosa (https://trakt.tv/shows/star-trek-the-next-generation/seasons/7/episodes/14) which is one of TNG's most stupid episodes. Why do they choose to tell such a story? Is it just that Stewart has another chance to talk (and again there's a shrink - What's going on with all those psychoanalysts in this show?). Why is it important that he fell into a coma? Who induced that coma anyway? Was that Q? How and why? (Was there a hardware module in Soong's Tesla that induces comas when it passes by?) I don't get it. Maybe this will be important and explained but right now I can't see how's that related to the main story other than that Picard gets the idea to summon Q. But didn't Picard knew before that Q is the key to this story and that Q presumably wants something from him personally? The whole episode feels like a filler. Last episode nothing happened. This episode even less happened. Most of the time this episode was totally boring. Plus, I don't understand why last episode was about closely watching and protecting Renée and now everything we learn about Renée's well-being is a quick comment (something like She's fine. Don't worry.). Strange.
PS: I like Guinan's explanation why her race is so much into barkeeping. I always wondered. Now, let's give us more about the shared history of El-Aurians and the Q.
It's so funny how many people here in the comments are wasting their time watching stuff they clearly don't like and haven't like for a while now.
I enjoyed this episode. Didn't think it was boring at all!
I really didn't care for JL's childhood. He might have been right. It is insignificant.
All this episode did is make me want to re watch BSG!!
I'm so glad this show has finally got its priorities straight and the writers do know exactly what we really want to see: Picard's daddy issues. In a nutshell: ugh!
-1/10Are you frickin kidding me,What a load of boring bull-crap, they are absolutely pissing all over trying to keep the space future thing under raps in fact they are going out their way to brag it off.This is the worst episode in star trek history, utter Garbage. No wonder it all ends for good in season 3 never to return, thank god.This is bad I mean really really bad, under the barrel bad. It waspainful to watch and now it's just unwatchable. This shitshow needs to go away and never return.
We have proper Trek, the best trek ever created and it's an exciting flawless super awesome Masterpiece and is the phenomenal Star Trek Discovery.
They have three more episodes to try to make something cohesive out of this season. As of this episode, they continue to meander about without anything solid.
4.5/10 - The strange drama continues. With some mindfuck now...
At least Teresa and Chris are still part of it :)The rest was quite boring though! (None of it matters anyway and the bigger story is quite stuck, ironically.)
I like the characters... but this season, except for the first 2 episodes, is boring, it's dragging with needless subplots (Rios and the doctor)... maybe they should have thought about cutting 2-3 episodes from the season, then it would have had a better flow. Regarding Picard: Where is Robert in the whole nightmare/memory-thing?
And please: one quote out of ST IV was okay, two are too much.
I feel like Alice: Curiouser and Curiouse.But this no wonderland.....
Can't let the experience of the ending extinguish the self discovery of Father & Mother...sad & happy it was, and shared with that special someone -- I was there, even if he wasn't quite...yet?
And Rios being a bad boy...? So cool...
I had to turn it off a few minutes in it was painfully boring
what am I watching? did they just randomly pull out ideas from a hat? did they get Chris Chibnall from doctor who?
I hadn't recognized Annie Wersching
Spent a bit too much time in mini-Picard dreamland for my tastes but got some interesting backstory on his parents at least (with bonus James Callis!).
Also the device they used on Picard which basically did a Vulcan mind meld had an unnecessary flourish of including a cage in the shape of a Vulcan ear. If that device is Vulcan made it seems very out of character for the species to include it. If its made by another species tho its kind of a perfect marketing nod I could see being a thing.
The episode make me remind of two of my favorites series: Battlestar Galactica and The Shield