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Offline Det. Bullock

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This is giving me red alert signs everywhere. Picard? Data? Seven of Nine? The Borg? Another plot about saving the universe? Looks like a college-written pitch for a fan novel that every roomate will just laugh at its over-the-topness.

Oh no, they're reusing some of the best characters and plot lines! THE HORROR!

There's Kurtzman behind the wheel, one might appreciate the nostalgia rush but if it's gonna be bolted on another Kurtzman plot like Discovery it's just a bit of spices on a meal that tastes like nothing.
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This is giving me red alert signs everywhere. Picard? Data? Seven of Nine? The Borg? Another plot about saving the universe? Looks like a college-written pitch for a fan novel that every roomate will just laugh at its over-the-topness.

Oh no, they're reusing some of the best characters and plot lines! THE HORROR!

Reusing all good characters is a reliable method to create both epic stories and epic fail stories.

 

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What characters they're using and what plots they hint at tells us precisely nothing about the quality of the show.

Even Kurzman's involvement doesn't (With the usual disclaimer that I like Discovery a lot)
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This is giving me red alert signs everywhere. Picard? Data? Seven of Nine? The Borg? Another plot about saving the universe? Looks like a college-written pitch for a fan novel that every roomate will just laugh at its over-the-topness.

I like how Data looks though. Finally looking his actual age. The movies were a bit weird in that regard.

1) Data's not supposed to age. He's not supposed to have an age. The movies were "a bit weird" because Spiner's age was actually accentuated by the makeup. Now he's bloated versus slim like he was in the TV show and first couple of TNG movies.
2) What do you mean "another" save the universe plot? Even in the books those are kind of rare.
3) Oh NO! Seven of Nine's back, shown to have grown since being freed from the Collective? GASP. The Borg, an ever-present threat in the galaxy that have been part of Star Trek for almost 40 years? A what-if scenario about a Borg cube not trying to assimilate the kitchen sink? THE HORROR.
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3) Oh NO! Seven of Nine's back, shown to have grown since being freed from the Collective? GASP. The Borg, an ever-present threat in the galaxy that have been part of Star Trek for almost 40 years? A what-if scenario about a Borg cube not trying to assimilate the kitchen sink? THE HORROR.

Is it set only after TNG or after VOY as well? Presence of 7/9 says "yes" but the end of VOY was more like "no way".

 

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Is it set only after TNG or after VOY as well? Presence of 7/9 says "yes" but the end of VOY was more like "no way".

VOY takes place during the TNG movie timeline, since Janeway is back in the Alpha Quadrant and promoted to admiral by the time Nemesis takes place.
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Ah OK it's been a few years since I watched that~

 

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VOY takes place during the TNG movie timeline, since Janeway is back in the Alpha Quadrant and promoted to admiral by the time Nemesis takes place.

You have to wonder if Picard quit Star Fleet when she was promoted to Admiral and he had to stay a captain. Cause I know that would be the point I'd realise my career wasn't going to advance! They probably only promoted him to admiral in the hope they could Kirk him back down to Captain.
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Some misconceptions about my comments.

First, by Data showing his age, I mean he looks less "aged" than in the movies. As Cobra correctly puts it, he shouldn't age at all, but I get the point about the slimness.

Second, my red flags are about how the show seems more interested in doing a list of "star trek top hits" rather than a good sci fi story. I don't mind watching Seven of Nine again, she was the best thing about Voyager after all (perhaps excepting Mulgrew), and I have to disagree with Dekker, Ryan is just fine!

Problem is, I have seen all of these "hits" before, multiple times (what can go wrong by doing the Voyager gag of milking the Borg again) and the new "stuff" just seems boring and irrelevant.

 

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Now he's bloated versus slim like he was in the TV show and first couple of TNG movies.

They can just say he needed more space for extra RAM. :p
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Just found this trailer analysis by Trek Central. Looks like they going with post apocalypse (the controversial supernova event) Romulan's experimenting with Borg technology presumably to try and regain some lost power. Gotta love the lab sign saying 5,843 days without assimilation lol! Looks like they have control of a cube too. Considering Romulan's and Borg were my favourite villains from TNG this pleases me greatly.

(notice how they slimmed data in their thumbnail? now he looks about right haha)

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I'm surprised they aren't gonna try to use the same cgi de-aging technology on Brent Spiner that was used on Samuel L Jackson for Captain Marvel... that was seamless.
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Oooooh looks like Robert Picardo, the EMH Doctor from Voyager might be in Star Trek Picard too. God this show opens up so many cool things for not just TNG fans but Voyager and DS9 fans too! :)

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He's in anything he can get and has less range than a rubber band gun.

I do like him though 😂😂
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