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TOPIC: Patrick Stewart to Star in new Trek show!

Patrick Stewart to Star in new Trek show! 04 Aug 2018 16:49 #279204

Jean-Luc Picard returns leading a new Star Trek show. Never expected this.

deadline.com/2018/08/patrick-stewart-sta...cess-1202440156/amp/

Hopefully its not dark, gritty shit and post-Dominion War instead of timeline foolery.
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Patrick Stewart to Star in new Trek show! 04 Aug 2018 17:01 #279206

So excited.
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Patrick Stewart to Star in new Trek show! 04 Aug 2018 17:03 #279207

On the one hand, cool. On the other hand, it's being produced by Kurtzman, a consummate hack of the highest order, so this is kind of like if, I dunno, Stephanie Meyer wrote a sequel to Wuthering Heights.
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Patrick Stewart to Star in new Trek show! 04 Aug 2018 17:10 #279208

Unbelievable. I have nothing negative whatsoever to say about this. I kind of hope it is just about Picard’s daily life of being awesome, kind, and wise.
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Patrick Stewart to Star in new Trek show! 04 Aug 2018 17:20 #279210

How many of these have actually worked? Honest question. I love TNG deeply. I just don't see these revisits 30 years later working.
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Patrick Stewart to Star in new Trek show! 04 Aug 2018 17:40 #279215

Well I suppose Discovery was too unique for some. Too dark. Too original. Hey I ain't saying it was perfect. There were some real crap episodes but after the mid season break they really pulled their act together and made a pretty fantastic show overall.

Now, we get a show with all the daring of a night at Grampa and Grandma's house. Smell of bengay included free of charge. Stewart is what? 90 years old? Oh wait, just looked it up. He's 78. Hey maybe they'll make something decent of it. I as a lover of Star Trek hope so but it just smells....tired.

The ONLY way that it would be great is if they revived the idea of following the adventures of a class of students working their way through Star Fleet Academy (an idea dating back to before Star Trek the Motion Picture) and have Picard be the Dumbledore of space. Now that would be awesome.
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Patrick Stewart to Star in new Trek show! 04 Aug 2018 17:40 #279216

Gary Sax wrote:
How many of these have actually worked? Honest question. I love TNG deeply. I just don't see these revisits 30 years later working.

Ash vs Evil Dead was awesome.
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Patrick Stewart to Star in new Trek show! 04 Aug 2018 17:48 #279217

Jonathan Frakes guest stars in the first episode,
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Patrick Stewart to Star in new Trek show! 04 Aug 2018 18:02 #279219

Patrick Stewart still has it. I really enjoyed his recent work on Blunt Talk. Very excited.
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Patrick Stewart to Star in new Trek show! 04 Aug 2018 18:09 #279220

so this was news a month or two ago. I've been VERY cautious about this, not because I'm cynical or anything like that.

But because Patrick Stewart and Cpt. Picard was by far the hero and role-model of my teenage years (which were no picnic). The man and character mean a great deal to me. He's probably the only celebrity that I would just melt if I saw him. I saw Frakes once in a high end men's clothing store and got an autograph (I don't think I actually said anything, he saw me holding a NCC-1701-D Technical Manual and took a double take and said, "...what's that you're holding? My... isn't this a coincidence?" He introduced me to his actress wife who i didn't know at all, and signed "go boldly!" and addressed it to me, so I imagine i must have mumbled my name at the very least.

But Picard is a whole other beast.

I'm worried about this cuz it could be so incredible, he's a talented actor so i can't even fathom HIM being bad. I'm sure he'll be great cuz even in bad Star Trek movie, he's still always good. I hope he has creative input.

I also worry that it will only be available on some platform I don't have and it will be THE KILLER APP for that platform since I would have to acquire it immediately.

Cautiously excited. Cautiously trying to not have a heart attack.

....i still can't enjoy Earl Grey tea tho, no matter how hard I try
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Patrick Stewart to Star in new Trek show! 04 Aug 2018 18:42 #279222

Black Barney wrote:
....i still can't enjoy Earl Grey tea tho, no matter how hard I try

A very common drink of Frenchmen.
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Patrick Stewart to Star in new Trek show! 05 Aug 2018 06:12 #279228

Black Barney wrote:
I saw Frakes once in a high end men's clothing store and got an autograph (I don't think I actually said anything, he saw me holding a NCC-1701-D Technical Manual and took a double take and said, "...what's that you're holding? My... isn't this a coincidence?" He introduced me to his actress wife who i didn't know at all, and signed "go boldly!" and addressed it to me, so I imagine i must have mumbled my name at the very least.

Now that is a great story and confirms that Frakes, as a human being, is just a super nice dude.

Unfortunately I have to call FAKE NEWS on the whole business because there is no chance Barney would ever be allowed into a high end men's clothing store. Salvation Army Store perhaps but high end? No way.
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Patrick Stewart to Star in new Trek show! 05 Aug 2018 08:28 #279236

Lol, good catch. As a high school student, i wasn't there to shop. I was hanging out with my good friend who's dad owned the store. I still don't know if me being there was intentionally made to happen cuz they both knew i was a big Trekker.

In seeing vids on Stewart talking about this, i'm amazed to see so much of my own situation in his stories which i selfishly assumed was unique to me. Stewart talks about he is continuously approached by people thanking him and The Next Generation for being a light when things went dark.

Repo, i love your idea of 'Cadets' type show. One of the coolest episodes of tNG is, 'Lower Decks' about how a bunch of junior officers are existing on the ship. The senior officers seem opposing and intimidating (even though we know them). I think any kind of show around non-decision makers could be really interesting but much harder to write for
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Patrick Stewart to Star in new Trek show! 05 Aug 2018 15:11 #279256

Yah, Lower Decks was one of the best episodes of Next Gen, no doubt.
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