They kind of look like an evolution of the VOY uniforms, except that they have collars that match the shoulder colour, instead of the blue-gray undershirts. I think it’s also the future commbadge, but it’s a bit too blurry to be sure.
Would seem odd that the uniforms change so much...then pretty much go back 20 years later? Could be Academy uniforms or something though - who knows? We'll wait on that one.
Hopefully we get a really great character piece like the one where he goes home after he had been abducted by the Borg (that makes me cry every time).
Yeah, “Family” with his brother Robert on the family vineyard in France. That episode was incredible, when he broke down after their brawl, it made me want to cry!
One reason I dislike Generations. It uses the stock that ep built up to give Picard a cheap excuse to have something to want in The Nexus, while thoroughly depressing any actual TNG fans who would prefer to not think of Renee and Robert burning to death! One of many, many issues I have with the TNG films.
I posted my thoughts on the general movie thread last month but they got buried by posts about Endgame, to copy and paste to this more suitable thread:
What We Left Behind: A Star Trek Deep Space Nine Documentary
Just over 2 years after backing the Indiegogo campaign, I've finally seen the early stream for the Deep Space Nine documentary, What We Left Behind. It's emotional, wonderful and celebratory - and as part of my perks I get my name as one of a sea of names who ponied up to fund it. Major Kira looked happy before my name popped up. On the top line as mine pops up you can see Terry Farrell's name - probably the only time I'll be on screen with her!
The HD sequences look stunning and make me so sad we're probably never going to see the show in that quality outside of these clips. The TNG blurays cost tens of millions to remaster and barely made the money back. The (logical) thinkning from CBS is that if they can't flog TNG which was genuinely beloved, how can they sell DS9 or Voyager which were never as big but would need the same massive investment. Catch 22. Sadly. Still, some of this footage makes me so want it, feasibility be damned.
The doc is on bluray from Shout Factory later this year and there are some cinema screenings in a month or so in the US, I'd certainly recommend to anyone who loves the show - of course (EDIT: These have now happened - though there are some UK ones in June). Yet even for maybe a Trek fan who hasn't quite gotten on board for it yet, this really makes the case that "being dark" doesn't mean being "anti-Trek". What's surprising is how touching this is - there are sections that will leave you feeling a bit upset and sometimes a bit let down. It wasn't the happy go lucky set of pals the TNG set was. This was cliquey and fraught. Avery Brooks was not the team leader they wanted and sometimes needed. Marc Alaimo/Dukat openly says he never felt appreciated or welcomed by anyone on the cast and crew.
It's odd that part of the doc is talking about the legacy of the show - and I thought that perhaps the show's biggest legacy will turn out to be Section 31, since they've been a major part of the reboot Kelvin films, Season 4 of Enterprise, both seasons of Discovery and are getting their own show. All stemming from DS9 creating them in Season 6.
The backers stream came with an intro asking us not to reveal too much before the blurays come out later this year so I won't spoil the plot of this part but the highlight of the whole thing is the promised writer's room in which the writers get back together and plot EP 1 of what they would do in a DS9 reboot set 20 years on. Watch this - especially what they have for the end - and tell me you wouldn't kill for it.
Basically, there's 3 versions - the standard edition, the Shout exclusive with a bonus roundtable discussion and the Indiegogo backers exclusive which has a chat with the music composer, a trivia track and the fundraising vids and vault vids (including the great skit with "Mr J.") - wee bit sad that that the backers copy misses the extra roundtable but according to the producers SHout paid for that themselves so 100% fair enough that they get it exclusive. There's tonnes of features to cover the same ground.
re: Picard. I don't like the uncertainty of as to which jigsaw puzzle this fits into. Original Star Trek Canon, okay I'm there, dude.
But if this slots into like the alternate Prime, or Kelvin, or bugger-all-whatever timelines, I'm not interested.
Not to worry - there’s no uncertainty/jigsaw puzzle, as that “prime is not canon” video is nonsense dreamed up by people who are full of crap. There are two Trek timelines, Prime and Kelvin, that's all there is to it.
Picard is in the Prime timeline. Kelvin is only the three Chris Pine movies, and with that series effectively dead, there are no more stories being told in it.
NO-ONE expected Seven Of Nine in this....that's just...wow. Spiner was the easy fave to be in it, he's good friends with P-Stew, they for some reason made Data the focus of most of the films and Pat got Spiner a cameo in his much missed sitcom Blunt Talk. I thought it'd be much more standalone.
It looks so different to Trek, to TNG that I'm going to do my best to not prejudge anything. Seven Of Nine though.....who the hell guessed that?
After they ran the trailer, they brought Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner, and Jonathan Del Arco (Hugh) out to join the fun. And then they confirmed that both Frakes and Marina Sirtis would be appearing on the show as well
The Short Treks trailer is terrific - looks to be Spock's first day as one of them, the "first" Tribble encounter (hopefully with some references to how they went to war with Klingons) and Pike being Pike i.e. amazing. Hope to God these are back door pilots to guage interest in a Pike era show. To get "real" Trek, while doing the odd things with Picard and Discovery would be great.