Among the many sins of the 2002 film Star Trek Nemesis is the fact that its box-office bombing killed the still-nascent plans for a fifth and final The Next Generation outing, one that would have been designed as a finale in the same way that Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country was for the original cast.
I have no reason to believe that this film is some great lost gem of Star Trek canon; it was being written by the same people who wrote the awful Nemesis, and it was set up to be a kind of Search for Spock retread about reviving Data and restoring the status quo. But its absence meant a lack of closure for the TNG crew—a story that wasn't allowed to end on its own terms.
So when Patrick Stewart got on a stage in 2018 to announce that "Jean-Luc Picard is back," it was exciting!
I actually think they had a good balance between the that and completing the story.The camaraderie might have run a bit too long at the end,
Don't ask me about how they did what they did. It's all prime technobable now, which contridicts even earlier technobable. I've stopped worrying about it any longer (in Star Wars too) as it won't make it any more correct. I also don't enjoy spotting all the science errors and contadictions in the way that I once did. Either it is well written or it is not. It would need to be huge to take me out the story and think this isn't possible. This next one might have done that:when you stop to think about it, the plot was all a little weak and contrived.
One thing I couldn't accept is not only Jack's ability to pick himself up, but all of the rest of the Star Fleet officers, who had one minute been Borg, out to annihilate all of humanity, and had killed people on demand, then the next minute were back to normal (with an apology and a hug!) Surely, they would need months of therapy. Data even gets two hours a day just because he can now "feel okay". It seemed as if the Transporter fix to remove all of the Borg inserted DNA was also somehow meant to remove all of the memories, but it clearly wouldn't work that way, and they've played on the repressed memories of Jean-Luv as Locutus for the last 35 years!Also good to see that Jack experiences no guilt whatsoever for almost destroying humanity!
One of the things I had liked about last season (2) was the idea that we would never have to see Q again.And then the Q bit came during the credits, seeming to dangle the possibility of a Star Trek Son of Picard series in front of us.
It's the first that I've heard of it. I didn't think much of the idea of Strange New Worlds but I liked that. I think that they missed their chance in the past to create new shows. The USS Excelsior under Captain Sulu would have made a good series too. But has there been too much Star Trek already and are there any new stories to tell. I think there must be.My only objection to the series finale is the spin-off teasers. From what I've read, Star Trek: Legacy is unlikely to materialize soon, if ever.
If it is unlikely to happen, then why propmote it? Well, that's not hard in the world of social media. You get people talking about it in places like this. You encourage petitiions. You make an audience for it and wait until they make so much noise that it cannot be denied. That's what they did with Strange New Worlds. Spinning off with cast members that are already known makes it much more likely to be successful.So, why promote it?
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