Star Trek: Picard (S1E10) Et in Arcadia Ego Part 2 Review

*SPOILERS* “Star Trek” is fond of borrowing from Shakespeare and “Star Trek” starring Patrick Stewart doubly so, so I wish I could say that nothing in “Star Trek: Picard” became it like the leaving of it but I can’t. What I can say is that “Et in Arcadia Ego Part 2” was “Star Trek: Picard”…

Star Trek: Picard (S1E09) Et in Arcadia Ego Part 1 Review

*SPOILER* Like “Star Trek: Voyager” and Marvel’s Avengers before it, “Star Trek Picard” has reached its endgame. In now-typical fashion, it’s a confusing and frenetic opening to the two-part “Et in Arcadia Ego”, one that makes you feel like you may have missed a scene or two at the end of the last episode. You’ll…

Star Trek: Picard (S1E08) Broken Pieces Review

*SPOILERS* A great many things become clear as “Star Trek: Picard” manoeuvres its characters and pieces for its first season endgame. Ironically, the episode called “Broken Pieces” is the one which starts to show how everything fits together. But first, in depressingly customary form, we begin with another flashback – to fourteen years ago again…

Star Trek: Picard (S1E05) Stardust City Rag Review

*SPOILERS* Judging by “Stardust City Rag”, which brings us to the halfway point of this debut season of “Star Trek Picard”, the raison d’être for this series would seem to be to bring back old fan favourites to either kill off immediately or show you how shitty their lives have been since you last saw…

Star Trek: Picard (S1E02) Maps And Legends Review

*SPOILERS* 14 years before last time on “Star Trek: Picard”, we get an alternative view of the synthetic rebellion which killed thousands of people and destroyed the Federation’s Utopia Panitia shipyard. We get to meet a few of the ‘plastic population’ and it’s not long before the only way is uprising as we watch one…

Star Trek: Picard (S1E01) Remembrance Review

EXT: VAST SMOKING CRATER. WE STAND ON THE EDGE, UNABLE TO SEE INTO THE DEPTHS BECAUSE OF THE BILLOWING PLUMES OF THICK, ACRID BLACK SMOKE. It is the year 2003 and Rick Berman, John Logan and Stuart Baird have just cratered the Next Generation Franchise, destroying a sixteen-year legacy of future-facing “Star Trek”. There are…