The bar was set at ground level with Discovery. Chabon did one of the new "Short Treks" that just came out, with Spock and Number One singing while they were stuck in the rollercoaster turbolift. Meanwhile, no one even bothered thinking about beaming them out with the transporter. That's the lack of logic and common sense that kills it for me.I've heard the same, and that it takes place after the Romulan homeworld is destroyed and will deal with some of the fall out of that.
This is very common with TV shows nowadays. The books and graphic novels give you a richer experience and deeper knowledge, but it's not like you won't learn anything about each character's backstory in the show itself, particularly as they become the focus of a given episode. If they gave all that backstory in the show, people would complain the show is all flashbacks that slow the main story lines from moving forward. If you look at TNG, it's not like we got the entire lifestories of Troi, Worf, Data, Geordi, etc. in the first few episodes.Add to that the fact they've already said the backstories of the new characters on Picard will be fully explained in the comics/books. As a producer of a television show with a 10-episode first season, that should be fully explained within the show itself. You shouldn't need to buy books to understand what's going on, leading up to the show's premiere. Look at Orville. Within the first episode, we got to meet all the main characters, understand who they were, and what the show was about. That's what a good television writer is supposed to know how to do, for any show on television, not just a science fiction one.
I read the same review, and I’ve read others that enjoyed it.Didn't Picard premier last night? What do people think? I read a review by a critic who has seen the 1st three episodes, and he really slammed the plots.
My thoughts exactly (from what I'm hearing). Even if I do go ahead a redeem the current free month offer (code JANUARY - good through Jan. 27), I'll probably hold off and binge the first three to four episodes at the same time.I read the first 3 episodes are more of the set up for the rest of the season, if so a perfect example of a show that should be binged upon completion.
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Good question ...Is this being released as a weekly series?
I'll probably subscribe through Amazon Prime and watch during the free trial and cancel.
Yup. And unless there are several other shows on CBS you're interested in, you're better off just waiting until all or most of the episodes have released before subscribing for a month to binge the latest Star Trek season.Everything on CBS All Access is released on a weekly basis. At least all the shows I watch.