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Jim Muir
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<<STD has, by any reasonable standard, been a failure>>
<<STD... is on life support>>

Iím curious, Greg. Not because I have any axe to grind, but because I canít find evidence of this. A quick google of news sites just gave me reports of how successful it was in the US. I only ask because over here on this side of the pond, STD is available on Netflix and is pushed as a flagship offering.
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ROB: I'm kind of baffled why Spiner isn't on board with this.   "Too old to play Data" really doesn't wash when the computer technoilogy exists right now to make Brent look as young onscreen as he did in 1988.   I kinda think he's staying away for other reasons.

How do you know Spiner "isn't on board" or is "staying away?" Has anybody but Patrick Stewart been officially announced for this project? Do we even know if he's been approached by the production team regarding a role?
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Yeah... maybe Data just isnít part of this story? Sometimes itís just as simple as that.
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You could include Brent Spiner by explaining that the
activated emotion chip triggered an ageing programme. Or
if it`s the B-9 version, an ageing programme was in the
build.
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Data could just explain he's trying ageing out in his continual exploration of what it is to become human, or he's deliberately aged his outer shell(?)  at the same speed as his colleagues to make them feel at ease around him.

Personally, I was hoping for as few callbacks to previous Treks as possible. The odd mention here and there is fine but I'd like to see Picard experiencing a new phase of his life, not ticking off a greatest hits list.
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Not because I have any axe to grind, but because I canít find evidence of this. A quick google of news sites just gave me reports of how successful it was in the US. I only ask because over here on this side of the pond, STD is available on Netflix and is pushed as a flagship offering.

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I haven't been paying much attention to DISCOVERY, but CBS just recently announced a spin-off around Michelle Yeoh's character, which would be odd if the show were considered a failure.
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We should all fail this successfully!
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How do you know Spiner "isn't on board" or is "staying away?" Has anybody but Patrick Stewart been officially announced for this project? Do we even know if he's been approached by the production team regarding a role?

As far as I am aware Spiner has stated he's not involved.  A few web sites then proceeded to fantasy-cast  a new Data.

Of course this may all be just PR.   Anything that gets the speculative fanboy blogs/youtube/forums gurgling is good for business, no?

At face value they seem to be pitching it as "The Picard Monologues" -- ie a Picard centric show rather than an ensemble cast show like TNG.   I'm sure there will be tons of guest appearances but I'm kind of doubting Spiner, Dorn, et al will be the main cast.
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It's certainly direct, but I do not love that show title. 

That narrator's voice sounds familiar...
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Patrick Stewart has aged as have we all.  I get they're trying to set up a mystery but presumably he's going to get reinserted back into Starfleet fairly quickly (just hopefully not in Kirk ST:TMP fashion) so I'm not sure how interested I am in revisiting some traumatic past incident and having JLP overcome it to get back in the game.  I think I'd rather just have him back in the game, boldly going without all the preamble.
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After 17 years of nothing but prequels, we finally get some post-Nemesis Trek.
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Teaser not available in my country...

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Iím in!!  

Who is the narrator, Doug?  I canít place the voice!


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"Why did you resign?

The Village is still around in the 24th century then.
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I would watch it if it was on CBS or normal cable. Still not enough of a motivator for me to subscribe to CBS All-Access.

Why there hasn't been a Riker-Troi spin-off is beyond me. 
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That narrator's voice sounds familiar...

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Who is the narrator, Doug?  I canít place the voice!

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Sounds like Sonequa Martin-Green (Burham from STD) to me...
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STD is such an unfortunate acronym. 
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I thought it sounded like Gina Torres.
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On paper it seems to be a Picard who sympathizes with the post-NEMESIS plight of the Romulans, and makes an interesting twist on the same-old same-old Starfleet/Federation-centric storytelling of previous series.

As has been the trend of the last 20-25 years they've been making the upper and security echeleons of Starfleet increasingly corrupt and morally ambiguous.   I wouldn't be shocked that someone within those ranks (and possibly Sec. 31) decided to take advantage of the Romulans when they were weak and vulnerable.   I can definitely see that not sitting well with Picard.

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I am confused. The J.J. Abrams movie of 2009 is now cannon in Picard's past ???
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In 2009, IDW published "Star Trek: Countdown," a four-issue prequel series to Abram's STAR TREK, plotted by two of the film's writers, Orci and Kurtzman. At the time, everyone involved swore up and down that the comic was in continuity and canon. Picard is a major player in that comic-book story line. 

The story is set eight years after STAR TREK: NEMESIS and tells us that Data has effectively resurrected himself by imprinting his identity over that of the B-4 android and is now captain of the Enterprise-E. Picard has become the Federation Ambassador to Vulcan.

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Basically, Romulus blowing up happened in the prime timeline before the time travel that produced the Kelvin timeline.  So all of the expanded universe stuff like novels, video games, comics, etc. that have continued the prime universe all have Romulus exploding and Spock disappearing.  But no one knows where he went or that the other timeline even exists.
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In Star Trek Online, the surviving Romulans are trying to colonize a new planet.

You can even play a Romulan, but have to side with either Starfleet or the Klingons. 




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