So tonight is the night…Star Trek: Picard launches in the States and we in the rest of the world get our first look tomorrow. I have no idea what to expect but the one thing I ask is that they don’t fuck things up. Now what exactly does that mean? For me if they don’t try and make the whole thing too Next Generation and the Federation is great. The suggestion is that this isn’t going to be that but rather more to the things have gone to crap in the once great Federation – all the better.
I have heard and read some of the many siren calls from the people who seem to think that they have a monopoly on what is good and not good Star Trek and I am sick to the back teeth of all that. Yes they have the right to their opinion but it is one I don’t really agree with. I have never had this almost religious relationship with Star Trek but rather I have enjoyed it for what it is – at its best great TV (just for context I have been watching Star Trek since the 1960’s .) However, I am also aware that there have been some stinkers as well – for me the lowest point was Enterprise and the first season of Discovery – never got the whole Klingon thing until far too late and it put me off the whole season but that is just my opinion and I don’t want for one moment to thrust that on to anyone else.
One final thing – if they are going to bring back then how about Garack or perhaps Quark or someone similar who at best tolerate the Federation and in the case of Garack are moral free assassins.