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Star Trek: Picard - Absolute Candor (S1E4) - 2/13/20


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The crewís journey to Freecloud takes a detour when Picard orders a stop at the planet Vashti, where Picard and Raffi relocated Romulan refugees 14 years earlier. Upon arrival, Picard reunites with Elnor (Evan Evagora), a young Romulan he befriended during the relocation. Meanwhile, Narek continues his attempts to learn more about Soji while Narissaís impatience with his lack of progress grows.

Something noteworthy about this episode in particular is that it was directed by Jonathan Frakes
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Absolute Candor (S1E4) - 2/13/20

Enjoyed seeing yet another holo character on the the ship.
Loved the appearance of that character at the end! Next week's episode looks great.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Absolute Candor (S1E4) - 2/13/20

It was great to see Amirah Vann as Zani: I love her on HTGAWM & Underground.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Absolute Candor (S1E4) - 2/13/20

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It was great to see Amirah Vann as Zani: I love her on HTGAWM & Underground.

Haven't seen the ep yet but..YESSSSSSS I LOOOOOVE HER. She is so damn HOT and a great actress!!!!
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Absolute Candor (S1E4) - 2/13/20

Great episode, maybe best of the series so far. Like I said previously I think now that the show is in space itís going to pick up, and this episode demonstrated that pretty well.

Iím liking the crew thatís being built up and Elnor seems like an interesting character. The battle with the classic Bird of Prey was cool. Also awesome to see Seven of Nine show up. Looks like next week will be good too.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Absolute Candor (S1E4) - 2/13/20

I hope they pick up the pace a bit. After a great first episode it feels the next 3 have all been about getting the mission started. Itís a decent watch but needs a little more zest. And Iíve yet to see an f-bomb add ANYTHING to Star a Trek, wish theyíd stop trying it on.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Absolute Candor (S1E4) - 2/13/20

Sorry, I thought this was the WORST of the four so far. About 75% exposition (no forward progress in the story) and some of the scenes were horribly acted...even a few with Stewart, which was surprising. I'm definitely of the theory now that the showrunners and writers never thought they'd get Patrick for a full-blown season of episodes, so they crafted a mini-series instead...that's the only explanation for the slow pacing/stretching out of the plot to this point - it's like they had to jump back in and fill out the time.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Absolute Candor (S1E4) - 2/13/20

I think Iím about the only one not that bothered by the pacing of the show. The episodes always go by fast to me and while the story isnít rapid fire things are progressing and being put into place.

The only time I found Stewart a tad off was when he said ďcomeĒ when answering the chirp of the holodeck. He sort of yelled it both times he said it.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Absolute Candor (S1E4) - 2/13/20

Originally Posted by Mike86 View Post
Great episode, maybe best of the series so far. Like I said previously I think now that the show is in space itís going to pick up, and this episode demonstrated that pretty well.

Iím liking the crew thatís being built up and Elnor seems like an interesting character. The battle with the classic Bird of Prey was cool. Also awesome to see Seven of Nine show up. Looks like next week will be good too.
Really? Like Shannon, I thought it was the worst, by far.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Absolute Candor (S1E4) - 2/13/20

So far for me this show is the perfect followup to TNG i always hoped for. I like that their taking the time to get the story fleshed out and not rely on action to hinge it. But that being said a bit more action wouldnt hurt. My only complaint is now i want to see the Romulan evacuation that Picard left Starfleet for
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Absolute Candor (S1E4) - 2/13/20

Fandom: We want more character development, more story, more plot, and less SFX and CGI!!

Show Creators: Ok, here you go...

Fandom: BOOOORRRRRRINNNNGGGG!!!

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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Absolute Candor (S1E4) - 2/13/20

Originally Posted by Giantrobo View Post
Fandom: We want more character development, more story, more plot, and less SFX and CGI!!

Show Creators: Ok, here you go...

Fandom: BOOOORRRRRRINNNNGGGG!!!

Show Creators:
We actually agree on something for once.

Honestly though itís kinda true. I think a balance would be better. The show is taking its time to get moving and is already four episodes in, but at the same time I prefer that to Kelvin timeline/Discovery style.

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Really? Like Shannon, I thought it was the worst, by far.
I think I liked it for the fact that it took place off Earth. Liked the stuff in the ship and on the planet with the Romulans. I think Picard in space or on another planet just feels more at home to me.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Absolute Candor (S1E4) - 2/13/20

I LOOOOOVE that we are seeing more of Romulan culture. This was a good ep That said...the show grinds to a halt when they go to the Artifact/Borg Cube. I'm tired of those two lovers already. Though Rizzo/Cersei is fuckin' hot...I think she played the hottest version of Poison Ivy on GOTHAM and Lisa Snart/Golden Glider on THE FLASH.

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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Absolute Candor (S1E4) - 2/13/20

The problem isn't the pacing or the focus on character development and story over action. The problem is the story and character development aren't interesting.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Absolute Candor (S1E4) - 2/13/20

I would say Picardís arc is fine so far. Itís kind of basic, but it works to get him on a mission. I feel like the side characters have potential but there needs to be more time devoted to them. So far though I like Rios and Raffi. Alison Pillís character is alright too.

The Artifact is kind of the least interesting part to me so far. The potential is there but whenever we see it I feel like not much happens. We watch scenes of Soji and the Romulan guy (I donít even know his name) and the Romulanís sister.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Absolute Candor (S1E4) - 2/13/20

With CBS trying to be edgy odds we see a strip club on Freecloud? Not hating it but it just seems a little off to me so far.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Absolute Candor (S1E4) - 2/13/20

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The only time I found Stewart a tad off was when he said “come” when answering the chirp of the holodeck. He sort of yelled it both times he said it.
That whole holodeck scene was hideous. Stewart was annunciating everything like it was a dress rehearsal and it was the first time he was saying those lines out loud. It was laughably bad. Hard to believe this one was directed by Frakes, but maybe they were up against it in terms of time...who knows?

Also, I have NO problem with slow pacing, IF character development is happening. That's NOT happening here. Instead, we're getting scenes where characters are just sitting across from each other with paragraphs full of exposition to deliver. It's tiresome.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Absolute Candor (S1E4) - 2/13/20

Loved the episode.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Absolute Candor (S1E4) - 2/13/20

My biggest gripe about elderly Picard is that he has no eyelashes. . .
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Absolute Candor (S1E4) - 2/13/20

My only nit-pick: they want to be edge with language, and then they cut someones head off and there's absolutely no blood?
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My only nit-pick: they want to be edge with language, and then they cut someones head off and there's absolutely no blood?
Um, yeah there was. You could see a little green spill through the slice before his head fell off. I rewound it and checked. It was a quick slice with no spray. Did you want spray?

This is Star Trek, not 300. 😉
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In the opening scene, why was Picard dressed like he was going on an expedition to the Amazon.? He looked more like he was trying to get some illegal dinosaur dna than he was an admiral or captain in Star Trek.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Absolute Candor (S1E4) - 2/13/20

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My only nit-pick: they want to be edge with language, and then they cut someones head off and there's absolutely no blood?
There was blood. Not excessive though and it was a Romulan so green blood.
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There was blood. Not excessive though and it was a Romulan so green blood.
Picard would have been covered in it. No matter though, I don't really expect that from any Star Trek show.
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Picard would have been covered in it. No matter though, I don't really expect that from any Star Trek show.
Maybe Romulan blood is thicker and doesnít pump fast or hard enough for that kind of coverage. 😉

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