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Star Trek: Picard - Et in Arcadia, Ego Part 2 (S1E10) - 3/26/20



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A final confrontation on the synthetics' homeworld, Coppelius, pits Picard and his team against the Romulans, as well as the synths who seek to safeguard their existence at all costs.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Et in Arcadia, Ego Part 2 (S1E10) - 3/26/20

Great season finale... looking forward to S2.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Et in Arcadia, Ego Part 2 (S1E10) - 3/26/20

Thanks for starting the thread. Was going to do it this morning. I need to watch last week’s episode, but decided to just wait and watch the finale episodes back to back.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Et in Arcadia, Ego Part 2 (S1E10) - 3/26/20

Just finished watching. I think I got something in my eye...

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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Et in Arcadia, Ego Part 2 (S1E10) - 3/26/20

I'm not mad at that ending. They tied up most of the loose ends and paved the way for new adventures. I didn't get teary eyed but came close; I just had to remind myself that this series is going three seasons.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Et in Arcadia, Ego Part 2 (S1E10) - 3/26/20

Awesome season finale!


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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Et in Arcadia, Ego Part 2 (S1E10) - 3/26/20

I am sort of mad at cheating Picard's death. I think the best plan would have been to do the series for however many years and then he dies at the end. Oh well.

Riker's speech to the Romulans was awesome.

I admit to getting a bit choked up with the Data stuff.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Et in Arcadia, Ego Part 2 (S1E10) - 3/26/20

I watched this ending and thought "That's it? That's what all this build-up was for?"

And I thought that even Picard series defenders had to be disappointed by this rather lackluster ending with no payoff despite all the build-up. But no, I guess I was wrong about that.

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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Et in Arcadia, Ego Part 2 (S1E10) - 3/26/20

Sci-fi Canada has been showing Picard all day leading to the finale tonight at 9:00 PM. This is great because I'd only seen 3 episodes before I went on vacation and missed a few... Been binging all day, currently on ep. 7.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Et in Arcadia, Ego Part 2 (S1E10) - 3/26/20

Well. That was a bit more emotional than I expected. Bring on Season 2!!
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Et in Arcadia, Ego Part 2 (S1E10) - 3/26/20

I suppose Q would have known Picard would “survive” as there’s no way in hell he wouldn’t show up at Picard’s end or close to it.

The Data stuff was great.

Not liking the cut and paste for every Starfleet ship. Nor the Professor X, I mean Picard transfer to the synth body. Now that consciousness can be transferred, who wouldn’t want this? Anybody could live forever, unless you can only currently transfer once...but still, could be programmed with super strength, longevity just like they mentioned.

Regardless, bring on S2.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Et in Arcadia, Ego Part 2 (S1E10) - 3/26/20

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Not liking the cut and paste for every Starfleet ship. Nor the Professor X, I mean Picard transfer to the synth body. Now that consciousness can be transferred, who wouldn’t want this? Anybody could live forever, unless you can only currently transfer once...but still, could be programmed with super strength, longevity just like they mentioned.
You do realize that the showmakers of Picard don't even remotely think about the implications of what they put in their shows, right?

If not, just know that they will completely forget about this next season.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Et in Arcadia, Ego Part 2 (S1E10) - 3/26/20

After thinking this was the greatest ST in a decade for the first 3 eps, now it's just a hate-watch like Disco. Too bad. What a waste of Stewart and the TNG cast that showed up for this.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Et in Arcadia, Ego Part 2 (S1E10) - 3/26/20

What a mess. The only redeeming part was the stuff with Data at the end, the rest of it was pure garbage.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Et in Arcadia, Ego Part 2 (S1E10) - 3/26/20

This is what it was a leading up to? It wasn't boring but it was definitely a disappointing finale.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Et in Arcadia, Ego Part 2 (S1E10) - 3/26/20

The finale was ok but I didn't care for the evil, super powered, mysterious aliens coming through a wormhole in space trope. Wasn't this already done in the first Avengers movie, Suicide Squad, and probably another couple of movies in the past ten years? Also, the Romulans seemed to back off of destroying the synths pretty quickly for something that in this show was made out to be so intrenched in Romulan culture.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Et in Arcadia, Ego Part 2 (S1E10) - 3/26/20

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The finale was ok but I didn't care for the evil, super powered, mysterious aliens coming through a wormhole in space trope. Wasn't this already done in the first Avengers movie, Suicide Squad, and probably another couple of movies in the past ten years? Also, the Romulans seemed to back off of destroying the synths pretty quickly for something that in this show was made out to be so intrenched in Romulan culture.
Not just the Romulans. Why did The Federation drop the ban on synths? Plot or no, they still attacked Mars and killed a lot of people. You’d think that knowing there’s a super powerful race of synths who were intent on destroying all organic life would make them more paranoid about synths, not less.
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Not just the Romulans. Why did The Federation drop the ban on synths? Plot or no, they still attacked Mars and killed a lot of people. You’d think that knowing there’s a super powerful race of synths who were intent on destroying all organic life would make them more paranoid about synths, not less.
Picard's mutant power is instilling sheer fucking optimism in others, even when they can't hear him or see him.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Et in Arcadia, Ego Part 2 (S1E10) - 3/26/20

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The finale was ok but I didn't care for the evil, super powered, mysterious aliens coming through a wormhole in space trope. Wasn't this already done in the first Avengers movie, Suicide Squad, and probably another couple of movies in the past ten years? Also, the Romulans seemed to back off of destroying the synths pretty quickly for something that in this show was made out to be so intrenched in Romulan culture.
I was looking forward to seeing what this highly advanced Federation of Synthetic beings were like. An android Starfleet? Synthetic Orgonians? Multivac?
No, just evil, giant, robot squids.

The prophecy of Blackest Night was better than the prophecy of Grandmadon.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Et in Arcadia, Ego Part 2 (S1E10) - 3/26/20

Can you guys clarify something about the "new" Picard?

Did they move his brain (or part of it) into the new body? In which case he IS still Picard.

Or did they upload his brain waves/memories into a positronic brain. In which case he's NOT Picard, just a synthetic with all his memories.

I'm confused.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Et in Arcadia, Ego Part 2 (S1E10) - 3/26/20

I didn't care for this finale, I liked the season overall... the Mind/Body transfer stuff did not work for me...
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Et in Arcadia, Ego Part 2 (S1E10) - 3/26/20

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Can you guys clarify something about the "new" Picard?

Did they move his brain (or part of it) into the new body? In which case he IS still Picard.

Or did they upload his brain waves/memories into a positronic brain. In which case he's NOT Picard, just a synthetic with all his memories.
I need to watch it again, but my takeaway is that they "downloaded" him into a the robot body. Sounds kind of macabre, in the Picard died and they just downloaded his memories into a robot, but we have to remember that these people regularly use transporters, which probably kills the person who uses them and replaces them with an exact copy that doesn't know the difference.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Et in Arcadia, Ego Part 2 (S1E10) - 3/26/20

Show is garbage. So badly written it's not even funny.
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Et in Arcadia, Ego Part 2 (S1E10) - 3/26/20

A few things I didn't care for, but overall I enjoyed the season, looking forward to another!
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Re: Star Trek: Picard - Et in Arcadia, Ego Part 2 (S1E10) - 3/26/20

Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt View Post
Can you guys clarify something about the "new" Picard?

Did they move his brain (or part of it) into the new body? In which case he IS still Picard.

Or did they upload his brain waves/memories into a positronic brain. In which case he's NOT Picard, just a synthetic with all his memories.

I'm confused.
His physical body is dead. They "mapped out" the brain waves/ memory engrams after he died and took those engrams and transferred them into the synth body that Dr Soong was building. Sorta what Data did with B4 to some degree or Spock did with Mccoy prior to him dying in Star Trek 2. So he's sorta like a "clone" of Picard in an android form. In this episode he also talked to Data while he his consciousness was in a computer inbetween bodies. Data was there but it truly was him, just a recreation or copy of nearly his entire personality and memories.

I wonder how they are going to incorporate Picard being a synth in Season 2. I'm sure they did this for a reason story wise and they just won't go back to barely or not mentioning that he is synth again. I'm sure it will somehow be the focal point of the next season whatever direction they decide to take show.

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