This is the cigar-chomping, Bloodwine-drinking version of Star Trek we’ve been waiting for. There’s a new riff on the Klingons, Hulk-out juice, and a little-known Star Trek species that finally gets its time in the spotlight. There are a few things to file under “cringe”, but it wouldn’t be Star Trek without the camp.
These are the wrapup thoughts of the star-studded show, Star Trek: Picard. A.Ron and Jim’s mission: to chat about a fun show as good friends who love Star Trek. To boldly declare which moments were good, and which were nonsense!
This isn’t the last voyage! Bald Move will be covering Strange New Worlds starting this June!
The voyage of Star Trek: Picard comes to an end. The series had the best of episodes, and the worst of episodes. But Jim and A.Ron say this finale stuck the landing. The return of the entire cast was a good burst of nostalgia and the perfect way to end the show for those diehard Trek Heads. Though the journey may end here for Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Jim and A.Ron speculate on the future storylines of some of these newer characters.
You’ve heard Mary Poppins sing; “A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down!” Now sing along with Jim and A.Ron as they declare; “A beautiful ship makes the dumb plot line go down!” Armed with the TNG Technical Manual and decades of fanboy knowledge, your hosts try to make sense of this episode. And do fireworks work in space? There’s nothing in the manual about that…
Step through the metaphorical door into this episode of The Podcast Maneuver. Jim and A.Ron ponder deep questions such as, what’s the deal with the middle finger? Is the Picard wine trash? And which Star Trek character has the most interesting love life? (Jim and A.Ron have everyone’s romantic history memorized…do with that information what you will.)
There are some scorching-hot dueling theories from your hosts, Jim and A.Ron, in this episode. Picard may have gotten cucked, but Beverly got “Cuckoo-ed”. As early-onset Jumaji syndrome sets in, your nutty hosts try to figure out how much of Picard you need to run a successful experiment.
This episode has a bounty of nostalgia. Worf continues to delight, Geordi La Forge makes his appearance, and Jack waxes poetic just like his father. Joining Geordi is LeVar Burton’s real life daughter Mica. Looks like they’re keeping Star Trek in the family. But it’s not all fun and games! Keep an eye out for those Changelings.
The quality of Star Trek: Picard is holding on this season. There are more conspiracy theories that go right to the top. Jack Crusher turns into John Wick. And A.Ron would like the record to reflect that he called the appearance of Ro Laren. Utopia doesn’t exist in this iteration of Star Trek, but at least this season is decent despite some odd dialogue.
This is not the same Star Trek that Gene Roddenberry envisioned, but there are some things to enjoy about this episode. There are some old school TNG vibes. Worf is the GOAT of the series. There’s a plot twist Jim and A.Ron didn’t see coming and Picard is getting his swear on.
Picard delivers a good episode! Between Picard’s new family members, Worf’s one-liners, and the weak medical practices, this episode has lots to unpack. When you’re dealing with a show with decades of history and plot twists both cool and nonsensical, it provides great theory fodder. In addition to their usual commentary, Jim and A.Ron have a theory crafting session that will have you laughing.