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.
Picard is in denial about a major personal discovery. Raffi goes rogue for better or worse. The deflector dish looks oddly familiar. What’s the deal with Shaw? Is Beverly a warlord? Will all of these plot lines and details pay off by the end of the season? A.Ron and Jim are steeped in Star Trek lore, don’t worry, they’ll pause and explain their jokes when they need to.
Set phasers to “stun” and set your brain to “off”. Everyone is back! There’s a spy, a distress signal, and a fun new starship. What’s wrong with the Federation now? What’s going on with Raffie? And how much workplace bullying will be tolerated? Find out with us as we boldly go into this next season of Star Trek: Picard.
Captains Jim and A.Ron are back on the bridge of USS Bald Move. Star Trek: Picard is getting the gang back together. If you’ve been missing the OG characters, this is the reunion your nerd heart has been longing for. Even though last season was rough, there’s hope for this coming season.
It’s exactly what you think it will be, and for some, that’s a good thing! Thirteen years ago, Cameron astonished the world and gave us a cultural phenomenon. Now it’s time to travel back to Pandora and journey with the Na’vi. Even though they’re blue cat-people, the family drama is relatable. Some parts feel copied and pasted from the first movie, but there’s plenty of fun action to distract you from that. Did you bet against Cameron? Did you?!
Is your brain melting yet? What is the significance of The Awakening by Kate Chopin? What do the triangles in the eyes mean? How many simulations are there? Hold together your brain soup and take a look back on this season with us. Find Kim Renfro’s work here. Looking for more creepy things? Check out this SCP database.
This is the last installment of Bald Move’s 1899 coverage and we have some answers to big questions! It was nothing like we expected, which means it was exactly what we expected. In the spirit of the creators it was a timey-wimey, mind-bending web that Jim and A.Ron try to untangle for you. Jump in and listen to the theories and remaining questions.