Star Trek: Picard is the latest in the Star Trek series. This brings back the iconic character Jean-Luc Picard played by Sir Patrick Stewart.
The story in this series occurs around 20 years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis. Jean-Luc Picard is retired from the Starfleet and is now settled in France minding this vine yard. In this future all androids (synthetic life forms) are banned since a bad incident in Mars.
The story gets off when Picard is visited by a a humanoid synthetic played by Isa Briones. They are not supposed to exist, so who made them? Watch it, I am not spoiling anything for you.
The new comers in the star trek besides Isa Briones are Alison Pill, Evan Evagora, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Harry Treadaway, Jamie McShane, Orla Brady, Peyton List, Tamlyn Tomita.
The other actors who reprise their roles in the Star Trek are Jonathan Del Arco, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Jeri Ryan, Marina Sirtis.
The series consists of 10 episodes.
Star Trek: Picard – My views
I liked the first season (its been renewed for a second season). I didn’t love it or hate it – just liked it. Of course there are some things in the story that I didn’t like. There are plenty of holes in the story. That’s pointed out by many critics. Even Gene Roddenberry may not like this story entirely. I am not jumping into the mistakes in the story. But there are some things like artificial intelligence which this story addresses and I liked that part. Its a bit dark and brooding.
But I liked it overall. The visual effects are good. Sir Patrick Stewart does what he does best. He carries the story (the not so good story) on his capable shoulders very well. The series brings the nostalgia of Star Trek back to me.
I would rate season one as 3 stars out of 5.
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