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Fresh update on "picard" discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"I walked out of the of the airport with my mask on told no one that i was coming and there were paparazzi out there and they were like amanda amanda and i was just like how did you know that i was like this. I have a mass of the people on the planes. There are a couple that are worse than others but they. It's the people who work at the airlines. It's i mean. I guess that's capitalism but it's horrible i i really really wish there were actual better protections. Because i don't think you can make a claim that me going to. La is in the public interest anymore. I'm no longer on trial. I am literally just doing a podcast or like. How is that is operatives. Well i guess you can argue that well podcasts or entertainment therefore you're an entertainer even then it's like okay. Why does being entertainer mean that my private life is now in the public interest just because it might be entertaining to someone doesn't mean that it is in their interest to know so i agree. I'm putting the devil devil's advocate. Who else has been on your podcast. It's called labyrinths and where people can find it anywhere. Right anywhere We've had such a great we. We're so lucky with season one. We got andrew yang who. I know that you're all your sanders. Fan basically. Yeah i'm i'm a big andrew yang fan. I think universal basic income is the struggle that needs to happen right now. Because i think even just sort of imagining a world where we're still being judged and measured valued based upon our productivity levels. Doesn't make sense anymore. Because we simply don't work in the world and have value and productivity in the world like we used to so having conversations about minimum wage seem like decades old conversations that should have been dealt with decades ago and now we need to be having the universal basic income so anyway andrea sang and malcolm glad well and lavar burton and cool. You know this you're reading rainbow firm reading rainbow fans star trek huge fan Yeah i'm a huge fan and you know he's definitely the most eligible bachelor on the enterprise. Next that i think i did tell him that. And with those glasses Oh absolutely that ads intrigue like what you that's true. How many is do you and you can see like my heat. Waves like yeah so you were more star trek than star wars. I mean. I'm a huge nerd so i love it. I just had more crushes on characters in star trek. Like i little bit want. Jean-luc picard to sort of be my my daddy you know and like i kind of want data to just protect me and be my person here like this is weird because again. I'm also just a regular person who has crushes on people that i see on tv. Like i had the biggest crush on. Jackie chan when i was a kid because just like so cool. And he's so funny and he's just amazing. Oh yeah d did you watch what and what. I'm hung up on what you watched in prison of other things i could ask you. What other stuff were you. I mean i know you're reading a lot but what what was Another way that you were able to escape by watching like comedies. There is only one. Show that i liked to watch on tv in prison. And that was largely. Because i didn't really actually have control of my tv. The other prisoners were the ones who have wasn't oz. No not no. It was incredible. It was only on very very late night on the one sort of like odd channel that you wouldn't think would be in prison. It was mtv. We mtv italia in prison and very late at night they would do flight of the conchords and i watched concords and it was bizarre because they didn't actually dub it. It was just an english and so it was like the only person who could appreciate that show was me and that was the one show that i watched other people were watching soap operas all the time and so a lot of times. I doing being exposed to that. Isn't it funny. That like people are watching and then you were kind of a soap opera. You were a player in this like soap opera. So maybe yes. Yeah if people have not seen the movie. Is that the one you would recommend. I know there are a lot of things about the trial in about your experience but The one i saw was the net flicks movie demand knox conan inox. I think those the filmmakers of that documentary did a really good job They had incredible access to people. And i think the thing that they did successfully that i try to do in my own journalism today is they gave people the opportunity. Not just to describe what they did and what happened but what they think about what they did. Yes exactly exactly. They kept it going. The kept the camera Added a little bit of footage at the tail end. Even if it was like a second of a self satisfied smile and the journalist or the prosecutor you see it spoke volumes about how they felt. Yes their participation and that helps tell the story. I mean to me it was so clear i mean if if anyone listening is like yeah but did she do it. I mean i watch this thing and it's only enough number of people have seen the film have seen the documentary and go. I don't know though she still just seems a little off to me. Like i've had people say that to me so again you see what you wanna see right. People say this on social media is that you're consumed most of that is on social media where i'm exposed to it But it also is a reflection of like even the kinds of people who reach out to me talk to me like there are some people in the world who have just written me off as a human being like not even as like. You're a guilty person. I'm not going to talk to you. But like your tabloid person the only place been exposed to you is the tabloids so you must be a tabloid person and it's frustrating. Because it's like. Well actually. I never i don't do tabloid stuff like that's not my thing so i actually really like blessed and grateful when somebody wants to have a not Doesn't treat me that way. So thank you. Yeah well well you also my heart breaks for your experience and again like i think just selfishly to why i think a lot of people can recognize the potential for their own experiences in what you went through their own nightmare that they could go. Anyone could go through this and it can happen like that like you don't have to do anything you like. It can happen like that differ. Look at your life is being pre italy in post. Is that how you've kind of. How do you see those periods of your life. You do you look at that way. Well i mean it also happened at this crucial juncture in my life where i went from being a child to an adult. So there's me being a child a young person an innocent and naive then there's prison and then there's adult Yeah and how difficult to amend was at that you touched on this earlier and i. This was part of the misogyny that i recognized was how your sex life had become this thing that was part of stories part of headline stories. In like when you said the number of like partners you had i. I thought we'll shit when i was twenty twenty one. I had that many partners. And like i got started late. I was like a late bloomer with you yes so that didn't strike me as like a crazy number not by any means i related to that and and i also would have been super embarrassed if people knew that. If like my mother knew that you know Yeah what was that. Like having that plastered everywhere Well it definitely so when your life is on the line and your future is on the line..
Fresh update on "picard" discussed on KFC Radio
"They kicked it for disney plus. I got the older version. I'll like lean on it like sit on it and then it's a group here that little roku blue goes to movies though. I couldn't tell you get off my screen voodoo two right now. It turns at the buddhist batman. Songbird tenant yeah imagine of the best movies on the internet news of the world promising young woman. I think it's just the by them though. Yeah yeah so. I guess if you want to whatever was pick i'll go through. I clearly don't use it very often but looking at that. It's on the remote of the reason. Why some of these movies. Yeah i'm gonna go around it out. I think i am going to go. It's going to be called paramount. Plus but i'm gonna go. It's all access right now is what you said paramount's gonna have it'll have yellowstone cbs. All access i remember. I was so gassed up. They did a big nerd star. Trek the next generation with With picard patrick. Stewart and i was like i'm i can't fucking wait for this and then they're like it's all access you have the base six bucks and one that i don't like it enough for that but we've i'm picking if it's down to my last pick and i can get a card series and i can get yellowstone and i think that is one that's going to be bigger. I think they're going to have all of the cbs stuff. I think it's going to have mtv and nickelodeon and bt and all this shit from like the past. No that's a different one you sure. Yeah 'cause i honestly like i was just looking another stupid fucking name but I think that paramount plus is going to be part of that and paramount's spike. Ooh if i can. If i can get slammed ball and most extreme elimination challenge and all those things from spike tv. That might that might be bumped up until my first pick going to go home and watch slam ball episodes fuck. Yeh pluto. Tv is comedy central. Bt empty nudo voodoo food bow-to-bow tb telling you to create a service called fuck you fuck you pay me for shows you you're not even gonna watch the You you brought up. The obstacle would be to watch picard. It reminded me of something that happened. Thirty five seconds ago and we always say that obstacles really get in the way and obstacles. Never mind i'm not doing it. This is osco. i go manic. I'll do it anymore. I just wanted to the bathroom. I didn't be because boxers without a whole animal house. Like i'm not gonna unbuckled. I'll just hold it it. What is astoundingly low level of determination like bodily function. That's gonna make you uncomfortable for the next thirty minutes all because you just didn't wanna i got in there. I pulled but i'm with you. But i'm with you. It's like those are just a pull the crazy we'll have the button fly. Boxers online the not gonna be my romper naked in the bathroom tonight. I do not be if i if i ever had to wear. Romper is to be fashionable. I would. I remember that i would be covered in piss. You remember the moment. It was a brief moment of romp. Hymns command the romper rom. Ram him robin. Yeah you put that on. I was like this is not catching up..
Paramount Plus wants to take on Disney Plus, HBO Max and Peacock
"Paramount plus made a big splash with a series of super bowl commercials. It probably led to folks wondering what the heck is. This thing you know clearly is bringing together. But cbs viacom shows and movies. But we've actually already had a version of applause for a couple of years now. It's cbs all access. So what's the deal here. So roger that the thing is. Cbs merged with viacom recently. And so what they're going to do is they're rebranding service to kind of all those other viacom properties. Mtv comedy central and also paramount studios. So that's going in there as well so all these kinds of things are going to get wrapped up along with the cbs shows. A lotta cbs. Shows that you know and love from. Cbs alexis they actually called it. A rebranding to start out. So changing the name Probably a few logos and things like that. We saw the super bowl commercial featured a mountain that all of these well-known cbs characters on spongebob to picard to football players were climbing That's there it's mostly a rebrand. I think at launch. It's going to be mostly the same. Content is cbs access with a couple of new things. There isn't event coming up a week from today. actually a basically it is viacom. Cvs is but they're also taking that as an opportunity to run through some of the content in some additional details on paramount. Plus now we were. We were all sitting in tuning into the disney presentation back in november. Which i think it was four hours long and basically it was just a marathon session of new content. Are you expecting something similar from this event. Or what what what. what are you expecting. What are you hoping for at least get out of this from this event. So i'm hoping for some new exciting content. You know i. My hope is a little bit damp and by that super bowl commercial. You'd think if they were gonna launch a big splashy new show you know talk about some new stars they have. They would be enact commercial for the super bowl if anywhere but we'll see i. They've already said that. The why the launch is gotta be. Spongebob movie sponge on the run. But that's not an original. They've talked about few original properties They're saying coming soon. One called the lioness which is a better creator of yellowstone the hit series on paramount network which is also going to be on paramount plus yellowstone. That is so there's a few things but maybe they'll surprise us to be great to see you know a couple new. At least one new star trek series for example to kind of you know cater to fans who are looking for something new. And that franchise.
New Adam Sandler Halloween Movie on Netflix
"I, guess sort of mixed reactions in mixed recommendations from me but Brad let's move to you. What have you been watching? I watched another hitchcock remake Huby. Halloween. How many I saw the original but this one is a steep departure. From that. No. This is the new Adam Sandler movie that's on Netflix's Halloween themed obviously, and I went out of my way to watch it because some people including an article that we published on slash home dot com. I don't remember who who wrote it and forcing them. Sir Jacob can tell me here in a second, but they actually said that this movie was funny. And I just WANNA say? No, it's not. I I will say I did laugh a few times during this movie. There are some some funny recurring bits and just a few things that I was surprised just funny jokes that suddenly caught me off guard. But this is just another weird movie were Adam. Sandler puts on a goofy voice and this is one of the voices where you can barely understand what he's saying to because he's mumbling all the time. And it's just has such a weird story and it has these tangents that don't ask anything that don't make any sense like. Shaquille O'Neal's part in particular. Felt like it was super shoehorned. into the proceedings and then. You know you have Julie Garner's character who is yet another woman who is inexplicably infatuated with one sandler's dimwitted goofball characters and I just I don't know how or like. Adam. Sandler his point and like why he's been stuck here for so long 'cause I had also recently rewatch the wedding singer went to talked about in the quarantine stream and recently big daddy because I found out that my parents had never seen and I love both of those movies and they are genuinely hilarious not even just funny by. Adam Sandler movie standards. They're very good comedies and just movies like Cuba Halloween in Sandy Wexler which Steven Brill also directed there. So far, and away you know the kind of comedy that Adam Sandler used to be able to make used to have like characters that were fleshed out and felt real while also being funny and like not just these goofy characters and that's not to say that you can't have comedies that have outlandish characters in them. But whatever Adam Sandler is doing with these kinds
Apocalyptic Battle for Take-Out Dollars: Uber Eats Pits Star Wars against Star Trek
"A. From wondering David Brown and this is business wars daily on this Wednesday September thirtieth. It's hardly a stretch to say that the pandemic has been delivery services, best friend, take-out meals, or so much more attractive when we're avoiding other people that's meant a surge in revenue for leaders and Hungary rivals Uber Eats and door dash in the second quarter ubereats. Gross delivery bookings totaled almost seven billion dollars a jump of well over one hundred percent from q one. Before we all started eating in as a privately held company door dashes keeping a lot of data to itself but the number of people using dash doubled from ten million last year to twenty million now according to research firm Emarketer. Possibly, to Ubereats Chagrin Jordache became so ubiquitous that it was responsible for more than half of all US meal delivery in April. Wow. That's according to market researcher. Edison Trans last week linked in named DOOR DASH number two on its list of top fifty startups based in part on exuberant hiring plans. The companies expected to go public by the end of the year Uber eats holds about thirty percent of US market share despite their rapid growth neither door dash nor ubereats has yet turned a profit chew on. Then these rivals are employing ever more creative marketing strategies in their efforts to. Become or remain top takeout dog ubereats constructed a quirky ad campaign that celebrates competition itself a sort of Meta Mezei the latest ads featuring unusual rivalry between get this star wars and star Trek. They star none other than Mark Hamill Luke skywalker in star wars and Sir. Patrick Stewart's Star Trek's Captain John Luc Picard they compete ferociously almost grimly in games of air hockey and connect for. But when an uber driver delivers a delectable dish, each breaks the foreboding mood to politely thanked the driver in this Ad. Stewart. Armed with Cricket Bat and Hamill carrying a baseball bat in a dark empty warehouse. Tonight. I'll be eating a Veggie cheeseburger. On Shibata. No tomatoes. Tonight I'll be eating four cheese. Tortellini. With extra tomorrow. Tony. Stewart so it's come to the. Thank you. Proper. Part of what makes the spot? So amusing is that the argument tomato tomato is, of course from the classic George Gershwin. Song, let's call the whole thing off. But of course, neither UBER EATS NOR DOOR DASH is planning to call the whole thing off quite the opposite if takeout became essential in March, it's remaining. So in could see even more growth this winter, a second wave of the virus causes more lockdowns. In Uber Eats case, the company says the campaign celebrating rivalries already been a huge success in Australia Taiwan Japan, where it launched last year and ad featuring Kim Kardashian and a fictional Australian character pushed uber eats brand awareness in Australia two levels quote on par with McDonnell's the company told Ad Week the new Stewart Hamill Lads bring the campaign to the US in Canada but whether the cleverness of ubereats his ad campaign can steal away
How to Pivot and Persevere with AJ Picard
"I wanNA. Do Asia is really focus on today's topic, which is going to be all about how to pivots in persevered, and these are two things that have never never been more important than this post cove in one thousand. Thousand Nine hundred world that we live in for sure there's a lot of pivoting going on. There's a lot of persevering going on and guess what fire nation if you are falling short and either of those categories, you are gonNA struggle, but if you are just thriving in both of those, then you can be thriving as well so less with your background AJ. Who the heck are you? Where are you from? And then what? The heck got you here to this point today? Man. I'm actually from born and raised from Philadelphia Pa. Living in Maryland and I kind of started my entrepreneurial journey back in two thousand seventeen when I started going full time on developing the social media at that I'm now pushing. Right now called Clara. And what club really does is just help. You feel more connected to your surrounding community by providing our users with a way to connect with locals in the area and discover things to do in their community as well, so let's maybe talk quickly about club, because I am curious like how you initially came up with this idea like I love talking about the Aha moment like that poor in like why that happened for you and then also sure just like one or two. You think are kind of cool case. Studies of people that are used Clovis excessively for one was actually sitting in the king of Prussia Mall. Near Philadelphia, it's it's massive mall and I was in the food court, and I was just people watching day, and it was around the time back in two thousand fourteen, when instagram started kind of picking up traction and twitter. We had snapchat as well and I was thinking to myself. Why couldn't I why can't I I guess? Hone in on a specific location and connect with people in that same location as me almost like a hyper local platform, so that's kind of how I thought of that idea of. Like. I want to connect with people that are in this mall right now. Correct correct and I was like you know this could be a great way. You know if I'm in college to meet New People at a party. That might be super crowded it could be used at a networking event or even at a sports game, just just to connect with people in that same location that you're currently that that was the goal. Is this for businesses to? Because like what kind of POPs into? My mind is like I'm walking into King. King of Prussia Mall and I get an alert on my phone, says hey, not sure if you're hungry if you are for the next ten minutes, we're going to have fifty percent off. Pretzels over at pretzels are us in like I would just be like well. I wasn't actually that hungry. Until you just kind of maybe think of Pretzel in my mouth so here off I go. Is that like one of those things that could happen? Man So these businesses can create a location based announcements or promotion so to speak so when users. Don't into that specific location where their promotion is located in. They're going to collect it, which means that you know if you did walk in through that King of Prussia. Mall Front door. You collect every promotion that that business in that King of Prussia. Mall's currently promoting. So you know we offer that that I guess easy transition to discover discovering things to do in your surrounding area and active promotions in your surrounding. Surrounding area from from local businesses located around you and the one thing that POPs up in my mind is kind of like a potential user is at what point is overwhelmed like walking into a mall and there's a hundred and twenty four stores and get one hundred twenty four promotions like a one point. Is that just become like spam mail that we all get our inbox? That is a great point, we actually. Actually plan on fixing this issue as we start to grow, and we're GONNA limit the amount of promotions or announcements in specific location, so it's going to be super exclusive. Obviously we would. We would have to charge these businesses more, but as of now we're just trying to get businesses inside and and willing to promote
"picard" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Was insight me. And and the longer that we did next generation, the more of Patrick Stewart. Got Into John Picard, and so finally I felt. I don't need to do that research. What I need to do now is find out who he is become, and and really explore that and try to make that as authentic as possible as something that happened to a man whom we remember very vividly from the next generation days. Well? I guess it's too late for this to help us research but I thought we could maybe listened to a moment from the next generation of if you don't mind. This is a particularly good picard. Monologue on this is from an episode called measure of a man. This episode actually connects to your new series star. Trek Picard it seen? We're GONNA. Play Up. Card is defending his friend and officer data in this tribunal, which is trying to decide whether data actually is. Data's an ANDROID and they're trying to decide whether be considered living being with with rights or whether he's a piece of machinery. Owned, by the Federation who want to sort of take him apart dismantle them and try to figure out how to make more of them. which I think would be used as. Workers without any rights, so let's just here a moment of this. On a courtroom is a crucible, and it'd be burn away. Irrelevance is until we're left with a pure product the truth for all time. Now sooner or later, this man or others like we'll succeed in replicating commander data. The decision you reach here today will determine how we would regard this. Creation of our genius. It will reveal the kind of people we are what he's destined to be will reach far beyond this courtroom and this. One android. It could significantly redefined the boundaries of personal liberty and freedom expanding them for some. Savage detailing for others. To condemn him, and all who come after him to servitude and slavery. Get, on a stuffing was founded to seek out new life while they're eight sets. Waiting. Wanted a chance to make law ahead it is. A good one. That's a scene from Star Trek next generation. That was my guest Patrick. Stewart. WHO has a new show Star Trek Picard so Patrick Stewart listening back to that. What's your reaction to your performance? Urge to the character at that point. Do you have any thoughts? I You have to believe how extraordinary that was fun. To listen to that speech, something which I learned him performed. Probably. I think it has to be. Thirty years ago. And I applaud how passionate I was. That I was not afraid of letting my feelings show because Pecan was a man who, for the most part, kept his feelings very much under control, I'm not saying he was dishonest, but he felt that emotions can blur a situation or a conversation or dialogue. But there was no sense of that was their all in any of that, and I'm also very impressed with a terrific piece of writing and I don't know who was responsible for that speech, but. I've got a feeling that there is one. In what we've just heard, that actually didn't belong to one of the writers. I use the word slavery at one point. And that word was given me by Whoopi, Goldberg. I remember when she and I might be in the same episode, the measure of a man I think it could have been when when Whoopi and I had seen in the bar of ten forward and and in a break. Be said to me. You know what we're talking about. Here is slavery and I think it wouldn't be a mistake to introduce that, and so I think that was why that word cropped up and I was so. Thrilled what he had proposed it and so proud that everyone approved it and it went into the episode. I like to talk about how you first got the role of Jean Luc Picard first of all. Did you have any reservations about taking the lead in science fiction series? I mean here. You are at the time the. Very well, regarded Shakespearean actor and You're going to be in the SCIFI series wearing. A tight fitting UNITARDS with lines full of techno babble. Did you have any? High. Tell you exactly what my reluctance was first of all I was. I think three or four times to audition for this role. And the last time I came back. I, my agent said to me well this is it? It's between you and another actor, and by the way I have never been able to find out who the other actor was. Maybe he actually didn't exist you. My agent made that up a little competition at you. Yes, exactly that which does no harm, but I was unprepared for what being cast in an American TV series meant because I'd never done that before. I've done. Mini series in the UK and so forth, but the day off after I'd had the offer. My agents and I went to lunch, and he had the deal in front of him. Yeah, the contract and he began to, and he came to a point where he's had and of course as usual this six year commitment. And I said. What. And he said well, what was and I said well. I thought it was you know. A dozen episodes. It was terrifying to me. Because what it meant was that I was going to have to shutdown my career, which actually and I don't know whether there is any connection here, but actually had started to take off in a way that I was very pleased with. I've been playing leading Shakespearean roles number of years, and now I was getting leading roles on television, and I was being offered transfers into the west end and transferred to Broadway. And the idea that I would have to shut down for six years was fine. But. That was when my agent. Was the very first person and many others followed him to say to me, look. Don't worry about six years. That's all these contracts. I've got to tell you. This show will be lucky to make it through the first season. You cannot revive an iconic series like those three seasons of the original Saad just can't so you're not going to be here for six years? Forget about that, so I happily and delightedly signed the contract which committed me to six years, and we ended up doing some many more years after that to few include the movies well, this might be a stupid question, but I'm going to ask. John Wick Picard is French so. Why doesn't he have a French I? Mean they're in star? Trek. Do you have a Russian accents? You've you've Scottish accent Irish accents. Why does John Look the card have a British accent?.
"picard" Discussed on The Omega Particle
"With mono remained unknown planet, needing medical help and I definitely think she would still be practicing and helping out as she could, but. That is not the most exciting news to me. Dealing with Picard, the new listeners maim now known this born on the Picard season review season finale review I covered this crazy conspiracy theory that may start to shine a little bit of light now spoilers if you haven't watched season finale so. My theory is that Brent spiner. Character on card, season one. Doctor Alton soon, which is another like long lineage of the soon. That create a date. Lor! Is that I think this particular doctor play by Brent. SPINER IS LOR and I go into super detail, and it takes like ten fifteen minutes about why it's lower in the potential, and how the puzzles fit and I think it would definitely be a great kind of. Moments if picard was like. Oh, this old nemesis from T and g days is back, and he will eventually reveal himself to Picard, and he has some grand master plan to have revenge against car for foiling his gray master plan of bringing those Inter, dimensional aliens. Working with them and taking humanity, because that's what he wanted to do with the board. If you remember the season was season six or season seven here, a couple of episodes where lor kind of finds Hugh and these board that are abandoned, and he leads them in their whole purpose is to take out human life so I could definitely see again war. Going to another planet, playing the long game I mean he lives forever. Why not and getting these inter dimensional aliens and really wiping out all of organic life so? That is my theory, and that is what I'm sticking to I. Hope that's right because that would be great. Call speaking. This is the last card. Thing I'm talking about, but it's too cool to pass up. Because of his I have to bring this up because I know. There's a lot of fans out there. There's something called an all in challenge, and it's a nonprofit charity that helps with covid. Nineteen relief and a lot of athletes and celebrities and sports teams are raising money to Tell with covid relief.
Rana el Kaliouby AI, Emotional Intelligence, and the Journey of Finding Oneself (
"And I'll keep this short going to jump straight to the guest. My guest today is a pioneer in emotion. Ai will define what that means. Ron L. CALL UB PhD. Who's also co founder and CEO of Affect Tiba and author of the new book girl coded subtitle a scientists quest reclaim our humanity by bringing emotional intelligence technology. A passionate advocate for humanizing technology ethics and diversity. Ron has been recognized on fortunes forty under forty list and as one of Forbes top fifty women in Tech Ron is a world economic forum young global leader and Co hosted a PBS Nova series called wonders. And she's also appeared on and appears in the youtube original series the age of a hosted by Robert Downey Junior Rahall PhD from the University of Cambridge. And a post. Doc It's doctorate from. It can find her on Lincoln Kelly. Ub TWITTER AT K. L. O. U. B. Y. by the way instagram at Rana Website Ron L. DOT COM Rana. Welcome to the show. Thank you for having me. I'm excited I'm excited to have you on and if so much to cover and I thought I would begin with a question that will hopefully open up a whole different doors. A whole different set of doors. I think is the proper English expression that could potentially walk through. And it's related to a book. This is affective computing crime if. I'm getting any of the pronunciation wrong by. Rosalind Picard A. R. D. How did this book come into your life so I am concerned? I grew up in Cairo and around the Middle East. But at the time this is like nine thousand nine hundred ninety eight. I had just graduated from computer science from the American University in Cairo and my career plan at the time was to become faculty like wanted to teach and so. I knew teach had to do my master's in it was all very calculated and so I was looking for a thesis topic and my fiance at the time went on Amazon and he said Oh. You know there's this really interesting book by this. Mit professor called. Rosalind Picard Called Affect of computing and. We ordered it through Amazon. It took about three months to shift to Cairo. It got held and customs for reasons. I don't really understand but eventually I got hold of the book and I read it and I you know. I think it's safe to say that it changed my life because so so the thesis in the book is that computers need to understand human emotions just the way people do and I read the book and I was fascinated by this idea and it you know I made that my research topic and it became my obsession and it just really changed the trajectory of my life. What besides the thesis in the book had such an impact on your was it just that that world view that perspective or was there more to the book or more to the author. Yeah a great question. Soon let's talk about the author. I so rise is one of the few and I mean this was true back then. It's still true today. She's one of the few kind of female you know. Computer Science Machine Learning engineers professors in the space. And you know I kind of learned about her over the years I've eventually actually. She ended up being my co-founder many years later. But there's a story around that but but essentially I was just fascinated by her and she you know she's a mom she's three boys. I just thought she was like a Rockstar. So that was kind of one part of it but just the way she wrote the book and how she you know. I'm very expressive as a human being and I just really like. I think emotions really matter and are in the way we communicate. Non Verbally is very important and it struck me that when we think of technology that piece of how we communicate is completely missing and I was like. Oh yeah like it seems so obvious so I just got fascinated by the thesis. I got fascinated by the implications. Like what happens when technology becomes kind of clued into how we that's going to open up a whole new world of possibilities and I was intrigued by that. So let's travel back to that point in time you were with your then fiance and this book is ordered at the time. You're planning on becoming a teacher professor. Why were you on that track? To begin with I mean was it. Take us back to Egypt at that time were there. Many women striving to be faculty members in similar departments. I'm assuming computer science or or perhaps it was a different department. Maybe could tell us more. Yes so I went to the American University in Cairo and I study computer. Sciences an Undergrad. At the time most of the faculty were were guys except for one female faculty Dr Hulda Husni which became my role model and my mentor. And I just wanted to be like like she was awesome. She was you know. Very smart. Very approachable very fashionable. And I was like Ooh I like that and and I just wanted to be like her and so devised a plan also geek. I'm a geek and I'm proud of it so I I kind of devised a plan. I was like okay. I'll graduate top of my class which I did and then I was like okay. I'll go get a masters and PhD abroad. Because that's what you do and then come back and I'll join joined the faculty and so at the time because I was getting married to my fiance and he had a company based in Cairo coming to the. Us was not an option because it was way too far so he was like a let you go study in the UK. Because it's close enough so I applied to Cambridge and got in. That was kind of the impetus for going abroad and doing this. Like focusing on this research. So when did you then end up going to the? Us was that a difficult conversation with your family or your then-fiancee walk us through how that happened because it doesn't sound like that would have been just a hop skip and a jump to second conversation so walk us through that experience. Yes okay so then. I moved to Cambridge Right Cambridge University in the UK not not Cambridge Massachusetts and I will Cambridge Cambridge original Cambridge And we got married so basically I got married and got the scholarship to go study at Cambridge and my house. So He's now my husband right. Well he's my ex now but at the time he was my husband he was very supportive. He was like you gotta go. This is your dream. I'll support you will have a long distance relationship now. My family. My parents and his parents were horrified. They were like what you can't do that so so I do like to give him credit for for for making this happen and being supportive so I ended up in Cambridge and he was in Cairo and we did that for five years and towards the end of my PhD Ros Picard was visiting Cambridge UK. To give a talk there. And I ended up meeting her in person and we totally hit it off and she said why. Don't you come work with me at MIT as a post doc and I was like Oh my God. This is like a dream come true. I've been following you like forever and this is why you know like I told her my story. And then I caveat it I said that just you know I've I've been married for the last five years and have had a long distance relationship so I have to go back to Cairo otherwise and I actually really said that. I said otherwise in Islam because I'm Muslim my husband can marry up to four women and if I don't show up eventually he'll just like Mary more women so I said half jokingly right so she was like that's fine just like commute from Cairo and I commuted from Cairo Boston for a good a good three or four hundred years going back and forth between MIT and Cairo. How often did you go back and forth. Or how often did he go back to Cairo? Maybe is a better. What else get so. Initially I would spend a couple of months in Cairo and then go spend like a few weeks and Boston and then I would move with my kids to Boston over the summer so summer break we just all go there and so initially. That was okay. So this was between two thousand and six to two thousand and nine was okay Things began to kind of really follow parts when I decided to start the company so we started to get a lot of interest in technology and displaying. It they really encourage you to spin outright. So in two thousand nine united started affect. Eva and I was literally spending two weeks in Cairo in Boston. Two weeks or two weeks in Boston. It was insane and that was when like just goes out of balance everything was out of bounds unless tough it was tough and and and you know. I'm divorced now. Imagine how that didn't go very well. It was just it was I think. In retrospect it was not a very healthy lifestyle. And I I. I wouldn't want to be in that place again. I wouldn't want others to be in that. I talked publicly about that time yet. Let's let's hop around chronologically a little bit. We're GONNA come back of course to starting the company and that decision but for people who don't have any real firsthand exposure to the Middle East much less. Egypt for instance What was it like growing up in in Egypt and based on at least some of my reading you for instance wore a hit job for quite some time. We're not talking short period of time. Maybe you could also speak to that. Yeah yeah and it sounds like you've spent some time in the you've you've you've been to Jordan. It's time in Jordan of spent some time in a few places in the Middle East but not in Egypt never met each and when I was we chatted a little bit before start recording only have a few words here and there in Arabic but it's Levin Arabic right. It's it's what what you'd run across in Jordan or or the Lebanon and I remember though having many people recommend that I not study the sort of standard Arabic textbook Arabic but that I study Egyptian Arabic because all of the as they put all the entertainment and movies that I might WanNa consume would-be an Egyptian Arabic. Needless to say I didn't get that far but I haven't spent any time in Egypt. Well your Arabic spreading goods and you're right about Egyptian accent. That's kind of the most common but but I think the key thing is like there's no one Middle East. There's no one form. I grew up in a family. That's kind of an interesting way quite conservative but also quite liberal so my parents were very pro education. They scientist the They put all their money towards our schooling and they made a point during the summers that we travel abroad and experienced kind other cultures. And I think that's why like I was so comfortable moving from one country to another and ending up in the United States. Your parents do certain interject. But what is your parents do professionally okay. So my parents met. So my dad taught computer programming in the seventies and my mom was probably the first female programmer in the Middle East. He attended his class and he hit on her and they ended up getting married so so I guess I should give them a little bit of credit for ending up. Being a computer signed sub. Sure they had something to do with that. That's so so they both. My mom was a computer programmer at the Bank of National Bank of Kuwait. So we were in Kuwait for a while and my dad is. He's always worked in technology and culturally. What was it like where you grew up Or or within the family. You said that they were for instance on one hand very lesser with the right a cosmopolitan. Perhaps in their perspective and Dr Related to education and and what what were the other ingredients in the household there was there's definitely like clear gender role so even though my mom worked her entire life. it was always. She was not allowed to ever talk about her job post. You know she would leave work at three. Pm Be home like whatever for pm when we got back from school and that was it. She was never allowed to take a conference call at home. The evening never allowed to travel for work and I didn't realize that until I was an adult like I just assumed this was the way it was but it did hamper her career progression and it was this implicit understanding. That's does your. Oh this is my role and we all stick in our lane so that was interesting We were for example. I have two younger sisters.
"picard" Discussed on The Fandom Podcast
"Bio home. When when when Lena got home it was when Picard had was because dying. Just say it just say I was looking at it. She was like is spoilers. Spoilers she's like title is he really dying and I was like and covert comes over and he's like Dad. What's what isn't shown. I was like this star Trek. And he's like. Oh yeah okay okay. And then he's like what's happening to that guy town and everything better so I was watching it in my office. I've got a thirty two inch. Tv and they're sitting there and watching it and my daughter comes in right at that moment. Where he's laying on the ground and everyone's he just beamed down back to the planet and I'm visibly shaken right and my daughters my of my daughter's trying to get my attention and she's five and I and I turned to his. I'm trying to watch it. This is really important right now. And she said Okay and then she looked at me and she sees that I might visibly shaken and she looks at the TV and she's Dad. Is here friend and I said Yes yes he is because I thought about it like Picard has been with me my entire life and so when I was like he's dying. This is picard. Who taught me how to be a human being just the same way he taught since he taught him. He's dying now. I'm upset and then my daughter looks at me and says Oh daddy I'm so sorry..
"picard" Discussed on The Omega Particle
"So first off. I had no idea how divisive this season finale was until I started reading comments on facebook and other reviews and wow very different takes than I personally have Again I maybe this is just the state of the trek right now and this is what I'm seeing. I kinda don't like our responding. It seems like there's five times more negative reviews of Picard out there than positive and I don't know if that's just because we're becoming like star wars where we have a lot of content and is not living up to our childhood memories and expectations and things like that. I don't know but I will say this car season one was phenomenal. Yes it had shortcomings. Every show does but it was a phenomenal excursion into track. I I mean you can argue the little facts here and there. But it's not a rehash of T and G. I don't care what anybody says. It is a great character arc and deep dive into John mcbain card and we get a great story and plot lines out of it that are not cheap and are not easily written and so you have to applaud the auditor auch. You have to applaud the writers for that now again. It's not perfect and we'll cover some of those imperfections throughout this review. But I just wanted to say that at the top. I'm just shocked at how many people didn't like that. The finale and everybody talked to all my friends seem to love it. That's just my two cents on the state of track but if you would like some cheerful news. I don't know if you follow surpass Stewart on social media but he's reading a Shakespearean sonnet every day throughout this whole quarantine locked down so I would definitely check it out. It's a great little Way To start your day. And that's what I've been doing the past few days so that out of some cheerful news. But let's get into the main meat about the so nine episode ten so the name of the episode is him. Forgive me because I would never formally studied. Latin is et in Arcadia Ego. I know Ego Eggo. We're keeping that in post. I don't care what Luna's Lewisham where keeping that in so it's actually Latin but it means death in paradise and that a very interesting title for what so happened on his. I'd call Cintas. Bill is Rafi said again. We're going to do things will be different in this review. I'M NOT GONNA do hash out the actions of the whole episode play-by-play. I'm actually GONNA do just character deep dives of the episode. What did I think the themes of the episode etc? At the beginning some people say that it was very. Tng like disagree just because it was an m class planet just because it was tricky and all the problems are solved. The doesn't mean it's a next generation episode. I Dunno where people are getting that so I personally loved what they did some of the decisions especially with regards spoiler alert. If you haven't seen it please go see episode nine and ten before you continue. Listening who listens to review. Episodes has want episode. I Dunno so we're going to start off with Picard and I liked him through throughout this whole season showing more just in motion you know because in. Tng in the show in the movies we really didn't get a wide range. You got a little bit especially on his anger side in may be after he in. I think season four T and g where he comes back home to the car. Winery is that you see a little glimpse of who he is but now a lot and I love this show because you really kinda peel back the onion and peel back the layers and see what makes up his character and his emotional range as they is a person. I love that they started off the episode with Picard. Telling the crew of low Serena that Hey I've got this terminal illness and I don't want to be treated any different and just let you know in case it. There's anything comes up in the future and now I love. They gave Picard this. I shouldn't say that several I love how they humanizing even more with. Hey you have this terminal disease. And we learned that the beginning of the season and it kind of stays dormant until the very end of the season and I don't like how they wrapped it perfectly up and we'll get to that you know what I'm talking about the AGOM thing. I personally didn't like how they tied in a bow with his whole disease. Now he doesn't have it anymore. I thought they were just going to keep that around for the entire series that it would poke its head up every now and then to remind you. Hey He's not gonna live forever and hey this is going to be an ongoing thing kind of like they did with seven of nine and her board transplants all throughout voyager. But they just know they're like no we're going to wrap it in a bow and he doesn't have it anymore so I was. Kinda surprised by that and I. I don't know if it was a cheap trick see. I didn't think everything the writers. It was perfect. I just like I was saying earlier that I think this decision was a little hasty and I just didn't like it honestly If you disagree with me please reach out and also speaking of just like frailty and shortcomings then Picard speech at when. He's trying to convince the symphony and he's trying to say. Hey We have the federation will listen to you. The Federation will protect you. The Federation will back you and they don't believe in them and I don't know if that's because it will cover this later because they're baby chickens and they don't have an opinion for themselves or is because Alton came up and just Kinda trashes theory so I think it's it's more Alton just came up trashes and That doesn't usually happen to before too much in Star Trek. He's pretty diplomatic when he needs to be and he gets the usually gets the job done so I was surprised at that. Big Speech didn't work and even so g sided with the Senate and I mean the writers really could have had an easy out with all of this. They could have done a okay. The sense believe him. They're not going to create the beacon. They're not gonNA call those and everything could even wrapped up fine. It could have been really easy for riders to do that however they show another layer of frailty and how hey picard fails sometimes. He's not perfect so I applaud them on taking that that risk that was good and again stain on this emotional highway Card is that we see more development to on his range of emotions. And we kinda start to see that come to fruition in episode when he's sitting at the table with SOCI- talking about data and how he love data and he would one day to remember him in a certain way and we finally see that come into bloom now when he says he loves Rossi and that he's proud of elmore and even seven of nine news. Welcome to the Q. Like that's your job to save the world now so he realizes his times coming to an end he's no longer has to be the great picard. He can sit back when other people run the show and also expresses emotions that people that are important to them so I thought that was great. Capped off the season. We really don't have to explore that maybe next season. I'm sure we will in some way shape or form. Maybe a romantic line or something like that for now. I'm very happy with how they've developing in grown picard is a character also. He even says to Reicher that he thanks him for all that he's done for him in the past and for showing up in supporting him and and I love that we got to see pizza. Chef reicher mentioned that one more time and that was my whole part favorite part of the episode to be with us when Reicher shows up and the federation show up so the beginning in episode nine we see like this failure frailty with the scent than he can't convince Altan and he can't convince them to kind of trust in the federation but at the end of episode ten we see Picard finally reach Soji and he becomes the old diplomat Picard and he puts on the charm he puts his trust in her and she showed some the beacons so in a way. It's great to see failure and success. Okay you know. We're about to talk about hold onto your hats. Oh goodness is dead technically. I am the fumbled that they did this number one and they put a little Easter egg in their Altan was working on the Ghalem android project to call it and it's as transfer complete and then Altan discovers that the Romney Lynn. His daughter so then he runs away so it was very quick. But if you saw that I was like okay. That's what they're gonNA do. They'RE GONNA put a card in this in his android body when he dies if he dies and he turned out he did. I don't know if they did this by banning. The writers did this to kind of wrap up in kind of excuse the corner that they've painted themselves into with his terminal disease because they couldn't just mentioned that in like the first episode or two and then never bring it up again so I don't know they're just bailing themselves out or if they were China Korea more emotional connection with Soji. I don't know what the the purpose was or to just be like. He's unstoppable now he's an android but I will say I don't know I think it was kind of a Douche. Move to be honest with you because first off. There's a whole ethical implication with us about somebody dying then bringing them back. So there's we're not gonNA get into that. That's an altered carbon netflix thing. However number one they don't tell them how many years he has left number two they don't give them any abilities number three. They don't let him decide how many years he has left like. I'm sure if somebody if I woke up one day. It sounds like you're injured now and you have the ability to live for ever. Oh okay well. That's something I would like to decide when that ending should be and if I should have been putting in this state so issues opens a can of Worms Pandora's Box Lynn's the question is picard. Still Picard like he has all his memories and his and his consciousness. I guess but his. He's still the car I don't know but it was a cool factor. Find out that he was ninety four and that's really all I didn't know he was that old. But this the timeline seems check out from from my math though. I mean it's I don't expect the Picard series to run for like five seasons. But maybe that's why they're giving themselves out again to kind of bail out in the future. It was interesting. I never expect to Picard now. Being enjoyed BIA sense but also one of the most favorite aspects.
"picard" Discussed on Bald Move TV
"Gamma radiation and extinguishing all life except for instance headaches. And I think that's what they're going for things like the idea that like trillions and trillions of people all dying at the hands of this thing that we created and yeah I like I said this goes with my bias towards interpreted dismiss but I thought so G. and her ilk are the destroyer collectively like third parties. Going to come in and put the Kabosh on it. But if you're if you're wrong if I'm wrong about that inception ebb is going to be an actual manifestation of some alien force that that comes and tries to the police to galaxy then. Yeah I don't know much worse. It could certainly something nearly exterminated the entire even raise Yeah I I don't know it's going to be interesting and I hope they do quite a bit with this concept and it seems like they might I also noticed that there seems to be some kind of difference here between the Mind Meld that Oh and Giradi experience versus what you would experience with. Say Soccer Eric in that she puts up this psychic block in addition to the mind meld which serve and talk about it The there's just a little extra spice on this Martin. I rule of mind Meld. Can't talk about mine mill. Yeah she doesn't still the fico of rules here But Yeah I'm I'm curious. What else could be going on with her? And I explained some of the weird. I think so bipolar. Which I think I don't know this character. How the hell are they going to keep her out of prison? Like I keep thinking that like. She's a pretty famous person. She's a big name on the cast. Are they really going to write her off? Tasha Yar style at the end of the first season. Or they're gonNA come up some horse. Shit you know McKee Pardon type of thing that like Janeway style they lack of picard was find a way to have a a murderer on the. Caribbean D. S. Twelve is destroyed by the wash. And just don't know but it's like again. I don't know I don't know because Star Trek does do that sometimes. Where it's like Warfield. Just straight up murder somebody takes off his sashes communicator. I'm not starfleet anymore at eight. You can't do this as a starfleet officer. He goes murders DUDE CARDS. I well. Here's your not the decision I'd make but here's your you know you turn in your badge way did it. So there is history of like heinous crimes being recor raped the woman and they proved that he murdered her husband but they did not at all resolve. The he said she said Rape Scenario Picard rikers. Like did kill the guy. I'm out of here so like there's precedent for criminal behavior amongst the flag the bridge officers. Anywa let me ask you this. So so we've got talk of deep space twelve. Which if you're familiar with deep space nine you know these are kind of outskirts starship. So yeah this is the the at least twelve. How many they have now Is there any chance that this is sort of them? Paving the road to get to a D. S. nine character or two in the future Hawaii. Because it's not as already weird because it's not even a starfleet Bays Kardashian base that we select I in fact I'm going to kind of go ape shit if we go we roll up on deep space twelve and it looks like these face nine. Yeah because that's just like someone not understanding the fucking lower man right and I'm not talking. Data's brother I'm talking. You know the the the Lore So I don't know and like can you make a career just being a star based guy like this just going in the navy and you're either There's like three pass. You're either like a destroyer guy or you're an aircraft carrier guy which means you're naval aviator or your submarine guy and there's very little crossover in any of those paths select gay. I got the O'brien's like Shit. I got signed nine. I guess I'm I'm a star based guy now wanting to be a starship guy but I yeah. What's the arm chairman still alive now? That would be a good because you can do quark. Still be there running his his. He's trying to like he's he's they're trying to get a franchise off the ground. He is still alive. Yeah over a deep space twelve off a deep space nine expanding oto finally like gotta know. Yeah maybe he is. Expanding maybe switch franchise try. He tried to vegas location when it went bankrupt. And now it's twelve. Yeah I mean you could probably see like Oto might be star based Guy for life being the constable at the deep space nine for a long time. He really enjoys it. Especially around version of DAX. Could there I don't know I wouldn't put up a fight if like O'Brien shows up or something like that. He just kicking around is he's a star guy now. We'll see so these next few scenes I think. Structurally are really well written though. I'm not sure what they're doing. Giradi I think this flip flop of her emotional state is really weird. Doesn't strike me as a very coherent character but structurally it's really cool. How they're cutting back and forth between Riaz telling Roffe how he got kicked out of starfleet after his Co. killed a COUPLA synthetics in a black flag starfleet operation And and he covered up his suicide afterward And in there on the other side of this is Giradi asking Saudi questions about her behavior and biology and promising that she would never try to kill her again. the structurally. I like how they're sort of making both of these reveal simultaneously Because you've got you know a guy who's tried to defend her and and assassin who promises never to try to assassinate are and how much you believe her. I guess is up to you. I do think that they're like year right. I like to structure. I liked the dialogue. But I think there's there's a lot of a lot of stupid shit that they've introduced here because of their own time line so I understand that like this What was your name is Jonah. Yeah the Soji clone and her other companion which is named beautiful flower. Y- I didn't understand beautiful flower and Janna I was wondering if that's crazy. Literally an alien that is like more plant than Humanoid I thought they were both since. Yeah it'd be like going to meet a new hippie. San It'd be like going to meet an Indian tribe and it's like you know this is a storm cloud and also my companion. Frank like Y You gotTa beautiful flower and Janna. It was weird and I didn't fully understand and they're only together for like two or three hours and they had been they probably had a whole banquet. Because that's what you I do the first contact us. Hey let's go eat. At some point real Scott sketched there was an assassination and yet he had time to learn her preference as far as fries and peppermint ice cream. That's a lot. That's a lot of cultural exchange shot a banquet. A Lotta Shit said now. I guess that's just watch. Yeah what they're what they're eating. Yeah was that. Does she know that was her favourite like you know? Oh my God. You've got French fries and peppermint ice cream. I contact situation here. Let's put these two great tastes together as well as the the structure was created in this scene. This inner cutting thing. I think it might have been better service by some flashbacks. Might have given us a little more insight into who rios was as mentioned how the scenario even took place giving us a lot more understanding of re if we had seen this rather than just having him explain it honestly I think they have done kind of a poor job of portraying reassumes pathos like. He's been he. This guy reads a bunch of High Falutin books on philosophy and nihilism and stuff like that like yeah. It might have been nice to seem waking up from one of these nightmares. He says he has all the time. Where captains brains splattered on the grades got a gun like it would have been kind of cool where they don't have to tell us why they're certainly have introduce You know so jeeze face into it but it was a lot in a single episode. They really moved his character a lot. It's always better to kind of do that slowly. Gradually I think I guess let's move on here to Rizzo killing a shitload of expertise seven notices and interfaces directly with Q. Becoming Borg Queen. I guess is what I would call her for the moment to take over the drones however the temporary bore grave Rizzo of Airlock. Sending the board drones flying. Its face amount. That was like I said. That's really meddle in the whole fucking barbecue unzips and excited Isaiah. Holy Shit Seven leading of army aboard against a rhyming. This is going to be so fucking cool and as soon as is thinking at the whole thing is unzipped sucks space and you see seven screaming because of course. I don't know what that feels like. But I realized this was the intention of resource like Oh fuck NARC fucking dark and then she just immediately bounces right like she know she'd. I think she's trying to kill. I don't know what happened the Rizzo she got beamed magically away from certain death the previous episode. We don't really resolve that. I feel like I missed something three episodes ago that says she just has this personal teleportation. Maybe but yeah like the Borg advert down. I thought I am. I going to see like a like a Zombie. Tearing Person Apart Seen Star Trek. Like there's no brakes on this train now that they're online but now she just fucking warped out again. If anybody knows did I miss anything like right in? Let me know because genuinely confused about why she keeps being magically transported out at the right moment they explain. I thought it was naric before. But obviously she never got transported over the ship and Eric's nowhere in the vicinity now so I don't know what the fuck is. I think it's a C- season six episode seven. Voyager that you gotTa Shit go watch hours. Avoid the Straw. Yeah this this Rizzo Romulo and just appears on the the the the the bridge through some kind of hyperspace tunnel and some trans worked out. She's being transformed out. I don't WanNa installs a transworld conduit upper ass. And then she gets. She gets time warped away and that was a weird episode of Voyager but That's what that's what you're doing you try. You have the temerity to talk about star trek without having seen a olive wager. Oh God oh we'll talk about. We've skipped past it but Agnes going over in marveling at so jeeze design and all that kind of stuff and then at the end so so now that you know me. I know we've talked about so I forgot now that you know me. Are you going to kill me and Agnes says I swear I know your person? You just kill Bruce Matt Exist. Why was the person that you were in love with these assurances me nothing you crazy people like what the hell you`re? She's still the destroyer. That's why you kill Bruce Matic's the mind the mind mills wearing off. I mean they pulled the tracking stuff out of her. The Mind Meld might be wearing off. I don't know but there is absolutely no reason that believer no absolutely non. She doesn't believe Picard. In cards shown cards a been with her for more than eighteen seconds. Right and be has shown nothing but care and love and kindness to her. It hasn't the previous twenty. Four hours killed her lover and then tried to kill herself right. It's fucked up here. I think so jeeze like she says something. I would never give you that opportunity. I hope she head on a swivel. Because I don't I don't trust us. Further and farther thrower. Yeah I wouldn't. I wouldn't quite a distance. Zero G to still airlock a really moving. All Right Giradi tells the crew that she is going to turn herself in when they get to twelve and she apologizes for betraying them and the career explains everything that Giradi saw in her vision and the creation of Zodda as well as their involvement in the attack on Mars. So G takes control of Rio ship and points at the nearest Borg Transport Conduit There's some shenanigans here but basically they ended up going through that that conduit There there was a coup- there were a couple of funny moments. I really liked picard. Sitting DOWN HEAD FULL ESTEEM. Ready to go realizes he's never operated starship with his life. Since since he was in the academy he did start steered the enterprise out of that draining asteroid field. He has takes over. Leichhardt control of the hell. Yeah I'll get in here and do this captain. Of course I can do it at the best. He's like car pro. He doesn't know the new finger waving version. That's true. Yeah I tell you. What so g. She doesn't commandeer a starship. Nearly as well as data you gotta you gotTa lock out. All access with like a fifty K. Alpha numeric character phrase. Man You can just like send come on. Yeah you didn't see that nursery rhyme coming a mile away. I really like the nursery rhyme. I thought that was something that no one would ever guess. And and it gives him instant control over his entire shape abandoned Klingon pirates and locked him out of his thing and he starts singing the song. Just GonNa Punch him in the face and knocking like you're not going to get through all three verses before their dislike. Shut up human little long but Yeah it's it's cool. The.
"picard" Discussed on The Omega Particle
"You'll have to forgive me if I mispronounce the title of episode seven. I think it's called an pronounce. The penis the penis and spoiler alert. If you haven't listened to the episode plea or if you haven't watched the episode please please. Please go watch it. Come back and listen. I don't want to spoil anything for you. We will be talking. Major spoilers in the show Picard and so she escaped cube and they transport to this unknown planet at the time as we left episode six. And now they're on this planet of new peanuts and they are surprisingly met by this strange. Almost princess-mononoke style teenager in the woods. And we find out that is the home in homestead of the rikers and she is costra their daughter so first off. I WANNA say like I mentioned before. this was great to find finally see. Reicher and troy in their children and see what happened. I know in. I think it was nemesis that we saw them finally married so that was great and so now we know what happened to them. There was a happily ever after and they ended up having several kids which was awesome however I was happy and it was kind of hard to see the gang back together as they would say again. This wasn't a ton of plot development but it was enough. It was to me the perfect balance between plot development and moving the heartstrings of Star Trek Fan so it was an awesome balance again hats off to the writers for doing this and doing it in a well perceivable way not some erroneous back. Bending Way to get these characters all in not a lazy way to get these main co-stars of TNG back with Picard. I'm not GonNa do a blow by blow of the episode Exactly I mean you've already seen what happens but was going to be covering some of the main themes that I've really enjoyed of the show and one of my favorites is that when troy his talking to a card in the garden and we have a clip of that. This is so this is troy talking card in the garden giving him advice on how to deal with so she saw. I need to be you need to be.
"picard" Discussed on Bald Move TV
"Yeah like she absolutely would totally true. Although I do feel bad having never thought having never given this more than eight seconds of thought I feel really bad for Tasha Yar having to kiss data when he has no. So what is that like? Oh she's using a mouse with no saliva would feel like a leather couch right. Yeah it's like kissing tongue kissing a cat is you gotta do is actually rough. Yeah man paper in their Dherinia and Shit that Iranian Mesh. Yeah it's like making out with the whole of the enterprise can't feel good know. Some people must be into that though you imagine ration though I mean rock-hard oh yeah derain hard and for as long as you like All right let's move on Picard and Troy Room over a child that she lost named Fad Picard promises that he sold. You're going to be out of their hair. As soon as he figures out their next move and Troy is understandably worried about her daughter. Yes this is the other side of Reichstag as long as you want. We'll batten down the hatches. And repulse any invader and troy's like Actually you know our daughter worry about her you. You haven't seen apparently so here's the thing about being a broken person. Reicher Troy. He's only visited two times as far as I can tell since the series is over the movies are over like He he he and he forgot one of The Times. He stopped by when dad was just a baby Bright it's so weird to he. He just phantom of the opera everybody on his Chateau in France Yeah I mean I think it. It adds a little color to the whole scenario. Like you under you. Start to understand more. About how broken of a man. He must have been at point. Because we haven't really seen the aftermath of star of the federation like saying we're not gonNA use our starship to help you out anymore. Yeah we we saw the immediate aftermath. But psychologically we haven't seen the fallout right So moments like this. I think shed a lot of light on the demand card as is GonNa say I I love love. Love this moment where troy sort of steels herself before she walks into that room It says so much. In that moment she is closed. Her eyes takes a breath and then puts on you. Know a happy face essentially. She says they're fine but she's clearly like fighting back tears. It's yes I don't think he ever get over that especially since it. I don't think it's been more than a couple of years in the past. It doesn't seem like yeah Not sure how long it's been win win win. Did the sense attack. Fourteen years ago but they said that would have been eighteen. And I don't know these timelines straying. I was thinking that is going to be eighteen. That means Reicher and troy had like a toddler in the nemesis timeline. I don't remember them mentioning anything about it. I've only seen that movie once. Yes I think. That's how the time line would work out unless I'm mistaken. You can have kids on starfleet chips. Now they said that Our kids grew up on starship. That's why they invented this home world now that I I enjoyed that When I didn't enjoy in fuck you for making me now not be able to notice this but you're right the music on this show just the baseline first of all. There's too much of it. Yeah it's like wall the wall and it just follows the emotion. The scene so close comes off as cloying and I don't know how to explain it like like just individual turns of expression on actress face makes the key gopher minor to major or it reminds me a lot of like Forgetting Sarah was up forgetting Sarah Marshall. Jason Segel's character. He composed music for the Shitty. Like syndicated crime series. Parodying like all he does just like Meyer. It's the most generic. It's not even generic. It's IT'S IT. It actually detracts from to seem. Though 'cause I noticed kept on noticing it like It it's like the show doesn't have the confidence and maybe maybe rightfully so to just say like we're going to let this moment stand on its own. Yeah we're GonNa let you get through the performances and the directing what you're supposed to get emotionally out of the scene. It's like punch it up. We need we need something here because it's just not working. Give us a music. Cue and I thought a lot of stuff here work as far as from an emotional from an acting from just affection for use character standpoint but I do think the dialog wasn't helping them out and a lot of different. This seems fine but the one later on choice talking about positive traffic matrix and all that Yeah we'll we'll get there we will So we go back to the US arena. Where Riaz realizes they're being followed by Someone Eric. And they decided to shake him There's a Romulo snakes ship. Apparently yet. Yeah you get snake leaf. You got snake this. The twenty th century is obsessed with snakes fan. Sure yeah he gets the snakes in the grass. I Dunno smoking state grass so Girardi expresses some second thoughts about being on this mission. She wants to go home and trying to figure out why roffe offers to get her some some Dank snake leaf or or cake which whichever works for Giradi. She's going to be making some snake snake. Leaf butter okay. There are a couple of things here. We're GONNA write that cake that I just. I cannot abide okay. First of all Romulo Visit Cubes Man. This fidget spinners are such a fad. That have already gone out of starter. You're showing your ass already As far as aging yourself. This is like putting Romulus pogs into the show. This will not be a thing ten years from now. No Kid will know twenty years from now. What a fucking fidget spinner which might actually make it cooler like if he dislike has this thing. He's fidgeting with all the time and you don't know what the thing is it's more alien right. I guess like as opposed to like Romulus playing alien you know Ronald mah-jongg and Romulo Briggs cubes three dimensional chess worked for me. I don't know what's a game of three dimensional chess while he's Paiva. Yeah or some. That would impress me. Maybe haven't hit that snake leaf. Pipe make it work. This is endemic scourge. That's like it's like the opioid crisis in the twenty first century. As snake leave sweeping the galaxy yeah In the snake leaf gutters the other thing about this scene which blows my mind. Is that really makes a big deal about Eric or the ship. Just being barely out of sensor range like just on the edge of their sensors can't quite get a lock on it. He's doing such an amazing job. Piloting the the boundaries of where they can detect him and they show a shot where you can see. He's can't be more than a kilometer away. we'll get our sensors that can only sense kilometer away men so rarely star Trek. Is this noticeable? But like if you take a shot every time WARF says ship is approaching. Its three hundred thousand kilometers away and then they show the external shot and they're like five football fields away from each other. Okay and it's the idea of like zipping around half impulse power which I always understood is like half the speed of light like elmo Guinea sub light combat in Star Trek should just be like a blur. No one can see anything going on. But instead the ships are due any stately banks and slaloming and taking these slow potshots at each other. But yeah it's really. It's very obvious when they show a shot from underneath their ship and by and they're making a point that like he's just outside my age. It's stupid if he had. If you had a space rear view mirror he'd see the right. You can look out the back window. And so here's a question I've got. Why doesn't Nerik ship cloak? Because then then they could do a whole bunch of stuff like you know Rio says I because I believe the real ship has got like military grade stuff these price souped up because he starfleet former command officer and say how bad asked US SNAKE SNAKE. Leaf ship his. It's true and then. Why wouldn't it be a equipped at the cloaking device and he could be getting tacky on disturbances that he's you know the last few times. I've made a minor course correction. I've seen this off the thing. And but now they just have him noted feel too much like a star Trek Old Star Trek episode. Yeah yeah the use their brains to solve problems instead of the broncos. Yeah no I see. I've got the actual solution here. It's because the cloaking controls are on the left hand side and he's just fidget. He can't he can't put that damn thing down right right. You can't reach it with. His other hand has got crippling. Romulo CD right. It's really inter- for me. At the performance of his job do this. He needs to get some some help. He's a check himself into this disturbed wing of the glow the Borg Cube. So then we go back to car trying to keep Reicher from knowing too much about the danger there. In as Reicher makes pizza regular introduced himself to so g than her and cast her head into the woods after. Soji learned this language in two minutes which causes breaker to use that the towel. She are after her because she's data's daughter and then he warns Picard. He can't control the dangerous situation quite the way. He used to Sweets wood-fired Pizza of GAM. They're really really like go into that. In like a breaking bad here as much as as much as they can What did you think about so jeeze? Data trademark data head. Till like. There's been none of this before you're right. You're one hundred percent right. I don't I don't know how to explain. She would suddenly have this tick is going to stop using contractions now to like. I suddenly cannot use contractions captain. What's what's happening. Yeah little on the nose. I mean honestly she. She just dropped the fact that she read a whole fucking book in two minutes. Like you don't need to do the the head tilt I don't understand well. The head tilt was like I guess. Reicher must be familiar with synthetics in general to know that there would be a distinction between the way the data tilts his head in the way that a regular synthetic tilt his head. I don't know because what does that even mean. That's all just that those were all just a personal quirks soon. Gave the data right. It's that's the thing that tips. It's not like if you have a positron brain. Your head has to tilt to the left at four. But that's the thing that tips off that it specifically data's daughter or has dated DNA which whatever the fuck that raid. Yeah it's yeah it's the. I'm just saying the metaphors. A little bit muddy doubt regular knows about the practical Naronha cloning and shit like come on because I mean that's the thing I guess I would believe if he was really up on android because died and that's kind of alert. Maybe he's like okay. He's like Nick Nolte in Lorenzo's oil. He knows he's got a fucking medical medical degree in his. Very niche niche per piece of science. Speed a niche with a fuck you Lorenzo's oil Lorenzo. No yeah it's like Nick. Nolte's got a kid that Scott this very rare degenerative brain and it's a real life story about these parents who did all this research about different therapies and there's a particular of oil that health re sheets mylan and dog studies and they were one in any way they got it. Yeah Lorenza it's Lorenzo's oil. And I I can't remember if that actually was a big deal to help people or it was snake leaf oil and didn't ver- moving no motion picture nick. Nolte's best film. I I do love this scene Just the Reicher and Picard interplay. I mean this entire episode. It's fantastic and picard and troy like there's so much to love about these reunions Reicher. I appreciate how much not none of them have. Lost a single stamp like Ok p cards quite a bit older Picard is not the same man he was but when he's around his old crew he sort of starts to step back into that role a little bit with their product. And I think that's the thing that always made star Trek. So good to me is how everybody worked so well together And Fed off of each other. Yeah real collaborative It's all over these scenes. So then troy gives so g her first non replicated tomato which makes her question the validity of Ron Existence. And they talk about languages that Thad made up that a fight over five minutes about whether it's tomato or tomato right that's deleted scene and they talk about the language that had made up and then the disease that he had and it turns out. It could have been cured by Cynth- but they were banned. And then so jay explains that you can't trust anyone because of what he did to her and gets pissed. When card makes a point about living with suspicion Then troy totally lays into picard for fucking up. That interaction tells him just be the Old John. Lucar that everybody likes not this ridiculous French accent. Having Shit bag there nobody likes. Yeah stop this sinister sinister right. I don't know there's A. That's some good techno babble to the whole the trek new babble..
"picard" Discussed on Bald Move TV
"Star Trek Card. I'm Jim Aron and Taber talking about season. One episode. Seven tight on the PINTA Do Not Save the planet. They went to this episode. I think so related to rural Pindad the Klingon prison world. I seriously doubt it. Maybe that's just like another region. Yeah Yeah they go to a significantly nicer region of the planet this. What'd you think of? This episode is a mixed bag. I mean I love seeing all the stuff that record picard and troy was gold man like I love that Reicher. Is this Pizza Chef Dad Bod You know kind of like almost like a retired federation hippie. The ways he also he couldn't be more reicher two right right exactly so reicher like when he when he says shields up primer. Scans to Max. I'm like Holy Shit. He hasn't lost a step yes. I was surprised the Michael Dohrn up in the balcony. Like looking in all the information. That's that's the felt really good and really right And then they feel like they did my man hugh dirty. He's a great character. I wanted him around longer. Yeah I thought he might be someone sticks around for a while. But you know Fucking Lieutenant Rizzo. Do we even have her? Romulo name is her name actually. Areso her true name it's like our apostrophes Zeo a maybe she fucking kills you. There is like I so there are some shows. I follow where you have to go to the show runners instagram or twitter to understand what's going on like American horror story for example does a lot of stupid shit the Ryan Murphy decide. Oh well if you you know this seems like it's starting to be one of those shows because there were several points where You know if you go on our slash star Trek to get all the answers but those answers are not contained in episode of television that we watched they were contained in comic books there in Instagram or they're contained in a Reddit Ama and I find that kind of frustrating. Yeah I think I know the moment you're talking about but yes I like the biggest one for me. Is this finres Rangers as yeah? We'll get there. Yeah that was super confusing to me and the weakest part of the show continues to Romulus. And like you know. They're they've got a really interesting hook here with this artifact They're just eighth character. I think it's the character of Rizzo. She's just a ridiculous villain at this point And and there's some just out of nowhere shit that happens to save her life and she kills one of our favorite characters. Yeah there's lots of like better. Yes she's just all over the place and she seems very she. She's often portrayed as dumb and petuous wrong constantly like she fails to kill Romulus in Malay specialist despite having tons and tons of people with guns around them and I don't know Th that's that's a problem and also giradi continues to be kind of a massive character And they had this intrigue workers like they're like captain trying to figure out who's got the tracker inside because he knows it's not him and I thought that was kind of weird I most of. That's okay I have. I have some minor complaints about the way things are filmed in like the the set. And maybe some of the practicalities of making this thing but like I think I get what Giradi he's big deal is here and I understand it and I feel for her. I just maybe it's not as expertly done as I would like westworld into right now and there are some things that there's some things done poorly but there are some things in there that are done better than any television. A contrast here is pretty big. I just finished last night And it's so good now we'll we got a whole podcast on westworld coming up here tomorrow. So yeah so. Let's not dwell too much on the star trek of it all but I don't know there's there's like again a lot of good stuff in that scene around the dinner table where it's just essentially becomes T. and G. episode was going around the ready. Troy said treat it like to ready room and fucking he did. I love it Is is really good right down to him saying thought yes starting in. That's what he always. Does it affect? Yeah Reicher instantly chime and yet it's it's it's all really good stuff. Here's the other thing. I like about this episode. I think so. Everybody's been feeling off about the card as a character In this series right. They've been saying this is not the card. I know and I've been saying to like at the beginning. I was like man. This is not a card. At some point. I've come to terms with this is not going to be the picard that I know there's a broken version of guard. This episode starts to turn him back into captain. John Luc Picard Yeah from TNG And you know it's GonNa take them a while to get there. Maybe he'd never does but I can see the roots of the man. Yeah and here's other things I did the shore up your point I don't know if I've talked about this in the podcast. Or is this something we just talked about because we talked about the card outside. The podcasts probably shouldn't but we do and I mentioned that like I was just watching an interview. Recent interview with Patrick Stewart or maybe it was a con performance where he's very animated and the like his voice sounds strong and I'm like what is he actually doing like an old man card performance. Like he's he's he's trying to make the car twenty years old and I think he is because the ready room scene. I felt like a lot of that dropped. And the the steady kind of in-command firm Picard that we knew from series reemerged. I almost wonder if it's an intentional choice. Attack Patrick Stewart to kind of play up his age and infirmary to Kinda turn this corner with Picard. The character or I don't know maybe just had extra shadow earl grey. Yeah a little bit more. Kathy had some real tea leaves. None of that replicated crap. That's right that's right. That's right. He palm some snake leaf off of Rafi and he just feeling he's this really feeling that picard juices flowing all right arrogance says as Reicher said Yeah. Picard arrogance is his drug of choice He's a designer drug card All right let's get to the recap. Yeah yes did we start off at the Three weeks ago when Oh approached Giradi and she knows about both meetings with picard that she had in. This state is up and hotels Durrani that she needs to go with Picard in mind melds with her to show her what will happen. If synthetic life is allowed to exist. Which is I think. The destruction of earth. It looks like Earth to me it some kind of in class planet. But yeah I figured Earth because y Robinson's had been shattered. Yeah I like the idea that day. 'cause I remember saying something like I would love to know what? Oh showed Giradi to make her completely flipped to two point two. She's willing to murder her lover yet and I thought the mind I've completely forgot about you. Know the I forget about Vulcan's mind melding. It just didn't occur to me that like that's one way to really make someone turn on a dime if you can. Just hey here's the things I note it's going to happen Zapping your head like that's how you can make a convert really fast. I thought it was pretty clever. To have this apocalyptic vision I do wish that it was a little more. Tell or maybe more show like I still don't feel like I know exactly what's going on. We see the shadowy like ring. Of maybe the Falcons. Maybe the Romulus maybe maybe synthetics. I don't earn stone circle and there's eleven of them and they're getting blown away by green explosions traditional synthetic ritual. Yeah and it's got other map shoes on. It's got pictures of Combo tear interface. Apart my biggest question coming out of this vision is is this a vision of the future or is this manufactured. Somehow how end and if it's a vision of the future. How would she have that vision? Probably this Romulus religion thing is what I'm guessing. The again still doesn't completely solve my point. Because that's the Scooby Doo answer. I'm looking for the second stage because like I don't usually except purely religious answers out of Star Trek. I want them to you know. Show that it's actually a sub space psychic reflection out of a wormhole or some shit like that right and not getting that. So yeah I mean that. That's the thing which I saw more. I wish I knew more about what she's actually impressing upon. Agnes that was going to happen. we got a little bit more detail. Because I like I get to Agnes knows but as an audience member which I did Yeah I think we'll get there in time there drip-feeding that Will still not a fan of sunglasses and star trek now. There's a lot of things I'm not a fan of in Star Trek cursing Not a huge fan of cursing in Star Trek. Even though I curse regularly I feel like star. Trek needs to be better than me. Yeah in every way possible. And that's one of the ways. It's not. Yeah it's glaring. Well that's the other thing is I think that This is something that the guys in red letter media compl- continue to harp on but like is that just picard is broken. The Federation seems broken. Like they're just and you things can fuck and turn on a dime man like look at Germany nineteenth look at Germany. Nineteen thirty five. Lighten huge changes in that society. And you look at something like all the synthetic life forms and the federation turning on you instantly and causing much death and devastation. I it does seem like the federation as a whole is a little bit. You know gone in this darker to Darker Direction. I and I don't have a problem with it because again things can turn around that fast. Especially when you're just major galactic upheaval power vacuums. That is I do think it's also weird. How they continued to insist that the neutral zone is both collapsed but yet a serious thing that has treaty obligations like. There is a little muddled in the writing there. But what are you GONNA do? Oh we also speaking. Oh Commoner owes definitely Volkan because if she was a Romulo him she wouldn't be able to mind meld each. I don't think Romulus mind. I did not one hundred percent certain I did a quick tour through memory Alpha. And there's there's like some claims that there's like latent low level psychic abilities among roms because our way. That troy is is telepathic. Right and if they have like like fancy gear they can do some kind of like empathy tight like if they have like a Cihan booster something so but it doesn't appear seems like she does. No cash is mind meld with her. So she's Pretty Vulcan so the question is why would have Vulcan helped the Romulus infiltrate the federation How how would Iran Mulun Sit Down at the Vulcan and impress upon them all the shit like that they like. Yeah like without a my mind meld. How do you do that? Must make a certain amount of logical sense and we'll see if the show can deliver on that logical sense. The DELMAN had When they made these arrangements yeah. I'm not so sure after this. Episode Muluzi trackers that can be chewed. Travel Children's to track what? What kind of tracker would be better? Choose food one. This has to be some radioactive. I like Giradi is dead right. Variety Chew Trackers..
"picard" Discussed on Bald Move TV
"Yeah 'cause he's his voice sounds kind of weak and really in a couple of these places like a cracks at one point in this episode. Not something you're accustomed to hearing when he's telling Hugh there's no time so I don't know because like when I see him talk outside of the show. He seems very animated strong man. That'd be unfortunate if that's a character affectation Because I don't I think that's getting in the way of the performance a lot but it'd be could be So what do you think about? So g being adoptive daughter so she can be so g picard and then so I thought they already explained the origins of so G. and dodge right. I mean not literally going to be as his daughters obviously adopted could adopt people and they get your last name and okay I mean. Yeah but that doesn't have to be true. So Jacob be true of litter anyone hugh could be adopted right and like I mean yes but in the framework of and the characters you have available. He talked eleanor and so g Buddha brother and sister right heels. Romulus heals the hills heals the rift simultaneously between Robinson Federation and ascend. The Federation. There you go. That's the theory. Need the you need the bouncing baby. Romulus boy there too with the android girl. But I yeah. I think that that's something that we were kind of seriously can worried about it. Started the season That this would be. There's a rumor going. Around that they were going to ship the new ship would be called the USS Picard L. Right yeah so then Patrick Stewart can only be in the very beginning of its maybe even the first season and just hand off and it was gonna be and they didn't do that and which is still possible still pop if we if we can kill. Rios hard can take over his captain. Yay captain of the ship rename or Picard dies champagne loss arena to picard xactly recognition. Oh Yeah Yeah. There is this possibility in. Or or have him adopt. It doesn't have to be in like a real starfleet records paperwork kind of way he can just be like. I always considered do my daughter and maybe try and teleport the the entire ship through like a spatial trajectory and there ended up as another copy of the ship not and that can be the picard. That'd be called the Tom Reicher. I think yeah I I will say this. My interest in watching the show would plummet precipitously if they wrote card out of the show. Yeah now agree. If it's Patrick Stewart dies through natural causes and Y- I would watch another season just to see if they can turn that really sharp corner yet but the data's right him out because they wanted to bait me in the watching new track in you omelette. Track is not gonNA work not GONNA work. It'd be the same speed at which I canceled. Season to My all access for that. What if they they write out picard but they bring in Johnny Franks for Full Reicher? They go full Reicher Babe. I might accept a full Reicher here. I could see it. Yeah I could see recommend retirement to carry on this quest for against his AVAS BE. Kinda could we call whatever form this takes with Patrick Stewart exiting and the show continuing the Picard maneuver? We call that the McCartney now Z. That or like PECs it or something you know yes taxes but card decks it all right. Let's move on to shields shields up. Please add my voice. Of course that has taken aback. That neither of you watch voyager to its completion prior to Picard. You only one hundred hours. Only one hundred plus hours right and also we planned on not doing card because just assumed it was going to be a joke. Exercise Series and after discovery. Yeah yeah then. We got talked into it by likes. Lots of people saying it's good and it's like I said it's I think it's so far better than Disco Hut. It's actually pretty good. And I dare say top two or three star trek series. Okay Shields Shield Buddy. Shield is the title of Star. Trek stops at three. Yeah like you can't make a list any longer than that like. If you said three I might cause like some people's tasty can appreciate the old seventy shit. I'm of the old series because that was my star Trek. That's what I watched my dad's lap on Sunday mornings and it's like my first experience. Attract that in the movies. So I like it. I think that's in the top three. Got Track you got T. and G. D. space nine but top come on. It's better than deep space nine. Really because there's no fucking way it's better than T and G no my my top three in order from one to three next generation deep space nine original series sure and and the fact that voyager falls outside of the top three there's a big demarcation between the top three and number four and there are only two others like you got is now car like the animated series so to say that it's in the top fiftieth percentile is like okay. Fine T. and G. is not the most amazing show in the world either but I love it. This is a pretty outside opinion. This is kind of like Walton into Fast and fierce conversation I think arguably Tokyo drift is in the top US. Come on. That's not. That's an outlier opinion. Mr Mrs Shields. I will say that voyager to its credit feels so much more like star trek to me than anything that came after it. Enterprise doesn't feel Star Trek to me. Discovery definitely doesn't this doesn't really the voyager had that star trek essence. Yeah going into the unknown. Yeah so it's not it's not gonna be that bad. Yeah but like it's one hundred one hundred forty hours of television voyager. There's no fucking way I was going to watch that much. Voyager I kind of want eventually character is what it comes down to is nothing a character. The only characters that I like are like Chiquita and Janeway or sorry not to cut the to Janeway And then the rest of them are dislike to okay. I like the KLINGON engineer lady. She was pretty cool. I don't remember enough of her. Harinder really ruled the entree. Like I think seventy nine like I stopped watching before she got really going. That's the that's the thing it's like you know like I guess I do thing is is. I'm friends with a guy. He runs a youtube channel. That got per providence by dismantling star Trek Voyager. So it's like I don't know it's a tough sell foibles tough sell on me as a high trek fandom and I turned it off at the end of season two. Yeah that's same here you know. None of that are star. Trek's did that to me. So get the Captain Proton episode. You got that once upon a time episode that I watched when large portions of that Shit See. Let's move on the John I don't know I don't know how the writings I'm working the show. But whoever is writing stuff like this week's beautiful scenes between human picard needs to write more of them but card at the end of his life reflecting on what he stood for and what he's done and where he is. Now that's the part of the show that really works. This was felt in the opening scenes of episode one in beautiful scene with data. The same is true of the scene last week when Picard size at seven. Second question about regaining all of humanity. Yes this is what. I want out of Star Trek a card as wanted to be focused on this these types of reflections. Yes he said thirty years that we haven't seen and he's a different man today. Which is fine because of course he is no full human being wouldn't change over time but these awful scenes where we connect the threads between this card and that one should really be the backbone of all the narratives here when we see hugh and we see the love he has for this man who saved them from Hell. That's important when but card has a realization that this is the true nature of the board. They are this monstrous force of unyielding domination but really these cubes are giant cages victims. At stuff is that good stuff and they need more of it. The cartoony a mustache twirling villains and plain dress up on casino planets the modern dialogue and disc according dives into after school special territory that I've come to expect from Kertzman Company. Be Much easier to deal with and would face gently into the background. Only they would provide more good card stuff where he's reflective and thoughtful and actually picard not a weird patchy uneven version of the man. We all know from seven series of a TV show and four movies. I broadly agree. Yep like they just need to let give him some good dialogue and let Picard Picard And it's I don't know but the thing is that's an art running shoe. Having a good show runner in a good stable of writers is the foundation of every fucking TV show. That I think is great that I've ever ever seen that. I've seen lots of examples where things look. Great and acting is amazing and the story writing garbage. And you can't it's like cover your eyes bad And I've seen lots of examples. We have a bunch of no names that haven't acted they're they're Haven't acted in anything before. Where maybe the set design is cheaper and stuff but they're amazingly written and you you don't remember all the rough patches and I I don't understand why like CBS doesn't spin like it can't be that hard. It can't be that hard to find writers. They're nostalgic for grew up watching T. and G. Like you should be able to swing stick in Hollywood and hit in of them. You do for sure so like you might have to pay you know instead of a running writer's room for a million you might have been running for five million And he might have to do one less exciting slack sock sliding seen in the board cube but it's trade off. I'm willing to make dominic. I have to agree that expanses a fundamentally superior science fiction show to not only neutral but nearly every other entry onto space. I watched both the card and discovery and while enjoy a lot of the character work in discovery the second season as a plot indecipherable mess I feel like Abrahams and company just decided only the original star trek was any good to just be that relentless and brazen and they are wrong to think all trekkers would agree with that and on top of it. It seems like they only care for movie track and not so much to series. I don't know where to put the blame because well in part the new Gen of Star Trek or the nineties lost its way these face nine was great but voyager. Some of those episodes are near unwatchable. I mean I'll track that I'm aware of has near unwatchable episodes. I'll take your word for it that they came faster and fear more furious and voyager. I'm sympathetic to that view. But just want to point that out this. They're not all great mostly because there are a retake rehash of something from the same riders. Already done and T. and G. R. D. That feels like a lot of the plots at I have been reading that foundational for understanding these Picard plots seem like they are rehashes of things already did on TNG right. I mentioned how that the the bioweapon essentially the same as you right. It's just done voyager. So that's just wanted durant. I just wanted to rant because I'm feeling at this point that J. J. has not only nearly ruined star Trek but also Star Wars. And why feel like the cartoon discovery or a better than the new old crew movies? They're just all okay. Not even a purist. I'm looking for new track but I'm getting old track. I've I myself thinking on expanse. Most of the time promoting through word of mouth wherever I can and hoping to Amazon changes as publishing tactic to go to a weekly format certainly deserves to get a bit more of the spotlight with science fiction being so big right now. Here's open. I hope to I also to. I heard an interview that visa said that he was happy with the way the season of expanse went. I mean that's good on one hand bat on the other because it means the PRI- not GonNa change the business model but there there will be future seasons. Yeah I really hope. It doesn't drop at midnight on December. Twenty four th next year Because if we had any kind of room to maneuver at all I would love to give it. Full full series coverage. It's it's amazing. Yeah I agree with the email here. I think it's the best piece of science fiction that's been done on television in a decade. Battle Star GALACTICA. Last thing. I can think of where I got this into sci fi series and the remake. Obviously I do agree. I think that I don't know maybe maybe it's true that U. t. You Star Trek Out Star Trek for awhile that you had a series that was built on answer tackling a bunch of societal questions. It waited for twenty years. Had some movies success. Then you bring back next generation as a syndicated show and you do seven seasons of that and use intially tell every story you can possibly tell space and then these face nine had to have a new angle. That's the thing at the same time you're also like all these shows sort of halfway overlap like deep space nine t and G on voyager on deep space nine and like there was there. Was this constant. Churn of Star Trek that. Yeah I think could have star Trek. Voyager like all these make sense and voyager as a reaction that like you gotta give voyager away from the Alpha quadrant so plausibly. Have these these experiences strong premise? I think yeah. I think it's a very strong premise But I argue. I've been trying to argue that We're ready for another classic track. Were ready for a chuck wagon to stars type of thing. Some competent crew of really well fleshed out personalities that will slowly establish relationship..
"picard" Discussed on The Omega Particle
"It you own. I've been waiting for this conversation. I wish they strung it out more but maybe they will in future episodes of the hopefully writers giving us a little taste. And maybe there's more to come but I I definitely appreciate it and the the nod to it so seven beaming down overheard. There's another Easter Egg. They actually play the og voyager theme as she goes down and it made me think. When I was watching where is everybody else where is to Kotecki whereas Tom? Perez of probably hurricanes probably still out there somewhere I was just I was like man I would actually love to whether it's a comic book series or if they like a mini series. I would love to see what happened to the people. Voyager like. I think it'd be cool series too but you can make that argue with ds nine and a lot of other shows but here in that. Oh Gee music definitely more my heart and it was great fan service. Someone card is talking to seven before she goes down before she beans down he says like hey. Revenge is not something that's Great. You can't chase it's not gonNA satisfy anything and then it made me think. Do you know what Picard knows what he's talking about? Because all the first contact he was trying to get revenge on the board trying to kind of repay them for stealing his humanity. I didn't mean to interrupt a little quest Captain Ahab has to go hunt his wail. What you do have books in the twenty th century not about Revenge Liar. This is about saving the future of humanity blow up the ship.
"picard" Discussed on GSMC SciFi Podcast
"His office and everything and there is over the mantle. A picture of a girl who looks very much like her and he's very confused because data painted this picture some twenty odd years ago and gave it to him as a gift so he goes to what is essentially a futuristic. Think like a bank vault like a safety deposit box. But it's John Norma's and it has all of the things that he has wanted to keep his memories and keepsakes over the years and in. This place is another painting that data had made for him. That looks very much. The same and they're essential. He made to them and it is called. Daughter is the name of it so picard is like what the what and is trying to figure out what's going on trying to find this girl and the girl is out there on the streets freaking out and she calls her mom and she's like mom. I don't know what to do. I tried to go be safe. Somebody trying to kill me and go back to Picard. And she's like I didn't tell you about a card and her mom's like you had to have known otherwise go back to Picard. And the girl ends up going back to him and ultimately he tries to help her but things go sideways. And it's revealed that the Romulus are after her. They have Romney Lynn disrupter rifles. And then they also have. One of their helmets comes off at a certain point. And he spits blood and stuff and it gets all the acid owner and also on the disruptor which then explodes in her hands. It's very sad and upsetting and it really largely impacts picard. He is just absolutely distraught especially since he really felt a connection to her thinking that she was data's daughter because as we know from before data has tried to create a daughter before in lol although data also like we're going to let her choose her own appearance or we're we're going to let my offspring choose their own appearance and gender and stuff data says. Trans Rights Data's gender identity rights and really love that about data and he's created all in the past so that's really where I thought we were going as well. I thought that this was going to be a new law. Although I'm not sure how he would have kept hidden for twenty years so we end a lot of this episode with that information. We're going to go on a break. When we come back we're going to continue talking about Picard..
"picard" Discussed on Bald Move TV
"S American. Tv show is at. Not where my remembering the era differently? No totally shit in Star Wars Star Trek. That's Roddenbury man. Yeah believe this shit man. That's that's the thing the more I go back and I watch T and G and I've watched the new stuff like disco and this thinking man. Roddenberry was just such a massive part of the guidance of those shows. He's like he felt bad about he. Probably I bet tons of women wrote him in and said why the fuck a miniskirts wider. Fuck administers fucking miniskirts. And he's like you know what I can't change the old series but what I'll do is show that it's just a uniform. Burien men and women can wear because why the fuck not got nice legs. He's got toned arms. He's going to be walking around the short sleeve dresses with go. Go boots on. And it's Kinda cool now. Eventually I think those things go away. I don't really come to it. Yeah I thought I'd seen a couple did a search like four instances of dudes wearing miniskirts and I don't think there's any past like season two but Have you seen what I did? Watch go back and watch the end of season two. So maybe that's where I saw them. Okay because this one happens in encounter fire point when they're evacuating the families to the to the saucer section which is hatchet this guy. He's walking around in there so and then like Picard Reicher or wearing dress uniforms that are similar but with pants but but the pants are almost like a hose. Yeah Yeah Yeah. It's it's a what I would call a more traditionally feminine style So she wonders. Did you spot them when you did? You Watch making too much of a deal of this or is this your way of saying. Hey We're in a twenty four th century this is how we roll No I think yeah I think roddenberry. I don't know why he did that but I'm sure it's it's probably that because may also maybe they deanna war that Mike Romania lot in early seasons. Yeah and maybe it's more it's less like a bunch of women wrote him in but like I can get away with this anymore so you know what I want my attractive. You know Greek actress in like all this leg showing stuff. I better do it to the men to or I'll be your but I will still make sure that for ninety percent of the time she's wearing address that shows offer her cleavage right like it was jarring to me the other day. I watched an episode where there were some. Oh so reicher was being tricked by the Ron Millen or the turn out this kid or whatever it was on this planet and he thought it was Romulus but first he thought he had been in a coma for like eighteen years or something. And Deanna. Troi and Admiral Picard. At that point she was like his first officer or something like that and she was wearing a uniform just a straight up uniform and I was like Whoa. Yeah that's weird. Yes she I think. In life season five or six she becomes part of the bridge crew. She liked passes or command tests and starts wearing a uniform and maybe rank or some. I'm not there yet. I'm still in. The cleavage is weird. Because like even like I do chaplains and like the army. Hold a formal rank like the priests. I don't know I know they have uniforms. Always Weird did the counselor just warlike jumpsuit. You know like she. She sometimes wears like a federation miniskirt. And then when she's not she's wearing this weird. Mauve skin-tight seventy-nine outfit. But it's all because you WANNA see you. Know this circuses. Right of course so anyway it's It's it's enlightened but only two point. I'm maybe maybe we can see Picard and a miniskirt. Its next episode is our closest I leather miniskirt and high heels. I WanNa see it hell. Yeah all right That's all we got for feedback again. If you like to send us some you can do so picard at bald move dot com. That's it for us this week. We'll be back next week to see. What's I'm setting my expectations basement? I I I've already seen the outfits I'm there for the outfits There's GonNa be a lot of like star trek attempts at humor. Which you know are not going to be any times. Have they came down to a planet in Star Trek? Looking like fools. I mean looking ridiculous like have you got to yet or not Q. Episode returns them. All into Robin Hood figures and Warf is wearing as will scarlet. And he's wearing these these red tights and he says captain I must protest. I am not a Mary man like I'm there for yes I have is also the same episode. Barkley did also holiday episode where he gets all of the The the Captain First Officer. All that is like three musketeers writing them. Yeah Yeah No. It's not that one but it's a similar similar energy can get them All right well. We'll be we'll be there for the planet next week on Star Trek Card until then I'm Erin I'm Jim..
"picard" Discussed on Bald Move TV
"Is the deal is that I dislike? I is that a shorthand for this guy is cultured and deep. Yeah I think he's. He's a collector. you know. He's he's got. These are relics to him and it just happens that he can read them but I think they're important for their their physicality him. I think it'd be cooler if they like. You catch them doing like You know Computer Resume Alexandre Dumas's volume three. And it would like the book would materialize on the table like you're not actually schlepping around trees and stuff are we in the twentieth century. Seems like he is because yeah he puts them in bags and Harry's them with him interest apps them up and paper. Yeah I think I think he's a real books Picard Guy They do a lot of They do a lot of world building in this scene to talk about you. Know this curious sector that They have this. This is Rangers Space Rangers or some kind of Apart from starfleet defense force kind of like a militia force. Yeah Yeah So. It's kind of in the next half of the scene. Laws are when she goes to confront him But there is some stuff in here that they do with like three. Oh He's only got klingon opera onboard. That's it he's cultured deep right. I mean they're really want us to know this guy. This guy is hot. It's on vinyl. This guy's guy he's just got a collection of forty fives and he only plays it through a like an amplifier that uses vacuum tubes. Because you can't get that rich warm sound through a holographic how but he's he's deep. He's cultured he's got an edge is fucking pulls medal out of his shoulder jeans and shirts Yop. Cf bomb drops and he has an army of clones on a ship. That drive him crazy but he likes it this way. Because they're programs that he himself said. Yeah yeah he took him in the right way. I he's complicated. Yeah Yeah I guess. I shouldn't have researched with that book was about because they just come out and say it here in this episode Shame on me I suppose. And then yeah we get to the second half were cards on the holiday. And he's got a an image of his Chatto cards explaining that he's stopping advice G to hopefully pick up a Romulo Warrior nun which is strange Warns that the sector is very dangerous with an old warbirds stocking around then. Roffe tries to persuade jail to stick to the plan but he knows that this might be the last time. He's out this way and he doesn't want to miss this opportunity to see his old friends one last time. I don't understand why he doesn't. So is he actually here for a mission which is like I'm an old man and I can't do action scenes anymore. Can't even do depended Kirk Double Hammer. I need I need some. Why doesn't he just say that instead of being like? Hey I just want to stop by for old time sake. Yeah I think it's a little bit of both. Is the thing like he wants to see these people but also yes. He very much needs a warrior in his party. I there is a lot of stuff going on and so I sort of got lost in it like you talked about the rangers and I think this is where I I heard. The term caught me lot if I must have missed it. In the first few scenes eighty he said some Iowa like they owe a debt to them for helping them relocate onto the reclamation planet or whatever to call in and then the this is where they explain the way of absolute candor Yeah it seems like he's sort of doing a nostalgia tour at the same time that he's picking up party members. Let's say there's like you got to ship? People are skeptical of your motives. Like if you have a motive is that's what I'm saying like in Picard minded. He go down there just to kind of see and make mins and then like Oh. Wow they've got this fucking bad ass warrior but he he wanted net. Yeah he does so. I don't know why none of them seem like they're like the warrior type like even even Rios doesn't select what now he's aware of his own death to be a warrior type. He's paralyzed but it's existential crisis. Yeah I'd like to find more about these rangers. I wonder if we're GONNA run into them. This this year is actually excited to see his antique bird of prey. But it seems like they dusted it off by the end of the episode. Yeah it's antique this Star Trek Old Series Vertebrae. Yeah I was expecting a little more curve to that bird. Prague's old saucers fuck. It's old saucer. It's a saucer with two wings on it man and I thought I thought was pretty pretty cool. Yeah I'm not sure why Rios ship cannot run. There's old hunk of junk. But I don't know I guess like Shit. Yeah realises kind of like still just a personal cra- for that you know maybe it's one hundred years old but it was a fucking capital ship of its day. I think it's got fully operational subway drives and whatnot. It just seemed that ship was real ship so much faster than it. You know much more maneuverable. Certainly but maybe he's talking about like warp drive like I can't outrun it from that standpoint but I don't know do you think that this This holographic recreation of the The winery the Chateau Picard is GonNa be the new ready room gates on. They need to discuss the forget philosophical. They call maybe. I don't know I got to see more rea- ship I got to see what other compartments guy kiss. It looks like it's just one big bridge slash engine bay. Yes there's a holiday somewhere. There have to be quarters is they. Don't take five people on a ship with no quarters but if you have a fifteen by fifteen holiday and everyone's quarters are just in there like you don't know that you're only you're only eighteen inches from everybody else because it looks like it's a full room for you got tractor beam veneer round and yeah you just can as long as everyone's gotta room to stand in turn. I guess that would work. Who can be people in and out if they start to walk through each other? Yeah why not? That's the ultimate in hot bunking I'm not sure how I feel about this new crew as compared to to the beloved crews of the past. There's a lot of conflict here and I'm very used to like the crews of the enterprise the ships. They're on being very much in lockstep with their their views on things here. It's not that at a lot of early. Kinda early season Early Series Voyager. Because you had Lek okay federation terrorists and Vulcan's and like Edgy Klingons. And all these people like all washed out federation officers all Lake Jammed in on the same bridge crew. There was a lot of weird stuff there. But it's I guess it's that's the closest thing I can think of and there's not really up. There's not even really a command structure in place already. This kind of those Rio S- resent cards like temerity just ordering. Does it feel like he's home now that he's like? Oh always meant to be easier. Reicher type like I'm always I was. I was meant to be this man's first officer I don't know I didn't get any like annoyance or anger from Rio. Swin he steps in trusted. Make it so it's a little a little. I mean. It wasn't not annoyance. It's more of just kind of like I mean what you do you got. Admiral Picard onto bridge. Yeah he's going to start barking orders. Yeah I read it more confusion than those who is just like. Oh Oh right there are two like I respect this guy very much. But I'm the captain of the ship. But he's used to being a captain like it's just very confusing. I do think they need to decide pretty soon. Dr Girardi if she's going to be like that full because people treat her like she's just almost a ghost like there's having conversations pastor and she's like what what what what and like you know some read her in okay. Maybe she needs it. They they need. They need to get some kind of danger so she can expertise can come into play right because so far he got Rafi. She's like the spy master. Rio says the Captain Picard is Picard. You got the action in Jerusalem. None boy and then she's just there she needs a competency needs to show her competent. So the kind of merger in with the crew. I think their I'm with you. But she's also the audience proxy true. And HOW WOULD WE EXPEDITION DUMP. If we didn't have her being somewhat ignorant of the situation I think they could use picard picard was completely ignorant That's another thing. I'm kind of amazed at just. How COMPLETE CARDS? Abdication of his duties were like he leaves This zanny on the surface of this This world Vashinsky And Pledges Hey you know the syntax no big deal. I'm not GonNa let this thing fail and I think he never comes back like that is the that's the kind that's the kind of tail tucked between your legs and running. That is jarring to me when it comes to Picard and I've read a lot of people saying we got our broken man. This is a man who you know guy assimilated by the Borg Got Sanity back by bonding with his family. And his family all got burned to death and a structure fire and earth in his. You know like a data is kind of a surrogate son to him and he got died and so he's really conflicted and he's got all these but still i. I hope that they get around in this series to telling the story of cards kind of like coming to grips with like what a kind of atlas shrugged situation. We got here where he just completely not. Not I mean is like he always took no interest in this at all had no idea. What the Galactic Politics Irs of this air? He had no idea how like You know criminal and desperate to situation had gotten there. It's kind of amazing. So we got to the artifact and we see an old recording of Rhonda explaining what Gone Madan is a day of elation. She mentioned the destroyer. And so Jesus. Ears Perk Up. There's there's a lot of lore there's a lot of shit they're dropping on his this episode just a ton of it Almost to the point where it was a little much for me. And if I weren't doing a podcast about this I would come out of this remembering none of it because I was so much Seems like the stuff they want you to remember? Is this destroyer this You know like there's some kind of Romulus Armageddon. That's Dan Madan. Yeah we haven't even gotten to the other half of the Romulo install the Kalang Kakai or whatever the fuck it is the word with too many ks sounds in it. Yeah there's just a ton I really liked. This is starting to become. Maybe like the new bullet time but that Like blade runner has affect. Where's one person's hollow faces overlaid on another kind of draw? They did that This last season and watchmen Where they had Angela you know looking at Holographic of her father and as a spun around like their faces overlaid. And now you see this right the tree. Yeah the Tree Tree Day. Corn of ancestry ancestry. That's what it was history I think that was. That was pretty cool. And you know you're I think what I got from. This is when you talk about. All the shackle demons freed. I think they're talking about these. Re Reclaimed Borg Drones and answer the call the destroyer like. That's that's my theory right now. Is that that the that the what they're concerned about is Sophie just slag Lauren. Data once upon a time led this cadre of unaffiliated Borg Freed Board drones as an army that that could be. You know you take the board and you have this this large armies powerful vessel and it's under control of dissents like what..
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"picard" Discussed on Bald Move TV
"And then we get the theme song for the show which I don't know about you but I have not really felt any the theme song since maybe voyager was the last one that yeah I thought was remarkably star Trek All it well okay. Everything since T and G has started to feel a little more sad a little more a little softer a little like more confused. There's nothing as bold as the teas is music. Elodie it star Trek Muzak back. Yeah I don't know what it is if it's too many instruments being combined or the melody just isn't strong enough or bold enough to hold up the the entirety of it bright. TNG is a extremely memorable theme song. The old series Holy Shit the original series memorable. I had to go look up. What even deep space nine sounded like deep space nine which I've watched the entirety of twice? I couldn't think of the theme song is just not as memorable. It's not as bold and it's not as uplifting I think that's one of the things that star Trek's been missing for a while as that sense of hope I was wondering if they would do like a t and G reworking for the themes on this. They put a tiny little flared at the end they also did with disco but like I was listening for and I and I was watching it with sesame the first time and she mentioned that she thought she heard i. I thought they'd maybe even lean heavily more heavily into that. Yeah they they really don't until the very tail end of it and But Yeah I'm I'm a little disappointed. That wasn't something more bold more declarative But but then we go to Chateau Picard again and John Luke walks with the dog and then he returns to the house where his assistance prepare breakfast for him and prep him for an interview that he's agreed to you. And this interviewer sits down with him and breaks her promise not to talk about the event leading up to his resignation from starfleet and in typical I think think in the captain they remember form Picard tells them why he defends his actions and the ends the interview. I thought this scene is good but I'm I was Kinda surprised the way they framed. It doesn't give the card a lot of agency like oh he's GonNa granted interview but he doesn't want it to go this one spot that it seems like he would want it to go to. Why would picard? WanNa carry the weight of the federation or Starfleet Fleet. The he no longer thinks is living up to its original mission. I almost wish they'd frame this lake after twenty or whatever years of silence you know. Admiral retired admiral. Rozan Luc Picard. Breaks the silence on a federation because of something that was happening around the galaxy and he just ripped him a new one not like he was goaded into it or he was like. Oh my bags corner. I can't do anything but sit on the federation like I don't know I would have liked to seen him kind of like you know what I picked my spot. I've waited and now they've I the federation had done something to really stick their Dick Mashed potatoes and I'm coming out and I'm blasted in them. I blast him about how they turn your back on. Ai Research and a blast and about the treatment of the Romulo and refugees but he feels like he got like all right. I'll come and appear in your show as long as we don't talk about anything that's important to me And I thought that was weird. It's like that's the cards a man of action. He's he doesn't he doesn't mind he's very much decorum he will get in and turn over your applecart art if you let him. Yeah absolutely picard would have when he was in starfleet but I get the impression that this is a man who there's a line in there where he he wakes up from a dream dream and he says I haven't been living. I've been waiting to die right and I feel like that is that is the difference right. He was sort of like he quit. Starfleet and maybe he does go give a a couple of talks on. How shitty starfleet become the starfleet? He remembers but over the last few years. He's sort of been been pushing that out of his his life right and and living this life that is very sedate. That is very off the radar He doesn't his and take part in that stuff. Yes I could see. Absolutely if he caught wind of an event that starfleet was responsible for participated in the made him sort of rekindle that desire and him to speak out That would have been really cool way to go. I don't think it's awful the way they went But yeah perhaps it could have been a little better I also think that there's I think it's interesting. What they've for like a lot of mystery about like why the synthetics you know? How many isn't that were there What in what capacity? Or they're being used by federation It makes it seem like they kind of went berserk and attacked but like maybe he did. This wasn't this is more of a I. Forget what the faction to Jakoda bull belong to The the MACHI wasn't it. I thought that was Diesel nine. That was the DR now. The I thought that was a Jordan Underground But you know there's been couple separatist factions where they don't agree with what the Federation is doing. They're fighting against it But they had like Kakoty wasn't an evil guy. He was definitely like Star Trek insurrection style but he was fighting against federation. and I wonder if you properly understood the androids the sense motivations if you would be more sympathetic to them. But they're not they're not. They're not around. What happened to them all down to extinction writer? Their Blade Runner Business Universe is out with the next generation. I mean there would have to be right because a rogue faction which they clearly say a rogue faction of since That implies that there are many more of them what do they do to shut him down do they let them live their lives out like their lives are forever. They won't go away. Yeah so so I yeah I. I do have a lot of logistical questions about what it means to ban. Ai when a already exists. I wonder what he meant by. It was done Kirk because was what what what is that other than the fact that that was a very popular movie that they're named checking on a historical. The vent happen almost four hundred five hundred years past because that was literally a group of men who were pinned between the see a an oncoming human threat of is he putting the Supernova in the place of the Nazis or is that what it was because I was also wondering was the captain on the fishing in boat ride over to to rescue people and then all the robots came to sink him. I was just wondering if the was there any way to frame like were the the ones that were against the envel- and the hammer or was the Romulo and he didn't. He didn't explain what he meant by. What was what was dunkirk? So he just gave her shit for. Maybe not not knowing just assume that she had no idea what you're right. 'cause like the logical inference. You had this Ragtag Fleet of people trying to save other people from a doomed You know situation but I I was. I was hoping that he would actually maybe connect connect lines executive what he meant by that. I noticed Captain Picard. Now in his old age is drinking DECAF or a light grey DECAF. He doesn't want to get too excited this early morning morning. Also the other thing the costuming is so good like one of the things. The hilarious things about the T and G is like the sea like what they came up with future designs signs. These things I thought like card looked dapper as fuck throughout the entire episode. Especially when he goes to daydream. I thought that was really cool. Yeah I ah but I like to like. There's this really complicated tie he had going on in the first one with a little collarless suit asylum and sombor is that felt like okay. This is five five hundred years of earth. Fashion is kind of drifted but you still got the basics and the basic colors are still I I thought the sense of fashion was was was pretty pretty good just waiting until until the day. I can just wear a jumpsuit. Where the same Jumpsuit Day I'd be happy to get a star trek style pajamas. Get some get some boots and you're good to go. Yeah wouldn't look weird okay. Let's move onto card relaxing His Chateau Win Dodge shows up having seen his interview to tell him what happened and and find out if he knows anything about her. They sit down later that evening to talk and he examines the necklace that she's wearing which is the sort of two rings She says she she knows him and he somehow seems to know her the what they can't place it and he invites her to stay the night. I remember thinking when I was watching. How the word or they're going to the world? Are they going to pay this off. How are they gonNA explain? His like connection heard his her connection to him. I think they fully have if that's a painting that he had looked at in his ready room. Like you know But hadn't seen it for ten fifteen plus years or how long it's been like that explains from because because hers perspective. It's easy if she's a synthetic than she had all these routines hidden in her like. Hey you know when the shit hits the fan. Here's how you can judo Romulo dudes. And here's the man you can trust above all else that makes sense but like the card. What did the data or Bruce Maddox or whoever hijacked the the neural shit that the Borg left behind there and burn interface but the painting was a varying makes it makes sense and they also because then I was like well how the hell what data? Oh but they kind of intimated that maddox might have based her fate. If if this is if yeah this Bruce Maddox guy who's this will probably talk about him here in a bit But if he based her face on that painting that he made of you know that that that makes a lot of sense and she could she literally like a clone of data just a female version of data cloned from one of his neurons. I thought that the the the doctor the day sturm instituted implied that all all since were essentially manufactured from data's positron network. Well that was like the core code that they use the unstated died they were unable to make any more and then the research is banned altogether. So I think everyone knows since that went crazy for Mars and this this woman woman these two women. They're all share some kind of neural Cima similarities. The data and then they have some pretty out there like they mentioned. They're like if you have a single positron neuron you could reconstitute some essence of data. That's that's Kinda wild now there but hey you know yeah. We'll see date has been in it already so sure it wouldn't. It wouldn't surprise museum comeback some cloned form. Yeah what did you think of Brits minors makeup because it was good. He's older like he's obviously much older. But like for the most part they nailed it. No I thought they did a really good job at de aging him. Because I know that's one thing that he said after Emma's he doesn't WanNa the play data data anymore because he's aged out roll. Data should age and back into it with. CG like crazy. But I thought that his is really weird on my this. This is not how data looks but I think it's the lighting because when I watched generations there is a couple which has kind of like more Hollywood dark subdued lighting riding than the television show. He there was a couple Ankeny valley. Instances where when the shadow hit his face just right. Those Super Pale is as jump out. Where when these brightly lit and they kind of fade into the background of his kind of gold off white skin and the beige corridors of enterprise? It doesn't jump out so like after I wash watch the couple more times will make I think this is how data looked. It's just we're not used to seeing him with mood lighting sure Make sense but it was jarring like every time those like when when he was in those situations and his his pale is shining. It's a pretty wild Let me go to the dream. Speaking of data where he's painting portrait in the vineyard date invites Picard to finish the painting and guard says. I don't know how to do that and David says that's not true. You absolutely do and.
"picard" Discussed on Bald Move TV
"We start off with card playing poker with data and Mars explodes outside the window of the enterprise of ten forward there. picard then wakes up in his vineyard. This was all a dream. He's Chateau Picard in France and we get a lot of it starts right away with the callback. The right I know this Ella Fitzgerald Song Blue Skies is I think what data sang at rikers troy. This record Choi's wedding nemesis. I've only seen that movie once. It wasn't good but you know so I don't have a good memory of that which is unfortunate because I know a lot of the events that take take place in that are directly referenced in this episode. I might have to bite the bullet this weekend. Watch Star Trek Nemesis. I might want to anyway. I'm like I I had this idea maybe go back and watch the bads the quote unquote bad star. treks one three five in the right direction just to see like how are they. Are they as bad as I thought. but yeah like it's this thing and like playing poker data we know that something that Picard really never did until the very last episode of the series series where the events of August things led him to think. You know what maybe keeping these emotional walls between me and my bridge crew for these years years hasn't been like I had good reasons for doing it but maybe it's not the best approach for me as a as the human picard and like the the idea that he would continue to do do that and dream state and the data. When I watched the second time actually they actually did animators left pupil they did? Yeah and and data doing a deadpan sense. Humor is like wall since he pointed out my tell captain. I don't know which which deception to employees goes right back to the princess brides you know duel duel with what is it. Not Physically Zini Z.. You know it's like oh I just thought that was really funny. And how well they kind of fell into that dynamic And they're establishing a little bit of the themes hear writing this idea that like when date asked him you know is installing or whatever he says I don't want the game to end and I think that's picard realizing he's approaching the end of his life He's been sitting out all these years like that's festering in his mind and he comes to a head later but yeah there's there's some themes of mortality themes of May maybe nostalgia too but those are kind of linked speaking established just seeing the this galaxy class starship does glide through these just jaw dropping. This doesn't space was really. They just really hit the the the the trek nerd Emmy just just so I like it and then when he wakes up and he calls dog number one lost. It was always is a bit of a dog to begin with. Yeah dirty dog. Thirty dog going from Port to port from Star Star Base. I like it I think i. I don't actually saw this on this show. But like in the promotional material they show that his identification tags starfleet and communicator insignia. Id Tag yet for the dog. Oh the dog okay. Yeah which I think is is is really funny but it also introduces a lot of mystery like why Mars exploding yet. Why is he having these recurring? Ah Nightmares of of this destruction. Then at first when I was watching episode. I'm thinking Oh this must be as we find out more about. I WANNA talk. I guess. Take a brief detour through the Canon of Star Trek. It appears that they've embraced the J.J. Abrams cannon which is the Rahman's home world is destroyed by SUPERNOVA. Okay that was established. In the first trek reboot and then this the Romulus starship went back in time and started fucking with destroyed Vulcan. And all this other things They're we're rolling with that It seems like all this stuff kind of took place as more or less. How does movies anticipated But I wondered if like if this was just cards yards guilt over his part or lack of his his lack of being able to talk the federation doing the right thing But then it it seems like no actually some rogue. Ai went and blew up Mars In the recent past I think those things are tied together In that it seemed like they were moving. The ROMULUS may be to Mars. The nine hundred million they were trying to evacuate. Maybe they were because the rescue fleet is destroyed. Roydon attack as well. It would have had to have been around Mars. But we're so I. I was unclear to me whether they were staging all these star ships to go do the rescue mission and then it was blown up before like the baby was strangled in a crib. or whether like you said suggests that they had some success bringing them and then they I I suppose it could be there. Yeah Yeah I don't know I don't know I think some of these things are being introduced early on to kind of be the mysteries and a series as we go on Yeah these are the big questions I have and I think that's intentional Then we go over to Boston on Earth obviously Woman named Dodge is having in evening in with her boyfriend to celebrate being accepted to the daydream institute which should sound pretty familiar to star trek next generation fans Some space goons wins. Show up to find out where she's from and they try to capture her killing her boyfriend in the process and she manages to instead kill all of them and then she sees vision Picard. We have no idea how they're connected. Yeah we don't know it yet but these are looks like there are some sort of Romulus faction because everyone that we see D- helmeted I was jokingly referred referring to minosos Romulo in sport bike motorcycle gang But we also I. It's it's very unclear to me like what the relationship here is. And what if any affiliation they have with the Romulus faction we see in Reclamation zone because it seems like they're at odds one is embracing this biological I've maybe they don't know maybe they don't know the the other the other daughters in nature and whatnot. I have a lot of questions about that. But you're supposed to. You're supposed to. I thought the fight choreography was pretty strong. You know in inasmuch as Star Trek is action now and has always been a little bit of action though mostly. He's really done. It did. The linked double fist overhead hammer. That apparently is the only combat technique they taught at Starfleet Academy. It's just not going to what for and John Wick and now when it's that powerful when you need with other moves through come into a fight you do that it's over you got you got the nerve pinch and if you're a mirror human mortal than you got the the double overhand hammerfest hell. Yeah but no. This looked like it was done by a very competent choreography. Team stunt team It looks like they. They just wanted the details on this. 'cause I've seen a lot of bad fights in my time seen a lot of bad add fights and star Trek and star Trek. Yeah even in particular but this one was pretty good. Yeah Zero complaints. The I if you're going to have to have some action in New Star Trek you might as well stage Asia competently. Yeah I have no idea still how she is mentally linked to picard how she seeing visions of a man who she apparently doesn't I know it seems like she has like we're gonna go with the fact that she's a constructed bio machine that a lot of this stuff is locked away from her implanted sort of memory. It reminds me a lot of like Jason Bourne that he just knows how to do. All this stuff But he doesn't have any conscious control over at least initially which I thought was kind of an an interesting way to take this. What is Picard? DNA because it seems like it's a lot of star trek six movie which revolves around like like starfleet being torn between the humanitarian mission and the desire the pragmatic desire to see the oldest and most bitter adversary die. I you know in in a moon explosion But it also has. I think there's a lot of Jason Bourne in this It looks like a dunkirk. got named checkers. That's definitely I'm looking all the creative influences in and then also twenty-first-century Earth politics where there is a whole. Oh bunch of like you know what is what is a countries obligation to help another country Whether they're allies whether enemies like what Point D. set aside old old rivalries and bill bitter and bitterness and just realize you know we're we're one human race Th that seems like that's where a lot of the creative juices are flowing in this direction and yet I think the pairing of like Picard desire to help these Romulo refugees with the artificial intelligence question about whether ah is life or not is a good pairing because the interview later on in the episode. Where cards asked like about that mission? And he says well there were nine hundred million lives and she says Rahman lives and he says no lives. I mean you go back and you look at some of the stuff that happened. In next generation around data and his sentence Sinton's or lack thereof the battle over that and you start to understand the picard views. Life is very all encompassing. Sort of thing right. It's not. He's not a matter of like which faction you're you're part of or anything like that. He has a value and intrinsic he plays intrinsic value on life I think that's the that's a good blending of those two things enemy and someone who wasn't traditionally enemy the AI but has sort of made themselves into that that in the minds of the humans can be interesting to see how that plays out especially since with Artificial life there's always the like so with human life You have humans reproducing they make more humans. No one would say that. Like you know if you Gave Birth to a child at that child is literally no longer human. I Dunno maybe we'll have one of those crossover events genetic engineering and AI. Meshing in the future but see so far you know to humans get together and make another human. It's an open question. Genetic data were to reproduce. And make another you know a daughter or son or whatever is that you can make artificial intelligence that are not since that are not human and like a different robotic scientists could make an artificial form of life that is nothing like data. Would you grant it full sentence and rights as a federation Asian member. There's a lot of questions that don't come up in When you're talking about humanity do Kinda can come up with When you're talking about artificial intelligence and even you notice he mentioned in this interview referring to that There's never time where he doubted data. But like I just recently watched episode or season three through five the next generation and like data got hijacked by some alien or External influence like six different times over to enterprise almost killed the cruise result of this a slack. That's a unique vulnerability that he had that I don't know it seems like everybody got took turns possessed by some. Yeah by the end but ah you know their it's it'll be interesting to see how they continue to explore the differences between artificial life and and not artificial life and if those differences are meaningful. And how do you. How do you judge each each artificial life? Four minutes on on its own merits..
"picard" Discussed on This Is Only A Test
"We are all chomping at the bit with this star. Trek Picard. Just premiered. We've we've all seen it where all trek fans and on the show. Today it's my solve norm in CA- shore and we also have a very special bottle of love card wine because you already talked about this before we dive into it. We can't talk the card without a nice beverage. This one was made in twenty me. Three eighty six at Chateau Picard in France year. Very good vintage for this wine so this was a promotional wine that was put out not recently by recently. I mean three Hundred Years in the future to celebrate the premiere of Star Trek Picard. You can hear them wind being imported. You're listening to the PODCAST. We're going to drink while talking about it but not because were sad. But because it's a celebratory wine. This is a show waiting. Eighty four for a very long time came on nowhere really when they announced they're doing it and now we see like not only what the show is about the kind of really why hi feels like why did the why Patrick Stewart came back and brought back the characterised beloved captain now retired admiral retired tired from starfleet and what story threads. He wants to conclude in his narrative. Arc Yeah cheers to that get started on this us all right so my first question most important questions especially for people who haven't seen star Trek Picard yet and maybe are just about to dive into it or or debating diving into it or debating paying for diving into it do you need to be a super tricky to enjoy star Trek Picard. Now I say this with knowing that those of you are probably super trekkies and I'm more on you know. Definitely Fan but not encyclopedic. We're GONNA say you're more of a trekker. I have to feelings about this. I think Great Star Trek. You don't need the backstory. Because it's their character studies with an optimistic view towards the future. Typically so in that vein I think once we get into this season and it gets rolling rolling. I expect that to be true of this series as well that being said Oh you should watch some TNG because otherwise you're going to miss sort of the back story that I think sets up his character and where he is in his life right now because without watching some episodes of TNG Ganji where you see him as he was it makes it harder to understand who he is. Now the relationships that the had with the crew data specifically I think is a big part of this show but they're playing new characters as well I think even if you're die hard star Trek Fan or the casual star Trek Fan you are going to go into this season premiere a little bit confused. 'cause they throw you right in and I think the bigger thing is unlike star trek next generation that aired and there were some Ciro story lines in that two partners This is not going to be like an episode villain of the week misery of the week. It is life with star trek discovery a season long plot that is episode episode strung together. And that's probably the bigger bigger consideration. I mean you definitely have to watch some next generation to sort of have context that said as being on the casual outside of Star Trek Fan. I grew up watching T. N. G. I grew up watching Picard loved it. I can't say that I've recently caught up on it and I can't say I've watched you know some of the movies that technically the plot like intertwines into this timeline and I say you know having just watched T. and G. when it was. AH ON TV more often like I felt like I was able to still enjoy this and still get enough of it. Like maybe missing a few details here or there. But I didn't feel like wait. What's that about and who's this and let's tie feel like if you've been like a casual watcher of it like you can still jump in? But if you're wanting to really really dive deep then yeah you might want to refresh. If you don't know who John Luc Picard is what I should. Yeah the legend and frankly I actually don't thank you need to watch a bunch of episodes even though that's kind of what I did. I think if you watch the movie nemesis. I think that gives you most of what you need to dive in with enough background on. Who these people are there relationships to give you a grounding as warning on both senses because of diehard searcher fans will appreciate all the subtle Easter eggs and the dot connecting that the show does even than the season premiere? But if you don't want to check those dots so you can enjoy the acting because turns out Patrick. Stewart's a wonderful actor and his performance here. He's he's running on all cylinders. Yeah yeah absolutely early. So jumping right into the core of the first episode because we're just talking about the first premiere episode. Today I was really interested because a huge huge part of this episode is about synthetics creatures for lack of a better term humanoids essentially that are like data the kind of it sounded like maybe lesser forms of data slightly. But data like you know humanoids and sort of what's happened and there's a lot of talk about what what did happen and where they are now for me watching it. There was a lot of parallels to bladerunner because in blade runner. There's the context of all these replicans are promised as servants and offering colonies. And then they're no longer allow. The Republicans are no longer allowed on earth because they mutinied the need similarly in this first episode synthetics mutinied and a bombed Mars and a lot of people died. Ninety thousand people died as a the result. And now we're in this world where synthetics the idea of them is like hugely debated and really sets the stage for what the whole whole plot and topic area is for this first episode. What were your thoughts on? I mean as a kid watching the next generation I was really fascinated by the difference between an android enjoyed. A CYBORG cybernetic organisms. Maybe have some biological tissue and in Star Trek next generation. You have the board. As kind of the Earth I borg. And then you had the perfect android which was data. Artificial human data represented for the show the character that was finding the his humanity and it's classic Star Trek trope. The least biologically physically human character ends up being the most human data and so on. And so you have that those things coming together I think in the show and opportunity to explore for those and also like you said reminding you of Blade runner. It also reminded me of cattle star now circle ACTA and what it meant for the analogy of silence then than being indistinguishable from humans and in this case androids being indistinguishable from humans. There's no doubt based on this first episode that we know this series series is going to tackle that question of what it really means to be human what it means to belong. We know from interviews that Patrick Stewart has done. He said he was attracted to the script. Partly because of this sort of tension between like who belongs who doesn't that he saw parallels in Brexit with attracted him to the story and so I can only imagine that what we see as we progress through the storyline is more and more of that that and I wonder if it's going to take the shape of what it means to be section which is kind of a phrase we heard thrown around this premiere episode. Or if they're going to try try try to take it in a different direction at all. Because we've had a lot of discussions and sci fi about that question of sentence and some just masterpieces uses in science fiction and of tackled that like xbox of recent memory dealing with that in a in a really exceptional way. So I wonder if it's going to be a twist or if we're GONNA lean into that just wholeheartedly and that's what this story is going to be about. Yeah well and what about the science of it like about this idea that a lot of times in sci-fi it seems androids are created and then they help us settle on Mars. Why is it that we need or like? Why do you think keeps coming up like this idea of paying in storyline that we have these androids and they are specifically helping us on on another planet to great question there is? Why do they even need to look like humans right? Because a lot of these scientists we've talked to in past episodes here here really talk about being robots being kind of the way we get around the distance between stars and making space travel practical. Not going to be necessarily humans as understand understand now but robots that do the traveling for us or the work in this case for us but they're really leaning into the mythology that star trek is built in that the goal. Oh isn't just a robot but the robot that somehow still has the humanoid form factor maybe has maybe are designed to have some type of sentence this but that's not really necessary even if you're talking about just labor yeah and frankly I don't think they're being used in star trek in this like pure we need to get stuff done. They're like members of the crew that like hang out at like ten forward and stuff and like data used to make drinks all the time as a hobby. It's not exactly what you would call like useful quote unquote. So I think that this is probably going to have a different flavor. I think it's just a pure writing mechanism to have us. Reflect elect on the humanity that exists. And so they're not really even looking at it from the science standpoint it makes no sense to me from science standpoint. It was designing androids. As long as I didn't look at it as these are beings that have rights. I don't think I would imagine in designing them in the way we see if there is definitely in this episode like a lot of science consideration when it comes to ethics so all of the synthetic research research and neurobiology hacking that had been getting done to like build better and better synthetic humans got cancelled. See Their lab that it's just a ghost town I'm D- Like what do you think about the fact that you know it is actually querying during the ethics of this. You know there's the humanity side of this of like who's human but then there's the science side of like how much it should they be creating. These neural. You know being ethics is probably the thematic thing that they're challenging challenging here but from a plot perspective I would say that's almost the politics of world and it's something we've seen starship before. The cloaking technology algae for example was something that was banned for use in warfare now as purely practical political decision to make you know to make the sides equal. That could have been the fuel case here. Synthetics fight out banned because of the fear of these type of rogue attacks but I feel like it has parallels to like a lot of science hacking king. Oh totally today. You know I would imagine based off the cliff hanger that we saw. We're going to be headed in that direction and we may may want to hold off on talking about that cliffhanger but given just sort of the advanced technology we saw towards the end of the episode..
Sir Patrick Stewart returns to iconic role in "Star Trek: Picard
"British actor Patrick Stewart is returning to his role as Star Trek captain John Lucas the card is John Luc Picard after a break of two decades costume house this isn't right if I said that wrong I hear from all the Star Trek fancy star again as star track of the card on CBS all access which premieres tomorrow he tells CBS this morning that Turkey should prepare for a slow start to the series it will be a little surprising for a lot of fans and I have been saying to them I've I've been to conventions of comic con so for the patients because the world may begin very domestically in the central Franz but it won't be there for long and things will happen Stewart says he was initially reluctant to return to the captain's here on TV but he was convinced by the star writers who had signed on to the
CBS Bets Big on 'Star Trek: Picard' to Boost Streaming
"CBS is going to do Star Trek again I you know I have to say I have I love this I know you because you like space I now you know I wish the networks would come up with an original idea of kind of a spin off okay done this spin off so they're going to do and and you had like you know the next generations and star track at next generation right yeah dis Deep Space Nine see that's where I'm going with this right now I'm kind of excited about it okay star track the card is going to have Patrick Stewart reprising his role as captain John Luc Picard from the early edition of Star Trek and he's gonna have all kinds of adventures so you're watching hardcore fans are in it's going to be he Viacom CVS is all access if they're streaming so all of course and all the streaming services when they launch they need something big to get people to come right I can see that and Star Trek might be that for them but it's all going to streaming right right right make
"picard" Discussed on Post Show Recaps
"Not that I had especially while I was watching some of the Picard. The character episodes of the series recently is card is also an interesting when captain because he literally could have been anything. I think he'd have done anything he wanted with his life. Where somebody like Kirk? That's easy they're going to be in jail L. or captaining a starship. Yeah I completely agree. And we'll definitely get into that. You know when I was coming up with my list of episodes to watch there are so many. He's almost like an action figure. We're we're sometimes. We get picard the archaeologist sometimes we have picard the lawyer sometimes we have picard the captain's sometimes we have a card that like rough and Tumble Action Shen movie star and yet they really want to make them jack-of-all-trades it does seem like Picard is the leader who will often you know. Basically say I'm going to get down to the trenches with you so that you know how good a leader I am. I know that early on. They forbade the captain from going any any away missions. That did not stop the show from very quickly sending him down there. Because I feel like that's just too picard is he. Has many many interests like east loosely. Quoting Shakespeare are. He's reading poetry. He's able to compose sonnets to walk. Sauna Troy like this is a man of so much death which I think going back to your original point makes it character. That's really worth revisiting especially when we ask. What is this guy doing now? Once he sort of has left starfleet behind for better or for worse worse it's true. I think we can talk a little bit about what has happened in those intervening years. As least as far as we know it because it seems like there are you're a lot of defining events in cards life Some of which we witnessed as we watched the series and some of which we can only speculate on because we haven't been and filled in on that and I'm sure the show is going to do a little bit of backtracking to get us to that point. Yeah exactly Yeah the car time line I believe just to sort of set where picard takes place in comparison to the events that we've seen so far so I believe this show takes place in twenty three ninety nine. The Cusp of the Twentieth Century Story. This is twenty years after the events of Star Trek Nemesis which was twenty three seventy nine and the destruction of Romulus. Which I'm sure we will get into because It's a very interesting sort of merging of two different canons. Took place in twenty three eighty seven. So it's a couple days removed from nemesis which itself was was a little while removed from the events of the next generation. We had we had the kind of bleed into the deep space. Nine and voyager ager eras which are slightly after next Gen Yeah Trim So. It's kind of like what is the last thing that we officially know happened. The Star Trek Canon. Yeah exactly and then when you bring in alternate universes and you know now that we're merging all these new shows as well they're trying to fit in a AH continuously bulging timeline. Yeah it's it's kind of. It's almost like the time is a flat circle exactly all right so like why. Don't we go ahead and start talking about I think you and I kind of did a little deep dive into the series and collected some episodes that we re watched and we revisited to kind of get a little bit of sense of Picard the man as we're going into this series and so I thought that might be a good place to start. We can kind of revisit. I have the sort of loosely grouped into card. The Captain Picard the man in the background information. We can talk about his biography. Like who is this man and and also. I don't know who this would possibly describe but there may be someone out there who is not necessarily super familiar with the next generation. Universe percent is just jumping in on all of the New Star Trek content. So it's like maybe we should just backtrack all the way and say okay who is GonNa Look Picard. And why is he important. And why is there show about him. And what do you absolutely need to know about him before you embark on a new series that centered around him. Yeah and I think that's another reason why we watch released one. I as well as because I guess. This is a manner of giving homework. I suppose if people who want to revisit this character or visit this curvature pitcher for the first time wants to check these episodes like just said there handily available on CBS. All access which is where Star Trek Picard itself will debut on the twenty third. It's also I believe on Netflix Amazon. Prime as well I'm not entirely sure where they are housed outside of the United States but there's many many platforms so maybe maybe I should like tradeoff episodes than Jess Saugus. We'll we'll throw it to you. I WANNA serve with captain. Picard the man the myth legend on. Yeah we could talk about while I think I have. I have a lot of character but I think I want to talk about. I think I want to talk about card in terms of how he is as a leader. Which I think is interesting we learn about? There's an episode called tapestry. I am which is let me. Let me look up the season so that people can just write this all down. Yeah and this is also I would say if you're going in like chronological logical order of John. Luke placards. This is a very good place to start because this is basically star Trek. Doing this is your life or it's a wonderful life. Yeah or even reminds to be a little bit of of speaking of things life in the title of Defending Your Life Yes the Albert Brooks movie which is which dies in his put on trial for all the things that he did and so in. This episode Picard is sort of visited by Q.. And we could spend a whole hour we're talking about the Picard Q.. Dynamic the Q- What we'll talk about. Obviously maybe some other characters from the next in university or appearing. Are you surprised no announcement of Q as of yet. Do you think there's GonNa be a continuum appearance in picard given his relationship with him I mean you would. You would think so although I think there's a couple of characters in the Star Trek Universe but not goff a big tangent but there's a couple of characters in the Star Trek Universe. I think are hard to bring back in twenty years later because because they are allegedly not human and not aging by human standards even though the human actors playing them are obviously aging. So it's interesting thing. I'm sure John delancey would be more than happy to revisit this role and to come back to the show. And he's done a lot of really great things in the meantime but he also he definitely doesn't look like the same cue that he was back in the early nineties so stop all their characters. Well I'm saying you know we got data who's probably got some like giant fan. Wake e-explanation for you know. He has programmed himself to age naturally. Could've like what they did with the Terminator's Yes exactly like that's the thing to explain away but yeah. So let's get too much under the continuum wormhole talked about tapestry. I will talk about tapestry. where the premise of the episode is picard has died and is in the afterlife with Q and Q.? is going to be talking about all the various Key moments in regards past. And so you visit you. Get to see a young you'd you'd see a very young picard and talking about some moments where he has he has had some like moral quandaries uh-huh and also has been stabbed. The biggest moral laundry is being stabbed. And Yeah I mean not to get too much into spoiler territory but he he ends up making another pivotal decision in his life and he sort of sees how his life spins off from that the next generation particular was really big into alternate universes and multiple timelines. There's an entire war based episode near the end of the series. That's entirely about that but yeah this is a good way to sort of look at like the the seminal moment in John on Luc Picard Life and how that fundamentally made him as a person it's how Captain Picard happens. Because I think the premise is. He's not going to become a captain if he goes the other direction. Yeah exactly I'll jump to one. That is not necessarily showing how he leads others but really how he she takes pride in his ship and what he does including protecting the ship from anything including marauders. This is an episode. Cul starship mine nine. which is season six episode? Eight on the enterprise is exactly. It's essentially die harder home alone in Star Trek. Basically this enterprise has docked at station for basically a big meet-and-greet Picard. Just get locked locked in a while. The ships are getting a a maintenance inspection and realize that Thursday plot for people who snuck aboard to try to steal some try lithium and essentially to quote Kevin mcallister. Because this is my ship and I have to defend it so you essentially see him single handedly fight off everybody as they try to take over his ship. It's it's a lot of fun and it's almost like giving everybody else the week off. Essentially 'cause they all get taken hostage and like they they all like respectively get knocked out at certain point. So yeah this is. We're GONNA talk about many many big episodes for Patrick Stewart. But this is a one where he gets to be the sort of like rough and tumble action guy where I would say most of the series. He doesn't necessarily have that opportunity. He's more so want to sort of punch difficult and give his reasoning instead of his fists. But here he's able to use them to full effect. Yeah that is it's it's a very it's very action he. I think it's a side of the card that I don't think they necessarily explored up until this point and Absolutely all right so I think we should also talk about There are moments where Picard has really like you see him transform. You see things effect him in real time and I think there's one big one that we're gonNA talk about. I think we want to save that for a little bit later. But I WANNA talk about the episode chain of command. Yes how many lights just. How many lights therefore lights Mike or Lights? Listen I gotTA got a guy who's been giving me a different type of line. I'm not sure who to believe. At this point. There are always four light. You can't break break me that easily. That's you're not even if I give you a nice crew to tape platter feast.
An Introduction to Star Trek: Picard
"We're GonNa talk about everything we know about the card series to date and talk a little bit about Picard the character and provide even a little primer as far as if you want to go back in and reacquaint yourself with the character we can give view a few episodes to pick from and of course if you have? CBS All access. You have access to the full star Trek Universe at least as far as the small screen green is concerned. And I'm really loving the chance to get back in here and revisit some of this show that I haven't watched it's probably been ten years since my last. Tng Oh gee rewatch so. It's nice to have it fresh in my mind. Yeah so just to clarify busy. I mean this will be the first of a few prepaid card a podcast. We're doing I would say people looking for speculation as to you know who are these new characters were seeing. What do the trailer show? I think it's safe to say we'll probably touch upon it but I think it'd be better. It'd be covered in its own separate pot castle in a couple of weeks. This is more so podcast for like. Hey Do you know who John Luc Picard is. Do you remember win. Romulus was destroyed. Who the hell seven of nine this is? Sort of like a cannon catch up to get people either reacquainted or caught up for the first time with what exactly these characters are bringing that we know of before we move forward with characters old and new I guess to start I mean before we even get into anything with with what we know of Joel mccower and the characters around him he jesse talked about manifesting. This so what are your thoughts when you initially found out because there are obviously rumblings blinks about it Patrick Stewart announced. I think in Vegas a couple years ago that it was a thing. We got trailers over the course of twenty nineteen. So what did you think about this actually becoming a reality Eh. Well this is like every fan's dream I think there's nobody out there that puts picard at the bottom of their captain rankings. Out He is. The most is the most fun I think the most layered of the captains the I think he's definitely the captain where there's the most territory left to explore. And and I think the place we left him was so tantalizing like whichever playing you WANNA say. We really left him on whether it's the future. Richard Echoes that we saw in the final episode of Star Trek Next Generation. Or whether it's where we left off in the last movie back in two thousand and two and and Mike I know you were in kindergarten or something so you may not be that I. I was in seventh grade. Thank you very much definitely not in the mood to sit down for two hour long star Trek movies at that point but you know uh not not a not a little bit of a baby in the bork incubator. A little bit more of an adolescent. That's an all right. All right fair enough. You knew the Star Trek existed in was a thing exactly. Yeah and I would say that at that point. That was also so what that was when we were nearing the end. I think we're already a couple years removed from the D. S. nine voyager double feature creature feature so ah it definitely was like star. Trek was in the atmosphere but considering that I was born during season three of next generation I can't say that Picard. Even from Star Trek Perspective was top of mind for my twelve year old brain. It's true and I think twelve is probably also the wrong age to start formulating your final star trek opinions. Even if you do grow up with it. Yeah that's very true unless maybe if you place my memory in a satellite that allows it to live out for the next thirty five years really formulate my thoughts on him. Yeah Yeah Well I love I love it. We when they play fast and loose with the human consciousness as we'll talk about when we start breaking down some of our favorite card episodes I think that will it became apparent. Yeah I mean this. I can't believe we're talking about. There's like this is crazy because not only is this a star Trek nerds dream come true but it also at least from what I had heard for a while Patrick Stewart got to the point. Where like he was didn't even want to acknowledge Picard? Like there was a rumor. I I think in Hollywood that like. Hey if you're working with Patrick Stewart on a project don't mention John Luc Picard of the next generation. Because he won't be happy with it. I think for a while he felt like actually actually bit contrary to your point. He felt like his character's journey had come to an end. He felt that book was closed. But I guess he's been giving interviews obviously in the past year and he said that getting to experience how much the next generation specifically meant to a hole for lack of a better term generation of people. I think touch them in a way that made him genuinely want to revisit the character which makes me happy and from what I've seen in terms of all the preseason press he's been doing he seems to just be having the time of his life life which makes me very happy. It's not necessarily dragging Harrison Ford onto the set of the force awakens. And you know making him go through the motions again. This is someone who is genuinely invested. Did in going back to the character are living in an era of peak nostalgia. I feel like everything is a reboot of everything nowadays Yeah I think. I think you're right about Patrick. Stewart kind of wanting to distance himself from card for a very long time and I think even at the point when he began playing card. I think I think the character played by Alan Rickman and Galaxy Quest. We all agree. That is kind of making fun of Patrick Stewart to some. Yeah even though he's supposed to be I think the science it's officers. so He's more of like the spock or type. I think the fact that this is this like like you said this. This master Thespian. WHO's been beleaguered to have to give off all of these over the top lines and also SCIENC- terms that don't make a lot of sense and repetition? That's just been what we all imagined. Jamais Patrick Stewart was thinking through. So yeah I mean it's very clear. What sort of his perspective isn't that also reflected in the character as well? We'll get a bit into it but obviously popcorn a huge departure from a captain like Kirk who had experience from the original series. And I think that's very very much due not just the different natures of William Shatner and Patrick Stewart in terms of the way they just sort of compose themselves. I think it's also it's a difference between tween how seriously the show took itself because I think star trek the original series probably didn't necessarily take itself super seriously as it was being formulated plated. It's very imaginative. Show to be sure but I think there's there's always like a little bit of self awareness and then I remember I was very young when Star Trek the next generation premiered and I remember being struck by you know little eight year old me watching this show thinking this takes itself much more seriously and it's kind of. It's a double edged sword because I think next generation was able to explore some themes that original series series star Trek attempted to certainly was groundbreaking for its time. But there's a lot more gravitas especially the early season episodes episodes where they're really trying to feel out exactly how serious they could be in the swing in the wrong direction a few times and I think you get you get this starship led by this very serious captain at times like I think picard strikes me as someone who's he's much more even tempered and he takes his position position like he's having a lot less fun in the very beginning at least yeah. It's sort of like this is a very loose sketch. But he served the bird to Kirk Ernie right where he definitely seems to be a bit more like fun free shirl ago sleep with some Orion women and look we'll definitely get into some adventures that picard had both romantically frantically and otherwise. But I totally agree with you. He walked in like vary by the books. He's very good. There's a reason why he has a maneuver named dafter him when he had with the previous starship that he had worked for but he seems someone who like you said was a very sobering presence and I think that really you not only set the tone for the ship but also for the show
The Nissan VR Engine
"VR. Thirty Eight D. E. T.. T. is an all aluminum. Twin turbocharged v six to great motor. That's right every engine is assembled hand cleanroom and only the most experienced Nissan mechanics are allowed to work in this building There's only four dudes that build these motors. There's with one hundred years of experience between them in the coolest part about it. Is that every single. One of those dudes are every single. Engine that comes out is signed by the guy who makes it. Yeah so cool so shouts to sell it. As Soon Emmy Yama Nope Mitsukazu zemeckis almost had zoom zoom e Sharia and Takumi Kerala those dudes that no one just named make every tr engine that has been sold so every time you see a gt are on the street or on the Internet. You know that one one of those guys built the motor. Yeah they're responsible for Creating car youtube by powering every. Gtri ahead some Bikini Babe trying to reach one hundred dollar bill during a launch. So these guys that get her none basically fan basically do they just get earned an account allow it the VR thirty eight initially really made four hundred eighty horsepower which wasn't I mean? It wasn't super powerful at the time because like cars the Zonda and stuff from making like seven hundred zonders a two million dollar cars. Actually this thing I think was sixty no eighty ninety The VR we are was hooked up the VR. Thirty eight rather was hooked up to an updated version of the TAZA. all-wheel-drive that prioritized rear grip. This time around the combination of great power lean by rear grip so not sliding it out. Yeah you had me until you got to. The board out. Part hurt the combination of awesome power and great all-wheel-drive made the GT are one of the hardest launch and cars in the world achieving zero to sixty in three point point two seconds. That's fast for Backman. Yeah was faster than all the expensive competition and the Gtri wasn't just good at streetlight. Straight line performance either. The new are thirty thirty five. Maybe understood a little more than the thirty four but when it when hawked around turns even the enormous of observers can see that the Gtri was hooked in the corners was getting her done and I love jokes that my friends take your soul. Crushing stability was the name of the game with the our thirty five. Th there's like these onboard sensors answers that are constantly monitoring monitoring what the car is doing adjusting suspension like thousands of times per second. Some people say that feels like the car is driving itself a little a bit. I like that. I won't complain about driver assistance and stuff. He's on helping yet. So Nissan's goal is to make a supercar picard. Anybody could drive and you know having a car that drives a self achieved that so while done Nissan Of course there is some special editions and racing versions like the two thousand as an eight. Ms Mu g t five hundred which was equipped with a V.. Eight engine and manual transmission down. The car was so dominant that the super. Gt League Wade. The car are down with a one hundred kilogram ballast and it still ended up winning the two thousand championship Dan. It was the first car to achieve championship with a weight penalty in ten ten years. The last team to do that was the pennzoil team in nineteen ninety eight behind the wheel of a bright yellow are thirty four. Gt are are you making big Bro. Yeah the Nissan. Gtri probably one of the most. I mean come on who doesn't love. we
'Star Trek: Picard' Unveils New Trailer, Release Date
"Have an obligation to investigate a role is standing up for the federation ships this is no longer your house home the second trailer for the CBS all access series Star Trek Pukar to shown completed comicon yesterday panel a cast members including star Patrick Stewart the premier set for January
New "Star Trek: Picard" trailer released at Comic Con
"But if you are a Star Trek fan yesterday was your big day have an obligation to invest there is no we should have a role standing federation ships. this is no longer your house. home my god I'm he can now that is the second trailer for the C. B. S. all access series Star Trek Picard Shona comicon complete with a panel of cast members including star Patrick Stewart the premier set for January twenty third the show will be available to stream on Amazon prime the very next day as
Sid discussed on /Film Daily
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Sherlock Holmes, Millie Bobby Brown And Henry Cavill discussed on /Film Daily
"New story actually just broke that Henry Cavill, and Millie Bobby Brown had been cast in a Sherlock Holmes spin off the is that what it is h that's pretty accurate. This is a film called ino- la- homes, that's going to be under legendary and space off of the Nancy Springer children's book series, the Nola homes mysteries, which follows Sherlock and Mike, my coughed homes younger sister, ino LA, so this, I guess, technically the technical word would be spinoff, because it's not Sherlock Holmes story. It's about the younger character played by Millie, Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, will be playing the famous Sherlock Holmes. There's no news on who'd be playing my cross. But Helena, Bonham Carter will be on board to play. Ino- le's mother. And I guess, by extent sherlock's mother, maybe they're from different Mosey. I don't really know much about this series but the series became came around I with the two thousand six book, the case of McCain, missing marquess, and has covered six novels, which all revolve around mysteries investigated by Inova. We're the second. So if this isn't ridden by Arthur Conan dill is this actual canon or Sherlock Holmes is that public domain, apparently Sherlock Holmes is in public domain, the copyright for Conan, Doyle's works expired in the UK, and Canada, at end of nineteen eighty was again, ninety six but expired again at the end of two thousand and all of his books are now in public domain, in those territories in the US everything before ninety twenty three are in public domain, which explains why there are just so many Sherlock Holmes adaptations and remakes and
'Star Trek: Picard' drops first teaser trailer with Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard
"Star Trek is back with a new series CBS all access released a trailer yesterday for Star Trek Picard, which brings back Patrick Stewart to the role of starship captain, Jean Luc, Picard, the new show is going to pick up fifteen years after the movie Star Trek nemesis, which was Stewart's last appearance, as captain Picard still don't know the premier date for that new
Should We Presume Consent on Organ Donation?
"An organ donor. I didn't know that. I thought I was I support it. I think it's important that when I'm gone, I help him ever. I can somewhere along the way either missed signing a form or I said, no where I'll do it later because I was in a hurry or something. Anyway, I checked and I'm not and this combination of public support without a follow through is not exactly unique in Canada. Which is why what's being proposed right now. And may soon become law in Nova Scotia is so important. No, this is soon to become the first area North America to adopt presume consent for organ donation under the proposed law almost everyone in Nova Scotia would be considered potential organ donors, unless they opt out presumed consent might not save the life of everyone on waiting lists and Canada right now, but it would get us closer. Why hasn't it happened? It's being proposed a few times and kind of like me, and maybe you and actually becoming a donor just. Never quite gets done. So what kind of obstacles still stand in the way of passing? What would be the first Bill of this kind in North America? Why do people resist even though they might publicly support? Organ donation how big an impact with this actually have and does presumed consent even matter if you haven't had a critical conversation. I. Jordan, heath Rawlings. And this is the big story. Andrea Picard is the health reporter for the global mail. He's covered organ donation in candidate extensively. Tell me what's happening with organ donation in Nova Scotia, and how big a deal is this. Scotia is proposed something called to presume consent. So they would presume that you want to donate your organs in less. You say otherwise that gonna flip on its head the current approach we have it's a fairly big deal. It hasn't been done many places in the world. It certainly hasn't been done in Canada. It's been done only in a few European countries. So it's a big deal. I think symbolically more than anything else. What is the current organ donation rate in Canada, I'm assuming it's low or Nova Scotia wouldn't be trying to flip this on its head. It depends on who you ask. But it's about eighteen point two donors per million. So that's it's actually fairly high when you compare globally, but it's quite low compared to say a country like Spain we have about half the rate. How great is the need. What are the wait lists like in Canada? Well, that's what's driving. This kind of approach is we have really a lot of tremendous waits for people. The real desperation. Currently I looked there's about forty six hundred people on the weightless across. Canada for an organ about half of those are for kidneys. And then the rest are, you know, heart Liber lung and a lot of people sadly die while they're on the wait list every year, and even though I say forty six hundred it's huge number it, really understates the number of people who who need organs because we simply just don't put them on the wait list because there's until they're desperately in need because there's no point how come it seems like so many of us, and I just did an informal survey around the office today because we were going to be talking to you so many of us support organ donation, but when it comes to it, we actually so I don't have my name on my health card as an organ donor, which is insane. Because I obviously support it. And I thought I did and I did that to a few other people, and I've found the rate was like forty percent of people who thought they were organ donors. We're actually organ donors. Well, the actual stats is polling shows that about ninety percent of Canadians agree, they think organ donations. Great thing. They do it and about twenty percent, actually. Fine. So we're actually registered organ donors. So there's a real disconnect between the idea and the act, and that's that's the gap. We have to feel how does that happen? I think it happens because as you said a lot of people think, oh, I I must be an organ donor. And I'm a good person. You know, I think I said that when I signed my driver's license, but we we don't make it easy in Canada. So there's these steps depending on the province, it can be very easy or somewhat difficult. So some provinces you can go online and do it. Some you have to sign your health cards. I'm it's your driver's license. Some two separate form. So the kind of mishmash of rules around and the those who argue for presumed consent say it would be a lot easier to just presume everyone wants to do it. Because that's what the polls do it. And then those who don't want to should have to to make the effort to to withdraw to to say, no, I don't consent has there been a lot of opposition to what Nova Scotia's doing. There's a lot of philosophical opposite. Missions. So people say, you know, this violation of rights a lot of provinces have talked about this. Then decided not to bring forward laws because there's a feeling that'll probably violate the constitution. I I don't think that's clear, you know, there's been rulings. You can't have presumed consent for paying your cable Bill. But I think when it comes to organ donation, it's a slightly different legal argument. So I think would probably stand up, but I think it'd be would be a tough thing to to go ahead with we'll see if Nova Scotia actually follows through they have in fact promises in the past not done it. So we'll see what kind of obstacles are still in the way before this actually becomes a presumed consent province. Do you have to pass the law? And then the big one is there will undoubtedly be a court challenge. So that that's the big one is this constitutional under Canada's law. So so we don't know the answer to that. What are the arguments that would be made in that kind of a situation when people oppose presumed consent or? Mandatory organ donation what kind of arguments did they rely on a boat to if the right to decide what to do with your body. So very similar arguments to assisted death. You should actively agree to something to an act even after well, you're not quite dead yet. So you should actively agree. So there has to be consent. And we we shouldn't presume things like that. We shouldn't presume people want an assisted death. We shouldn't presume they wanna give away your organs. They should have to state it in a in a very concrete fashion. So it's a pretty straightforward legal argument. The question becomes then where it gets blurry is is this in the greater public interest to to assume this and then to force people to withdraw. So you know, it won't be ever mandatory. Even if this passes because you will have the right to to refuse and even a country like everybody points to Spain's being us at presume consent since nineteen Seventy-nine. But even there about fifteen percent of people sign a registry and say, they don't want to donate. So that you always have to have that outlet or won't there's no hope of it being constitutional. What does the healthcare community in general think about presumed consent? Will I am assuming they think it's a step in the right direction. But would they prefer mandatory? I think we'll know one can't be mandatory. That's not gonna happen be. There's always going to have to be the right to throw. I think the the medical community like everyone else's is divided on this legally. I think what people would like ideally is that we just have more voluntary donation and more importantly, you know, I I've always argued it doesn't really matter what the law is. It's a whole about systems. So in Canada, even people who signed their donor cards organs get wasted. We have they call it in the medical field that conversion rate, so the number of potential donors, and remember there's very few very few of us are going to die in a way that we're brain dead, and our organs can be harvested, very small number to start with in candidates about three thousand people out of four hundred thousand people who die year. So it's very tiny. Percentage less than one percent. But in Canada only vote a quarter of those people actually a sixth of those people actually their organs get donated. So that that's where the problem lies. The problem is not in the signing our cards. The problem is in converting the the organs that are available and getting them into people. And that's an issue about how you ask the family. It's about do you have surgeons on staff. Can you get your, you know, Canada's a big country? Can you get an organ to a person who needs it? We in a very few hours while it's still good for transplant. So there's a lot of technical issues that are I think much more important than than whether we have presumed concentre a you mentioned convincing both people to sign their cards. I guess initially. But also convincing family members. What are some of the myths or or misinformation that people typically have when they think about this. What are some of the things that stops them from doing that? Well, the big one the big missed out there as well. You don't you're just gonna unplug by loved one. Because they've got these good organs, and you wanna? You know, you want to use his heart even though he has a chance of getting better. So that's that's the big one people think that we're going to kill someone to harvest organs. And you know, the rules are really clear and a lot of failsafe methods in there to make sure someone is brain dead. We have rules in Canada. Now they've been slightly made easier that you can actually use organs from people are not brain dead. But who have their heart is no longer functioning you can still use other parts of their body. And that's that's important. But I think that's the big myth is. I think we over so medicine, generally, and people think that, you know, someone who has had a traumatic brain injury is gonna miraculous miraculously get better, and they're not. So that's to me. That's the important thing. You know, this is to have these discussions with your family as with all these really emotional issues. It snowed about the law. It's about people spam. Lease consenting. I think that's all important, even if we have a law, and we know this from other countries, even if there's a law, and it's pro. Zoomed that you're gonna give your organs, and you know, some one of your family members is throwing themselves over the body saying no don't do. It. Don't do it. They're not going to drag you away and do it. You know, there's always going to be barrier. So it's important to have the family on side. So we should to me we should discuss this stuff. Hey, if I m I know you don't like that. I have a motorcycle. But I've ever if I ever crash it, please give my organs, you know. And you remember we we just had the anniversary of the Humboldt disaster, the bus crash, and you know, one of the one of the players in that tragedy had had that conversation with your family so happened, and he became, you know, this well known Canadian hero forgiving all his organs, and so many families had a discussion just because of that that the donation rate in BC, for example, almost doubled overnight really as if that one gesture from this this young man, so that that's what it takes. It takes the public discussion. It's taking away that that fear that people have. You know, people don't like to talk about death. And I think it's you don't it's going to jinx them. I'm going to die. If I talk about giving, my organs, but I couldn't hear you. That's not the case would little do it. Make it easier on your family. If you if you are in that condition are there any campaigns going on or is there anything that we've done in the past? That's been proven to move the needle on this. Because it strikes me that we just, you know, as you mentioned, the disconnect is between the number of people who say, they support it and the number of people who will actually go and get it done. Yeah. The one thing that moves the needle. We know this is that is win tragedies occur. So this humble to is a perfect example. You know, Ryan he's become known by his first name. He made. This gesture I it it moves people. So you have to make it personal for people. That's what moves the needle no matter of bureaucracy set new forms in the mail. So I think that's the key one is to have these stories. So the media plays a big role. And the second part is just make it easy. You know, I talked before about there's too many. To this. Make it easy. Have the discussions make this part of our everyday conversations that that's what will change thing since we began being able to do these transplants relatively successfully what's the trend been like in terms of organ donation because I just wonder if you know over time, you actually see more and more people opting in or if we sort of have our baked and attitudes in it hasn't really moved in general, obviously. Yeah. So we've only been doing transplants depending on the organ, but since about the nineteen sixties some of them not till the eighties. So this relatively new medical technology and the trend the reading portent trend is just demand. So no one ever dreamed. We would be doing thousands of transplants year, which we do. It's almost routine now to do things like kidney transplants. So we just there's just not the number of people does number donors vailable and the other side of the equation is we've done tremendously on public safety. So car crashes the number of people injured in car and motorcycle crashes down dramatic. So the input is much less that they need is much greater, and and that's why you see these huge weightless. So there's some good news hidden in this bad news. You know, we often talk about I've mentioned Spain a couple of times, everyone sport. Oh, if only we had the organ donation rate of Spain while Spain has an polling number of deaths on highway they have a lot more organs because a lot more people die needlessly. So that's not exactly the way we want to solve this problem. So increasingly what we're having these technological discussions. So now, we can people are growing organs in pigs that can be transplanted into humans. And and we're very close to that. There's parts of pigs that we transplant now like heart valves, and they won't be long before we can grow livers, and and maybe even hurts in in animals and not have to count on people dying. So are we going to raise past the need to get this rate up from around twenty percent, then hopefully, but it's not gonna happen overnight. This is gonna be decades. There's a lot of ethical issues that they. There's even religious issues, if you, you know, if you don't believe in using if you're kosher or do you wanna pig heart, others complicated issues in there with all these technologies? So it's that's not gonna happen overnight. But it is a longer term. Hope you mentioned that this kind of varies province to province. Are there? Any other provinces that have come this far? And are there any other provinces that might sort of pick up on this soon? Everybody talks about it. So before the last schedule and election Bradwell had promised that he'd pestle off. He got reelected. He didn't he left? So these things these discussions come and go, but no one's actually implemented. It yet actually Nova Scotia came the closest they introduced a Bill, but it died on the order paper during election earlier as someone who's seen these come and go a few times. What do you think about Nova Scotia's? This is close to happening as it's been so far. Do you think we actually get through this? I think it's quite possible this legislation passes. I'm not convinced. It will make a difference. So I think that's the more important part. I think it's more important to have more technical, you know, more practical stuff on the ground, teaching, nurses. How to make the ask the old important asked to the family. You know, I've written many stories on this over the years. That's the key is knowing how to approach the family in this time of great grief, and and tragedy and to talk to them about listen, you can make a difference. You you've lost your son, but you can make a difference to eight other people you can save their lives. Literally, those discussions are really powerful. And they make the difference between donation and not donations. So just having the the presumption that someone will give their organs it's not not gonna make that any easier, and it's not going to change the having the input from the family. They may not have veto. But you still have to have them on side. And when you say changing the law itself won't make much of a difference. That's because of the numbers game. And also because you still need the permission of the family, I presume. Yeah. Do you need it, technically? You know, not theoretic not theoretically. But I think practically you're still going to need it. And it's it's the issues on the on the frontline. It's you know, how many organ donations are done in Nova Scotia in a year only a couple of hundred it's a very small number maybe this'll boost the availability of a couple of organs. But are they to have the technical ability to get them into people that that's where we have to invest when you change change a law. You there's a lot of follow up to do. And that's really what we haven't heard about yet or the investments going to be there to back up this philosophy. Do we do any training specifically about having that tough conversation that you mentioned, well, that's the difference between the hospitals that have really good conversion rates than those that don't those who have dedicated usually it's a nurse who does this, and they have very very successful organ donation rates. So we do some training and where we do. It's very successful. And for the most part, we don't. Unfortunately. And just finally for our listeners because I was kind of interested to hear this as well, even if you have signed your card and your down as a donor, you still need to have that conversation with your loved ones because they'll still be ultimately the ones between you, and and those organs getting to someone who needs them. Yeah. You have to have that conversation because one we have terrible electron records in Canada. Somebody nobody knows that you've signed your card as I said before your loved one is throwing themselves on your on your body is they're not going to drag them out and your organs. It's practical stuff. It should be a willing loving donation, regardless of what the law,
For Madoff Victims, Scars Remain 10 Years Later
"Support for this NPR podcast and the following message. Come from Yahoo finance live. Are you ready for relevant? Financial news streaming anywhere without cable or a subscription. Tune into Yahoo. Finance live for hours of live market coverage. They're ready. Are you ten years ago? This country was reeling from the worst financial crisis in decades. And in the middle of it all came shocking news, Bernie Madoff a pillar of Wall Street was arrested for orchestrating a multibillion dollar Ponzi scheme. Then you spread fast and quickly engendered panic amongst investors who gathered at the offices of their alleged swindler, hundreds of people were told the money, they'd invested with males firm was probably gone. They included rich and famous people. But also, those of more modest means now, many of those investors have recovered most of the money they lost. But as NPR's Jim zarroli reports, they're still living with the consequences of made offs fraud to his investors, Bernie Madoff was a Wall Street genius. A man who racked up? Big returns year after year. No matter how the economy was doing but made off lived with a terrible secret. And in two thousand eight with the economy crashing he was forced to admit that his investments were a fiction in tapes published by New York magazine later made off talked about breaking the news to his family. Cry. I should. I just. I have to tell you as news of made offs Ponzi scheme broke, thousands of investors, including many charities learned. They didn't have the money. They thought they had they included Steve Heim off a writer and critic whose retirement fund was wiped out. I had an Email from a cousin of mine, and I read through the body of her Email see explain that. It was all done every penny before then Heim off had never heard of made off. But an investment fund used by him and his family had been feeding money to mate offs firm now that money had vanished. And at age sixty two Heim off was forced to refinance his condo and severely cut back on spending. I just stopped going to restaurants. I stopped by Clova. I stopped going to -cations I stopped going to movies. The toll his losses would take on hyme off was considerable with came very close to suicide. For at least a year, it's been very emotionally exhausting. There's an element of post traumatic stress syndrome in the year since then made off who's now eighty pleaded guilty and was sent to federal prison. So were six of the people who worked at the firm including made offs, brother. Peter one of made off sons hung himself in his New York apartment. Meanwhile, the court appointed a trustee to try to recover what he could from the wreckage of made offs finances that trustee Irving Picard he spoke to NPR's weekend edition on Sunday about how he worked a lot of hard work. Some good lawyers working with us and forensic accountants and investigators and we developed the case from the ground up. The fund has so far recovered about thirteen billion dollars partly by selling off made offs houses. Aunties fifty five foot. Yacht named bull. The money will go to. Mate off victims, surprisingly, many of them will get back most of the funds they invested with made off, but they're only receiving money. They actually put into the fund those great returns, they thought they were getting the money in those monthly statements made off sent out virtually all of that is gone, Michael davita estimates. He'll get back about sixty percent of what he put into mate offs fund. I retired in August of two thousand eighteen eight years later than I expected on less than a third of what I expected to retire on nor will investors get back much of the taxes. They paid over the years on those returns davita has become something of an investor advocate since then and teaches a college course on made off. He says a lot of people weren't very sympathetic to made off victims. There was a lot of of feelings back at that time that people who were invested with Nate off quote got with eight deserved that the returns were too good to be true. And therefore you took advantage of the system. And you know, what ha ha we got you. But davita says a lot of made off victims weren't sophisticated or rich. They were just average people like himself people who naively trusted made off with their retirement money and have paid a terrible price. Jim zarroli NPR news, New York support for this podcast and the following message. Come from the Walton family foundation where opportunity takes root more information is available at Walton family foundation dot org.
3D Printed Cylinders Tower Over Mars Surface in Latest Design
"Nasr's three d. printed habitat challenge has seen several companies now competing for a high honor to design the first habitats for humans on the moon. And even Moore's using three d. printing, these competitors have proven their ability to create structures such as cones cylinders and beams. The most recent phase of the competition takes things to a new level by asking the teams to present their ideas for entire structures. Lot of the ideas offered thus far have been low dome like structure, some partially buried in the ground, but a space factory. The second place winner of the most recent competition round has something a little bit different in mind. Marsha short for Mars habitat features, tall, Celinda, Rickel structures that resemble along gated eggs, optimized to Hindle internal atmospheric pressure and structural stresses. They're quite different from earth dwellings which are designed to handle mostly gravity and wind. The ground level of each Marsha structure has garage that contains external systems and exploration activities with a supporting wet lab above that is the main hub with thirty four square meters of joint dry lab and kitchen. The third level has individual cabins sanitation pod and a hydroponic garden. The fourth level is a recreation and exercise area and features a bright water-filled skylight. Each building is made from two shells with the space between them acting as a light. Well, the reason so much work is being put into developing methods and materials for construction on Mars is that it isn't realistic at all to consider bringing materials from earth. So everything must be fabricated from the materials readily available on the red planet or the moon to that. End space factory is developing assault fiber, reinforced p. l. a. with the basaltic stranded from Moore's rocks and the p. l. a. harvested and processed from plants grown on Mars. Whenever humans do get to the point at which colonizing Mars is an imminent possibility. NASA plans to send robots ahead to the planet together materials and create three d printed habitats so that they're ready for the people when they arrive. The structures may look alien from the outside, but on the inside they appear comfortable and livable. The fact that they're built vertically means that there's no need for a robot to travel across an unknown surface to build them a stationary Rover with a telescoping arm, builds the structures in its place. NASA has worded AI space factory almost twenty one thousand dollars to further develop their project. And of course I'll keep you updated here on your weekly tech update.