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Cosmic mouthful: Tasters savor fine wine that orbited Earth
"Researchers in France are carefully studying a dozen bottles of wine that have returned to earth after a year long stay aboard the international space station it's the kind of research one can imagine John Luc Picard appreciating the captain of the starship enterprise of TV Star Trek the next generation who grew up on a French figure why send a dozen bottles of the finest wines into space to see how the aging process is working and how we can we can influence the aging process Dr Michael labored as a space biology it's the only way to find out sort of the old of certain substances is to go under conditions where you can exclude these these working off this substance for example oxygen J. Manson is a writer for the decanter and one of the expert tasters who compared the space wine one if it stayed in the cellar you too full the one that made on us with a little younger than the one that I'm Ben Thomas
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 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 Trek Capsule
"Bite is a new series here on scifi talk and the sci-fi talk archive podcast and so parenting in apocalypse. It's it's not the same way we would do. It's either full interviews or a comment or question from passenger abuse time wise. It's about one to four minutes long on an average. Probably when you when you live long enough all kinds of strange things happen. You're very right in saying that. The greek heroes. Where the original superheroes in part because of the nature of genes vision but also because of its message of diversity and inclusion star trek picard starts on january twenty four th on cbs access. Patrick stewart talks about the foundation of jean luc picard. As a character. I knew we had a a strong basis. In the pilot episode encounter point in fact jean created for me and i think for most of the principal characters the basic foundations that we were to build on over the years. There was so much present in those and in that first to us script the rest of it has been just pleasant fine tuning at happy development curve of these characters which is Which is never ended. I've never. I don't think any of us have ever felt we have simply been Going through the motions or simply repeating a tie at process. Patrick stewart reflects on how star trek is part of pop culture. I am astonished at the extent to which stopped right not just next generation but the next generation of particular way has threaded itself into popular culture in north america and the significance. That seems to have for so many people. It doesn't diminish that i have been encountering this feeling which is deeper than affection that that is is stirring in some way. I know i mean. Brian has it john. Logan has it. You talk to them. And there's a there is a manor attitude when they talk about the series which goes beyond just something that that. They've been amused and entertained by and i. I used to think i could explain it. I had theories about it. I don't care to try to analyze it. It simply become now for me my age and the stage of my career deeply gratifying to find myself a part of it. Something that i never anticipated all looked for and indeed if it were all to end tomorrow. God forbid You know this is something that i would but state feel good about anything. I would feel good about it but there were moments of doubt two times when you're shooting a drama as you do wonder. Is anybody paying attention to this. You think you know two o'clock on a saturday morning at the end of a long week. You wonder who does amount to anything at all. It has been A specially delightful particularly within our own profession. When you find your web at tom. Hanks is a big next generation time. I mean. tom knows the names of the episodes. I mean it's significant to him to find that the secretary albright's her big fan next generation. That seems very appropriate to when you consider that woman what she has done and water What i believe are vice. Chances of universities next chairman of the joint chiefs of staff people in all walks of life. Have they feel something about it. That i can no longer properly analyse i can just it in their faces and in there and in the mountains and it's It's very very gratifying. These were compiled from some of my past roundtables with the actor star. Trek.
"picard" Discussed on Dumb Geeks Podcast
"Was like. Why was it here for the final episode? Really Quick Janet could compare them. Okay so what actually happens in the final episode is the The Sexy Romulo and incest. Romulus does go back to the board cube but instead of fighting seven of nine instead he meets a sister there who previously transported off of it before it got there and she for some reason gives them a bunch of grenades and then he decides to. She's like throw these grenades at androids. It's a great plan. It's a thin. He runs off and he betrays her by meeting up with the humans by going in throwing rocks at their window until they notice and let me convince them to join his his The towel CR convince these guys have anything but okay. The ship was broken on the way down so the aliens give them a magic golden pair of brass knuckles. That you just have to imagine what you want and it happens. And so they imagined the ship works so now it works and then the bad guy gets them to come together and make a campfire makes. Moore's will he tells them a ghost story about the house. You are just blacked out this whole fucking episode man and then they convinces them to go and they're they're big plan is okay. We're GONNA sneak up on all of the sense while they're doing this and then I'm gonNA throw the grenades to the Senate who's trying to kill all of us but they're gonNA hide grenades and a soccer ball for some rain. He just tossed it streets ASSOCI- she was. Hey wait I have the grenades now. I'm going so well this is going on. Also the Blonde Lady does get convinced by listening to talk about how it's bad to kill all life and she goes and steals eyeball out of a sense to open his door and then she escapes them and they go to the now fixed ship that everyone else has left and they get onto it just shot laser a flight up into space where five hundred bad guys ships. That are thousand times. Each of them were thousand times larger than their little. Cargo ship is approaching the the place in regards. Like how could we delay them? We've just got one ship. And then the blonde lady is like. I know how we can delay them. We've got magic brass knuckles. Were anything will happen if you imagine it. So she just imagined that a million ships would show up and they would all perfectly appear on the sensors with war with and then how were they able to do more cargo ships that were very largely spaced apart identical? Because we're all these they couldn't shoot between them and destroy the colony they had to instead staying there for five minutes ago. What are we GONNA do? There's a bunch of ships and then once they realized that the ships aren't real than for no reason a million actual federation ships. Show up even though the timing shouldn't work out like that at all even like based on what the cards sent out his help signal. Show up five minutes after the Romulus open chasing them the whole time and then leading the charge for some reason the retired. Reicher is now a captain again on short notice. He took over someone else's ship apparently best one in the fleece and the way the five hundred ships that show up from the federation fleet are all identical. Even though that's never happened in any star trek encounter but it just made this brand new huge fleet so new sleep now for no reason the federation is okay with since and says we're here to protect the sense you better leave and in in the tel. She are who've been on a mission for thousand years to prevent this exact thing that's happening right now from happening as suicide mission this shoot. Pass them and blow up all the sense in the transmitter. Instead they let Picard argue with the robots until they decide to turn it off even they could just turn it back on anytime in the very easily. The card opens up an open signal that every one can watch and he pleads associated to do it and I said that he would make a big sacrifice and die and I was right but ridiculously. His big sacrifice was just that he He had a bit of like brain fog or something and he was like the only way that I can give a good enough speech is if you shoot me up with epinephrine and she's like but that will make your brain explode after you've finished. He's GonNa do it. And so. Then he convinces everybody And then immediately the Romulus just like well we give up every ship? All at once shoots away in a different direction and then the Star Trek people like well. Guess they'll never come back and kill them after five minutes we're going to leave to and they zipped away and everyone in it and we see a new card. It's hard to summarize it. I'm sorry I believe he's in side of the -verting law mission. That's awesome shapes. Fly Away at twenty minutes into the episode of something. Here die flyway. I'll fly away. Let me get it They flyway at thirty eight minutes in the episode is fifty six minutes. So there's like twenty minutes where it's like wait. The problems been resolved. What's GonNa Happen for the rest of the show? Like what we find out is the data they have recreated data's consciousness from one of his neurons and they never talk to him so he's like he's just lonely in his own voting room in a black void with just like a couch in a table. Notebooks or anything so he of course wants to die and he tells record. The beauty of life is that it ends. When you're out of here have them kill me and cards like all right? I'm not gonNA argue with you about this at all or suggests maybe we put you into a body? I'm just GONNA cheat death. After you give the speech about how important death is and then he comes back and we find out that they decided without talking to him or consulting his consciousness in any way that they cut old and frail as he was before co superpowers. We could've made you be able to like lift cars and like you know. Do all kinds of amazing things but you're going to be exactly like you were before and you'll still die of old age at about the age you would have if you didn't have that brain problem. Yeah which are GONNA had like ten more years. Maybe and they were like no by the way we gave you the brain problem to find out that they're all now accrue for some reason and We never see what happens to the bad guy who stabbed at android in the eye. Let's resolve everybody's fucking Oh and it. Kinda ends with the one the captain of the of the ship. They're flying on kissing the Blonde. Dr Banda and the Drunk Lady Rafi and seven of nine or holding hands and staring into each other's eyes didn't understand that Chris. I'm taking I talked. They're taking shots together. As embedded hold hands ladies that only added Headey never talked for the whole show so we don't even know that they know each other didn't introduce that they were gay at all because like Sochi has son and they don't know they seem to not socially but Ravi Abby has a son Raffi suggest Rafi is a straight woman. But I understand let that lesbian ladies do have histories and they they have to the I get it. I get it. I just didn't introduce that at all at throwaway scene. It's like it happens while the camera's panning across a well well whoa way. So you're suggesting that these people are now and some sort of love affair backup. Dumbledore was gay. The whole part of the episode to me though was the amount of setup that they did to make it really obvious to not kill data and then just kill him like okay so Dr. Soon was making a goal and four himself which looks like an old data. Yeah he could've just put data into and then he could have made age like a normal person so I mean like I cannot imagine okay. I'm thinking about the character data. Imagine telling the character data. You could have a real like organic body. That's just like a person and you could age and what it's like to go through the full life cycle of a human like always. Yeah Melissa data once right that's the whole point of his character from the whole his whole arc was building up to a thing about assisted suicide. That was real void of his character was that he he believed that the right to die. That's what it was very cheap episode. Actually very deep has so I wanted to read between the lines for Reicher. Being a captain that ship turns out. He was undercover the whole time. And it's on his side and they had reicher pose as a family. Deanna TROI TO GET INFORMATION OUT OF PICARD. Without being obvious about it. Oh right the cabinet and that ship after that seen this latest flu I always. I thought it was so excited. They just flew away after they like had this huge altercation were. They threatened to murder of like a thousand Romulus. Well not a problem anymore. See later we'll go get lunch. It would have been great. If at the end of the episode it was just a five second shot of one. Romulus ship like warping back in shooting up on missiles and then just warping back ask. Oh yeah when I wrote this down. The Rahman ships trying kept trying to execute planetary sterilization pattern number five. I wrote that down to at least four. Other sterilization patterns and figuring rates. He listened looked at the mountain ranges. And you're like well. There goes plan one. That doesn't really got it because this this planet has a lightning so you know you got to take that into account. We also have to take into account that you're killing since so you got what you going to do is stab each in the left eye knives anyways so what. What was your certificate? How would you rate the show? I'M GONNA WATCH SEASON TOO. I mean I feel like we're gonNA have to correct. Our fans are going to demand it. I mean already searched about this one. I think the first card episode was actually pretty downloaded but Yeah let's see so what we're doing five stars here She one and a half stars. I rated it three stars the first time because there was a potential that they could they could if if the next episodes really carried on And brought up those plop joints and made the make sense that it could be good but they they did not in any way no not even close. Yeah Yeah I mean I feel like if I would rate this five stars Or up up to five stars I thought the via fax was.
"picard" Discussed on Dumb Geeks Podcast
"Skin. Offs set phasers to Migraine Research. A new way So Rafi decides she's GonNa go around all the Hollick the holograms and she figures out that all of them have a piece of this grander puzzle. On why the captain is waiting out for some reason They all have like a little bit of his brain but the whole brain so they have a group therapy session with the Holograms to talk about. Who why he's crying and has made any sense. Did it no because they ended up mystery with each missing a piece? They didn't solve anything out of it. They're just like yeah. No the mysteries still here. I think they felt like they resolved it because they had the captain say something about how when he set up the ship he had. It learned his personality or something in not. Didn't have the custom Hologram just had to be accents. Come in all have different accents opening. Because he's like Portuguese right but some of them have like like Like a Irish accents and some of them have just like a demo. Reel out of this. And he got it. He got it it kind of that. That sounds like how you are a DND deamer. Chris Accents. He's better exam on. My accents are the same accent of Kentucky accent. That either is like a little bit English coach or German within German and kind of fall apart when when they come to picard to talk to him about the woman murdering matic's Picard. They made them into a fucking idiot. 'cause like they have like of this tons of proof that she did it and it's like very clear and he's like let's wait until we have all the facts certain card. This this show should be called Card Colon he always sees the best in people. That's toll care jar. He's always just ignored. They're probably great also. Yeah like the ship doesn't have any cameras or anything or keep Data on like who entered into what computer hooking established episode to that they can read particle data. Zine with the with the admiral whatever clancy where a car just keeps interrupting her until she's finally shut the fuck up the car and I'm trying to give you what you want yet. I thought that was I. I was like oh. They just weren't a fit in into every episode. It also felt like they were trying to feel like an eighties cop comedy or something. This episode was Shitty Aid. Eighties cop comedy. Yeah totally yeah and like that was also like one of the few things. That was his French Chateau or whatever like why do you keep cutting back? This fucking weird office in some French vineyard. Why is he knows? Phone calls there. Why is he taking phone calls on holiday? Can he do it on a ship? Don't understand either. They just want to different locations. I guess but also Lake classically speaking. Everyone else takes a phone call not with complete full hologram versions on himselves but like in phone call level like like win. Rafi talks to the other person on the deck of the ship. She does it through a panel. Yes but for But for some reason picard is like straight up like they're doing three d live scan this other person on earth and they're transmitting live scan over the substation. We'll have a real ten faster than light. I think for Star Trek. They basically get around faster than light with their sub space communications because it it just made stuff too complicated if they tried to do everything correct with them going multiple times the speed of light all the time. Yeah You well. They did everything. Correct the forevermore. If they did it right forevermore forevermore so good the I would have you read the forever I have not no you are you one hundred percents shed. It's like two hundred pages it's written by Vietnam Vet That was like what if The sort of the driving principles that got us in Vietnam took us into space word that nobody understands L. And he makes this really crazy book. That's Has It's it's more real physically than any the most scifis. You're dealing a lot with mass Like when when soldiers not to go to other really do some big calculations to get through some of those chapters whenever the soldiers are going to other like war zones. They're moving close to the speed of light so time is moving different from them. So by the time they get to the war zone like two hundred years of past One point Which is really fun. They come back because like they're they're missing out on culture as they leave and come back and leave and come back. Oh Yeah and back. And all of Earth's is now gay population and he finds their main character is a dude finds out. His mom has a lesbian girlfriend and he gets so upset so mad. You could plot now where it's like. Oh because of overpopulation. Everyone chooses to be gay but but that book is good. Despite the weird it was not necessarily anti gay but it definitely has anti-gay tones league comes around to it and then we review the card. We try so hard to not talk about picard because after everybody becomes gay this gets a he gets discriminated against for being straight and he can't find anybody on the ship that's willing to have a relationship with Oh interesting reason that reminds me of. There's something in slaughterhouse. Five when he talks about the seven different sexualities or something anyway sounds like cook. He has a different genders on earth. And it takes all seven of them to reproduce. We just only understand two of them. Yeah there you what it was but then the one. That doesn't exist is lesbians because they can't reproduce but everything else. It was just bad. Okay let's move on. Let's get onto evidence. Would what happens in the seventy nine breaks in? She steals aboard cubes generates the Board we see the board Q. Can Be regenerated really fast. But no one ever tries to Angie. She she decides that this is the whole thing where she's like in order to save her fellows she's going to become the temporary board queen and Hook up but I'm afraid that if I if I do this I won't be able to UNHOOK but in the next but does very like right away. Pretty just go in and operate a bunch of board interfaces to make it regenerate and the ad I thought was weird there. Is that the board or a hive. Mind with computers on their fucking heads. Why do they have any interfaces interfaces on board cubes before that's part of what made it like weird? Was that the all the stuff that was on the normal starship because of works. They don't have a brain interfaces system needed but apparently they just have big touchscreen hologram interfaces in case anyone shows up. Who isn't part of the HIVE mind? They WanNa make sure that they can use the chip floor. His all about accessibility on the board is running a an AIRBNB. It's an airborne and be but we don't technically need this whole interface in every room but let's just implemented everywhere. Justin Shea is headed. It really is everywhere right they can. I hang on a wall but they don't make it obvious where to do it. You had to be bored. Should know where to bring it up. It all makes sense okay lady. She tries to shoot somebody with her phaser and it shorts out in like a spark shoot out of it has ever happened before. Does she buy counterfeit goods? What's going Yes Oh and then she up so the next episode which now I wish it for this episode is is over. They do the site. The blonde scientists lady admits to everybody that she murdered the sky. And everyone's just like all right. Well I guess she's okay to walk around to be a a free join US venture in the anymore people. She changed her mind about murdering people. She swears her name is agnes and her improbable. Love story with the captain. Chris continues after he finds out. She's a murderer. Well at all of that but like the dude that she killed was her lover. I guess who was considerably older than her as well. When that's not discussed we were in a relationship and I found out that you killed your previous lovers I would. We consider our our status to have some concerns about talk about the murder. Pretty cavalierly like yeah. I did that but I decided I didn't like that. I did it for a bad conversation with a friend. Yes I guess that the caption was either sent or a Hologram. As like it's gotta be it's the only way any of this bullshit makes any sense. No I mean maybe they'll talk about that season two. I don't know that doesn't happen. Okay so let's get on the opposite nine episode nine design nine where we find out that they somehow all have a shared back story before that stat will episode nine is where the crash lands onto a planet. This is the coolest part of this is the most original idea in its entire series was super fucking cool to get a tax front by giant flowers into as into space and GRANDPA and they're supposed to cush as comeback in the atmosphere but was with everybody who flew up just immediately being like. Oh no we can't do any evasive maneuvers or fire lasers on them or anything that there should the advertisers. I did that ever come. I didn't shoot. They know they lived in a dogfight vertebrae they actually fired on it. Yes they were firing at each other so but they didn't try to fire on these flowers trying to eat them and they didn't try to like get away just waited while they vary slowly rose up from the planet's surface ships very slowly and the last episode but in the next episode they come back and all the other guys immediately or like fire on those and they destroy them. Yeah Yep but I thought from our designers perspective in World Building Perspective. The organic the idea of an engineered planet which they didn't carry out any further. They just did it in the in the in that scene. But like a full near planet where The life is engineered to do. Specific functions was really cool and they should have taken it further. Where the the building was alive or the ships were alive. You know that type of stuff. Well Yeah what. They're missing out on in. That whole scene is a Is the Lena acting the chair? Lean acting within get that good star trek everybody leaning together in different directions. Yes that's true. That was a big miss on that part. Another example I think they never watched star Trek but yes while they were crashing towards the planet. Everybody unbuckled win over to check on Picard. And he was like saying some random shit in the seat and this was the moment where I literally shit myself later. My note here is thought. I already had every corona virus symptom but I just shit myself. Diarrhea completes my Corona Virus Bingo.
"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 The Omega Particle
"Jonathan weakened and yes still quarantine host and we are broadcasting live from the eastern coast of these United States. The Anchorman of the Federation the guiding light in these troubled troubled times. Now I will say we are here. We're surviving and we're GONNA make it through this everybody now as I hope to distract everybody from the crazy calamity. That is the world right now. Let's cover Picard episode nine and ten and before we do real quick. I just want to say I apologize for the delay in this episode. Because there's a lot of craziness in my life going on right now so I didn't couldn't in the middle of all that do my research right out all my notes and script and then produced so I do now and I want to say. Thank you for your patience. And I'm happy to announce her next big series. Probably be two episodes. Possibly three do's depends is on the board the amid maddest of the Star Trek Universe. Yes we thought con was bad but wait until the more come up now. I'm excited because this will be very fun. Because it goes over so many different star trek series so many different captains every captain has different way of dealing with the board but not only that rim deal with who are the board where they come from. What do they stand for other? Is there a hidden message behind the Board itself? Very interesting stuff. We're going through right now. I cannot wait to push out will definitely be sometime next week. I'll keep you updated on instagram. And please if you haven't followed me at Omega Particle Gas I keep it updated daily and keep you in the know about what's happening here at a P P so now we're going to go straight into Picard for episode nine and episode ten..
"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 Dumb Geeks Podcast
"Missus. That's a real tricky. We all know. As far as like as far as the con- The the episodic content of created it's it's better than everything so if we're going to go post deep space nine. Just enterprise along okay. I disagree enterprise discovery better than Voyager. Let's let's get Adam to say this non ironic not a bad thing. I think this is a three out of five star thing and has great potential. As I've been trying to articulate this whole time like most of of Star Trek stuff that I've ever experienced even the first generation of old school sixty star Trek. It's so awkward. Ah in the early stages of they're trying to formulate these bizarre characters that really fast fit into a new place a new paradigm that has to come to accept and we should give them the time. They need to make a statement. It's not a conversation where you've got what I'm telling you is that I think we lead Picard. Knows what he's doing but these other young actors they're going to be more and more compelling over time and I think it's GonNa be great and I'm going to go from three to five or four and a half eventually. I trust than that and I love John Luke and some happy. Guinan for season two. I did not know that it's true. That's true okay. Cool winner of us all on twitter where he invited her to do on the view. So you're saying that Read all the negative reviews online and all this stuff and I just don't see it. It's a solid stuff. It's not spectacular. Amazing it and say that. But it's a decent solid story and I love these this universe in these people and I'm happy to continue watch. That's my writing. I'M GONNA say two out of five. The story has lost a lot of techno babble. If you don't pay attention the techno babble you lose the details but you can kinda sort of get it from the over the overriding tropes that are occurring. And say if you eat an edible and you pull you intend to switch. It's a great time to hang out. I would say I'd give it a two as well but it's a two point five almost three because of Adam but I'd give a hard to before Adam talked me into like a little better but just a little bit okay but I can say I tried to get amy to watch it today and she really just liked it so I watch. It didn't have a foundation in track. Now I don't think you have a reason to like it at all. There's no pool of potential audience. They're drawing from and it's people like because like your dad and his dad they serve your foot they debut into the and my mom debut. I'm watching Star Trek. Abe gave you they give you these little nuggets of like four characters from your other favorite episodes. Oh my God. We didn't talk at all about all the call that characters that come back that we're whatever so I'd give it that. I do feel like that. The writing is not solid and I feel like in. Today's world has gotten a lot better than what star trek was competing with back in the day on CBS. This I mean fucking. We're living in the golden age. Were have macgyver. We're we're post. Game of thrones guys we need. We made it very well. We need better writing all right. We need people who I in the fucking story that are important. They have MCI vern macgyver. I just say there's an like there's clearly a staff that like a group feels like a group of people who are really talented helps. Set them up with the overall plot points and story and like okay. This'll be really interesting. That makes sense. And then and then people came in and filled in one plop into another and those people weren't trekkies should be. It'll be a shitty Bourne. Identity might be a shitty writer feels like a procedural anyways and it feels like a CBS procedure. Sure I had not thought about until you. Just send that it's hold. That's totally correct that the overall architecture is there to be a classically good but the people that are hanging out every day like seem writing stuff is gone. Staff writer writers. It's not they're not good and I feel like they should have given us better writers and then they would fucking knocks out or do you think they're going to do a grey's anatomy episode hopes up. I think you're wrong about discovery. Give discovery another try season. Two was really good. I think like they did better. I don't watch shows. It takes me a season for it to get good bullshit. You Watch Star Trek.
"picard" Discussed on Dumb Geeks Podcast
"So I actually owned an engaged. I kept thinking some kind of joke on cage it looks like a Taco. It's like a TACO. You'll remember it was one of the early Internet memes side talking. Everybody like holding shoes up to the side of their face and stuff. I JUST WANNA video games and it didn't have any that. Were good but I thought that the Nokia N Gage and Nokia. Themselves thought that it was a great tie. In with the Picard series similar levels of quality really Engage CLASSIC. Yep and they paid a set of ten thousand dollars to record. This just listened to that that advertisement but I thought it was fake but now I know I'm getting money I think. Does he still on twitter right now? You might be able to afford it. Look Yeah I'm looking it up That is a very nice looking phone. It actually doesn't work as a phone and you have to hook it up to your TV. 'cause the engaged classic yeah so moving onto picard episodes one through five ball. There's a new. Tv series starring Patrick Stewart and its name Picard. It's named Actually Star Trek Bacardi Star Trek your garden cases a coal in their case. You Forgot the card was a main character in the star trek series. Did and it's really sad. It's just him and his Chateau in France getting drunk on wine every day all day long so sad. Thank you excellent. Show Blunt Talk. Show pictures of again. I don't have a problem. You have a problem. So does anybody want to summarize episodes? One through five. Just watch what you say. I watched all five episodes but it was before we decided to do this and I did not pay very close attention. I didn't take notes. I would know what's happening because there's so much I think. A lot of confirmed on the date. We were doing this just a day and a half ago or something. So you power three. And so yesterday I went to a work event or after work events schmoozing with some some vendors and stuff and trying to get some better pricing on things and so I had a couple of drinks I got home and so yeah I watched had already came. Yes I do. I watched one and two so watched a three four and five increasingly inebriated. State clearly will start strong and then kind of Wayne as we go to you. I stayed sober but my attention waned. It was tough to stay focused on it because it's kind of boring so this is what happened on your good. Summarize we open up a card is on. His Chateau has grown to vintage grapes with his Romulo in friends. Sleighs into this is the this is the time line where was blown up will scare with it so so then he's sort of cagey about being out and he goes on to a new out in this saying you didn't into that. Romulus ASK THAT. He picks up and episode for a little boy. He's five. Yeah that's how the Greeks around all these women so he does a TV interview in which you find out that There was a whole world. That was going to be destroyed. Exploding Star and he wanted to mount a fleet to To rescue them and move them to other planets but the starfleet did not want him to do that. Hold on. Let's let's say this correctly. They originally did. Everyone was on board. They're GONNA do it. And then there was that incident Mars but there is still some resistance. Starfleet he taught him into Johnny when he uses Gravitas. The former hero of the of the of the starfleet and yes. I didn't understand the connection between Mars and while Romulus I'm just GonNa do the quote that the news anchor who interviews him says a group of rogue synthetics drop the Planetary Defense Shields and hacked Mars own defense net wiping out the rescue armata and completely destroying the utopia plenty Shia shipyard. Yesterday explosion ignited flammable vapors in the stratosphere. Mars remains on fire to this day. So what happened to the synthetics? Were trying to stop the Romulus from being saved heels very service value which we blame more definitely but on the service value. It's just that they had made all these synthetics to make the androids for people who haven't watched the show to to to make the production of these ships quicker so they can help. Save all these Romulus and and something happened. They were hacked obviously in some fashion. We'll find out later. I only watch up to five. You guys walked beyond that. Please don't spoil and and Yeah so something happened. And they tore Mars apart and Amato pie apart so and they blamed for car because he had engineered the whole Tulsa system which ties into why the Romulus hate him but so picard has terrible interview and then it was that bad. I mean what he was angry about. I mean he's basically a war criminal in their in. Somebody's mind you and why would you really the whole time? I was watching it. I never understood why everyone put all the blame on him about everything and made no sense for story reasons. They put the blame Iran which comes out in his conversation episode three with the Good News. The waisser three hours doctor or the the one that goes with him on the ship during that goes with the mothership. What's her name? Ronnie Ron Brownie something. He has a conversation with her. And so like we have a flashback in which she's like you tried to outsmart starfleet academy into talking into getting the the ships in order to evacuate the Romulo home world and he said I tried and my my trick was tel. Amal resign if they don't and they called me on it so I resigned. And that's why everybody hates him as because he was supposed to be the savior but he resigned. So I thought that has very compelling the storylines happening after March keeps looking at me like this. Isn't it amazing rights? People are mad because we didn't even know he couldn't. He couldn't get starfleet to help so he quit. So people are like that. I think we need to recognize that says in story features we needed cards and not have all that amazing power. He had a next gen where he could do whatever he needs to be depleted in terms of. That's always more compelling character but he's not because the first five episodes his main weakness is being to good. Now come on. They don't WanNa go to the planet and if so four where he wants to visit or he wants to go go.
"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 Beam Me Up: A Star Trek Podcast
"It's a gut punch like right at the beginning of the road. I mean there's no way that Monterey was going to be asked back to do this episode. Not After the whole Kevin Spacey and Anthony Rapp Story. Right where he He intentionally made comments. That essentially almost got him blackballed from conventions. Another huge public backlash and Alex. Kertzman probably was not going to go out of his way to hire that guy again. So that the new actor for each did throw well a few people off But I thought it was. I thought it was performed very well. That's a tough scene mean. You've got all that torture going on your first exposure to this character and It's it's rough. I tell you but I have to give the actor. Casey king huge props because I I was right in there with him. I mean it was. It was brutal. Yeah and I mean I. I don't mean to diminish the role for the actor for for Casey King especially and you know what you just said about about the other guy. I can never say his name correctly. I mean like let's face it. He had ninety seconds of screen. Time to die. Like we're not making a big deal about who's coming into play this character to die in ninety seconds and be done with it so you know anyway it but I am quite. I don't care much about who's playing the role. It's the character that we all fall in love with. Or in this case feel the feel the thing and and I mean oh my gosh and I did not expect this to be the thing that set up seven of nine for later on and I probably should have just knowing the way story writing works. But let's talk about seven for a little bit so we got our first glimpse of seven last week and I got to tell you the line I was waiting for and I was highly disappointed. Last week was the line that we heard in the very first trailer when we first saw seven which are looking going. What the hell are you doing out here card here that the trail? That was the very first words we ever heard of Jerry Ryan mouth. I thought that's what would we hear last last week we got Shit Bacardi and she collapses we got it this week which made me cheer for for seven and I guess this is where I kind of call this history of the future like we're trying to fill in this twenty year gap or or whatever. It's been apparently seven upon returning to the to the Alpha quadrant and You know I don't know how much they're depending on the books. That Kerstin buyer herself has written. You know but she's gone off from Earth and become one of these risks Rangers out here doing her thing. Patrolling this area and and you know just being awesome and she. She's a finres ranger but she she's awesome. She's got a reputation for herself. What were your. What were your thoughts? As as the character of seven of nine sort of developed through the course of this episode the new seven of nine. I guess I should say I thought it was a reasonably A or I should say a reasonable development by not having read a lot of the books. I kind of was a blank slate. As far as that was concerned I was concerned. Initially that seven had forgotten everything that Kathryn Janeway had taught her about humanity. About you know we get a little bit more of the explanation as to why she does this and start a city rag. I felt a little better about it but I still feel that she has potentially regressed. Perhaps out of cynicism and I think that's really a equality in seven of nine that that we haven't really seen before the dive into that a little bit. What do you mean when you say regressed well? I think in voyager there was always hope seven may have been afraid of the future coming back to Earth in rediscovering more of her humanity but now she's phase where she discovered what the whole thing is about. She's in touch their humanity. And it's left her cynical it's left her a somewhat bitter towards some the powers that be which is why she's she's become ranger. Yeah she's helping the people who need help assessments essentially. She's she's space battle woman. She's right okay So I I think I think it's not cynicism that has led her to this place. I don't think that's negative. I think that it's an aspect of for humanity. She perhaps didn't anticipate because voyager wasn't about cynicism it was about hope for seven seasons the hope to get home. I hope to discover new friends in civilizations in the Delta quadrant. You know the the hope to make these two crews worked together so I I think it's an aspect of humanity that she's had to learn the hard way and I think that's probably how to toll order interesting and I gotTa tell you. Voyager was my introduction into track. Sure that's when that's when I came along so this particular. You know this particular character and I said and I wholeheartedly believe this. Into my own personal opinion. I think seven of nine and the doctor from voyager are probably two of the top three most interesting characters and Olive Star Trek to me as far as their stories their journeys how they're portrayed we all know why Jerry Ryan Slash of nine was brought into the show but regardless of that. What they did with her character through the four seasons she was on the show was phenomenal and she is the one character out of all of Star Trek that I have been most curious about of what happened once she got home. And what happened? Host Dominion War. Moving forward with her. So you know she was certainly a character that I i. I've been very interested to see and I wonder how much of this has to do with the expertise. Which are we decided? That XB is short for ex. Borg's and that's what they're and there's so there's this whole group of former board collective people who've been freed one way or another and feel like she's out there trying to help those people on somewhat. I agree with you. I think that she sees the treatment of of some of these these former board. Xp's and I think that further cynicism yeah And heard disgust for the for the establishment. You know she's she's not in starfleet and there's a reason for that and I think that's a lot to do with it which I mean. Think about it though right like so. She spends four years with Janeway and on. They're trying to get back to the to the great white. Hope Right you back to the federation. Everything's good everything's GonNa be great but when they get back we're in a Post Dominion War Federation and I don't know if I don't know how many worlds have already disconnected from the federation. It seems like some of the idealism and the hope existed Pre Dominion War might have actually worn off a little bit you know. Maybe I don't know because we never really seen that but it certainly is where it is now hosts Romulus Star explosion post since blowing up Mars. You know y'all S and no we haven't seen much of the Federation we've seen the STARFLEET CNC we've seen one of her subordinates. And that's really it. Would all we know is what we're hold on screen? We haven't had any of starfleet you know We haven't seen ships exploring. We haven't seen too. You know the Standard Star Trek Fair. That's fair looking at the Star Trek Universe in a different way you know. We assume that there was always this guy. I don't WanNa see underbelly but for want of a better phrase You know like. I assume that they're always had to be space. Like like free. Cloud because Star Trek has always had the concept of pleasure planet. Going all the way back to the cage you know these sort of you know places that operated more part of the federation and maybe were a little less than idealistic and I think that free cloud is an example of that just in a twenty first century storytelling capacity so I think that the optimism of starfleet is still there. But that's not the part we're supposed to be looking at in this story. It's Picard Journey specifically so so let me let me. Let's let's dive into that a little bit more because we have all heard Picard say multiple times because they keep bringing this up in the previously on where Picard says. It's not starfleet anymore. You know like so at least card in his impression of what's going forward as probably fair to put or it's probably good to point out like we're following picard in his viewpoint of things and he may not actually like he may not have the full story or maybe it's it's just biased towards his view of it because we're on his side right. This is his story. We're following by. He says that it's not starfleet anymore. And I think we tend to mix up the federation starfleet as being the same thing when they're really not but you know I. It's an interesting concept that actually you know the federation may still be doing. Okay and starfleet may still be doing their their thing just fine. Just gotTA stick up as we're end about it. Well in IMP accord me very well. Be Right on some level. I mean Jean. Luc Picard is an unassailable white hat. He's the the character that is always going to do the right thing. One hundred percent of the time because he has that moral center the way he's written since Nineteen eighty-seven there've been plenty of times throughout star Trek. Where there has been a conspiracy or perhaps corruption within starfleet. Tng season one during jeans. Rain ended up as a gold. Wait for it conspiracy. What are those episodes? Which by the way we skipped on our main. Show Curtis raisins by. But you know it's wherever there's power there's always going to be corruption now. Does that mean that That they made the right decision. In this case for Romulus they're human. It's entirely possible that they did not gel look picard stood up to do the right thing because loop card always stands up to do the right thing. I mean that's who he is and he met in it was an irresistible worse than an unmovable object. You know was very newtonian in that. Sounds and he lost and I think that's why he believes it wasn't starfleet is because I think that's still stings for him. I he tried to do the right thing. Millions upon millions died as a result. And I think he's carrying around that anger in that guilt. Well speaking of the anger and the guilt and what he he went through. Because I think this might have been more of a theme from last week's episode from episode four. I'm very interested to see how it plays out and they didn't really too much into it in this week but that idea of when Picard I think it was was it who said it was somebody who said because you couldn't save anybody you chose not to anybody. It was one of the Ninja nuns. Maybe one of the Zombie or something like that right because you couldn't save everybody. You chose to save nobody and you know it when you talk about the car like if he made a mistake that probably was it like he just. I mean he shut down and and probably my favorite line of the entire series so far. Actually back in one when cards laying there. And he's like I. I haven't been living. I've just been waiting to die. He gets up and walks away. And I talked about that in the first supplemental episode. We did of like that. Was Him engaging you know like he's not doing that anymore? He's going to go forward and and you know. Move this forward. So it's an interesting concept. I'm I'm interested to see because I hadn't really thought about the idea that we haven't seen starfleet or the federation really a whole lot We've just seen cards you know. Limited interactions with it. And this is a court who's made a bunch of mistakes. Not just the one he's failed. felt roffe significantly. 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"picard" Discussed on Beam Me Up: A Star Trek Podcast
"Okay not not going again. Do what my family went through though especially really my aunt who was his caregiver and my dad is also about the same age as Patrick Stewart. So I was just afraid that I was really gonNA struggle especially after Logan and seeing him as the professor Die I was just like oh my gosh am I going to make it through this and I was. I was blown away by Patrick. Stewart's performance because he is very much you know he's there and every way as we learned in this episode like he meets all the minimum requirements to go back into duty But he is an aged man and he definitely has some you know grandfather picard to him and I find that extremely touching and so in a first episode like when he interacted with dodge outside of was was at starfleet headquarters quarters. Where did he go? Archives are the right that's where it was when he was outside of the archives talking to her talking about data and then talking specifically about like have you ever thought that maybe you were something lovingly deliberately created and that you are something special and then and being so excited and proud when she said that she had been accepted into the data stream institute. I my little granddaughter. Heart just melted the richest. This something there that I found so incredibly wonderful in special intimate says this version of the card is a humbled picard. He has seen some stop by. We know he's seen some stuff even since we loved him like he is seen more stuff. He's he's a humble man he is wise man and he is an impassioned man and so we start to see that rise up in the first episode character wise. I really like the Romulus with him. Larssen's on Zabad. Okay Sorry.
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"picard" Discussed on Capes and Lunatics
"Last last episode but the last three episodes That's not episode can drink the good place not yet. Let's for tomorrow. It'd be a dead pool in spider gas. It's very very good and read the synopsis. which was very hilarious? It's very good as people talk. I'm to see where they go next. Because and actually I got an I got a big prediction that basically I don't I don't think it's actually ending the way they said it was ending. I think there's going to be something after this. It's not going to be called. The good place is going to be something next. And I'll let you watch the show and figure out what happened but I think that there's something out there. Okay we're almost a half hour in already The I know you said. You're going to read splash. Spoilers Synopsis. For Char- Charlie Picard did are okay. Okay it's it's okay. It's not what I was expecting at. I'm assuming it get. It gets better while I mean. Yeah I mean this could ten episodes I mean a lot. I mean you had to do a lot of setup it's been what since Mugabe really eat a lot of setup people that are watching allows honestly when they were filled in the blanks. What happened the last almost twenty years because that last movie was in two thousand and two? Yeah I I haven't seen it in ordinary spoiler. Well well How long do you are you excited about it or you just like dragging your feeder Eh? Cards Myself At a paywall behind the pay wall. So I'll watch it when it comes is to you know Netflix or to be or Hooghly. Wherever you know it'll show up somewhere once it's run? Its course over there you know but I but yeah usually you. Don't mind spoilers Charlie no would I care about sports Did they say how long ago. While while Picard retired from starfleet because I the Romney winds are scattered all over the galaxy their sun went supernova which aspirin I mean did that happen. That J. J. Abrams movie no what I was thinking and I was just like. I don't want that to be fake. Pretend like that doesn't exist yet but here in the part series. We're saying it happened cards time. Because he was helping with the there. Were like like the.
"picard" Discussed on Beam Me Up: A Star Trek Podcast
"I don't know if that was a connection here if there is a you know if there's a Frank Sinatra whatever that is I I don't know but I did note note that And I probably never would have done that except for what we've done here on our show. Gosh who is cool seeing data era. I know we've seen them in the previews and stuff and in the trailers but to finally only get a look at what he looks like. I thought they did an okay job with data all things considered actually. I'M GONNA take that back. I think they did a really good job with data. All Things considered considered But it it's hard to nail. I mean let's face it Brent spiner is supposed to be playing an ageless android which I guess. He can age himself artificially but he's supposed to be playing in ages landry but he is a man and this is what thirty forty years later. Now he's going to be older and I can't tell telefe like they put them in the makeup and they use like the CGI to try to smooth them out a little bit or if they it was just really like intense pulling his skin back. Like I I don't really know. I think they did the best they could with it. It's still you know. Data still looks a little funny but I mean He. He didn't act like an old data. I mean that was like like Picard. Looks like he's old. He feels like he's old. We can see that. He's old. His voice sounds like he's all that wasn't the case. Now with Brent spiner now a data He he looked he moved. He acted just like data that we remember and he was in the The the old uniform the the post first contact uniform right the with the gray and then he had the colored on the neck Type deal So yeah so there is data. I love the fact you all that the dog is called number one. That's cool. I just I I want that dog I really do and my next dog is probably going to be a dog a lot like that and I may just call them number one just because just because but I did. I definitely definitely did like that Let's see here Boston memory. Were they showed US Boston there at the very beginning I know it was just a real quick shot but man that's city look cool you know in the regular regular series. We don't normally get a look at what civilian life is like like it's mostly on the starship says most in star bases which which is fine. This is star Trek Right. We get some things like there's a couple of clips on voyager where we see people I think in Even next generation. There's a couple of times you see people And what looks like civilian bedrooms and stuff like that but this was the first time I think we saw what really looked like. He could be like a cool place to live in the future. You know So I thought that looks awesome. The new replicator whole stuff that look great. When the boyfriend at the beginning was like dealing with the menu on the replicator that was cool and then even later when we saw the it it almost looked like three D. printing like it looks like lasers? Were coming down and and crafting this thing out of nothing when Picard or ordered his teeth. That looks super cool. The vineyard looks great Chateau Pack Chateau Picard Looks Great Definitely a place. You Might WanNa retire yet very warm. I'm welcoming warm colors. I like it the raw millions that are working there Zubin and Loris. If you don't know those are Romulus they're not Balkans They are I guess refugees. We first meet them by the way not in a car but we meet them in countdown to Picard. Which is a comic book series? I guess and they're they're they're and that's part of their series of how they sort of I guess come into card service but They're super cool man. I like them. I want to find out more about them and why there is as just sort of cool as they are. You know what I mean So we have that. I thought it was very interesting interesting. This takes place. At least the interview does takes place on the anniversary of the Romulus Supernova. Now that would be in case. You guys didn't pick up on it. You didn't recognize that that is from the two thousand nine star. Trek Movie J.J. Abrams movie which was the the plot. Point of what some people back in time which was the The son of Romulus going SUPERNOVA destroying Romulus. And then we got sent on that whole deal over there. Apparently this is a primetime line. You know as if the the back in time stuff didn't actually happen. Card makes reference to Dunkirk when he's in the middle of that interview and I believe unless I'm very much mistaken dunkirk Stars Chris Pine which is our brand new captain bike or not captured by captain. Kirk I mean that is if he ever comes back and does it again but I got the feeling now like I've don't watch that movie like when Picard like you don't even know what Dunkirk is. I'm going guilty because I really don't. I don't know what Dunkirk is all about so I feel like I should go watch that movie now. I kind of want to. I feel like star. Trek gave me a work to go to go. Watch the movie so that was cool. Lots of earl grey tea hot All of that was cool. Seeing Picard data back in their T. and G. uniforms during the dream sequence that was in the field. Data was a painting that picture They were in the the T and g uniform so that was kind of neat. You could barely see cards sort of all the neck with the pips on it and just a little bit of the red but we definitely saw data zipper in the back and all that so that was a fun. Little thing to see I definitely doug the references to nemesis and data sacrificing self ricard. We saw the body parts of beef for which by the way those looked way better way. Better than what we saw data Laura and I'm wondering if those were props there actually used during the movie of Nemesis. Because they didn't look like things that would have been met made or modeled after Brent spiner today not after the data that we we saw in the moving data that we saw in this particular episode it looked like the old data from you know twenty thirty years ago so I wonder if those are the same. Or if they had to recreate create those those props I know. They went through the Christie's auction. I don't know if those crops would have been something that would have been You know as a part of that option so and one thing that sort of left me the day Strom Institute. That's something we hear about through about about all star trek something that usually sort of mentioned in the something that sort of usually mentioned in the off Like sort of as as an off handed comment that everybody just knows about. I didn't know is in Okinawa though now. I don't know if that's something that's like a novel. And they just decided to canonize is it or what but I I just never knew or maybe I just missed it. I don't know I don't know so anyway. Those were some of the things that I noted some of the personal geek out moments that it was just really cool. I wish wish I had somebody here. I could talk about some of these things with because you know part of being a star trek fan and seeing something like this is just the the the references you know the the ahead nods to everything that you get which which just seems like super cool so I love those. What are the Personal Geek? Out Moment you guys have. Did you pick up on something. Maybe that I didn't email me. Let Amino or tweet at me hit me up on facebook. Our history history of the future. There is a lot that had to happen. I mean part of the idea of this pilot show was they had to sort of wrap. Wrap up what has happened in the intervening years you know are at least give us a good basis of what's happened in the intervening years since Romulus went supernova. And really even sense it's the end of nemesis which was before Romulus when Supernova. Because we don't know what happened in between there either and apparently not a lot of great stuff right not a lot of great stuff and so I'm GonNa try to run through this as best as I got it and you guys tell me if it sounds right to you or if you picked up on something different so the artificial life forms are now now. Broadly called synthetics or sense for short. And apparently there's been a huge rise in them. So I guess people make an Android all over the place Artificial intelligence agents and stuff like that. which if you notice Dodge says she got a fellowship at the Daydream Institute in Artificial Intelligence and robotics I think was the other side of it or something like that. We did talk about Rana's going Supernova Let's see here cards out of starfleet for over fourteen years but before or that I guess we go back to even before the SUPERNOVA Post Nemesis. It seems that data downloaded himself into B four before sacrificing himself. And you know we got the the sacrifice of data but then we saw before. I think it was humming a tune that data had been which kind of gave us the hope of like. Data's in there somewhere. Oh data's in there somewhere We'll turns out not much really happened after that like before just wasn't able to. I guess it didn't really take the transfer didn't really take. But apparently they were able to salvage at least one positron Meuron. And that's what allowed them to create dodge and Soji and Bruce Maddox was working working on that There's a shoutout to a name we haven't heard of in quite a while. Bruce Maddox is working on. They were really close to being able to create a positron ick brain and go with the whole all flesh and blood robot like that was like easy. We do that one really make it. Look like it's flesh and blood. The sentence part was something that they were struggling with. But they you know they they okay. we're really really close to that so fast forward and the sun for Romulus starts threatening to go. SUPERNOVA and Romulus Apparently asked the federation for help. And the Federation specifically Picard Decides to relocate the Romulo People which was pretty Pretty contested issue. You may be a political issue back then because we were like. Yeah look these people have been our enemies for so long. Why are we going to expend all these resources to help them right? And the card actually leaves his command of the enterprise commanded the price for all those years left his command of the enterprise to go lead the rescue mission to lead the our motto. They say like ten thousand Warp capable ferry vessels or something like that they had built and he believed deeply in that mission to save the lives. Because you know this is a card. We're we're talking about right like he honored life that much While they're in the process of making all of that happened. There's actually this is where I should refer you back to the countdown series. You guys should go. Make sure you read that because that is a That's a cool story. That's a really cool story. The countdown the comic book. It's real real super short ten fifteen bucks or something like that to get it so you guys check that out but While Picard was in the middle of doing that apparently a group of sense attacked Mars bringing down down defense net and effectively wiped out. I guess the rescue Armata or something they definitely wiped out the Utopia please shipyards which is a tie in to the children one of Mars short-track which guys didn't see that definitely want to make sure you guys go see that as well. The short-track called children of Mars were basically we see that attack. No one knows why they did it. Ninety two thousand lives were lost and after that the result was a band were put on synthetic lifeforms and card opposed it and for whatever reason they also forced or made starfleet rescinded their offer of help on Romulus. In in in helping to relocate the Romulus now I don't know if that's because because they weren't physically capable of doing it anymore with the attack on the shipyards or if that's something to do with the the rescue or it was just They said Yeah. We're not going to. We're not going to do it. You know they they had a I don't know I don't. I don't know why that's still a question. I'm not sure why the attack by the sense affected the rawness but for whatever unreason starfleet pulled out of that and and carded had enough and he said okay. Fine this is not starfleet leaving those people to die millions of lives are going to be lost. We're leaving them to die in. We could help. This is not what starfleet as I can't be a part of this anymore and he resigns and He goes to live on the planet. Bruce Bruce Matic's disappears. We don't know what happened to him. you know before nothing really ever happened with him. They wind up storing a bunch of stuff in Quantum Archive. Along with a bunch of car. I.
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 KQED Radio
"Picard had wit grit and refinement he was cool under pressure as leader of the starship enterprise he protected the galaxy and all of its life forms from harm in a vision of the future that saw humans as peacekeepers and explorers well a lot has changed since then back here on earth and the new chapter in the Star Trek saga is called simply Picard and it's different why did you really quick stars stop it I'm sorry because it was no longer a star fleet I am thrilled to welcome Sir Patrick Stewart to weekend edition thank you so much for joining us good morning the next generation I must say it got me through my teens it offered just this incredibly hopeful vision of the future where humans have evolved to be their better selves the card in body that you know for a lot of people he was a very decent man what do you think when you look back at that incarnation of him now I feel of a modest amount of pride back because we dedicated seven years to the series and it was quite intense at times and by the way you you played the opening voice over I wonder if you would have played it's if you heard what we did record once when somebody had the bright idea that I should have a French accent wasn't this was it was absolutely serious and somewhere there is that recording that sounds something like this is space the final home to yeah that's amazing and how did it get killed I mean who decided that perhaps that might not be the best access well for the same reason I think that they didn't want me to where I have peace my very loss or dish and when I was assured by my agent it's down to you and another actor and by the way I never ever they would never tell me who the other actor was maybe there was no way I would love to know to what I did my last audition for the studio and I wore have peace very good please but then the decision was made no have peace no French accent just to see comes just as he comes well this card is very different we find him at the beginning of the first episode earth found in retirement writing books let's listen I never.
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
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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
"picard" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Happy surprise for you. If you just tuning in a number of years ago, my friend Joel to Sharon said, you should check out Dr Rosalind Picard at MIT. She is a woman of significant Christian faith, who is at the top of her game teaching at MIT in computer science, artificial intelligence, and very recently, I read in Christianity today, she tells the story in her own words of how she came to faith from very, very skeptical background. And I thought, wouldn't it be great to get around the show and by the magic of some kind of technology? She's with us now, Dr Picard, welcome to the program. Thank you, Eric pleasure to be here with you. We're going to have one of these delays. It's like you're in Afghanistan or something like that. I guess I just wanted to talk to you about this article. I'd love to have you in the studio. Sometime to talk about the work you do, which is extraordinary. We can touch on it today. But having had the, the pleasure and honor of, of meeting you having a meal with you. And just having a rambling conversation. When I read the article in Christianity, today, I thought there's so many people who don't know of you who don't know of your faith, some glad whoever pushed you to write the article succeeded or maybe you're the one who decided to it. What was it that led you to write this because I was so happy to see it. Well, I was reached out to you by Christmas today, and they invited me to do this, and I've always been a fan of, of their publication. I knew it was a huge honor to be asked. And I just felt like win were given an opportunity to. Express our store. Of coming to base, that's an opportunity that she shared. And so I said, yes. Well, I'm glad you feel that way, but there's so many people, particularly in the world of the scientists who are very shy about sharing their faith as you've done in the article there, many people who feel that it would it would compromise them in their particular academic field that people would cast a jaundiced eye on them. Maybe those people already have suspicions and why contribute to that. What is it about you? That feels that you can be so bold. And cheerful about talking about your faith. I mean, the worst that could probably happen to me is losing my job. And having my colleagues ridicule me and that's nothing compared with what other people around the world are suffering for speaking out about their faith. So I'm a risk taker, and I'm also interested in understanding the truth. And the truth is my story. Transition from being to Christian, and hopefully today when we all want to learn what's true and show empathy and learn about each other, and the name of diversity, right? Where diverse viewpoints are supposedly welcomed. Why not tell the truth? Well, I have to say I like the cut of your jib, Dr Rosalind Picard, but you already knew that because we've met in person. But I think what you say is, is quite true. But very few people still are willing to say it, and I just want to at the outset here applaud you for being so open, and as I say, so cheerful about your faith. So let's get into the details you right in this article that as early as grade school, you're a voracious reader, you were identified as bright. And you sort of identified yourself that way, as the bright kid at what point does faith come into the picture for you. Well, the last thing I wanted as a kid. To DSS with faith or religion. I wanted to be associated with things that I thought were truce, I believe science held the keys to what was true. And I thought people with religion actually, where probably ignorant and superstitious, and certainly not by was, it'd be cool or interesting to hang out with I. Was living down south at the time. And certainly it was easy to find examples on TV or or in real life, where people with religious faith were acting just kind of annoying. Well, unfortunately know exactly what you're talking about. So at what point did something change for you, where were you in life things started to change? What I was being thing for a family. That was really cool. Family down was Dr they were this young couple. They had great kids, and I just liked them and one night as they were paying me to go, you know, sitting me home. They said, hey, would you should come into church with us on Sunday? And I was like, really people like you go to church like the system fit my image of them, and I manage to weasel out of it somehow, but I for the merger and that opened the conversation they kept asking kept inviting me and telling you, you point you, you stop being successful in weasling out of it. Was successful. I never went to church. They kept biting me, and I would fake stomach aches and stuff like that, which only works summit, many times, with Dr when finally they got onto me and decided that, you know, maybe going to church is not the most important thing. But what you believe is what most important. So they said, have you read the bible, and I have not read the bible, okay, considered myself to forgive me for interrupting? We're gonna go to a break. We're going to be right back to continue conversation with Dr Rosalind Picard of MIT..
'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,
"picard" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"ROS Picard is at the cutting edge of robotics and specializes in robot human interactions. Our work is less about giving them emotions like we have. Although there is some work on that. And our work is more about enabling the machines to respond. Respectfully to human emotion. So for example, if machine does something that really irritates you and annoys you and you're ready to send that machine back to the store or worse than the machine we think should see that you're irradiated or annoyed and perhaps like your dog. It should do the equivalent of putting its ears back, and it's tail down and looking like it knows it made a mistake. So what is rose doing with a team of the MIT media lab, we work with a lot of people building social robots to help them understand which kinds of situations. Computer might want to smile and be friendly or be much more subdued what emotions it should sense from a person, and what it should not sense out of respect. What are your thoughts about how we pay for this future? Yeah. I think about the ethical issues all the time. I think we need to think not just about what? We as as inventors can invent and what we can create and what's cool and new and jaw-dropping, but we need to think about what makes the world better. And too often. I think people just go for the cool and jaw-dropping and don't think about is this actually making people's lives better the robots that I've been partnering with people on our mostly not humanoid looking. They are not human in appearance because I think that would be very misleading right now while I know some colleagues are building very human looking robots, and we have a lot of fun saying you kind of wish I had a second or third one that looked like me that I could send off to do the things that I don't have the time and energy to do. We're really kind of joking when we say that because we know that they're nowhere near human capabilities. They can fake it for minutes of an interview. But at the end of the day is stick them in the closet. You turn them off. You know, there's no feelings. There's no remorse. There's no human there. There's no life there. And even if they may have given the illusion that. They had feelings they don't have feelings. It would not necessarily know that if you're sitting there with a very peaceful look on your face holding a dear child.
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.
Moms of 11 children found at "filthy" compound arrested
"Center, with more that would be, the two thousand seventeen Arizona. Opioid emergency response report now it does show the number of opioid related deaths increased in two thousand seventeen Dr care Chris with the State Department of health services says that was. Not unexpected given national trends now on the other hand the number of naloxone prescriptions which, is an overdose anti overdose truck has increased between July in. September of two thousand seventeen fewer than nine hundred per month in may this year we had almost thirty five hundred dispensed Chris says fewer. People also appear on the four and four report which helps doctor's track who may be doctor shopping for opioid, sleep scene is sixty two. Percent decline in, the number Patients and in fact it's done so well that. I hear the board of pharmacy is. Going to switch to a three by three report live in the news center Kathy Klein KTAR news over the. Weekend sheriff's deputies in northern New Mexico and the desert. There found a buried trailer that served as a home for. More than a dozen people including eleven children investigators had known for some time about the little compound near the New Mexico Colorado. Line, they were aware that children and women were living there and then we got some credible. Information that the welfare of the children had been compromised so at that point we decided. To, take action immediately couch, county New Mexico sheriff's sergeant Jason rail says eleven filthy starving. Children were discovered the two aren't men running the place where taken into custody as were the. Three women all of, them facing felony child abuse charges Jim. Ryan ABC news KTAR is on immigration a federal judge ruling the, Trump administration must fully restored the DACA program that protects young immigrants. From deportation it must also begin accepting new applications However. The ruling has no immediate affect the district court judges saying I'm gonna give you twenty days to appeal. My decision to the court of appeals That's Phoenix immigration attorney Ray Ibarra Maldonado there. Were twenty eight thousand DACA recipients in Arizona with the Trump administration announced it was ending the program attorney general Jeff Sessions disagrees with. The judge's decision he issued a statement today that the Obama administration violated its. Duty, to enforce our immigration laws by implementing a Don. Enforcement immigration, policy he said that the Trump administration's actions. Reestablished illegal policies consistent with the law Good news for Star. Trek fans Patrick Stewart has announced over the weekend that he'll be reprising his role as John Luc Picard. And the new Star Trek series for CBS all access though not much been revealed about the new.
Demi Lovato makes first public statement since apparent overdose: 'I will keep fighting'
"Seat at the table Colin Back on. Moron. Entertainment how's? Demi Lovato apparently she's doing pretty. Well she put out her first public statement since she Dave Dave sneeze God bless you Dave thank you dean Is, actually a cough and my mic. Was off yeah thanks for calling attention to it you don't get these kind of entertainment updates. On e. dean is going to. Resend, his God bless you now finding out. Cop, no, I still. Want God to, bless. Dave Dave David Feel better use it believe me would you feel. Better if I blew off your. Health, problem of coughing and sneezing during the. The. Last Really Rectitude house Daniela, lotta Better than Dave Okay she put out her first public statement since being treated for an apparent drug overdose a couple of weeks ago among other things in put it. On the insta- she put it on the insta- because that's what you do now She. Said it was statement I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction, what I've learned is that, the illness is not something that disappears or fades with time is something. I must continue to overcome and have not done yet so that's part of her statement of is she going into rehab said she they have not said officially but she has to. Everyone said that that will, be the next step and you would gather this saying that she realizes that she. Must continue to overcome this and has. Not yet that she, realizes that she still needs some, help alcoholic or drug addict you're an addict. For life and that's nothing to be, ashamed of your recovering for the rest. Of your life and it's one day at a time it's not a cliche it's fact dean because you know. We know she's done rehab in the past you know if she was doing continuing she was doing continuing and then stopped I want to say it was last. April where she had stopped rehab and said that she was doing Much better so she stopped but obviously that was premature And the. People about her people yes I mean she she was drinking. Heavily and taking, cocaine as you seventeen, and you know after the Barney, thing maybe eight to say she was she was on Barney. For Yeah, Yikes song was this been a lifelong struggle, for her right she's pretty impressive though because she has shared. And I think, she helps a lot, of people by being honest that. Way she doesn't pretend like Listen here's the rest of, the story you got to love yourself enough to want to live and hopefully she's at that point I think. It's great that she's talking about. It means obviously she's, thinking about exactly and as a. Processing it and sometimes. You need to process. At, it out loud in order to make it part of. Your regular lifestyle I feel you, take the good, you, take the bad you? Take them both from there you have? The, facts don't. Make me sad now the MRs Garrett story? I? Was just talking about her we're having dinner. The other night and somebody said anyway is this, MRs Garrett is, that youngster MRs Garrett still alive And then the new, Betty said rub my feet again yesterday the other news came yesterday that actress Charlotte Rae who was known as. MRs Garrett I done different strokes. And then on facts, of life died yesterday apparently as. She revealed in April. Of last year that. She, was diagnosed with bone cancer so apparently that was the. Cause of death she was born. In Milwaukee which I, never knew broke into show business doing theater and radio commercials If you're a fan of the old black and white TV show car fifty four. Where are you she played a fantastic character Dame Silvia schnauzer the wife of Lewis's character. Officer Leo schnauzer sheriff I was so great on that show, but Norman Lear was a. Longtime fan of hers put her on different strokes, and that led to facts of life which ran from nineteen seventy nine to eighty six and. She was ninety two years, old in bald guy news which Dina's obligated to report by federal law on. Story per day Patrick Stewart's back, Patrick Stewart is. Bringing back. His character captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star, Trek, the next generation is going to be. On CBS all access which is their online platform it's going to. Be, a new Star Trek series and they're not giving a lot of details only to. Say that it won't be a prequel it. Won't be a reboot but, it'll be the next chapter of cards life after Star Trek next generation Sort of a, continuation no date has been set for release and finally Lance Bass thought he had won Honey. Of a deal so so, much so did I because I was representing him in in the real estate And you know we we thought, we had this done a couple of weeks ago, member we told you that the. Brady bunch house was for, sale the. The house that you saw the exterior shots of the Brady, bunch TV. Show, was for sale and there were, lots of bidders on, the house and. One of them was former he. Called me former, Insinger Lance Bass we put a bid. On the show above the above list asking price he he. Bid above the asking price which is one. Point eight million dollars but and then it was done so on Friday he tweets. Out super excited to announce they accepted my offer on the Brady bunch house last night this is going to. Be a fun project then yesterday he puts out a very lengthy. Tweet in which he says something happened. Somebody came, in and put a new offer in after the deadline, after the deal. Was allegedly a done deal somebody came in with even more money and The buyer's agent said that. Don't even try to outbid this person or this company they said that they will pay any price to get. This house okay so my client my commission This gone, will you be suing say well I haven't spoken with my client. Yet because he's just heartbroken about this right now he's still in Tabasco man the bass Mansfield agile and emotional state but he but he says that he's that he's crushed. About this what his plan was was to. Buy the house and restore the inside of the house to look exactly like the Brady. Bunch house that we used to see on TV I wish I. Had. That kind of, time so You know unfortunately that's not gonna. Happen Sandberg last. Week I'm, out, a crapload of money Hey dean we have a text. From the seven zero eight is looking for view I'm. Very Cavalieri hearing that Jay Cutler is very. Funny I'm going. To step in for you here I don't watch, the last night's episode was. Stellar Jay described his, section, me, to friends whose one friend thought they had to pull stuff out of. The little hole miss that I know Jay also Kristen. Was doing the Oscars hold on a second The stuff out of the little hole the. Second literally is what the idiot jas friends thought and j. j. couldn't you so Jay also stepped in for Kristen while she. Was out of town, and he went and checked. On the business and He didn't, fire anyone yet but he's he's really AMI yeah He's he's got to. Watch an EMMY, last night's episode is. The one to. Watch I'm telling you I am on today I? Tape them I'm sure why wouldn't, you watch him for airs, I stopped listening after she, said pull, it out of. The I think. We were all. Frightened all right buddy thank you we'll come back. With the headlines in a moment, standby.