I wish I could made a video today, but being in a hiatus that gives us time to relocate from one country to another it has it's downside. Firstly my "studio" is super empty now and I've managed to break my tripod today while I was boxing things up... and speaking of breaking things, the freshly released teaser trailer for Star Trek Picard has been landed today and I just can't sleep after watching it about 5 times already. :) So, might as well take some advantage of my insomnia and write down my initial thoughts.
I'm honestly crying of joy right now as this trailer just felt right. The tone of the show felt right and gosh, how many surprises!!! Borg cube?, Brent Spiner as Data@ Jerry Ryan as Seven? Riker and Troi is coming too along with Hugh?? Picard wearing his old badge? He's even walking down at Vasquez Rocks - that could be used again as Mintaka from that TNG episode? Soo many question, but soo many good references and of course seeing him giving the order "Engage!" after all these years was just something. He still has that certain gravitas that he had in around Nemesis.
I try not to speculate too much here, but seems like Data - or as a matter of fact B4 - might be a hologram, or he is really the assembled version of the B4 unit? That last conversation just felt like he really misses space and his old crew. I have a feeling that he might has the same issue that James Kirk had in the Motion Picture: he is just not ready to settle down? He is just not ready to sit down and rest? he does not want the game to end! Does that mean that he wants to keep exploring or continuing that something that he was about to begin? Soo many questions.
The new characters looked cool and friendly, I don't really have much to say about them as we have no idea yet who they are - apart from their name and origin. Seeing Jerry Ryan though is just awesome, something that I have not seen coming at all. Let's be honest, we been all expecting TNG cast members to pop-up here and there during the show, but Seven from Voyager??? That is crazy awesome!!! :) I really wonder how her character developed ever since "Endgame."
I know there's still a lot to unpack there. but that being said I'll be back with more updates on what is happening right now. Well, not really reporting any new things as that comes out way before that I have a chance to sit down front of the PC to write my thoughts down. So I will be back with some more analysis about this new trailer. I might even do a quick podcast style video on it, but will see. :) What do you think about the Picard trailer? Let me know in the comment section below.