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  1. Llywela

    Star Trek: Picard Anticipation

    From the screenshots, Cabrera's character (Cristobal Rios - wouldn't be the first time a more generic character name has been Latinized after he was cast in the role) is in the command chair with Picard sitting off to one side, so it seems Rios could be the captain of the ship Picard ends up on. He says his character is ex-Starfleet and initially reluctant to help. Sounds like a dash of Firefly in the Star Trek universe!
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    Star Trek: Picard Anticipation

    First full length trailer shown at Comic Con Return appearances for Data, Riker, Troi and Seven-of-Nine, plus Hugh the Borg!
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    S02.E06: The Bad Mother

    They would look at her age, but it wouldn't necessarily count against her. My parents are 71 and 68 and are raising a boisterous three-year-old grandchild - custody awarded to them, in spite of their age, by a family court. It happens.
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    Star Trek: Picard Anticipation

    Star Trek: Picard producer reveals 7 new details about series At least, they are calling it '7 new details', but I'm pretty sure we already knew most of this from earlier announcements.
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    S05.E01: Episode 1

    It is a show-only backstory that was mentioned in passing when Dwight first arrived, way back in season one, and has never been mentioned again, so easy to miss.
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    S03.E06: Chapter Six: E Pluribus Unum

    I know this show revolves around uninvolved parenting, but have Erica's parents noticed that their 10-year-old has been missing for a good 24 hours at this point? We could make a case for all the other kids having convinced their parents they are having sleepovers with one another, but Erica was expected at a family event - and presumably Lucas as well therefore - and has had no opportunity to call home with an excuse. Her parents should be climbing the walls by now!
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    S02.E05: Kill Me

    Thank you. So the real big little lie was him saying he wasn't going to be in this season!
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    S03.E02: Chapter Two: The Mall Rats

    I've been trying to remember, but I have a vague memory that when that guy from the dodgy company organised the adoption papers for Hopper at the end of last season, he recommended keeping El in hiding for a while longer to let the heat completely die down and ensure that she wouldn't be connected in any way to those events. And I've an idea that he recommended a year, because we all thought that tied in with a new season being set a year later just as El came out of hiding. As it is, the new season is less than a year later, being set in the summer instead of autumn, so she is still in hiding. And the show isn't addressing at all what Hopper expects her to do all day while he is in work or how he is dealing with her need for education - I suspect she isn't getting any education at all beyond daytime TV, poor kid.
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    S02.E05: Kill Me

    Haven't seen this ep - I haven't got access to season 2 just yet, but am being bad and reading along with all the reaction anyway, as spoilers. But I'm surprised to see references to Tori's husband - actor Santiago Cabrera when asked about S2 said he'd been invited back but the dates didn't work out so he couldn't do it. Have they recast the role? Or keeping Joseph to the shadows in a non-speaking capacity, with his wife stepping into the limelight? They do in the UK - there have been some high profile cases in court recently where police officers went undercover for years, slept with and even married and had children with women involved in the activist groups they were infiltrating. Whether or not US cops employ similar tactics, and whether or not they would go to such lengths to try to prove a murder had been committed when the death has already been ruled accidental, that's another matter entirely.
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    Doctor Who in the Media

    I haven't seen much that Sean Pertwee has been in, but I remember a few years ago he played a guest role in The Musketeers, and I was fairly blown away by how strongly he channelled his dad for the role. If anyone could pull off the 3rd Doctor, it's him. But I agree that he'd more likely play a new character, if he guested in Doctor Who.
  11. As far as I can remember, the timeline of the various shows pretty much lines up with when they aired, that's the sequence of events in this universe. I watched Defenders without having seen Luke Cage or Iron Fist, and pretty much managed to follow what was going on. Having then gone back to watch the shows in order, in terms of understanding the plot of Defenders, Iron Fist is the important one - you'll already know Luke Cage from S1 Jessica Jones, and I don't think anything from his show ties into the plot of Defenders, other than the existence of a couple of supporting characters perhaps. Daredevil gets name-checked once or twice in Luke Cage, but that's about it. Defenders directly ties into the beginning of Daredevil S3 - which from what you say you've already seen? So you'll already have seen how DD S3 picks up in a different place from where S2 left off - other than that, the events of Defenders don't really figure into the plot of that season, so you aren't missing much. Defenders is fun to watch in terms of seeing all these characters actually interacting, but the storyline isn't the best and the plot is all over the place. Luke Cage is a moody, broody kind of show - has some really entertaining characters, but can be very slow, and Luke himself is not the most engaging protagonist ever. Iron Fist is...I would say the bubblegum offering of the Netflix Marvel universe. It isn't a great show, Danny Rand is dumb as a box of rocks, but I actually found it a lot more fun to watch than Luke Cage. Not least because they remember to switch on the damn lights from time to time! And again it has some really entertaining characters. So...you aren't missing much if you decide not to watch, but then again you might have some fun with them if you do!
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    Star Trek: Picard Anticipation

    I would watch that! 😄 Everything said about this, though, says that Stewart only agreed to do it because it was a completely new direction for the character, rather than a re-tread of old ground. I'm intrigued to see what they come up with!
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    Star Trek: Picard Anticipation

    Yeah, do you know where that rumour came from? Jonathan Frakes posted a picture of a trombone on Twitter and Brent Spiner replied to it with "oh yeah," and from that tiny interaction a bunch of ST fans decided that this obviously meant they would both be making appearances in Picard. I wouldn't read too much into it at this stage. Like I said, it is possible that there might be cameos by TNG characters, but I wouldn't put any money on it. Everything that has been publicly announced about this show says that it is a completely new story with a completely new cast, other than Stewart. This is not going to be TNG 2.0 I don't think any character names have been announced for definite, although there were a few potential names floating around from an early character bio leak, but Cabrera's agency CV gives his character name as Ian, for whatever that's worth.
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    Good Omens

    Yeah, Gaiman has been asked many times on social media if there is going to be a season two, and has been pretty unequivocal in saying no, this was a standalone show based on a standalone book, it was a labour of love (more for Pratchett than the project) to get this one season on-screen, and he is now looking forward to getting his normal, non-show-runner life back.
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    Star Trek: Picard Anticipation

    I wouldn't bet on any past characters appearing in this. There might be a cameo or two, but I wouldn't put any money on it. This is being tagged as something very different from TNG, a ten hour story of where Picard is now, rather than a nostalgic reminiscence of who he was then. There's a whole new cast, and a new story to tell.
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