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Alternate Galaxies: Star Trek: Picard (Season 1)

August 16, 2020

Rob and Dave discuss season one of Star Trek: Picard.

Star Trek: Picard is an American web television series featuring the character Jean-Luc Picard, created for CBS All Access by Akiva Goldsman, Michael Chabon, Kirsten Beyer, and Alex Kurtzman. It is the eighth series in the Star Trek franchise, and was launched in 2020 as part of Kurtzman's expansion of the franchise. 

Picard begins 20 years after Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) and sees a retired Picard deeply affected by the death of Data in that film as well as the destruction of the planet Romulus in the film Star Trek (2009).

Star Trek: Picard premiered on January 23, 2020, and its first season ran for 10 episodes until March 26. Second and third seasons were ordered before the first season debuted. The series was met with positive reviews from critics, who highlighted Stewart's performance and the focus on character over action but criticised the slow pace of the series.

"Remembrance"
"Maps and Legends"
"The End is the Beginning"
"Absolute Candor"
"Stardust City Rag"
"The Impossible Box"
"Nepenthe"
"Broken Pieces"
"Et in Arcadia Ego"

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