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While my alter ego is a super-powerful molecule, I am a few other things IRL

- I'm a Trekkie, obviously (friends got me into VOY, then DS9, and it just went on from there)
- Favorite show remains DS9, though I enjoy certain aspects of each one
- Technologist and writer by trade, and Star Trek is an inspiration for both
- Seeking to connect with like-minded Trek fans who continue to find great meaning in its message

@deepspacenoob Hey there! I don’t know if you hang out on Masto these days, but I’m psyched to hear you’re doing a watch party on Saturday. Will try to tune in! 🖖

Disco Season 3 release date 

Looks like the reason they haven’t given a fixed date for the Discovery Season 3 premiere is that they’re finishing it up remotely. Makes sense. news.google.com/articles/CAIiE

Star Trek: Picard x GoT joke 

Listening to the Women at Warp podcast just now, I heard one of the hosts refer to Narissa and Narek as the Romu-Lannisters. Chuckling.

Verrrrry intriguing Star Trek: Discovery news 

There may be a Star Trek: Discovery movie in the works! Didn't see that coming. wegotthiscovered.com/movies/st

Captain Janeway on covid-19 

Nice to see Captain Janeway offering some supportive words during a difficult time. Stay safe and well, everyone. ❤️ comicbook.com/startrek/2020/03

Links between Picard, Discovery, and DS9 

Interesting tidbits on the state of the Federation from DS9 through to Picard and the forthcoming third season of Discovery: comicbook.com/startrek/2020/02

More Star Trek: Picard S1E5 thoughts 

Just discovered that Sopan Deb of the NYT is reviewing Star Trek: Picard every week. Good stuff. I had also wondered if Seven and Bjayzl had been lovers before Bjayzl betrayed her. If so, that's a mirror image of Jurati and Maddox in this episode (though in that case, it's the betrayer who slays her lover). nytimes.com/2020/02/20/arts/te

Star Trek: Picard S1E5 

There's a continuous thread of characters being forced to acknowledge the impact they had on other people. Picard has been confronted with a lot of anger and pain resulting from his neglect and abandonment of Raffi and Elnor, for example, and now Raffi is in the same position with her son. How and why we hurt those we love and how we make amends for our behavior seem to be key themes in this show.

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Star Trek: Picard S1E5 

Icheb! It blew me away to see him again. What a tragic ending for his character, but meaningful when you think about his bond with Seven. I so appreciated getting to see Seven and Picard talk about their long, slow, ongoing recovery from assimilation. I really enjoyed all the callbacks to prior Trek shows (even Quark got a mention!), but it didn't feel like gratuitous fan service. They really made it count.

Potential Star Trek: Picard spoiler (probably not a big one) 

I had been wondering why Commodore Oh needed sunglasses, too. This theory reminds me of Lorca and the eye drops he took. comicbook.com/startrek/2020/02

TNG re-watch 

So I’ve been doing a TNG re-watch from start to finish and I have to say, even though it’s not serialized per se there are certain things that make more sense now that I’m finally watching the episodes in order (had seen them all before but out of sequence). Sela being born because Picard sent the Enterprise-C back in time is one example. Points like that are sticking better this time around. On to Season 5 now. ✨

Star Trek: Picard S1E2 

Another thing I'm appreciating is how we see artifacts (in this case, an abandoned Borg cube) of a formerly menacing foe. Reminds me a bit of all those downed Imperial ships we see in The Force Awakens. Whatever the threat is now, it's new and as of yet, under the radar. We'll likely learn that it's even more insidious because it's beyond what we expected.

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Star Trek: Picard S1E2 

I love how this story is unfolding. Witnessing Picard's alienation from Starfleet and getting a glimpse into what happened at Utopia Planitia was especially intriguing. I also appreciate seeing multiple female characters who are over 40. And those intricately designed knit sweaters that Picard wears are glorious. I want one.

Star Trek: Picard S1E1 

Everything's gonna be ok, ya know?
It's gonna be ok.
is back.

Picard S1E1 reactions (spoilers inside) 

I thoroughly enjoyed the premiere. So much to talk about. One thing I'm intrigued by is this ban on synths. Strikes me as a bit Blade Runner-esque, which I don't think Trek has done much of in the past. Also, I wonder why the Borg cube at the end has been abandoned. Did Species 8472 ravage the Collective? Did individuals like Hugh subvert the totalitarian order within the Borg consciousness? So curious.

Star Trek: Picard - link to a thoughtful review 

If you've seen the Star Trek: Picard premiere, you might like this review from Rolling Stone. I think it's largely on point. I especially appreciate the angle about meaningfully engaging with past shows and films instead of simply trotting out the greatest hits once more. rollingstone.com/tv/tv-reviews

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