Star Trek: Picard S1E09 Et in Arcadia Ego: Part 1 - Spoilers

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  1. Marc

    Marc Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Following with the Picard-golem theory, that could have an interesting effect on Starfleet's ban on synthetics if they were forced to recognize that one of their very famous officers had become a synthetic life form himself.
     
  2. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

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    Maybe they can get James McAvoy to play "new Picard".
     
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  3. ke3ju

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    It's a Part 1, they're always like that.
     
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  4. mm2margaret

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    I think an interesting twist would be if Soji were pregnant. The dramatic potentials are large. Does she keep the child? Abort it? Do the synthetics kill the child? Does she lose it somehow in some kind of battle?

    The problems with this approach is: it's an iterative concept (Battlestar Galactica) and you'd have to explain that Soji is an "advanced" synthetic. Not impossible....because she and her sister clearly enjoyed sex, so maybe there's more there than has been revealed.....
     
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  5. jeremy3721

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    Oof. I didn’t like that episode at all.
     
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  6. SullyND

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    I assumed Soong was sick and was going to transfer himself.
     
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  7. Tony_T

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    I thought that as well. Soong couldn’t have known Picard was coming.
     
  8. Bierboy

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    Actually it's been green lit for a third season as well (according to the Hollywood Reporter).
     
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  9. NJChris

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    Are the reapers coming to get rid of synthetic and biological life to start the cycle again?
     
  10. jlb

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    The idea of mind transfer is right out of the Cold Equations book trilogy. I’m not going to spoil it but if you were to read all three before next week it could provide some good background


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  12. jeremy3721

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    I think the weird flower thing will heal Picard. I still can’t believe how much I disliked this episode, even with Brent Spiner in it. Everything from the story, the use of seven, the weird editing and the Romulans just bore me.
     
  13. Tony_T

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    The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy came to mind when the flower in space appeared.

     
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  14. ej42137

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    The only "Cold Equations" I am familiar with is the classic short story by Tom Godwin. Are you sure you have the title right?
     
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  17. jlb

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    I hear ya. I totally forgot


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  18. vertigo235

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    Since this isn't really a spoiler

    I like the idea that Data will somehow be reborn in the golem.
     
  19. Craigbob

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    I wonder if Dr. Alton (Hello My name is) Inigo (Montoya) Soong is actually going to end up being Lore. After all he's still unaccounted for. He was dismantled at the end of Descent II, but there's nothing to say that he's not been reassembled sometime in the intervening 20+ years. I like that idea better the yet another son of Soong coming out of nowhere trope.
     
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  20. MikeekiM

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    So I am confused... Are Dahj and Soji twins, and Jana and Sutra are another set of twins base on the same synthetic model? Are they quadruplets?
     

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