Star Trek: Picard

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    JYoung

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    Well, there was syndicated drama before TNG.
    Things like Highway Patrol, Sea Hunt, and even The Adventures of Superman were first run syndicated shows.

    Even shows like The Avengers, Thunderbirds, UFO, and Space 1999 got syndicated in the US from overseas.

    But during the 1970s, syndicated shows slowed down because stations found it was cheaper to run reruns of Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Star Trek, Gilligan's Island, The Brady Bunch, and I Love Lucy (in "strip syndication").

    By the mid 1980s, syndicated shows were basically dead though so you are correct that syndicating TNG was a big risk.
    But it was really their only option after the fledgling Fox Network passed on airing TNG.
     
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    Mikeguy

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    DougF

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    Short clip. No spoilers.

     
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    Mikeguy

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    Really, it's amazing to look at the production quality of these clips--equaling very well done feature films. :clapping: How far we've come.
     
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    Peter000

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    So if it debuts Jan 23 does that mean midnight tonight? (He asks hopefully)
     
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    Mikeguy

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    What a warming moment, and how wonderful. :) Her character was such a great one and I always wanted more. Whoopi's face just beamed with the offer--she looked like a little kid.

    (And thanks for posting--television coverage of D.C. happenings has run roughshod over daytime TV shows.)
     
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    cwerdna

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    Hopefully we'll have per episode threads, esp. given that they're releasing an ep a week, from what I can tell.

    I probably won't be able to get to the show until this weekend. CBS AA sent me another email to reactivate by 1/27 and apparently, I'll be getting a month for free.
     
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    madscientist

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    I loved that pitty! Beautiful.

    Saw JLP on Colbert and he talked about trying to rehabilitate the image of the breed. Hope he succeeds.
     
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    Balzer

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    I agree. So I just created a thread for episode one.
     
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    martinp13

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    How long is the episode?
     
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    Balzer

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    46 minutes
     
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    Peter000

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    "Crashes and burns" is a bit extreme (and click-baity).
     
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    DougF

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    Agreed. I was more about the Picard breathing new life stuff. I've felt for many years that Patrick Stewart saved Star Trek. Another actor reciting some of that awful dialogue in the first two seasons and it's very possible Trek would have died after Star Trek V.
     
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    ScubaCat

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    I am interested in watching the new Picard series but at some point I drifted away from seeing every Star Trek offering. I can tell from watching the preview that I have missed some major plot points. Can anyone advise me at the minimum which movie(s)/TV shows I need to see to catch up before watching Picard?
     
  20. Rob Helmerichs

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    I would say none...they catch you up on what you need to know.
     
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