Welcome to episode nine of a special bonus series on Mysterious Goings On...TREK TAKES. What is TREK TAKES? Well, Star Trek fans... PICARD is back for the third and final season. As a lifelong fan of the series and a critic of the franchise's direction over the past few years, Alex will talk with film critic and writer Lucas Hardwick, sharing their "first takes" on every episode--coming at you every Friday morning throughout the 10-episode season three.
This week: it's Lucas and Alex's first take on the ninth episode of season three of PICARD: VOX. Up for discussion: the guys ponder if this is the best Star Trek they've seen in a long time...the show's handling of the Borg conflict, cinematography, red herrings throughout the season...parallels between the show and the world we live in, as well as the theories of friends of the show Mugatu, Clint, and JMac...clever uses of the transporter, the character of Data and how he has evolved over the years, as well as the Borg...the death of a favorite character (as foreseen by Alex)...the parallels between the Borg and people under 25...the possibility of a Star Trek reset, where the fleet is destroyed or retrofitted to prevent Borg infiltration. Could Bill Crouse, a designer of retro-looking starships, be involved in such a reset?
They also chat about WonderFest, a convention in Louisville, Kentucky, and have time for show and tell (best taken in as a subscriber!)
Don't forget to listen to Alex's interview with American Film Institute's founder, George Stevens, Jr. right here on the Mysterious Goings On show feed.
Also, if you wish to participate in a live YouTube wrap-up of Trek Takes on April 22, stay tuned!
"PS: Greenwood and Hardwick? These can't be real names. You guys sound like an 80s detective show!" -- The Undiscovered Mugato
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