woensdag 7 februari 2024

Star Trek: Picard (season 3)

The third and final season of the Star Trek: Picard series features the character Jean-Luc Picard during the 25th century as he reunites with the former command crew of the USS Enterprise, who are being hunted by a mysterious new enemy, Vadic. 
  • S3.E1 ∙ The Next Generation Thu, Feb 16, 2023
    After receiving a distress call from Beverly Crusher, Jean-Luc Picard enlists help from generations old and new for one last adventure: a mission that will change Starfleet and his old crew forever. 8.4/10 (5.9K) Jonathan Frakes in Disengage (2023) 
  • S3.E2 ∙ Disengage Thu, Feb 23, 2023
    Aided by crew of the U.S.S. Titan, Picard makes a discovery that will alter his life forever and puts him on a collision course with the most cunning enemy he's ever encountered. 8.2/10 (4.9K) Gates McFadden and Ed Speleers in Seventeen Seconds (2023) Top-rated 
  • S3.E3 ∙ Seventeen Seconds Thu, Mar 2, 2023
    Picard grapples with a life-altering revelation as the crew of the Titan attempt to outmaneuver Vadic, while Raffi and Worf uncover a plot by a vengeful enemy. 8.5/10 (4.8K) Jonathan Frakes and Patrick Stewart in No Win Scenario (2023) Top-rated 
  • S3.E4 ∙ No Win Scenario Thu, Mar 9, 2023
    Picard, Riker and crew must confront the sins of their past as the Titan drifts helplessly in a mysterious space anomaly. 9.0/10 (5.2K) Michael Dorn and Michelle Hurd in Imposters (2023) Top-rated 
  • S3.E5 ∙ Imposters Thu, Mar 16, 2023
    Caught by Starfleet and facing court martial, paranoia grows as Picard struggles to uncover whether a prodigal crewman from his past has returned as an ally - or an enemy hellbent on destroying them all. 8.9/10 (4.8K) Michael Dorn and Patrick Stewart in The Bounty (2023) Top-rated 
  • S3.E6 ∙ The Bounty Thu, Mar 23, 2023
    Now on the run, Picard and the skeleton crew of the USS Titan must break into Starfleet's most top secret facility to expose a plot that could destroy the Federation. Picard must turn to an old friend for help. 9.0/10 (4.8K) Amanda Plummer in Dominion (2023) 
  • S3.E7 ∙ Dominion Thu, Mar 30, 2023
    Crippled, cornered, and out of options, Picard stages a gambit to trap Vadic and reveal her true motive - a gamble that puts the Titan in the crosshairs and forces Picard and Beverly to question every moral code they've ever held. 8.2/10 (3.9K) Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis in Surrender (2023) Top-rated 
  • S3.E8 ∙ Surrender Thu, Apr 6, 2023
    Vadic forces Picard to make an impossible choice: deliver what he can never give - or watch his crew perish. Their only salvation lies in the mind of an old friend and old foe. 8.6/10 (4.2K) Gates McFadden and Patrick Stewart in Võx (2023) Top-rated 
  • S3.E9 ∙ Võx Thu, Apr 13, 2023
    A devastating revelation about Jack alters the course of Picard's life - and uncovers a truth that threatens every soul in the Federation. Picard and his crew race to save the galaxy from annihilation - at a gut-wrenching cost. 9.4/10 (6.3K) Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, and Patrick Stewart in The Last Generation (2023) Top-rated 
  • S3.E10 ∙ The Last Generation Thu, Apr 20, 2023
    In a desperate last stand, Jean-Luc Picard and generations of crews both old and new fight together to save the galaxy from the greatest threat they've ever faced.

zaterdag 16 september 2023

10. Farewell

Despite Picard's protests, Tallinn interprets the Queen's message as her needing to sacrifice herself to save Renée. She uses a holographic disguise to thwart Soong's attempted murder of Renée, and dies in Picard's arms while Renée departs on the Europa mission. After his failure, Soong returns home to find that Kore has deleted his digital files, though he still has a physical file labeled "Project Khan". 

Kore is recruited to join the Travelers by Wesley Crusher, and Rios decides to stay in the past with Teresa. Q and Picard discuss the purpose of the trial: Q hopes that Picard has learned to let go of the past and accept love. 

Q then uses the last of his power to send Picard, Seven, and Raffi back to the Stargazer in their own timeline, where Elnor is alive. Picard recognizes that this Borg Queen is Agnes, whose collective has detected a new trans-warp conduit that they offer to monitor as provisional members of the Federation. 

After reuniting with the older Guinan and learning about Rios's life in the 21st century, Picard returns to his chateau and asks Laris for a second chance at being together.

vrijdag 15 september 2023

9. Hide and Seek

The Queen, Soong, and the drones beam to La Sirena while Picard, Tallinn, Raffi, and Seven beam to Chateau Picard. Agnes's consciousness blocks the Queen from the ship's systems until Seven and Raffi arrive. They try to use the ship against the Queen, but she mortally wounds Seven. After they send Rios, Teresa, and her son to safety, Picard and Tallinn escape from Soong and the drones in the tunnels beneath the chateau. 

Picard recalls his mother having a mental break while they were playing hide-and-seek in the tunnels when he was a boy, after which she ended her own life. Discussing this with Tallinn helps Picard come to terms with it. Soong corners them, but Rios beams back and forces him to flee. 

Agnes persuades the Queen to change her ways and build a new Borg collective through cooperation rather than assimilation, truly becoming a new Borg Queen. The new Queen heals Seven by adding her to the collective, and then departs in La Sirena for the Delta Quadrant, leaving a message for Picard: there must be two versions of Renée, one who will fly the Europa mission and one who will die.

donderdag 14 september 2023

8. Mercy

Wells tries to make Picard and Guinan confess to being aliens. He separates them, and Guinan is visited by Q who explains that he is dying and that the "trial" is a final attempt to give his own life meaning. He notes that all humans are stuck in the past, and Guinan uses astral projection to share this message with Picard. Wells reveals that he encountered aliens when he was a child and thought they wanted to kill him, but Picard explains that these were Vulcans who only tried to erase his memories. Wells is forced to release Picard and Guinan after the FBI dismisses him for conducting an illegal investigation. 

Meanwhile, Raffi and Seven find the Queen collecting car and phone batteries to modify Jurati's body and make it capable of assimilation. She attacks them, but Agnes is able to force her to stop and leave. 

After learning about her true nature, Kore leaves her father with help from Q. The Queen persuades Soong that he can save his legacy by helping her steal La Sirena, thereby enabling her to conquer the galaxy. Soong provides her with a squad of mercenaries to convert into Borg drones.

7. Monsters

Inside his mind, Picard relives part of a memory from his childhood where his apparently abusive father Maurice chased Picard's younger self and his mother Yvette through the house. Tallinn helps Picard realize that his mother was actually struggling with mental illness and Maurice was just trying to protect her and Picard. 

Picard wakes up from his coma and Tallinn reveals that she is actually Romulan and possibly Laris's ancestor. Picard theorizes that Q may have a personal stake in his "trial" and asks Guinan to summon Q using an El-Aurian ritual; the ritual fails just as FBI agent Martin Wells enters the bar and arrests them based on surveillance footage of Picard using his transporter. 

Rios secretly brings Teresa and her son onto La Sirena, confessing that he is a time-traveler. Raffi and Seven discover that the ship's computers have been sabotaged with Borg encryption codes and begin tracking Agnes. They find a bar where she smashed a window and realize that the Queen is trying to create more endorphins in Agnes until she has enough power to assimilate more people and become a new Borg Queen.

dinsdag 12 september 2023

6. Two of One

With the Queen's help, Agnes gives Picard, Tallinn, and Rios access to the gala. There Picard is confronted by Soong, who alerts security that Picard is dangerous. Agnes and the Queen cut the lights and create a distraction by singing a jazz cover of "Shadows of the Night". The resulting rush of endorphins allows the Queen to take full control of Agnes's body. 

Q, having taken the role of Renée's therapist, stokes her insecurity with text messages, and she begins to flee the party. Picard finds her and persuades her to go through with the mission by talking about his mother, who also loved the stars and also had mental health struggles. 

Soong sees Renée and Picard walking together outside and attempts to run over Renée with his car. Picard pushes her out of the way but is hit by the car and knocked unconscious. After returning home, Soong deliriously rants at Kore; she investigates his research and learns that she is the only one to have survived of many apparent clones he created. 

At Teresa's clinic, Tallinn decides to enter Picard's mind to help him wake up from a memory that his mind is fixated on.

Star Trek: Picard (season 3)

The third and final season of the Star Trek: Picard series features the character Jean-Luc Picard during the 25th century as he reunites wi...