Star Trek: Picard (2020– )
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Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2 

Picard and his team are pitted against the Romulans and the synthetics of Coppelius in a final confrontation.

Director:

Akiva Goldsman

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek: The Next Generation" created by), Akiva Goldsman (created by) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Stewart ... Jean-Luc Picard
Alison Pill ... Dr. Agnes Jurati
Isa Briones ... Soji / Sutra
Evan Evagora ... Elnor
Michelle Hurd ... Raffi Musiker
Santiago Cabrera ... Cristóbal Rios
Harry Treadaway ... Narek
Jonathan Frakes ... Will Riker
Jeri Ryan ... Seven of Nine
Brent Spiner ... Data / Dr. Altan Inigo Soong
Peyton List ... Lieutenant Narissa Rizzo
Tamlyn Tomita ... Commodore Oh
Kay Bess ... La Sirena Computer (voice)
Brian DeRozan ... Romulan Officer
Matt Perfetuo ... Rune
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A final confrontation on the synthetics' homeworld, Coppelius, pits Picard and his team against the Romulans, as well as the synths who seek to safeguard their existence at all costs.

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Trivia

While it has long been speculated that Picard is older than Patrick Stewart (the reasoning being that people age slower in the 24th century thanks to medical advances), his age is revealed here for the first time. Picard is 94, while Stewart was 79 when this episode aired. See more »

Goofs

If the ancient synthetic lifeforms (giant worm-things) were so advanced and destructive, why couldn't they keep the wormhole open from their end once they knew where they were needed? They went to the immense trouble of engineering eight stars into intricate orbits as a site for their call-for-help instructions and they aren't able to open their own portals? Too convenient. See more »

Quotes

Elnor: [in Romulan] Choose to live.
Narek: [in English] I do! I choose very much to live!
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Connections

References Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Defector (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Skies
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Isa Briones
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Star Trek at last
26 March 2020 | by michaeljimmcdonaldSee all my reviews

Don't listen to the naysayers, the finale is pure unadulterated Star Trek. Star Trek is entirely about philosophical questions and what it means to be "human" - this nails that. No spoilers, but it essentially boils down to the dangers of fear. And the characters are all great. Star Trek needs literally nothing else to be good; things like being consistent with the overall timeline or explaining every single detail are such insipid things to worry about (City on the Edge of Forever has plenty of inconsistencies; you bashing it for them?)

Some other notes: each character gets enough screen time to give them a satisfying conclusion to the season; there are no stupid never-would-have-seen-that-coming twists like pretty much every other streaming show; the tone/style of the episode really capture the atmosphere of TOS/TNG well

For those who say it violates the utopian vision of Trek: sure it dims humanity's prospects a bit, but something a lot of reviewers seem to gloss over is that this is the first Star Trek series where every race we see is working to accomplish a greater good (however misguided their understanding of what that means); literally no other Trek show to this point has done that

As for the so called unresolved details... why do you care? Star Trek is not a suspense-driven mystery thriller where every detail needs to be wrapped in a bow. Every plot-relevant point was addressed, the others are just world building and spending time on them would have taken away from more important parts. Some reviewers act like they won't be satisfied until they get Soong's detailed notes on how to construct an android from scratch.

I think there is some validity in wishing the new characters got more time to develop, but this is just season one and there's plenty of time for them to do so. In fact my complaint here is that we got a little too much backstory on some of them (think about it, we know more about Rios' history prior to this show than we really do of most major characters, like Geordi prior to Next Gen)


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Release Date:

26 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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