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New Escapist Column! On The Third Season of “Star Trek: Picard” as a Choice Between Tired Clich├ęs and Poor Writing…

I am doing weekly reviews of Star Trek: Picard at The Escapist. They’ll be dropping every Thursday morning while the show is on, looking at the third season as the show progresses. This week, the season’s second episode.

Writing about the third season of Picard is difficult, largely because it’s a show that doesn’t really offer anything new on a week-to-week basis. Indeed, the season’s interesting episode is an interesting study on its limitations. The primary plot thread is just a collection of reheated familiar elements, references to pre-existing Star Trek stories thrown into a blender and served a room temperature. The subplot involving the show’s last surviving original character, Raffi, is a bit more interesting, but is ultimately undone by the show’s lack of interest in it.

You can read the piece here, or click the picture below.