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Jim Muir
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Posted: 17 January 2019 at 2:33pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

<<STD has, by any reasonable standard, been a failure>>
<<STD... is on life support>>

Iím curious, Greg. Not because I have any axe to grind, but because I canít find evidence of this. A quick google of news sites just gave me reports of how successful it was in the US. I only ask because over here on this side of the pond, STD is available on Netflix and is pushed as a flagship offering.
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ROB: I'm kind of baffled why Spiner isn't on board with this.   "Too old to play Data" really doesn't wash when the computer technoilogy exists right now to make Brent look as young onscreen as he did in 1988.   I kinda think he's staying away for other reasons.

How do you know Spiner "isn't on board" or is "staying away?" Has anybody but Patrick Stewart been officially announced for this project? Do we even know if he's been approached by the production team regarding a role?
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Yeah... maybe Data just isnít part of this story? Sometimes itís just as simple as that.
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You could include Brent Spiner by explaining that the
activated emotion chip triggered an ageing programme. Or
if it`s the B-9 version, an ageing programme was in the
build.
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Data could just explain he's trying ageing out in his continual exploration of what it is to become human, or he's deliberately aged his outer shell(?)  at the same speed as his colleagues to make them feel at ease around him.

Personally, I was hoping for as few callbacks to previous Treks as possible. The odd mention here and there is fine but I'd like to see Picard experiencing a new phase of his life, not ticking off a greatest hits list.
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Not because I have any axe to grind, but because I canít find evidence of this. A quick google of news sites just gave me reports of how successful it was in the US. I only ask because over here on this side of the pond, STD is available on Netflix and is pushed as a flagship offering.

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I haven't been paying much attention to DISCOVERY, but CBS just recently announced a spin-off around Michelle Yeoh's character, which would be odd if the show were considered a failure.
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We should all fail this successfully!
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How do you know Spiner "isn't on board" or is "staying away?" Has anybody but Patrick Stewart been officially announced for this project? Do we even know if he's been approached by the production team regarding a role?

As far as I am aware Spiner has stated he's not involved.  A few web sites then proceeded to fantasy-cast  a new Data.

Of course this may all be just PR.   Anything that gets the speculative fanboy blogs/youtube/forums gurgling is good for business, no?

At face value they seem to be pitching it as "The Picard Monologues" -- ie a Picard centric show rather than an ensemble cast show like TNG.   I'm sure there will be tons of guest appearances but I'm kind of doubting Spiner, Dorn, et al will be the main cast.
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