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STPC 005 – Remembrance (S1E1)

STPC 005 – Remembrance (S1E1)
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STPC 005 – Remembrance (S1E1)

Star Trek: Picard – Season 1 Episode 1 – Remembrance

We’re back with extensive coverage of the premiere of Star Trek: Picard, Season 1 Episode 1, titled Remembrance. Remembrance’s teleplay was written by Akiva Goldsman and James Duff. The story was written by Akiva Goldsman & Michael Chabon & Kirsten Beyer & Alex Kurtzman and James Duff (there’s a whole Writer’s Guild of America explanation as to why it is written that way. The episode was directed by Hanelle M. Culpepper.

Fred’s Pics!

Fred from The Netherlands was kind enough to send us images for this series premiere, and we used many of them here!

It’s the Enterprise!

Some would say that the Enterprise is not lit correctly, but it looked good to me! We’ve seen this scene in the trailers, but it was still good to see the actual scene.

USS Enterprise - NCC-1701-D with a shiny backlight. - STPC 005 - S1E1 Remembrance (00:28)
USS Enterprise – NCC-1701-D with a shiny backlight. – STPC 005 – S1E1 Remembrance (00:28)
I don't want the game to end. - STPC 005 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E1 Remembrance (02:28)
I don’t want the game to end. – STPC 005 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E1 Remembrance (02:28)
Data close-up. - STPC 005 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E1 Remembrance (02:29)
Data close-up. – STPC 005 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E1 Remembrance (02:29)

Skylines we haven’t seen…

This appears to be the first time we’re seeing a futuristic Boston in the 24th Century. We also see Japan for the first time, in Okinawa. We also see San Francisco and Paris, but we have seen those before, especially San Francisco.

Greater Boston, with familiar logos. - STPC 005 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E1 Remembrance (04:04)
Greater Boston, with familiar logos. – STPC 005 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E1 Remembrance (04:04)

Dahj experiences a traumatic event.

Dahj tells the home invaders she's from Seattle. - STPC 005 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E1 Remembrance (05:35)
Dahj tells the home invaders she’s from Seattle. – STPC 005 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E1 Remembrance (05:35)

Her Xahean boyfriend is dead via an assassin’s knife.

It is too late for her Xahean boyfriend. He has lost too much blood. - STPC 005 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E1 Remembrance (06:34)
It is too late for her Xahean boyfriend. He has lost too much blood. – STPC 005 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E1 Remembrance (06:34)

A retired Picard…

Picard and his trusted Number 1 in the vineyard at Château Picard. - STPC 005 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E1 Remembrance (09:25)
Picard and his trusted Number 1 in the vineyard at Château Picard. – STPC 005 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E1 Remembrance (09:25)

I have to say that Laris and Zhaban have already left a strong impression on me. If they can devote themselves to Picard in this way, they are good people. They have to be.

Sometimes I worry you've forgotten what you did, who you are. We... have not. - STPC 005 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E1 Remembrance (11:37)
Sometimes I worry you’ve forgotten what you did, who you are. We… have not. – STPC 005 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E1 Remembrance (11:37)
Be the captain they remember. - STPC 005 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E1 Remembrance (11:54)
Be the captain they remember. – STPC 005 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E1 Remembrance (11:54)

I guess journalists haven’t changed much in the late 24th Century!

Richter, the journalist, didn’t exactly make me want to like her very much. However, she does paint the picture that the Federation we saw in the TNG days is no longer. It’s a much different animal in 2399.

You left the Enterprise to command the rescue armada. - STPC 005 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E1 Remembrance (13:38)
You left the Enterprise to command the rescue armada. – STPC 005 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E1 Remembrance (13:38)
Zhaban & Laris watching Picard's interview. - STPC 005 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E1 Remembrance (15:51)
Zhaban & Laris watching Picard’s interview. – STPC 005 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E1 Remembrance (15:51)

Dahj goes to Picard

I mentioned in the episode that I thought Picard’s ability to trust this young woman who said she just killed three people without even asking many questions seemed a little suspect, but I guess his vague recollection of her face, and then later seeing that the face in the second painting, might have been enough to explain him.

Dahj arrives at Château Picard. - STPC 005 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E1 Remembrance (18:34)
Dahj arrives at Château Picard. – STPC 005 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E1 Remembrance (18:34)
The second painting in the archive. - STPC 005 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E1 Remembrance (25:32)
The second painting in the archive. – STPC 005 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E1 Remembrance (25:32)

Is Dahj Data or Neo?

Dahj's got mad skillz. - STPC 005 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E1 Remembrance (28:01)
Dahj’s got mad skillz. – STPC 005 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E1 Remembrance (28:01)

Goodbye, Dahj. We hardly knew ye.

Dahj is disintegrating from the Romulan acid pill. - STPC 005 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E1 Remembrance (33:35)
Dahj is disintegrating from the Romulan acid pill. – STPC 005 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E1 Remembrance (33:35)

Time to head to the Daystrom Institute!

The Daystrom Institute, Okinawa.  - STPC 005 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E1 Remembrance (35:49)
The Daystrom Institute, Okinawa. – STPC 005 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E1 Remembrance (35:49)
B4 in a drawer looks so much like Data. - STPC 005 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E1 Remembrance (37:52)
B4 in a drawer looks so much like Data. – STPC 005 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E1 Remembrance (37:52)
There are twins! - STPC 005 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E1 Remembrance (40:17)
There are twins! – STPC 005 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E1 Remembrance (40:17)

Romulans & Borg & Synths? Oh my!!!

Romulan ship. - STPC 005 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E1 Remembrance (40:42)
Romulan ship. – STPC 005 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E1 Remembrance (40:42)
Narek. - STPC 005 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E1 Remembrance (41:30)
Narek. – STPC 005 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E1 Remembrance (41:30)
Soji is finding the emo Romulan intriguing. - STPC 005 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E1 Remembrance (41:33)
Soji is finding the emo Romulan intriguing. – STPC 005 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E1 Remembrance (41:33)
Inside the cube. - STPC 005 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E1 Remembrance (42:46)
Inside the cube. – STPC 005 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E1 Remembrance (42:46)
This is a Borg cube! - STPC 005 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E1 Remembrance (43:16)
This is a Borg cube! – STPC 005 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E1 Remembrance (43:16)

That’s it for Remembrance!

So, that’s it for this episode! For our next episode, we’ll be discussing the second episode of Star Trek: Picard, titled Maps and Legends! Your feedback is SO important to us!!! Share your thoughts about the first or second episode with us, and our listeners! And sign up to our Patreon to get access to our next Patreon episode after we record it, which will cover the Star Trek: Picard Countdown comic book.

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