Star Trek Picard Cast

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The Star Trek Picard Cast is an in-depth, long-form, community-driven episode discussion of Star Trek: Picard, the new series shown on CBS All Access in the US, CTV Sci-Fi Channel & Crave TV in Canada and Amazon Prime everywhere else. We’re Brian Meloche and Ruthie Rink; we're two long-time Star Trek fans, especially of Star Trek: The Next Generation. We cover the story, characters, and the show’s placement both within the Trek universe and the continuation of the life of legendary Federation Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Together with our listeners, we rate each episode, discuss the highs, lows, and share other thoughts. Thanks for listening!

STPC 006 – Maps and Legends (S1E2)

STPC 006 – Maps and Legends (S1E2)
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STPC 006 – Maps and Legends (S1E2)

Star Trek: Picard – Season 1 Episode 2 – Maps and Legends

We’re back with extensive coverage of the second episode of Star Trek: Picard, Season 1 Episode 2, titled Maps and Legends. This episode was written by Akiva Goldsman & Michael Chabon, and it was directed, for the second time in a row, by Hanelle M. Culpepper.

First, we have some feedback from the last Short Trek and the series premiere…

We have feedback for the last Star Trek: Short Treks, Children of Mars, as well as the premiere episode. Discussion on Maps and Legends begins at 15:57. One thing of note, we have used chapters for the first time this week. If your podcast app supports them, it will allow you to skip ahead to the section you want easier.

Fred’s Pics!

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

Chapters:

00:00:21 Intro
00:01:08 Feedback for Prior Episodes
00:13:55 Spot the 47
00:15:57 About Maps and Legends
00:20:22 Ratings
00:25:52 Yesses
00:51:16 Nos
01:20:28 Not Good Enough!
01:31:19 Feedback Section
02:27:50 Shipwide Announcements – News & Info
02:31:57 Wrap Up

Rogue Synths Attack Mars!

We see in the cold open the attack of Mars by synthetics. This was spectacular and chilling.

Utopia Planitia Shipyards on Mars. - STPC 006 - Star Trek: Picard S1E2 - Maps and Legends (03:38)
Utopia Planitia Shipyards on Mars. – STPC 006 – Star Trek: Picard S1E2 – Maps and Legends (03:38)
The F8-unit's eyes lighting up. - STPC 006 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E2 Maps and Legends (03:58).
The F8-unit’s eyes lighting up. – STPC 006 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E2 Maps and Legends (03:58).
Rogue Synth F8 takes control of the Tri-Hy station. - STPC 006 - Star Trek: Picard S1E2 - Maps and Legends (04:15)
Rogue Synth F8 takes control of the Tri-Hy station. – STPC 006 – Star Trek: Picard S1E2 – Maps and Legends (04:15)

Star Trek: CSI!

I personally enjoyed Laris and Jean-Luc’s investigation of the murder at Dahj’s apartment.

Laris reconstructing what happened in Dahj's apartment. - STPC 006 - Star Trek: Picard S1E2 - Maps and Legends (09:44)
Laris reconstructing what happened in Dahj’s apartment. – STPC 006 – Star Trek: Picard S1E2 – Maps and Legends (09:44)

Living on a Weapon of Mass Destruction

A former Borg drone working on the Borg artifact. - STPC 006 - Star Trek: Picard S1E2 - Maps and Legends (14:56)
A former Borg drone working on the Borg artifact. – STPC 006 – Star Trek: Picard S1E2 – Maps and Legends (14:56)

Irumodic Syndrome is a thing…

Dr. Moritz Benayoun's bad news face. - STPC 006 - S1E2 Maps and Legends (17:56)
Dr. Moritz Benayoun’s bad news face. – STPC 006 – S1E2 Maps and Legends (17:56)

The F-Bombs!

Like Discovery’s S1E5 Choose Your Pain, this episode featured two F-bombs. The first is by Laris, who actually said “feckers”, but the captions put a U instead of an E. The other one is more blatantly used by Admiral Kirsten Clancy around the time of this screen capture. This second one was pretty startling, both to the viewers and to Picard himself.

There is no peril here, only the delusions of a once-great man desperate to matter. - STPC 006 - Star Trek: Picard S1E2 - Maps and Legends (24:10)
There is no peril here, only the delusions of a once-great man desperate to matter. – STPC 006 – Star Trek: Picard S1E2 – Maps and Legends (24:10)

I wasn’t too happy that they made that choice. I want to make it clear: IT DOES NOT OFFEND ME. There was an outcry from some viewers when Discovery’s Tilly and Stamets cursed. Some were offended; others thought it wasn’t becoming of a Starfleet officer; many others thought at the time that it made it difficult for them to share Discovery with their children. like how they were exposed to Star Trek as children by their parents. It’s that last reason that makes me disappointed that they made this choice. They don’t need to give ammunition to the haters!

This is no longer your house, Jean-Luc. Go home. - STPC 006 - Star Trek: Picard S1E2 - Maps and Legends (24:17)
This is no longer your house, Jean-Luc. Go home. – STPC 006 – Star Trek: Picard S1E2 – Maps and Legends (24:17)
Soji is nice. - STPC 006 - Star Trek: Picard S1E2 - Maps and Legends (26:07)
Soji is nice. – STPC 006 – Star Trek: Picard S1E2 – Maps and Legends (26:07)
Dr. Agnes Jurati reading Asimov at Château Picard. - STPC 006 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E2 Maps and Legends (28:00)
Dr. Agnes Jurati reading Asimov at Château Picard. – STPC 006 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E2 Maps and Legends (28:00)
Commodore Oh telling Rizzo to make sure that neither her brother nor her fail. - STPC 006 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E2 Maps and Legends (39:28)
Commodore Oh telling Rizzo to make sure that neither her brother nor her fail. – STPC 006 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E2 Maps and Legends (39:28)

We finally meet his former first officer, Raffi Musiker…

Picard only wants to talk. - STPC 006 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E2 Maps and Legends (39:57)
Picard only wants to talk. – STPC 006 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E2 Maps and Legends (39:57)
Raffi Musiker tells Picard that there's nothing he could say that she'd want to hear. - STPC 006 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E2 Maps and Legends (40:09)
Raffi Musiker tells Picard that there’s nothing he could say that she’d want to hear. – STPC 006 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E2 Maps and Legends (40:09)
Has the machine given up the location of its fellow abominations? - STPC 006 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E2 Maps and Legends (41:35)
Has the machine given up the location of its fellow abominations? – STPC 006 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E2 Maps and Legends (41:35)

That’s it for Maps and Legends!

So, that’s it for this episode! For our next episode, we’ll be discussing the third episode of Star Trek: Picard, titled The End is the Beginning! Your feedback is SO important to us!!! Share your thoughts about the first, second, or next 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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