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STPC 007 – The End is the Beginning (S1E3)

STPC 007 – The End is the Beginning (S1E3)
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Star Trek: Picard – Season 1 Episode 3 – The End is the Beginning

We’re back with extensive coverage of the third episode of Star Trek: Picard, Season 1 Episode 3, titled The End is the Beginning. This episode was written by Michael Chabon & James Duff, and it was directed, for the third time in a row, by Hanelle M. Culpepper.

Fred’s Pics!

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

First, we have a sample of our latest Patreon episode…

We included a segment from our latest Patreon episode to give you a little taste since this segment covered something we hadn’t talked about on the podcast yet. You can hear the full episode, which discusses the Star Trek: Picard Countdown comic and the first two episodes of Star Trek: Picard by going to https://www.patreon.com/brianandruthie and support us for as little as $1/month!

Next, we have additional feedback from the first two episodes…

We have feedback for the premiere episode and S1E2 Maps and Legends. Discussion on The End is the Beginning begins at 29:50. We have used chapters again this week. If your podcast app supports them, it will allow you to skip ahead to the section you want easier.

Chapters:

00:00:17 Intro
00:01:05 Patreon Sneak Peek
00:04:53 Feedback for Prior Episodes
00:29:50 About The End is the Beginning
00:31:02 Spot the 47
00:32:11 Ratings
00:35:45 Yesses
00:50:29 Nos
01:23:52 Not Good Enough!
01:55:01 Feedback Section
02:44:17 Shipwide Announcements – News & Info
02:49:46 Wrap Up

And now for the pics!

Notice the text in F8’s eyes…

That text wasn’t there in the last episode. Fred pointed this out in a late addition to the podcast. Thanks Fred!

Text in F8's eyes which was not there in S1E2. - STPC 007 - S1E3 The End is the Beginning (01:36)
Text in F8’s eyes which was not there in S1E2. – STPC 007 – S1E3 The End is the Beginning (01:36)

We see Picard and Raffi in 2385…

All synthetic life forms are banned, effective immediately. - STPC 007 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E3 The End of the Beginning (02:49)
All synthetic life forms are banned, effective immediately. – STPC 007 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E3 The End of the Beginning (02:49)
What happened in there, JL? - STPC 007 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E3 The End is the Beginning (04:24)
What happened in there, JL? – STPC 007 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E3 The End is the Beginning (04:24)

The Commodore Oh/Dr. Jurati meeting…

We see Commodore Oh visit Dr. Agnes Jurati, but we don’t see what is said. Then, later, we see Jurati get a disruptor from… no knows where? This does bring suspicion to Jurati and her motives, but we do believe this is a red herring. What we couldn’t get past was the VERY prominent ears of Oh’s. They seem to REALLY stick out beyond what we saw last week’s episode. See below.

Doctor Jurati, I'm Commodore Oh, director of Starfleet Security. - STPC 007 - S1E3 The End is the Beginning (16:22)
Doctor Jurati, I’m Commodore Oh, director of Starfleet Security. – STPC 007 – S1E3 The End is the Beginning (16:22)
Commodore Oh, showing off those sunglasses and! And what about those ears!?!? - STPC 007 - S1E3 The End is the Beginning (16:29)
Commodore Oh, showing off those sunglasses and! And what about those ears!?!? – STPC 007 – S1E3 The End is the Beginning (16:29)

Cristobal Rios, our new captain!

Picard and the "Corona viruses". - STPC 007 - Star Trek: Picard S1E3 (18:44)
Picard and the “Corona viruses”. – STPC 007 – Star Trek: Picard S1E3 (18:44)
Yes, Rios is smoking in this episode. We got that wrong. - STPC 007 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E3 The End is the Beginning (19:06)
Yes, Rios is smoking in this episode. We got that wrong. – STPC 007 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E3 The End is the Beginning (19:06)
The man even worked alongside the great Spock. - STPC 007 - Star Trek: Picard - S1E3 The End is the Beginning (23:20)
The man even worked alongside the great Spock. – STPC 007 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E3 (23:20)

The fight at the Château!

Laris with a Romulan disruptor. - STPC 007 - S1E3 The End is the Beginning (27:35)
Laris with a Romulan disruptor. – STPC 007 – Star Trek: Picard – S1E3 (27:35)
Picard shooting. - STPC 007 - S1E3 The End is the Beginning (28:04)
Picard shooting. – STPC 007 – S1E3 The End is the Beginning (28:04)
Picard about to shoot his second Zhat Vash agent. - STPC 007 - S1E3 The End is the Beginning (28:09)
Picard about to shoot his second Zhat Vash agent. – STPC 007 – S1E3 The End is the Beginning (28:09)
Her name was Oh. She wanted to know why you came to see me. - STPC 007 - S1E3 The End is the Beginning (29:39)
Her name was Oh. She wanted to know why you came to see me. – STPC 007 – S1E3 The End is the Beginning (29:39)
The Zhat Vash Romulan, disintegrating by the acid. - STPC 007 - S1E3 The End is the Beginning (34:16)
The Zhat Vash Romulan, disintegrating by the acid. – STPC 007 – S1E3 The End is the Beginning (34:16)

Back on the Borg artifact…

Soji and Hugh watching Ramdha playing cards. - STPC 007 - S1E3 The End is the Beginning (26:15)
Soji and Hugh watching Ramdha playing cards. – STPC 007 – S1E3 The End is the Beginning (26:15)
There's a bit of a Lannister vibe here, from Game of Thrones. - STPC 007 - Star Trek: Picard S1E3 (37:28)
There’s a bit of a Lannister vibe here, from Game of Thrones. – STPC 007 – Star Trek: Picard S1E3 (37:28)
Yeah, definitely a Lannister vibe, as in Cersei and Jamie Lannister. Look it up. - STPC 007 - Star Trek: Picard S1E3 (38:01)
Yeah, definitely a Lannister vibe, as in Cersei and Jamie Lannister. Look it up. – STPC 007 – Star Trek: Picard S1E3 (38:01)

And they’re off!

Engage! - STPC 007 - Star Trek: Picard S1E3 (41:26)
Engage! – STPC 007 – Star Trek: Picard S1E3 (41:26)
And away we go! - STPC 007 - Star Trek: Picard S1E3 (41:44)
And away we go! – STPC 007 – Star Trek: Picard S1E3 (41:44)
Off they go at warp! - STPC 007 - Star Trek: Picard S1E3 (41:45)
Off they go at warp! – STPC 007 – Star Trek: Picard S1E3 (41:45)

That’s it for The End is the Beginning!

So, that’s it for this episode! For our next episode, we’ll be discussing the fourth episode of Star Trek: Picard, titled Absolute Candor! 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 the Patreon episode.

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