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Horrific Scene in Star Trek: Picard
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Horrific Scene in Star Trek: Picard
The fifth episode contained a scene depicting the most horrific thing I've ever seen on television. Star Trek rarely does anything like this but when they do, they don't mess around. Even the original series had some really creepy stuff and there was an episode of The Next Generation (Conspiracy) that featured someone's head exploding. This latest one though, was seriously over the top.

Anyone familiar with Star Trek is familiar with the Borg. Sometimes, Borg drones are separated from the collective and regain their individuality. These individuals may still contain Borg implants in their bodies - very valuable things. The technology is super-advanced so unscrupulous individuals might have no problems with harvesting these implants from former drones for profit.

Imagine somebody using power tools to cut a former drone open - while the person is still alive and conscious. Drill into their skull, pluck out their eye. Vivisection. Well, watch the fifth episode of Picard and you won't have to imagine it.

Is it just me or is this way over the line? I don"t think even an R-rating covers this. Yet it's on TV with no warning at all of graphic scenes.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

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RE: Horrific Scene in Star Trek: Picard
(February 21, 2020 at 6:39 pm)AFTT47 Wrote: The fifth episode contained a scene depicting the most horrific thing I've ever seen on television. Star Trek rarely does anything like this but when they do, they don't mess around. Even the original series had some really creepy stuff and there was an episode of The Next Generation (Conspiracy) that featured someone's head exploding. This latest one though, was seriously over the top.

Anyone familiar with Star Trek is familiar with the Borg. Sometimes, Borg drones are separated from the collective and regain their individuality. These individuals may still contain Borg implants in their bodies - very valuable things. The technology is super-advanced so unscrupulous individuals might have no problems with harvesting these implants from former drones for profit.

Imagine somebody using power tools to cut a former drone open - while the person is still alive and conscious. Drill into their skull, pluck out their eye. Vivisection. Well, watch the fifth episode of Picard and you won't have to imagine it.

Is it just me or is this way over the line? I don"t think even an R-rating covers this. Yet it's on TV with no warning at all of graphic scenes.

I call that "weekends".
Sanity adjacent.


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RE: Horrific Scene in Star Trek: Picard
(Firmly suppresses several war stories.)
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#4
RE: Horrific Scene in Star Trek: Picard
Nah, I wasn't shocked with it... Gruesome, maybe. No worse than what the Klingons did to that other dude to turn him into a Klingon.
The Romulans apparently aren't much better with human rights as China is lol!
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Know God, Know fear.
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RE: Horrific Scene in Star Trek: Picard
So, I guess I'm just too sensitive?
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

Albert Einstein
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RE: Horrific Scene in Star Trek: Picard
(February 21, 2020 at 6:39 pm)AFTT47 Wrote: The fifth episode contained a scene depicting the most horrific thing I've ever seen on television. Star Trek rarely does anything like this but when they do, they don't mess around. Even the original series had some really creepy stuff and there was an episode of The Next Generation (Conspiracy) that featured someone's head exploding. This latest one though, was seriously over the top.

Anyone familiar with Star Trek is familiar with the Borg. Sometimes, Borg drones are separated from the collective and regain their individuality. These individuals may still contain Borg implants in their bodies - very valuable things. The technology is super-advanced so unscrupulous individuals might have no problems with harvesting these implants from former drones for profit.

Imagine somebody using power tools to cut a former drone open - while the person is still alive and conscious. Drill into their skull, pluck out their eye. Vivisection. Well, watch the fifth episode of Picard and you won't have to imagine it.

Is it just me or is this way over the line? I don"t think even an R-rating covers this. Yet it's on TV with no warning at all of graphic scenes.

There's a strange problem with all the Hollywood "gritty reboots" of stuff we liked when we were kids. 

Like I remember watching Batman on TV when I was about 4 years old. It was stupid and comic and the adults could laugh at it and the kids could send away for the kit from the fan club. 

Then I guess we Boomers weren't willing to give up our favorite media crap when we got older, so they had to make Batman and other things progressively more "adult." 

The first Star Trek, with Captain Kirk, was easy political metaphor, dressed up as an action show, aimed at the level of a junior high school kid who's beginning to notice injustice in the world. Think of the profound symbolism of Frank Gorshin white on one side and black on the other, fighting a guy who's reversed. 

But new Star Trek, to keep the attention of its first fans, has to get gritty and "real." When deep down, in its essence, it's for kids. So you've basically got kid shows with torture scenes now. 

I blame my generation, for not growing up properly. You should stop watching kid stuff when you're no longer a kid.
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RE: Horrific Scene in Star Trek: Picard
If it makes you feel any better, this particular individual, insisted on wearing sandals with socks.
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RE: Horrific Scene in Star Trek: Picard
Quote:I blame my generation, for not growing up properly. You should stop watching kid stuff when you're no longer a kid.

I post a longer reply, but Boris and Natasha have just stolen the world’s supply of upsidasium and I have to see how it turns out.

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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RE: Horrific Scene in Star Trek: Picard
(February 21, 2020 at 7:40 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
Quote:I blame my generation, for not growing up properly. You should stop watching kid stuff when you're no longer a kid.

I post a longer reply, but Boris and Natasha have just stolen the world’s supply of upsidasium and I have to see how it turns out.

Boru

Be sure to take enough hush-a-boom.
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RE: Horrific Scene in Star Trek: Picard
(February 21, 2020 at 7:58 pm)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(February 21, 2020 at 7:40 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: I post a longer reply, but Boris and Natasha have just stolen the world’s supply of upsidasium and I have to see how it turns out.

Boru

Be sure to take enough hush-a-boom.

How am I supposed to do THAT?  Moose ate formula.

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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