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OK, I watched the trailer. So here's my take-away from it as the massive naysayer I am:
>Space magic bitchYeah, I'll get this out of the way right quick: I fucking hate this. This is the sort of trope I wouldn't even expect from furry erotica, let alone a serious science fiction series following up what is legit the most legendary, influential science fiction series of all time. It's cheesy as all get-out, it's clearly meant to stoke some father/grandfather vibe with Picard, it's got all this shit where there entire relationship is implied to be this destiny type thing. I fucking hate it. She isn't a very distinctive character, either. Also, the fighting. Is this going to be another knockoff Summer? Because we already had Summer.
>PicardStewart is a good actor. He's acting his age in this trailer, which is pretty refreshing. America is so obsessed with teen and tween characters that I'm honestly feeling kind of positive about the fact that they're making a mainstream show that stars a geriatric man.
>The crewThey look like garbage. I have no idea what their roles are, except for the dude with the sword. I'm guessing he cuts people. Vulcans is apparently as alien as it gets, which is disappointing. The Vulcans look weird, too. Also, I saw one face briefly that seems to approach Picard in age. The rest are the usual teeny-boppers. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I was honestly expecting a more diverse crew. But mileage with that word may vary, I guess.
>SetsTerrible, frankly. They seem to have gone for a Discovery type look, maybe some JJTrek in there, and I don't like it. It looks like generic science fiction. I'm seeing a generic space ship, a generic space prison, some admittedly comfy interior spaces, and a generic space building. It's most disappointing for the ship, which needs a clear identity. This also extends to the wardrobe, which is the typical "tattered and faded" look that seems in for science fiction wardrobes these days. The Feds are optimistic, futuristic fuddy-duddies. Why the fuck are they dressing like every other dark sci-fi crew since the turn of the century?
>SevenKinda nice to see her, actually. Jeri Ryan is a good actress, so it's a guarantee she'll be entertaining to watch when she's on-screen. Provides a bit more of a callback to old Trek than just Picard.
Overall I'm still not very hopeful. This comes from the same media tradition that has given us nothing but crap since 2009. The same assholes that will insinuate you're an awful human being for not being positively excited about the slop they serve. With JJTrek and Discovery it was a given that there was no soul behind the product. With this, there's a small chance there may be a bit of soul in it, by virtue of its background. But that's probably still going to be closer to JJTrek 3 than anything else. As in, decent for what it is, but crap in relation to anything that makes an earnest effort.
We'll see. But years of stuff I love being butchered and sold in the sweltering, stinking shop of modern media, flies buzzing everywhere, and the butcher angrily waving his cleaver around if you question the quality of his cuts... well, it's made me weary of even stepping into the goddamn place. If I have to choose between vegetarianism and putrid meat, it's still going to be vegetarianism.