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The Star Trek Picard Cast is a new podcast from Talk Through Media. We will do in-depth discussions about Star Trek: Picard, the new CBS All Access series that is set to premiere January 23, 2020. It will also be shown on 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. Each episode, we will analyze 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. Our listeners are very important to us. Your feedback is an essential part of this podcast. Thanks for listening!

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The Star Trek Picard Cast is a new podcast from Talk Through Media. We will do in-depth discussions about Star Trek: Picard, the new CBS All Access series that is set to premiere January 23, 2020. It will also be shown on 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. Each episode, we will analyze 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. Our listeners are very important to us. Your feedback is an essential part of this podcast. Thanks for listening!

    STPC 004 – Picard Pre-Season 1 Roundtable

    STPC 004 – Picard Pre-Season 1 Roundtable

    Picard Pre-Season 1 Roundtable: What Makes Picard Such a Compelling Character?



    We’re back with a Star Trek: Picard pre-season 1 roundtable episode! This time out, we are joined by esteemed Trek historian, author, podcaster, and Portal 47 purveyor, Larry Nemecek; Mark Kirkman, my friend, and co-host on The Walking Dead Talk Through and Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through; and Patrons Fred from The Netherlands, James (The Augmented Sailor) Robbins, and Laurence Todd (LT from NC). We begin the roundtable discussion with a compelling question submitted to us by LT, “What makes Picard such a compelling character?” We then round out the discussion with our thoughts of Star Trek: Picard prior to its debut on Thursday, January 23, 2020.



    That’s it for this Pre-Season Picard Roundtable!



    So, that’s it for this episode! Our next episode, we’ll be discussing the series premiere of Star Trek: Picard! Like on The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, your feedback is SO important to us!!! Share your thoughts about the first episode with us, and our listeners! Most importantly, remember to subscribe to The Star Trek Picard Cast!



    Links to us…



    Want to participate? Join our Facebook group! And follow us on Twitter! And don’t forget to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts! While you do, we’d appreciate it if you can leave us a review, hopefully, a 5-star! Or, if not, a rating will do!!! Finally, you can support us on Patreon! If you don’t have a subscription to CBS All Access, click here to sign up! Clicking this link gives us a small finders’ fee, which costs you nothing! Enter the discount code JANUARY to get a free month!



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    STPC 003 – Children of Mars (Short Treks S2E6)

    STPC 003 – Children of Mars (Short Treks S2E6)

    Star Trek: Short Treks, Season 2 Episode 6: Children of Mars



    We’re back with not just another episode of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast! Wait, no it isn’t! This time, it’s an episode of The Star Trek Picard Cast! That’s because this Short Trek deals with events that precede Star Trek: Picard!!! This time, Ruthie and I cover the sixth and final Short Trek of Season 2: Children of Mars, which was written by Chris Silvestri & Anthony Maranville, and directed by Michael Giacchino; and The Girl Who Made the Stars, which was written by Brandon Schultz and directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi. Both of these animated Short Treks were released Thursday, January 9, 2020.



    Some housekeeping…



    Our last episode was originally released on The Star Trek Picard Cast feed exclusively. Unfortunately, we noticed a sharp decline in downloads from the previous Picard episode that was very evident upon its release. We realized by making the content exclusive to the Picard feed, we unintentionally made it difficult for our existing listeners to find us. We decided to reverse our decision. Going forward, all Picard episodes will be found on the Discovery feed AND the Picard feed. If you want both podcasts, you only need to subscribe to the Discovery feed only. If you only want Picard episodes, subscribe to the Picard feed. Of course, if you want all of the episodes in



    Fred’s Pics!



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



    First of all, we have some feedback on the last episode…



    We had feedback for the last episode about the other characters in Picard. More of that below.



    Errata!



    I made three mistakes in this episode, all in the same section of the episode. When I read over feedback from previous episodes, I said it was from STDP 047, but that was incorrect. In fact, I missed that feedback altogether. The feedback I read was from STPC 002, which I didn’t even mention that I was going to read! We will have to cover episode 47 feedback for our next regular episode. Also, I said that Ship in a Bottle was TNG S6E13. I was off by one. It’s S6E12. OK OK… It’s a pretty small thing, but there were mistakes and I’m calling myself out on them! I also neglected to mention an error I made last episode. Icheb, the Star Trek: Voyager ex-Borg adolescent, DID NOT die. His character lived.



    Kima’s mom – STPC 003 – Short Treks S2E6 – Children of Mars (00:07)



    The haters and nitpickers went nuts when they saw this Magee class starship at a Utopia Planitia space dock. – STPC 003 – Short Treks S2E6 – Children of Mars (00:10)



    Kima misses the school shuttle. – STPC 003 – Short Treks S2E6 – Children of Mars (01:14)



    Kima gives Lil the side-eye. – STPC 003 – Short Treks S2E6 – Children of Mars (02:57)



    The fight. – STPC 003 – Short Treks S2E6 – Children of Mars (04:04)



    Picard Spoilers Ahead!!!



    ROGUE SYNTHS ATTACK MARS – 3000 ESTIMATED DEAD. – STPC 003 – Short Treks S2E6 – Children of Mars (05:39)



    “DEVASTATING”: ADMIRAL PICARD REACTS TO MARS ATTACK. – STPC 003 – Short Treks S2E6 – Children of Mars (06:15)



    That’s it for Children of Mars!



    So, that’s it for this episode! In conclusion, Ruthie didn’t like either episode and thought they were a waste of time. However, I loved one and liked the other, but were disappointed with aspects of both. Next time, we will be back with news and the final Short Trek, Children of Mars. Most importantly, remember to subscribe to The Star Trek Picard Cast! We plan to record a Picard episode next!



    Links to us…



    Want to participate? Join our Facebook group! And follow us on Twitter! And don’t forget to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts! While you do, we’d appreciate

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    STPC 002 – Other Characters Returning in Star Trek: Picard

    STPC 002 – Other Characters Returning in Star Trek: Picard

    Other characters we’re going to see again, besides Picard!



    We’re back with another episode of The Star Trek Picard Cast! This time, this episode is exclusive to the Picard feed. In this episode, Ruthie and I discuss the other characters that are returning in Star Trek: Picard, besides Jean-Luc Picard himself. Thanks to Fred from the Netherlands for providing most of our pics!



    Who we know is returning in Star Trek: Picard



    At this point, we know of five other characters returning in Star Trek: Picard.



    Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan)



    The first we’ll discuss is someone who doesn’t have a relationship with Picard, Seven of Nine, the ex-Borg from Star Trek: Voyager, played by Jeri Ryan. She was always a compelling character, and well-played, and we are both looking forward to seeing her most of all the characters announced.



    Jeri Ryan returning as Seven of Nine.



    Hugh (Jonathan Del Arco)



    Hugh was first seen in the TNG episode, “I, Borg”. He was a Borg drone who develops his own identity after being separated from the collective. We later see him in the episode Descent. If they are planning to feature the Borg in this series, bringing his character back is a good choice.



    Jonathan Del Arco returns as Hugh.



    William T. Riker (Jonathan Frakes)



    Riker was Picard’s First Officer on the Enterprise-D and E. He later became Captain on the USS Titan. This was one character that I thought they had to have back if they are going to do a show on Picard. They were a great team and it only makes sense for him to return.



    Jonathan Frakes reprises his role as William T. Riker.



    Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis)



    If you bring back Riker, you definitely need to bring back Counselor Deanna Troi. As you may recall, they were married in Star Trek: Nemesis, but that’s not the only reason why she is back. Troi was always a great advisor to Picard, as was Riker, and he’s going to need all the help he can get.



    Marina Sirtis returns as Deanna Troi.



    Data/B-4 (Brent Spiner)



    One of the most popular characters of Star Trek: The Next Generation was Data. Data died in Nemesis, so bringing him back is a little trickier than some of the other characters. We do not think he will be returning in the flesh, no pun intended, but will return in dream sequences, flashbacks, and possibly holodeck programs. I am definitely looking forward to his character’s return, but still wondering how that will happen.



    Data, played by Brent Spiner.



    Who else do we think might be returning in Star Trek: Picard?



    We both agree that our first choice would be Dr. Beverly Crusher. It was suggested in the series finale, All Good Things, that she married and later divorced Picard. We hope that it’s just a big secret and that she will be returning.



    Ruthie would like to see Worf. I am skeptical though, after how they changed the Klingons in Discovery.



    Q would be another character I would like to show up in Picard, although I don’t have a clue how they would do that in this story. How they would handle Q’s aging? John de Lancie has aged a lot since last playing the role, though they all have. but he’s immortal, so that’s harder to explain. I also would like to see Guinan return, played by Whoopi Goldberg, and she would be another logical character to return. Beyond that, we don’t have a clue.



    Got any feedback for us?



    What do you think about the other characters that are going to be featured in Star Trek: Picard? Do you have any characters you’re hoping to see? It’s going to be another two and a half weeks until we have the first episode, although the sixth and final Short Trek of this season is supposed to be a tie-in to this show. Until then, we may have more trailers, and we’ll probably discuss some of the relevant Star Trek films and, of course, Star Trek: The Next Generation. What do you think about the

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    STPC 001 – Introduction to The Star Trek Picard Cast

    STPC 001 – Introduction to The Star Trek Picard Cast

    Welcome to the Introduction to The Star Trek Picard Cast!



    We’ve finally done it! Hello, and welcome to the first episode of The Star Trek Picard Cast! We bring you this introductory podcast episode to bring you our brand new podcast on Star Trek: Picard! Of course, if you have been listening along to us on The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, we probably don’t need an introduction, but we are Brian Meloche and Ruthie Rink, two long-time Star Trek fans since we were children in the ’70s (Brian) and ’80s (Ruthie).



    About Us…



    We’re not going to bore you about us… but you can listen to us talk about our Star Trek fandom. We know that many of you don’t know us from our other Star Trek podcast, The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, so we talk a little about that show, and why we love it, but our love of Trek goes back to the beginning, and we know our Trek very well. Whether you like the show or won’t give it the time of day, we think you will like our take on Trek. You won’t hear it on this episode, but our listeners are a cornerstone of our podcasts here at Talk Through Media, and you will hear as much or more fan interaction on this Trek podcast than you may have ever heard before!



    What we know about Star Trek: Picard…



    We talk about the broad strokes of what we know about this show, which isn’t a lot, but we do know a few things. It begins in 2399, and centers around Jean-Luc Picard, who is no longer in Starfleet. We believe he was involved in a rescue attempt to save the people of Romulus. Data will appear in the show, although we know that Data died in Star Trek: Nemesis. The android predecessor to Data, B4, could also play into the show; both roles would be played by Brent Spiner. One of the characters is a cyberneticist, so we believe she may be constructing new androids or involved in trying to reconstruct Data.



    We also know that the Borg play heavily in the story. Returning are Jonathan Del Arco, who played the liberated Borg, Hugh, in episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation; and Jeri Ryan, in the role of Seven of Nine made famous on Star Trek: Voyager. Of course, Picard was taken by the Borg and made into Locutus, nearly assimilating the Federation and destroying their way of life. It makes sense that the Borg play a central plot element of this show.



    We also know Picard’s long-time first officer, William T. Riker, and Counselor Deanna Troi return in the show, although they are not members of the main cast. Still, it will be good to see them again and find out what has been going on in their lives.



    Got any feedback for us?



    It’s going to be another three months until we have the first episode, although the sixth and final Short Trek of this season is supposed to be a tie-in to this show. Until then, we may have more trailers, and we’ll probably discuss some of the relevant Star Trek films and, of course, Star Trek: The Next Generation. What do you think about the trailers we have seen so far? Please leave your feedback for us! One of the best ways to submit feedback is on our Facebook group. You can also send us an email to picardcast@talkthroughmedia.com or call our voicemail at 216-232-6146. Or, reply to us on Twitter!



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    This first episode of The Star Trek Picard Cast has been made available on The Star Trek Discovery Podcast feed. We aren’t on Apple Podcasts yet, but you can add us manually to the podcast client of choice using the following URL:



    https://talkthroughmedia.com/feed/podcast/picardcast



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