27 March 2020 02:38
The first season finale of Star Trek: Picard delivered an at-times-incoherent blast of nostalgia, but one of its best moments was its most emotionally powerful—and it turns out it was secretly even more touching than you could've expected. In the final battle between the Zhat Vash and the potential harbinger of Synthetic oblivion, Picard may have been allowed to cheat death (with a little help from some very smart friends), but there was one proper goodbye to be had: after mee ting his former c aptain in a cyberspace limbo, Brent Spiner's Commander Data officially lived his last moments. One of his final neurons used to create Isa Briones' synthetic heroines, twin sisters Dahj and Soji, made a request for the revived Picard to shut down his neuron for good, giving Data the chance to truly experience the value of his organic life by likewise experiencing the end of it. As Picard delivers a touching eulogy back in the real world, Data's synthetic soul prepared himself for his last moments—complete with a facsimile of his c aptain, a nice robe for his final rest, and "Blue Skies" swelling in the soundtrack, the Irving Berlin song Data sang at Troi and Riker's wedding in Star Trek: Nemesis. It was a touching chance to give Data a farewell more befitting than his distant sacrifice in Nemesis (the least of that movie's problems, admittedly), and a moment Picard's finale effectively balanced its nostalgia-trip and character work to make something beautiful.
Now that Star Trek: Picard's first season has come to an end, the CBS All Access series has resolved its major plotline revolving around the ban on synthetic humanoids and the search for a new race of Data-like androids. It's also now firmly established Jean-Luc Picard's new crew--the Picard Squad--as they head out for new adventures in Season 2 and beyond. I spoke with Season 1 showrunner Michael Chabon about the return of Patrick Stewart's iconic character, the decision to kill off the beloved Data (again), balancing classic Next Generation castmembers like Riker and Troi with the new crew, and--of course--whether or not we'll see Picard's housekeepers/Romulan super-spies Laris and Zhaban again. Read on for all that and more…In a surprising turn of events, the Picard season finale bring back Brent Spiner's Data--or his consciousness, anyway, via a VR simulation--only to kill him once and for all. Many fans had been expecting this season to end with Data being restored to life in some way (after his other death in the film Star Trek: Nemesis), and perhaps even joining the regular cast for year two.
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