During the San Diego Comic-Con weekend we were trounced with an overwhelming amount of propaganda coming out of the convention, with one trailer after the next featuring gender-swaps, race-swaps, and all the typical Left-wing agenda-pushing tropes that have defined this unbearable era of entertainment. However, I will say that I was pleasantly surprised by the latest trailer for Star Trek: Picard, which looks a lot better than I thought it would.
The trailer was published on the CBS News YouTube channel for some odd reason, along with the CBS All Access channel, but it features two minutes of the series’ story, which centers around a mysterious woman seeking out Jean-Luc Picard, the former captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise. He’s unsure what to do, but eventually cobbles together a rag-tag crew that ventures off in search of finding a solution to a problem he doesn’t yet understand. You can check out the trailer below.
Here’s an alternate source in case the trailer above doesn’t work.
I was combing through every second looking for typical signs of agitprop.
There are some obvious multicultural casting decisions made, which is a completely prototypical staple of the Star Trek brand. However, seeing a straight, white male lead in Patrick Stewart taking command of the series is a startling but welcomed surprise.
There were no unnecessary clips of romance, especially of the same-sex variety, and there were no shoe-horned in race-replacements for existing characters, nor were there any digs at heterosexuals, whites, or males. I have to say, I’m genuinely shocked at this turn of events… shocked.
In today’s agenda-driven society within entertainment, I would have expected more hammer-fisted Left-wing harangues and homilizing, but that didn’t happen… well, not in that particular trailer.
Instead, the trailer focused on some great cinematography, some amazing color mixing (though I am beholden to say that had no one said it was Star Trek you wouldn’t instantly glean that from the way sets are filmed), and the music seemed on point.
The series definitely seems more like a movie than a typical television show, so it shows that the crew seem to be putting a lot of time and effort into making the show seem like it’s quality made.
They also took time to pay tribute to nostalgia by having a very attractive Jeri Ryan reprise her role as Seven-of-Nine, and there’s a brief cameo of Brent Spiner as Data. I’m pretty sure that the chess game they’re playing at the end of the trailer is Picard day-dreaming about Data rather than Data actually being there, but I’m sure we’ll have to wait for the show to find out what that’s all about.
A lot of the shots and the general story premise reminds me of Firefly and Andromeda; small bands of space-faring adventurers tackling impossible odds with a little bit of luck and a lot of willpower.
I’m not entirely sure about how converged the show will be, but Deadline was waxing praise on the showrunners for having a black, female director helm the first two episodes of the series when it debuts this fall on CBS. Maybe this time around they’ll avoid the plagiarism lawsuits that they encountered with Star Trek: Discovery?
I’m almost positive that if they have diversity-hiring for the directors, there will diversity-themed plotlines in the show as well.
As you know, hoping for the best will only leave you hopeless.