Before they dive into their thoughts on Picard, the crew share some news — Shawn just completed the sixth annual Black Comix Arts Festival in San Francisco, while Dominic gives an update on the podcast, Occupy Me. Then they get into more info about the leaked details from Colin Trevorrow’s Episode IX script, including the concept art. This naturally leads to a discussion about JJ Abrams and his film-making style, including the 2009 Star Trek. They also get in to what’s wrong with R-rated Trek and why Discovery isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. When they get to Star Trek: Picard, though the consensus is that it’s a good show, its racial dynamics/politics could use some work. Still, it’s nice to have Trek back firmly in the 24th century! So grab a cup of Earl Grey, decaf and “make it so!”
What’s #NerdPoppin this week: For Shawn, it’s the Afrofuturist horror-comedy graphic novel, BTTM FDRS by Ezra Clayton Daniels and Ben Passmore. Meanwhile, Dominic is wrapped up in the Senate impeachment trial, and Keith enjoyed the Green Arrow and the Canaries backdoor pilot more than he thought he would.
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