I agree with other people who have said all of the destruction of our favorite characters and franchises are 100% Hollywood being pissed off about the 2016 election.it sort of baffles my mind that they would take a character that is pretty universally liked, if not adored, and create a whole new show about him, while marketing it to ALL the people who adore that character... only to show the character repeatedly getting taken down peg after peg after peg.
"Remember how much you LOVED Picard?! Well tune in next week where we see him castrated then crucified!"
I can't say what percentage of TV audience or even Sci-Fi audience are like this. My family of 7 grew up on Star Trek, so we're all at least a little introduced to the genre. My sister's favorite is 2000's BSG. Not for the first couple seasons of great storytelling. Not for the excellent performance by Olmos that dragged most of the rest of the cast along. But for the social commentary. The enemy looks like you, indistinguishable. I watched the series on Netflix a few years later, but I guess this aired around the time as the scandal at Abu Graib.There was so much wrong with this show. I see where it could have headed, and they could have not castrated Picards character to do it.
The female admiral chastising Picard was way, way out of line and forced so badly it hurt to watch. How can you belittle a guy who has saved civilizations, Earth and the galaxy a few times? He had personal interactions with multiple deities. But oh no, he was a white dude.
For the federation being based on a semi utopian society free of bias and the petty shit we worry about today, the writers sure did a good job of cocking that whole narrative up so they could inject SJW victim card bullshit into a *fictional universe* where that pettiness has been established as eliminated.
Fuck these writers.
At least 7 of 9 kicked ass. Seeing her be a Queen was nice. I got teary about Icheb. Elnor didnt even need to be a character.