Star Trek: Picard Season 3 Ep 2 is the second chapter of the 3rd season of an American scifi space opera television series created by Akiva Goldsman, Michael Chabon, Kirsten Beyer, and Alex Kurtzman for the streaming service Paramount+. The series is a spin-off of Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG) with the titular character Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) as its central focal point.
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Entitled “Disengage”, Star Trek: Picard Season 3 Ep 2 is a confused beast. Now, based on our online observations, whereas the first two seasons were reviled by many Trek fans, it appears that these same haters are now embracing season 3. Is it because season 3 has ditched most of the characters specifically created for this series – with the sole exception of Raffi – and has decided to lean heavily of the classic STTNG cast of characters? Perhaps. Fair enough, we were thrilled by seeing Worf taking down that gang to save Raffi – fan-serviced as charged!
Well, based on Star Trek: Picard Season 3 Ep 2, it seems that the plotting is not much better than what was evidenced in the risible season 2! Seriously, what happened in this episode? A back-and-forth about whether to surrender Jack Crusher – ironically a new character created specifically for this series – predicated on the boringly known fact that he is the son of Picard and Doctor Beverly Crusher. Disengaged indeed!
And what to make of Captain Vadic? And of the impossibly superior Shrike starship? Frankly, we were not impressed either way. presumably, Vadic was introduced to evoke memories of Khan – from Wrath of Khan, keep up! – but we found her more annoying than genuinely threatening. And speaking of unimpressive captains? What is the deal with Shaw? His constant vacillating between against and for Picard made our heads spin!
In the final analysis, Star Trek: Picard Season 3 Ep 2 has not succeeded in convincing us that season 3 will redeem this series after the train wreck of season 2. Disengaged.
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