Picard and his team are pitted against the Romulans and the synthetics of Coppelius in a final confrontation.Picard and his team are pitted against the Romulans and the synthetics of Coppelius in a final confrontation.Picard and his team are pitted against the Romulans and the synthetics of Coppelius in a final confrontation.
It's the whole philosophical context, and the literary explorations on issues like purpose, beauty, meaning, morality and so on that were the truly intriguing parts. And of course how some of the unique characters evolved, along the journey. Not to mention that invigoration idealism! I suppose you could call it pluralism, but then in a much more fundamental and truly open minded way. The concept of traveling endlessly throughout unknown space with your trusted crew, on that amazing star ship, open to explore whatever is there. It is the most beautiful escapist fantasy I can think of to this day.
Needless to point out that to me, anything after "The Next Generation" was burdened with sky-high expectations, followed by staggering disappointment. So I was ambivalent to even start watching this series. But yeah. It did kind of pick up on that old stuff, at least to some extent. Especially in this last episode, with a nice twist to that classic scene, of turning down the conscious machine. This time as an act of mercy. Actually, to give meaning to the life lived. Maybe it was all a bit fast and fuzzy, lacking truly developed characters and such, But, as for the underlying theme, it did get pretty close!
- Mar 27, 2020