I just finished watching Star Trek: Picard‘s first episode. What an amazing series! I’m hooked! There’s a lot of good back story in Picard to give the hungry fans like me, but some to help newcomers get a sense of placement. The pacing is well done, rolling up and down like a well crafted roller coaster.
The effects were practical, well done and what CG they did include was well done. The characters were well acted and it felt like a short version of the Star Trek movies in production quality. I don’t know if they’re spending quite as much as the Mandalorian, but Picard feels like they’re making it work.
Apparently another episode is due Thursday, which is fantastic. It’s been such a long time since I’ve watched any Trek, but I’m hooked again. I’d honestly like to binge it, but I’ll settle for this weekly slow drip.
Watch it. Watch the Mandalorian, too.