When we gobbled it up completely, we told you that the first season of Star Trek: Picard (as of 2020) was the most attractive series of how many have been released on interstellar travel through the universe of the United Federation of Planets, suggestive, emotional and worthy of a second. Which Alex Kurtzman, Kirsten Beyer, Michael Chabon and Akiva Goldsman, its creators, have finally brought us this 2022.
At first, it plays to provoke our curiosity with a sequence of enormous tension and extremely serious events. in half res to jump to the titles and a great flash back. Within the usual parameters, go. And he proposes us two pretty juicy mysteries. Especially for those who have followed the previous adventures of Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard. And another of a greater dramatic intimacy.
But the twists that come early in this season two baffle and amaze us far more than those in season one. Because its science fiction elements are fromdecidedly interesting to a greater degree because of its narrative implications. Thus, they get our unconditional attention for reasons other than nostalgia. trekkie and the reunion with beloved characters.
The narrative dynamism of ‘Star Trek: Picard’
is revealed More exciting, and its closures offer the necessary power to want to continue watching one chapter after another. Without decaying at any time or hypnotizing ourselves in any sequence, which Star Trek: Picardlike almost all the proposals of the franchise created by Gene Roddenberry in 1966, entertains, is enjoyed and, sometimes, even manages to surprise us, but it never drives us crazy with love.
Galactic images are always fascinating, yes, and in this sequel to Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994) after the film Nandmesis (2002) about Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard, something different does not happen. Nor does it feel that the adventure is repetitive or monotonous, but in this second season it advances offering us continuous novelties and changing scenarios and realitiesand so it also hooks us.
Respecting each ingredient, situation and twist the essential coherence with the essentials of the veteran science fiction saga, and winning us over for its audiovisual efforts as viewers. Which is already a success considering the more than half a century of stories that they have given us in seven other television series and thirteen feature films. As it would not have happened, by the way, with the one that Quentin Tarantino intended to make.
A few novel twists for the franchise
There is some aerial movement of the camera that crosses a surface and is repeated in several episodes until it is annoying. But visual planning of Doug Aarniokoski, the actress Lea Thompson, known for the three films of Return to the future (1985-1990); the usual Jonathan Frakes, who has participated as a director in seven projects of star trek apart from embodying Will Riker; Joe Menendez and Michael Weaver it is effective.
An alternate montage in the last section of one of the chapters for an intense discursive sequence ends with a very new twistnot only in Star Trek: Picardbut regarding the franchise from The new generation. In which it is insisted in a certain way to end an old argument, and which gives the plot of season two as a whole as much sense as possible. which, on the other hand, not you lack heart.
Because the behavior of the characters, from those who are in the foreground to the antagonists, is tinged here with feelings, often crystalline but with a strategic push for the general credibility of the story, which they strike a chord with us thanks to the impeccable work of the cast headed by Patrick Stewart. And that constitutes another of the satisfactions that the second season of Star Trek: Picard.