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Star Trek: Picard - S3 E3 - "Seventeen Seconds"

  
By:  Dig  •  last year  •  15 comments


Star Trek: Picard - S3 E3 - "Seventeen Seconds"
 

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From Collider

March 2, 2023

‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 3 Episode 3 Recap: Bridges Built and Bridges Burned

Emotions run high aboard the Titan.

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Tensions are mounting aboard the U.S.S. Titan as Vadic (Amanda Plummer) and the Shrike pursue the starship deeper into a dangerous nebula, which prevents them from jumping to warp. But tension isn’t the only thing mounting, emotions are too. On the heels of last week’s revelation, Picard (Patrick Stewart) and Jack (Ed Speleers) are both forced to come to terms with their newfound connection in Episode 3 of Star Trek: Picard Season 3.

Picard is convinced that Vadic will continue to pursue them, no matter where they go until they surrender, and Captain Shaw (Todd Stashwick) isn’t looking to surrender his ship—at any cost. Without any other options, he orders the crew to take the ship deeper into the nebula, in hopes that they might be able to shake the Shrike loose. With the clear and present danger that the crew of the Titan is in, they are quick to glare at Jack and blame him for the attack, especially without knowing why Picard has pushed for Shaw to protect him. Beverly (Gates McFadden) cautions Jack that it’s not worth getting mad about because the crew is going to need them because of their medical experience.

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Dig
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1  author  Dig    last year

I really enjoyed this one! I absolutely loved seeing Changelings again. According to Worf, a friend (who must have been Odo) told him that a rogue terrorist faction broke away from the Great Link and is apparently out for revenge over losing the Dominion War. This could get good.

Here are some screenshots from the episode:

Finally, a good wide shot of the bridge with half-way decent lighting.

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Bajoran earrings certainly look different now, at least this one does. It's on the wrong ear, too. You'd think that'd be something they couldn't possibly get wrong.

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The classic trope of the bridge blowing up during an attack is still a thing, haha.

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A model of Voyager in Seven's quarters.

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They're doing the Changeling effect differently. I suppose it was inevitable with advances in CGI. Here's a splitscreen of the one on the Titan.

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And the one that Worf and Raffi captured on M'Talas Prime.

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Here's the portal weapon being used to keep the Titan from escaping.

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And here it's used to cause the Titan to be hit with her own torpedoes. I mean, wow. That portal weapon is something else. Great idea on the part of the writers.

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Again, I really liked this episode. It was strange and somewhat disturbing to see the falling out between Riker and Picard at the end, but that'll almost certainty be remedied as we move forward.

And what could the nebula be? There's something large enough in the center to have a gravity well, and the Titan was getting bio signs from it. That reminded me of a couple of Voyager episodes. They ran into large, nebula-like beings on more than one occasion.

 
 
 
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2  author  Dig    last year

Oops. I almost forgot a couple of things.

Worf had some great lines in this one.

I am Worf, son of Mogh, House of Martok, son of Sergey, House of Rozhenko, bane to the Duras family, slayer of Gowron. I have made some chamomile tea. Do you take sugar?

And...

Beheadings are on Wednesdays.

And here's something I just learned. The computer voice on the Eleos (Crusher's ship in the first two episodes) was voiced by an actress named Amy Earhart. According to IMDb she's a real life cousin of Amelia Earhart on her father's side. How cool is that?

It would have been mind blowing if she'd been old enough to play Amelia Earhart in Voyager's second season opener back in the fall of '95, but she was only 15 or so. I mean, can you imagine how awesome that would have been? 

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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2.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Dig @2    last year

The chamomile tea line cracked me up.  Could there be a less Klingon drink?  Other than prune juice, I mean?

 
 
 
Dig
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2.1.1  author  Dig  replied to  sandy-2021492 @2.1    last year
Could there be a less Klingon drink?  Other than prune juice, I mean?

Decaf Raktajino? :)

 
 
 
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2.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Dig @2    last year

OMG, those were amazing lines. He was priceless in this role. 

I didn't know about the Amelia Earhart connection.

Very cool.

Btw, best ep yet. 

I am not sure how Riker and Piccard's relationship will be after this.

 
 
 
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2.2.1  author  Dig  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.2    last year

Surely the writers will fix Picard and Riker. I'm just wondering how many episodes it'll take.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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3  sandy-2021492    last year

I enjoyed this one, too.  I probably enjoyed seeing Shaw bleed a little too  much :)

I thought Riker was perhaps a bit unfair to Picard, who sort of had a point, anyway.  They kept running out of places to hide, and were unable to make a run for it.  Fighting was the only option that remained, IMO.

I enjoyed the interactions between Worf and Raffi, especially when they played good cop/bad cop, with Worf being a very unlikely good cop.

I was glad to see Beverly show up the arrogant Trill doctor.  Didn't she know she was working with a legend?

I think the only thing I really didn't like was the unsteady camera during some of the dialogue scenes.  I know they're supposed to be drifting, and possibly having a bumpy ride, but the camera seemed to be very shaky at times that the characters seemed to have no trouble keeping their balance or footing.  I found that to be distracting.

 
 
 
Dig
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3.1  author  Dig  replied to  sandy-2021492 @3    last year
I probably enjoyed seeing Shaw bleed a little too  much

Yeah, haha. At least he's been acting a little better than in the first episode. I half expected him to throw Riker and Picard in the Brig in the last episode, but he didn't.

I thought Riker was perhaps a bit unfair to Picard, who sort of had a point, anyway.

True. That was harsh.

Hey, does the guy who plays the Changeling on the Titan look familiar to you? I've seen him somewhere else, but I can't remember where. Was he in Star Trek before? I can't find the actor's name yet, or I'd look him up on IMDb.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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3.1.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Dig @3.1    last year

He did, but I also can't place him.  This is one of the few times I'm a bit disappointed that I'm not able to see the full credits after an episode.  I don't know about your app, but mine cuts off the credits and tries to move you on to another episode, whether there is one or not.  At least with Netflix, I can click on "watch credits", if I'm quick enough.

 
 
 
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3.1.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  sandy-2021492 @3.1.1    last year

Starting his acting career at age six, Dekker was first seen in the soap The Young and the Restless . He then appeared in Star Trek Generations , two episodes of Star Trek: Voyager and the film Village of the Damned (1995). Dekker also appeared as a child actor on Seinfeld (season 5, episode 16, 1994) and as Bobby (season 7, episode 4, 1995). In 1997, he became a regular on the Disney Channel show Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show which is based on the movie of the same name where he played Nick Szalinski for three years. After the show ended in 2000, he went on to appear in Run of the House , Fillmore! , CSI: Crime Scene Investigation , House , Boston Public , Reba and 7th Heaven . He appeared in films such as Campus Confidential and An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster . Dekker has won three Young Artist Awards for his work in The Land Before Time films and one for his guest appearance on Boston Public . In 2001, he played the part of young Donny Osmond in the film Inside the Osmonds .

He's a  Trek  alum.

 
 
 
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3.1.3  sandy-2021492  replied to  sandy-2021492 @3.1.2    last year

Oh, I misread your comment.  I was remembering the Changeling Raffi and Worf captured.

I don't recognize the Chageling on the Titan.

 
 
 
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3.1.4  author  Dig  replied to  sandy-2021492 @3.1.3    last year

Wow, he played one of the kids in Janeway's holodeck program early on. I never would have made the connection. That's pretty cool.

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3.1.5  author  Dig  replied to  sandy-2021492 @3.1.3    last year
I don't recognize the Chageling on the Titan.

I did a reverse image search with his screenshot and figured it out. He's Chad Lindberg. Looking at his filmography I wouldn't know him from much, except maybe an X-Files episode in 1998. I don't know why he seemed so familiar to me.

Oh, well. He's listed as Ensign Foster in the Picard credits on IMDb.

 
 
 
Dig
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3.1.6  author  Dig  replied to  sandy-2021492 @3.1.1    last year
I don't know about your app, but mine cuts off the credits and tries to move you on to another episode, whether there is one or not.

I can watch the credits no problem. I just checked and didn't get the 'watch next episode' thing at all. That seems a little weird, actually. I can't remember if I get it with other shows on Paramount or not. I'll look for it in the future, now that I'm curious.

Do you get yours through Prime? If so, that may be why.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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3.1.7  sandy-2021492  replied to  Dig @3.1.6    last year

Yes, I have Paramount Plus as a channel through Prime.

 
 

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