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21 minutes ago, cylonchaney said:

Actually, I'm far from alone. That doesn't mean no one liked but there are certainly many who agree with me.

When you say ratings, do you mean as in rotten tomatoes type ratings or do you mean number of people who watched it?

Picard gets 56% from the viewers on RT where the Mandalorian gets 91%.

They are touting how it broke streaming records on CBS all access. It's a very new service so somewhat easy to break records. And you have to take their word for it. Have you seen them report any actual numbers or just phrases like biggest premiere ever on CBS All Access?

The numbers this article links to are based on actual viewers in Canada where it aired on TV.  https://boundingintocomics.com/2020/03/05/star-trek-picard-viewership-plummets-over-half-a-million-in-canada/

It's possible that my dislike of the show and confirmation bias are steering me towards the Trek equivalent of flat earth conspiracy web sites but I don't think so.

Out of curiosity, did you like the show personally?

I too would love to complete the TNG bridge crew and an Enterprise D in the same style as the Enterprises we already have.

I’m going off the numbers from All Access which they did reveal to advertisers at a certain level and am focused on US (no offense). It’s interesting that there’s conflicting info but the book their media team uses doesn’t have the alleged drop to that degree. Rotten tomatoes is cute but not real in my evaluation. Given the production costs and the second season pick up I’m more inclined to believe that there was churn but not half the audience. It would be fascinating to see how it did globally and if the 2nd season was built into the original order. Also the whole future of the franchise is fascinating given Viacom V CBS. 

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1 hour ago, thereasonsy said:

I’m going off the numbers from All Access which they did reveal to advertisers at a certain level and am focused on US (no offense). It’s interesting that there’s conflicting info but the book their media team uses doesn’t have the alleged drop to that degree. Rotten tomatoes is cute but not real in my evaluation. Given the production costs and the second season pick up I’m more inclined to believe that there was churn but not half the audience. It would be fascinating to see how it did globally and if the 2nd season was built into the original order. Also the whole future of the franchise is fascinating given Viacom V CBS. 

Fair enough. I just took minor exception to your statement that ratings suggest I'm alone, and sought to refute it. :) 

If you want to continue this discussion, we should do so on the Star Trek mates thread. I'd still like to know if you liked it or not and if you did, I'd be interested to discuss why in a respectful and friendly manner. If not no worries.

And back to the point of the thread, if we were to get mates, I'd buy anything I could pretend was older Trek or possibly the classic characters. Which characters would you most like to see minimated?

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Mr. Chaney's definitely not alone although the success of CBS' Trek series suggests most Trekkies are embracing the shows. The initial complaints about Discovery seemed to be from "fans" who didn't understand the franchise. They thought casting a Black female lead was simply being politically correct, a decision made to turn Star Trek into a platform for SJWs. As if the franchise had ever been anything else.

That said, I've read complaints about the stories, technology, and other concepts that weren't clearly rooted in xenophobia or racism. However, these criticisms are usually the same kind of trivial nitpicking that the franchise's fandom is famous for.

Like it or not, had Discovery not found a profitable audience for the studio, it wouldn't be entering its fourth season. On the contrary, it's spawned Picard and Lower Decks (both with second season commitments) with three other series on the way.

Hopefully Strange New Worlds is more to the liking of classic viewers but I've never met a Trekkie who didn't complain about some aspect of even their favorite series. It's part of our DNA.

Now, gimme Minimates of all of it, not just TOS. 🖖 🤓

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