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Patrick Stewart to return as Jean-Luc Picard

CBS has some good news this week. First they announced their CBS All-Access streaming service is doing well with over 2 Million subscribers. One could guess that a large number of those subscribers are attributed to it's Star Trek revival series, Star Trek: Discovery. These favorable numbers undoubtedly led to the second announcement which is a new Star Trek series starring Sir Patrick Stewart who will be returning to his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. CBS has a history of seeing success with a show and then mirroring it in spin off shows, like the 12 versions of CSI and NCIS they produced over the last 2 decades. It seems like Star Trek is the next franchise to get the CBS treatment.  

Stewart helped make the announcement himself at the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention as seen in the video above. “I will always be very proud to have been a part of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but when we wrapped that final movie in the spring of 2002, I truly felt my time with Star Trek had run its natural course,” Stewart said. “It is, therefore, an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Seeking out new life for him, when I thought that life was over.” We haven't seen Stewart as Picard since 2002's underrated (fight me, it's good) Star Trek: Nemesis film. 

I can't wait for Star Trek: Los Angeles and Star Trek: Miami. Make it so!

 

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Netflix's Image Issue

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While perusing Netflix I, like I am sure many others, took note of all the strange images from movies and TV shows they chose for certain selections. Often times they make no sense when taken out of context. Like the Friends image is Ross wearing a very small "Frankie Says Relax" shirt or for Face/Off it's just Nicolas Cage screaming in prison. If you have no exposure to either of those, you'd assume Ross body swapped with a woman or child and Nicolas Cage is... Well the picture really does sum us Cage in all his glory.

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But take certain lesser known project like The Gift or Inconceivable. They look as confused as the perspective viewer as to what the movie is about. Now sure, you have the description you can refer to but it's the initial image that piques your interest and in comparison Next looks like a cop film while the Departed looks like Marky-Mark is making eyes as some lady. It's bizarre.

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I thought that perhaps it was a copyright issue with whoever makes the posters maybe but no, Netflix themselves fall victim to the vagueness issue with their own properties. I have no idea why that girl is sitting on a football field but I suppose by the end of it I'll have 13 reasons. 

I reached out to Netflix to inquire as to how they pick the images they do for certain shows and by the time I'm writing this piece, I have not received a reply. In the event they do let me know, I will make sure to update with their response. In the meantime, why do you think they do this and what have you found while going through Nextlix that had you perplexed? Let me know. Until then, happy streaming!  

Posted on June 13, 2018 .