February 15, 2020
Episode 4 of Star Trek: Picard featured Michael Chabon, a Jewish novelist, as the single credited writer, and it was just as bad as any of the other episodes. In fact, it was probably worse. This fuels suspicion that this show is in fact actually bad on purpose and intended as an attack on the viewer, given that Chabon, Jew or not, is a New York Times bestselling author who has won multiple prestigious prizes and knows that this is not how you tell a story.
This episode was directed by Trek alum Jonathan Frakes, so some people are acting like it was the best episode yet. However, this is just cognitive bias on their part. Furthermore, being the “best episode of Star Trek: Picard” is like being “the best turd in the toilet.”
The episode begins with yet another flashback, this time to a planet called Vashti, which is a reference to the Book of Esther. Vashti was the queen that was divorced by King Ahasuerus before he married Esther. The Book of Esther is a psycho Jewish revenge tale, and I feel like this show is a Jewish revenge tale against me.
This episode is where we really start to get the heavy Arab messaging to tie to the themes of Donald Trump abandoning refugees. During the early stages of the resettlement plan, before the Federation pulled their resources, Romulans were relocated on a desert planet, and everything there is Arabic.
It’s also filled with Negro Romulans.
Our brave hero JL arrives dressed like a British explorer of Africa.
He is there to meet one of the strongest black women we’ve seen yet on television, who is a – you know – some kind of warrior assassin nun.
The negress warrior nun assassin is raising a little boy, and we learn that black Romulans – incredibly – deal with children the same way as black humans.
Picard’s character is once again disregarded by the writers.
Picard always hated children, and was trying to avoid them.
He would even go off on Wesley, who was a teenager.
The issue with children was a big character issue on The Next Generation, and he tried to deal with it, so you could maybe say that in his sunset years he lightened up around kids, but flashback this takes place right after Nemesis, when he is supposedly the same character we already know.
And in Star Trek: Picard, this new version of Picard, known as “JL,” is in love with this Arabian child, to the point where one wonders if they’re trying to suggest he engaged in pederasty.
He reads “The Three Musketeers” to the boy, and plays sword games with him.
They even stay up late together for reading sessions, which appear to involve intimate touching.
I don’t want to be the guy who assumes that any interactions between men and children are pederastic; I’m just telling you that taking this character who hates children and giving him this love relationship with a child came across as weird.
If I were going to read more into it, I would note that the African explorer garb, as well as the fencing, bring to mind another man, the 19th century British explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton, who was famous for wearing that sort of outfit and for fencing.
I’m a big fan of Sir Richard, and hope he didn’t engage in pederasty. However, he was certainly sexually extreme and appears to have made a point to have all kinds of sex with natives wherever he went – including with the blacks. And he wrote a book on pederasty, which his wife burned when he died, that is said to have cataloged his experiences with the act in Arabia. The book was probably just observations of the pederast culture of the Arabs, which he called “a race of born pederasts,” but people have of course suggested that he himself indulged in it.
So having Sir Patrick Stewart in this love relationship with an Arab boy did appear to be implying something. It certainly would be a weird coincidence otherwise. Especially given the propensity for these lazy Jews to include weird references as a way to imply deeper meaning.
But – whatever. Par for the course here, I guess.
While playing games with the Arab boy, JL gets a call from Raffi who tells him of the android attack on Mars.
JL promises the warrior nuns that he’ll be back, and as we know, that never happens.
After the credits, we’re back in current year and there is a brief pointless scene with the blonde bitch where she’s nagging the pilot about how much she hates outer space. Kind of a weird character trait to put in a Star Trek character, but okay.
Despite being the world’s greatest ever expert in androids, she apparently didn’t have to take any astrophysics classes in school, because she says “come to think of it, there are over 3 billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy.”
Did that really somehow slip past the writing team here, or are they trying to communicate that women are stupid? How is it possible that no one on the writing team for STAR TREK would at not at least say “hold on a second, that sounds like it might be a bit off…”
Even if they were trying to say “women are stupid,” they should have had the man correct her. Because one thing you could always count on Star Trek for is to present current scientific theory accurately. But, this isn’t Star Trek, and no one who would ever enjoy this show could ever also care about how many stars are in the Milky Way, so I guess no one was harmed by this unbelievable idiocy.
After that pointless bit of gibberish, we’re back in Chateau Picard.
JL’s office on the ship is a holodeck model of his vineyard, so the writers can just keep going with that location.
Predictably, JL has ordered the pilot to do a detour to Vashti to see his Arabian boy, now that it’s 14 years later and the boy will be of fighting age.
When the angry negress drug addict second in command gets word that they’re taking this detour – instead of heading directly to “Freecloud” where they are supposed to find Bruce Maddox – she engages in the familiar “woman abuses old white man” ritual of this show, bursting into his vineyard and saying “are you out of your GODDAMN mind???!”
Shortly thereafter, the pilot comes in and says “fucking.”
By the way, Chabon did a Q&A on Instagram and addressed some of the aggressive hatred (anti-Semitism?) coming his way in response to this horrible show.
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He was asked about the profanity – which is something that even the people who are relatively friendly to this show are complaining about – and he said that the only reason that the show never had profanity before is that it wasn’t allowed on television.
This is of course yet another lie from these vile Jews. In fact, just as there was no smoking on the show, because Gene Roddenberry envisioned a future where people were better, there was no profanity on the show, because the use of profanity is never the sign of a healthy social interaction.
In Star Trek IV when the enterprise crew ends up in the 1980s, Captain Kirk is attempting to use profanity to fit in and the best he can come up with is “double dumbass on you!”
This shows that he was totally unfamiliar with the use of profanity. Certainly unfamiliar with the use of 20st century profanity. Putting profanity in this show is simply gross, it does not do anything at all to enhance the show, and it means that it is no longer a family show. Although to be honest, I wouldn’t let kids watch this show anyway, because it is so dark and depressing. Showing dystopian futures to children is a negative action.
We find out in the crew meeting that the system is run by a Romulan warlord with an old Klingon Bird of Prey. He explains his plan to get a warrior from the nuns for his mission which is… to rescue the hapa android girl because he was in love with Data, who is dead, so he wants to save this android who is his “daughter.”
Chabon and Frakes continued the show’s pattern of jumping around everywhere, which is a stylistic choice to make it seem like action is happening when it actually isn’t. We go back to the Borg Cube, with the hapa android who is falling in love with a Romulan spy.
She is doing something that I did not care about at all and we go back to the Mass Effect ship, where JL decides to bribe the people who run the shields of Vashti to let him in after the pilot tells him “a cash gift is always appropriate.”
The new economy of Star Trek has not been explained at all. In the old show, there was no economy, because they had machines called replicators that could create any item for free by assembling the atoms, so there was no purpose for an economy. Now, apparently, there is cash. Such a massive change in the basic dynamics of the universe needs to be explained – what caused the reintroduction of money? Why do people not simply use replicators to create infinity money? – but the entitled Jews writing this show do not bother.
JL is met with a very cold welcome on the planet.
Of course, there is some kind of racist agenda at work, which I did not understand (who are they racist against?).
He meets back up with the negress assassin nun, and she is notably one of the only women in the show who has not started berating him as soon as she saw him.
We then quickly jump back to the hapa for the dumbest scene of this entire show thus far.
She is involved in one of these standard “intense emotion” scenes with the sexy Romulan hipster, talking about something I don’t understand or care about at all.
But then, all of a sudden, we get some happy music, and the whole thing turns into a weird montage of a romantic affair. He says “I’m going to teach you an ancient Borg ritual,” and they… take off their shoes and go sliding down a hallway.
Then they start dancing and kissing.
What in the actual heck?
And does this bitch have a chin implant? She looks like Jay Leno.
I hate this show.
Back on Planet Arabia, JL is complaining about racism on the planet to the black nun (WHO ARE THE ROMULANS RACIST AGAINST ON A ROMULAN PLANET?), and the boy with whom he had the relationship is angry at him. JL learns that the boy, Elnor, has completed his fighting training, but he can never join the nun group, because it is exclusively for women. He has also inexplicably developed an Australian accent.
JL tries to get him to join the mission and he refuses in yet another worthless, dumb drama scene with no stakes.
The pederasty theories intensify here as Elnor says to JL “did you ever miss me?” and JL answers “of course I did…”
JL leaves and goes to the racist bar and throws their racism sign on the ground.
Again, there are only Romulans on this planet, so having a “Romulans only” sign so prominent at the bar makes no sense. But there it is. And JL isn’t going to stand for it.
I don’t know why he wouldn’t stand for it, because in the universe of this show, these Romulans are oppressed victims who were denied rescue by racist white earthlings (the Federation is only Terran humans on this show for some reason, even though it was “The Federation of Planets” involving many races in the old shows). Maybe they put up the sign just in case some of the earthlings that abandoned them – like Picard himself – showed up? They wanted to preempt this exact situation? And wouldn’t that be like Syrian Arabs who were denied rescue by racist whites putting up a sign in Aleppo that says “no whites?” And isn’t that okay in the moral paradigm that this show is promoting?
Isn’t “reverse racism” a canard or a trope or something?
Was JL not literally invading the safe space of an oppressed group? Isn’t that the definition of white supremacy?
I don’t know. These Jews who wrote this show don’t know. It’s probably patriarchal white supremacy that things that happen in a TV show should have to make sense, so whatever.
JL walks into the bar, and there is a menacing negroid Romulan, who doesn’t look like he’s playing games.
The black man confronts him and blames him for the problems the Romulans are experiencing.
He mentions “Wallenberg class transports” – apparently named for Swedish Jew spy Raoul Wallenberg, who allegedly saved Jews from being allegedly made into lampshades by Adolf Hitler during World War II. The ship he remembers getting on was the Nightingale, presumably a reference to a 2015 novel by that name about something something escaping the Nazis. No one could ever accuse this show of not being Jewish enough.
He accuses JL of plotting against him.
This obviously doesn’t make any sense. The guy says he was an ex-senator of the Romulan planetary government – so he presumably understands something about the way governments work, and is not mistaking JL for the King of Earth. But for some reason he holds JL personally responsible for the failure of the rescue mission, even though he knows who he is and knows he was just an admiral. An admiral who aggressively supported the rescue operation.
I guess he’s a space-racist, so he’s just angry for no reason? His motivation is racism? I just don’t know.
He then challenges JL to a sword fight and JL refuses to fight, throwing his sword on the ground.
The Australian Arab lad shows up and threatens the black.
The black anti-human racist does not take kindly to that, and so the Australian Romulan Arab chops his head off.
I don’t know why if he has the ability to just slice his head of with that kind of ease, he wouldn’t just chop his hand off, or incapacitate him in some other way. I guess maybe he’s a sadist?
Or maybe the Jewish writers just hate black people?
He then announces that he’s decided to join JL on his mission. He changed his mind for some reason or perhaps no reason. That worked out for the plot, what with JL having driven himself into a situation where he’s about to be killed.
They beam out just before a guy in the crowd says that a sword won’t stop a phaser and draws his weapon, and we’re left wondering if he is actually planning on carrying that sword – which is a Musketeers style rapier for some convenient reason – around as his main weapon in space. Surely, the whole “don’t bring a knife to a gunfight” issue would be a massive problem on a space adventure.
Back on the Cube, the sexy Romulan hipster’s sister, who was apparently added to the show after people got angry that there were zero attractive women in the cast otherwise, shows up in her brother’s bed.
The sexual tension between these two from the previous episodes intensifies here, and it is clear that they are either trying to copy some kind of Game of Thrones incest theme, or they’re going to end up saying they’re not actually brother and sister. Who cares?
There is a BDSM thing going on in this scene, where the sister, who is wearing a femdom dominatrix suit, starts choking him for some reason.
It isn’t clear from what they’re saying why she’s choking him, but hey – goyim love drama, right?
And I guess it’s hot?
Maybe she is reminding him not to fall in love with the android?
There’s a boring space battle with whoever, and it’s a little bit shocking how unimpressive it is. You’d think that would be one thing they could get right. The pilot – or is he the captain? do I know? do the writers know? does anyone care? – brings in a hologram which speaks Spanish for no reason to help him shoot the space guns. But not even Latin spice could spice up this space fight.
We do see some classic Trek “lean to the left” action, which is kind of hilarious with the 80-year-old JL.
Another ship joins the battle, and gets damaged, and JL says “BEAM HIM IN!”
But it’s no him, goy.
It’s Seven of Nine, who I must say, is looking absolutely fantastic for her age.
I do love to see people taking care of themselves.
If you wondered what the point of the subplot with the Bird of Prey warlord was, there you have it: it introduced what is hopefully the final member of JL’s crew. At the end of episode 4 of 10, we’ve got a crew.
She passes out on the deck and the episode finally, mercifully, ends.
I am left alone in my room, wrestling with the fact that these are 43 minutes of my life that I will never get back.
But I do it all for you, the reader.