In Review: Star Trek: Picard (S3 – EP10) The Last Generation

With pretty much most of Starfleet under the control of the Borg. Picard and generations of crews both old and new fight together to save the galaxy from the greatest threat they've ever faced.

Synopsis: With pretty much most of Starfleet under the control of the Borg. Picard and generations of crews both old and new fight together to save the galaxy from the greatest threat they’ve ever faced.


The Story

Having brought Enterprise D back for one last adventure. Picard and his crew both new and old set about stopping The Borg Queen from annihilating Earth. Added to that they also have to rescue Jack from the Borg’s collective. So while Picard, Worf, and Riker beam to the Borg Ship. Geordie takes command of The Enterprise and waits for Picard and the others to come through with the Codes that they need to destroy the Borgs communications device.

Meanwhile on The Titan. Seven of Nine and Raffi put together a ramshackle group of survivors in order to retake the ship and assist Picard and Enterprise D by buying them as much time as possible.


The Acting

We get some phenomenal acting performances in this final episode as Picard and his crew saves the Galaxy for one final time. Patrick Stewart is brilliant throughout the story as he powers through the episode at Warp 9. His scenes throughout the story are wonderful. But the best scene and the one that really brought a tear to my eye was when Picard manages to rescue Jack from the Borg Queen.  Stewart’s reconciliation scene with Jack is brilliantly done and a credit to both Stewart and Ed Speleers.

We also get some great moments from Worf and Riker (Michael Dorn and Jonathan Frakes) as Worf and Riker fend off some Borg. When Worf appears to be injured from doing hand-to-hand combat with the Borg. Riker is somewhat bemused as to why Worf didn’t use the phaser that he had in the hilt of his sword. Worf simply says Swords are fun.

We also get more great moments from Brent Spiner as the new and more human version of Data. Specifically, the moment where Data says he has a gut feeling that he can fly the Enterprise through the Borg ship and reach the communications device, which they need to destroy. It’s a great moment in which  LeVar Burton, Marina Sirtis, and Gates McFadden also get to shine.

Finally, we also get really strong performances from Jeri Ryan and Michelle Hurd takes command of Titan and buys Picard the time he needs. Seeing Seven of Nine in command is awesome and Ryan does a brilliant job of selling it. I loved the scene where she told a rather nervous pilot, “You’ve got this.” I also liked her speech to the gathered crew.





This was a brilliant send-off for the Next Generation crew and does some work over the course of the last 20 minutes to set up things for a potential spin-off by giving us the Enterprise – G under the command of Seven of Nine with Ensign Jack Crusher given a role in the command crew and Raffi as first Officer and Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut as Ensign Sidney La Forge at the helm. And this is a spin-off that I’d like to see come to fruition and I am pretty sure that I am not the only fan that feels that way. 

Ed Speleers, Jeri Ryan, and Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut have fantastic onscreen chemistry and worked well together throughout the series. So it would be great to see them return in a new Star Trek series about the adventures of Enterprise G. So I hope the powers that be at Paramount listen to the fans and bring Terry Matalas in to make this series.

Star Trek: Picard (S3 - EP10) The Last Generation
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