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The line Et in Arcadia ego has been used in many works of art and literature. The first clear use, which established it as a set phrase/motif, is a painting by Guercino from c.1620, showing two shepherds against an idyllic pastoral background, looking at a skull and blowfly on a pedestal; this line is inscribed on the pedestal. The next well-known use is ...


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It is unlikely that Dahj is a copy of Lal. Lal, introduced as Data's daughter in TNG Season 3, Episode 16 ("The Offspring"), and Dahj Asha, introduced in Picard Season 1, Episode 1 ("Remembrance") are not likely to be the same individual, as I will argue below (but first with some background). Lal was a positronic android fashioned by Data himself, much to ...


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The Romulan Star Empire appears to be gone The supernova decimated the Romulans. While they may still have a government, they clearly are no longer the political power they were during the TNG era. We see humans and Romulans interacting freely in Whatever political forces existed that kept other races out appears to be gone. Picard's staff are likely ...


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I believe he had four pips inside a rectangular bar. That makes him an admiral which matches all the references I've seen; e.g. Admiral Jean-Luc Picard, Retired¹.         First image is a screenshot from the flashback scene in ST-PIC S01E03 'The End is the Beginning' immediately following Starfleet's acceptance of ...


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Why wouldn't Picard recognize Seven of Nine? Looking just at the canon of Star Trek: Voyager, we know that the Voyager crew is the only ship to make it to the Delta Quadrant and back. In addition, they had a rather extensive experience with the Borg in the process. The very fact that they went out to the Delta Quadrant and back means that as soon as they ...


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You have asked three questions, I will go through them one by one. The Golden Gate Bridge is still there, there is no need to tear it down with no reason We have seen the Golden Gate Bridge several times in Star Trek. I can't remember if we saw it in the future during "The Voyage Home", but we can see it clearly in Discovery's episode "Such Sweet Sorrow": ...


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No. This anti-android stuff is new to the Picard show. See a comparison to TNG's the Defector.


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The political landscape has changed dramatically. First of all, we learned in Star Trek (2009) that the destruction of the Hobus star in 2387 had obliterated the home solar system of the Romulan people (including the planets Romulus and Remus) and effectively removed the centre of power of the Romulan Star Empire. As we can see from even the first two ...


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No. Soong created Lore first, then Data. This is confirmed by Soong himself in TNG: Brothers: DATA: Lore also told me the colonists petitioned you to replace him with a less perfect android. SOONG: The last thing you should think of yourself as, Data, is less perfect. The two of you are virtually identical, except for a bit of programming. DATA: It ...


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As you can see from VOY: Endgame, the Golden Gate Bridge of 2394 houses some manner of travel system, comprising individual small cars traveling at high speeds inside a series of transparent tubes, possibly some kind of mass-transit facility.


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I think, and I admit that this is just speculation, that it's a mix of Spiner wearing an improved version of the Data makeup and some digital de-aging but not an entirely CGI character. Data's face in the new pictures looks rounder and softer, closer to how Spiner's looks now, with a much less prominent chin. So if any de-aging is applied, they seem to ...


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Michael Chabon (Picard showrunner) posted a video on Instagram answering some fan questions. Nothing about Oh's name origin in the video, but people asked many more questions in the comments section. One question was directly related to the origin of Oh's name and race. And this was Mr Chabon's response. So we can glean several things from this. The name ...


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Nope. First...honestly, it doesn't sound like Burnham at all, at least to me. Second, from the dialogue is evident that she is speaking now. She tells to Picard "15 years ago, you [...]", so she must be living in Picard's same period of time, and we know now that Burnham has lived in Picard's past and in Picard's distant future. Third, a quick search on ...


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It's unclear what really happened in the Neutral Zone, and if the Borg actually assimilated anyone It might be a plot hole, but there really is no sufficient information on what happened. This is what we know: The outposts weren't simply destroyed, they where "scooped off the planet", which is something we haven't seen on screen yet: DATA: Captain, ...


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If you recall from TNG 'Descent' episodes (parts I and II), the Enterprise-D encountered Transwarp conduits which were apparently set up by the Borg. Since those conduits were set up decades ago (and by renegade Borg separated from the Collective), its very possible those conduits operate on slightly different principles and as a result are slower than the ...


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The Borg aren't the Zhat Vash's problem. If a live Borg cube starts rampaging through Romulan space, the Romulan fleet will come out in force. It's the seductive nature of artificial intelligence, where it was too late when it developed past tipping point and turned upon its creators, that the Zhat Vash defend against. Consider also, as a secret ...


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They rehash their old standpoints in that very scene: Clancy: The Romulans were our enemies, and we tried to help them for as long as we could, but even before the synthetics attacked Mars, fourteen species within the Federation said 'Cut the Romulans loose, or we'll pull out.' It was a choice between allowing the Federation to implode, or letting the ...


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As I see it, there are two parts to the question. Why are they working for Picard, and in apparently subservient roles? AND How are they permitted by Authorities to be so close with Picard? To answer the 2nd part, Picard is no longer part of Starfleet. Starfleet does not control Earth, and nor does the Federation. So those who might object to this close ...


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It's a reference to a rather mysterious phrase used by several painters Many articles are written about the mysterious phrase. They try to explain the origin of the words or what the phrase is specifically meant to express. Written in Latin, the words ‘Et in Arcadia Ego’ roughly translate to ‘even in Arcadia I’ or ‘And in Arcadia I go’. Because of the ...


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I was confusing the source of the Kelvin Timeline (Kelvin Universe) and did not realize that the destruction of Romulus occurred in the Prime Timeline. It was Spock's failed attempt to stop the destruction of Romulus, that produced the Kelvin Universe.


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No. Xenomorphs are part of a fictional universe created by Ridley Scott and Dan O'Bannon, and expanded upon by countless other authors. Romulans are part of a fictional universe created by Gene Roddenberry, and expanded upon by many authors, directors and screen writers. There is no cross-over between these universes in canon.


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Soong was attempting to create the positronic brain, something which nobody in Star Trek canon has been able to replicate (meaning it is exceptionally difficult). Memory Alpha's synopsis of B4 adds some clarity B-4 was a prototype android constructed by Doctor Noonian Soong on Omicron Theta in the 2330s. He was one of three failed prototypes and the only ...


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Being a Starfleet Admiral doesn't appear to be a pre-requisite for being granted command of a fleet of ships. In DS9: Sacrifice of Angels, Captain Sisko is appointed to lead the fleet (comprising elements of the Second, Fifth and Ninth fleets) conducting "Operation Return", retaking Deep Space Nine and the Bajoran wormhole. This fleet is one of the ...


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No. Data was created after Lore with different programming. From his Wikipedia article: In "Datalore", Data discovers his amoral brother, Lore, and learns that he was created after Lore. Furthermore Data and Lore are not the only androids constructed by Dr. Soong: Because of Julianna Soong's inability to conceive children, Data has at least five ...


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In Voyager Infinite Regress, we see that Seven develops a form of dissociative identity disorder, with multiple personalities surfacing. We later learn that these are all people she's assimilated, which is noteworthy because one of them is a woman from the USS Melbourne from the Battle of Wolf 359. (How Seven survived the battle deserves its own question on ...


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Not all of the drones were still in a drone state. By blowing them outside the cube, they were potentially jeopardizing the ones who had been reclaimed. Then there's the fact that Seven had fired them all up to use them to fight against the Zhat Vash. Having your whole army jettisoned into space (even if they wouldn't be harmed by it) wasn't good for her (...


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Lal and Dahj couldn't be one and the same "daughter" of Data.


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At the moment, there's no certainty they are the same person. The original Lal died/shut down in ST:TNG. Dahj might be a recreation of Lal (plenty of theories around), but is not the original and no reason they would have the same face for Picard to recognise.


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Almost certainly recreated. This IO9 article talks about Picard's admiral uniform, which has not been seen before in canon (meaning they made it) Then there's the fact that Brent Spiner is... well... Here's original TNG Data And 30 years later, there's more of him to love. Here he is in Picard I doubt he would fit in uniforms from 1997 (TNG end) or 2002 (...


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Picard has been depicted on screen during the following time periods. This is a Community Wiki answer so that anyone can update it during ST:Picard, or for any times that may have been missed. 3.5 billion years in the past (All Good Things) 1893 (Time's Arrow part II) 2063 (ST:First Contact) 2327 (TNG:Tapestry flashback) 2364 through 2370 (TNG show timeline)...


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