Don't know if I agree with this. Insurrection showed the Federation had not so good side when the were willing to violate the Prime Directive itself in order to create the Fountain of Youth.I made it through four episodes before calling it quits. Like Discovery, these writers don't seem to understand what Star Trek is about. They wanted it to be dark and gritty and "adult" and it all falls flat on its face for me.
Star Trek is supposed to present an optimistic vision of humanity's future. We've (mostly) overcome our prejudice and greed to set out into the galaxy. Picard throws that to the side with its premise. The idea of the Federation abandoning the Romulans is ridiculous, especially after the events of Deep Space 9. The Romulans were instrumental in defeating the Dominion, and the stage was set for actual peace between the Romulans and the Federation. Would there still be distrust and animosity? Sure, but even the Federation presented in DS9 wouldn't leave an entire race to die. And then Picard becoming persona non grata for pushing back against that? Probably the most decorated and respected officer in Starfleet history? I don't think so. And I'm completely ignoring everything about Picard's character in TNG that seems to be forgotten.
The writers of Discovery and Picard need to watch Deep Space 9 a few dozen times and learn how to do "dark" Trek properly. DS9 was full of shades of gray with characters who were multi-faceted and had complex motivations. It even had a more "human" Starfleet, rife with deceit and treachery. Discovery and Picard just have characters dropping unnecessary f-bombs and big explosions.
Maybe, but I think Q is a character that needs time to breath. He's always been far more interesting on the show, often because they've given it time to explore.I always wished that they had done a Next Generation Q movie, would have been better than Nemesis
Another wish was a TNG Mirror Universe episode
I would think a movie would give more time to exploreMaybe, but I think Q is a character that needs time to breath. He's always been far more interesting on the show, often because they've given it time to explore.