I’m never the only one who wants to see more Deanna, and so many episodes have flown by. When will we see you again? No spoilers, of course. I’m dying for the Imzadi reunion. ❤️
So, just saw Episode 7. At this point, Terry Matalas is dangling me by a string. That’s all.
I saw Picard season 3 episode 6. The last few seconds is when Troi finally made her appearance. I’m hope that this means that she’ll play a much bigger part of the last 4 episodes. Let’s wait and see what happens. People say one thing and the polar opposite happens. Maybe, it’s true that she’ll have a lot bigger role in the remaining episodes. Maybe it’s not as much as we all hoped for.
I just finished having a conversation with Terry Matalas over on Twitter. Terry said that Marina would be showing up in the sixth episode and that fans will not be disappointed. I was very honest and told him how I felt regarding Marina (along with LeVar, but that is another conversation). As I have been a fan for some time, I told Terry how many (not all) fans of Marina didn't have much faith in what he said because of how Deanna was treated in the past. It's not that we didn't get to see Troi, but her appearances in the past would have difficulty passing both the Bechdel test (what women talk about), the Maki Mori test (if a woman has a story arc of her own that doesn't rotate around a man), and Johanson analysis (how women are represented in terms of their sexuality, gender, power they have, etc). It was not that the writers failed to allow her to have an appearance, she was given much agency beyond certain tropes and the fans have not seen how she has grown as an individual and as a Star Fleet officer. Matalas read this and reiterated his point that all would be fine. He also spotted my spelling error (LeForge [which is a norm of several spelling forms in Europe] and LaForge [which is the norm in the US]. I tried to correct my autocorrect, which refused to cooperate, leading to Matalas and others taking the micky out of me for my poor spelling which in real life I have. 🤣 My discussion was met with a mixed response: hardcore Troi fans agreed wholehearted with me while others tried to gaslight me by saying that I should shut up and be more appreciative. I countered with if the writers had treated Data, Seven, Spock or even Kirk like they have treated Troi in the past, they would also be up in arms. I also said that every character should have not just a cameo but an opportunity to shine with their own arc. I am not ungrateful, but to waiting is just killing me. To be ask to wait for six episodes by the franchise for me as a consumer is just to long because everyone else isn't waiting to get on screen. However, I was totally negative. I wrote if Matalas is able to make a sow into a silk purse, he will get major props from me. I also thanked him for his writing, creativity and for taking my concerns seriously. Peace!
Old enough to open my mouth and not care what people think any more because when I kept it closed people didn't listen and tried to walk over me!
Maybe that's what Marina meant when she said she hoped we wouldn't be disappointed? I'm hoping she's in the REST of the episodes...
I heard it was next week?