Depart a Remark
As Star Trek: Picard closes the door on Season 1 and appears forward to Season 2, showrunner Michael Chabon is reflecting on the inaugural season of the sequence. The showrunner admitted forward of the Season 1 finale that whereas there have been some fan reactions he anticipated when writing the present, others nonetheless took him unexpectedly.
Most notably, Michael Chabon revealed that he was particularly stunned to see how the Star Trek fandom reacted to the deaths of returning characters Hugh and Icheb. Whereas each characters held comparatively minor roles throughout the franchise total, followers had blended reactions to the deaths normally. Chabon referenced their deaths in a dialog with Selection, and the way that response blindsided him.
I’ll say, I don’t suppose I fairly understood that there have been going to be individuals who can be upset a few character’s dying no matter how that character died. That merely the actual fact of a personality dying — that was not okay with them. Even when I had recognized that I might have in the end dismissed it as a result of it appears — I simply don’t perceive tv in that approach.
Michael Chabon spent a majority of his profession as a novelist, which can be why the response of Star Trek: Picard followers took him unexpectedly. Chabon has been a lifelong fan of Star Trek, although maybe he underestimated how a lot followers cared for even the comparatively minor characters.
Extra comprehensible is that Michael Chabon and the Star Trek: Picard crew thought that the style through which the characters died would influence fan response. Chabon defined there have been discussions forward of every dying, and in the end, they justified each exits within the method through which they went down.
In the midst of this season, we present the dying of Icheb, who was a recurring character on Voyager, after which the dying of Hugh, who was a recurring character on TNG. Once we talked about it, we positively had a way of like, there’s in all probability going to be some people who find themselves upset that these characters have died. And we have been okay with that, as a result of we thought in each circumstances, neither dying was gratuitous. The dying of Icheb has now grow to be a part of the story of Seven of 9. It felt fully referred to as for and we couldn’t have advised her story with out it. I imply, the dying of Icheb is upsetting partly as a result of it’s pretty grotesque, which I perceive, but in addition as a result of, , he’s so powerless, he has no company. He’s actually a sufferer. However that isn’t the case with the dying of Hugh. He dies attempting to do what he’s been attempting to do for his whole grownup life, which is assist former Borg. His dying felt significant.
Each Icheb and Hugh have been comparatively small characters on their respective exhibits, so the mindset of honoring the characters with significant exits or utilizing them to push bigger character’s tales is sensible. Hugh appeared in additional episodes of Star Trek: Picard than he did in Star Trek: The Subsequent Era, so it is form of a surprise he was even considered and given such a task within the CBS All Entry sequence in any respect. The Picard staff might’ve let Hugh fade into obscurity, however as a substitute, gave him a significant arc and exit.
Michael Chabon’s interview comes forward of the Season 1 finale of Star Trek: Picard, which some have theorized could have a controversial ending. What could also be extra controversial to followers is Star Trek: Picard‘s willingness to kill legacy characters, which might occur down the stretch. Whether or not it would proceed to be minor characters or characters extra substantial like Worf or Geordi La Forge stays to be seen.
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