Separate posts from my previous for a content reasons. I've watched the trailer a few times, and a few things stick out at me, some like neon
-- Hooded Mystery Girl (around 0:37) has been suggested to be Data's daughter, Lal, ressurected. I doubt that. One, she doesn't look
like or remind me of Hallie Todd's Lal at ALL. Yeah, androids are in the position to be able to transfer to a new metal sack at any point, but this
one just doesn't seem to all that likely to me. And two, three things are much more likely.
First, she could be a blossoming new Borg queen/manufactured Frankenqueen if they changed the methods for putting one in place or someone tried to put
one in place from the outside. Not too likely, IMO, though. More likely than being Lal, but still not that likely overall. Why bother with a
convoluted way when you can just assimilate one.
Second, she could be anti-Borg virus Typhoid Mary like Icheb was, only gone waaaaay wrong. I think that has the most potential to it, considering the
implied show theme (I'll get to that in a minute)
Third, and god I'm hoping, she could be Sela's daughter. I'm not sure to what storyline end here, but she would be a GREAT twist, and if she's running
from Rommie Mommy, I'd lose my s# to see Denise Crosby back in the role as much as I'd lose my s# to see Q come back.
-- Dem black dual-barrel phasers, sweeeeeet!
-- Around 0:57, Romulan fighters???
-- Immediately after potential Romulan fighters, Tal Shiar doing nefarious research on humanoid subjects?
-- 1:02, "This facility has gone 5843 days without an assimilation"
is in BOTH English and Romulan. And the RSE emblem is
plastered all over the rail posts. Obviously a Romulan facility, and probably more likely Tal Shair than Star Navy. Getting blatant prison/internment
camp vibes from this one, but not sure if freed Borg, or unwilling test subjects.
Also, if you look closely behind the armed guards standing watch, there's Borg regeneration alcoves.
-- 1:07, total throwback to Who Watches The Watchers
. Probably just an homage to the episode, and not a hint at the
protoVulcan Mintakans or Mintaka III in general appearing, though.
-- 1:08, damn, transporters have come a long way!
-- 1:13, long-haired Romulan is a new one to digest, but I imagine if anyone left Romulan territory via the Reunificationist
underground or any other means of an Out, they didn't keep the Empire's standard haircut.
-- 1:25-ish, "she has no idea what she truly is"
and 1:31, "She's the end of all, she's the destroyer"
nascent queen/Tyhpoid Mary ideas more merit, I'm just not sure which.
-- 1:33, looks like the Romulans have themselves a cube toy to play with. Probably where their prison is, given those regeneration
alcoves behind the guards.
-- 1:42, sassy Seven is a much improved Seven. She's had a few decades to become comfy with being human and acting like one, so it
wasn't entirely unexpected on many Trekkies' part (mine included) if the role was ever reprised.
-- 2:00, Data or B-4? My money is on B-4's body, with either Data's, er, uploaded data
still fleshing itself out all these
years later, or Picard's on a holodeck playing cards. Either is very possible.
I will say the digital de-aging done to Spiner is way better than I expected, but it probably isn't Final Release polished yet. OR, the visual
differences are to literally distinguish B-4's appearance from Data's, and it's exactly as it they wanted him to look.
So, my takeaway from this short teaser is that it's obviously surrounding the Romulans and Borg. Now, the show's staff is already well known to have
been meeting with Star Trek: Online's staff, and if that's the case, they obviously were going over the Romulan-Borg research arc. That arc had a hell
of a lot of potential, and if they're expanding on it in this show, it might knock our socks off.
And Sela damn well might show up at some point, she should be Empress or at least Praetor, by now (assuming minor deviations and not exact mirroring)
anyway if the STO arc is being mirrored/followed even loosely.
Edit: Got a head of myself here and forgot about Seven and Picard teaming up. Who better to get into some anti-Borg business than 2 former drones who
got very close to the queen?
2020, eh? I'm gonna drive myself nuts the next few months < sigh >
edit on 7/21/2019 by Nyiah because: (no reason given)