Last week saw the series finale of Star Trek: Picard, a little over three years after the show premiered.
This post contains spoilers. Don’t read any further if you haven’t seen Picard season 3. There is also discussion of seasons 1 and 2.
2022 will go down in history as a year. There was turmoil in the wider world and political upheaval at home.
Anyway, here are some films I watched and enjoyed.
The first gay rom-com (by a major studio). Billy Eichner plays Bobby, an uptight, slightly whiny gay man, who falls in love with Aaron (Luke Macfarlane), a straight-acting jock type. But — who would have thought it? — the relationship is rocky and punctuated by awkward moments and personality clashes before they eventually realise they are perfect for each other.
Sadly the film didn’t do too well at the box office. Maybe Eichner’s character was a bit too annoying, maybe the straights were scared off by the four-way sex scene, or maybe there were too many jokes about gay culture that only make sense to someone who has a lifetime subscription to the Advocate and has seen every episode of Drag Race. It was probably a little too gay to entice the straights in. Not that they should have diluted the gayness for more mainstream appeal. Quite the opposite: they should have gone the whole hog and left in the rimming scene.
Tomorrow, Star Trek: Picard will start streaming around the world on Amazon Prime, a day after it premiered on the US-only streaming service, CBS All Access.
Anticipation for this series has been building, ever since the announcement in summer 2018 that Patrick Stewart was reprising his iconic role from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Star Trek is set in an atheist future, but… Oh my GOD!!! https://t.co/sNsH5OWpn9
— Robert Hampton (@Hampo) August 4, 2018