“Assuming that the Titan is still in service — probably a reasonable assumption — she’s nearly a decade in Riker’s rear-view, and he in hers,” Chabon says. “It’s off somewhere in the galaxy exploring strange new worlds, seeking out new life, etc. This brand new Curiosity-class ship was freshly crewed up and ready to go.”
Give me Riker before he was retired in charge of the Titan. Give him some synths, perhaps Brent Spiner as some other Data-relative or having his memories implanted, Worf at tactical, Geordie Laforge as the Scotty of the engine room, Counselor Deanna Troi as the new Number One, Dr. Crusher in charge of medical or as a hologram assisting a new doctor. Send this crew out into the great unknown.
There we go. That’s the series that, with the right humanity and solid writing and acting, would be worth seeing. Those of you reading that stayed with Picard longer than me, what do you want to see happen for the next Star Trek?
So this has been done primarily so you can binge the 10 episode season of Star Trek: Picard (see: Done Watching and Reviewing Star Trek: Picard), but I’d recommend binge watching the original Twilight Zone — including the hour long season four episodes (not available on any other streaming service) — heck, even Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone first season in black and white or one of the many classic TV shows you might not even realize were CBS shows. All, in my opinion, are superior to Picard, but binge it and draw your own conclusions.
To take advantage of the deal, sign up for CBS All Access using the code GIFT anytime before April 23rd. As part of that process, you’ll need to create an account and give CBS a credit card to charge when the month is up; the monthly payment will automatically renew once the free trial is up.
Free is a great price, although will admit feeling a bit of “haha sucks to be you” for paying for two months to see Picard, which was underwhelming, only to find out that CBS would let everybody see it for free. Oh well, that’s the risk we take.
Even if Picard doesn’t do it for you, CBS has some great IP in their vault. I Love Lucy, The Brady Bunch, Cheers, Family Ties, Happy Days, Hawaii Five-O, Mission Impossible (!), Perry Mason (!), Twilight Zone (!), The Odd Couple, Taxi and more!
It’s a good service to relive some really fantastic TV shows. Their movie offering is very small, perhaps a couple dozen titles at the most. Don’t join CBS All Access for movies, you can do much better with Amazon Prime, Netflix or Hulu, but they have some TV shows that are well worth watching and rewatching.