The Emotional Power of a Scene with Few Words: As We get Ready for Picard Let's Look Back at This Forgotten Gem Between Picard and Chief O'Brien

excelsiorlef

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This came up in my Youtube feed today... and i just felt like making a thread on it.

The emotion here present in just mostly two proud men looking at each other is remarkable. The dialogue here is minimal, the performances are entirely in how they look at each other.

The beauty of Picard being the one to beam O'Brien off the ship. The focus on Picard's face afterwards.

It's enough to make you cry, and it did for me.

Just a beautiful scene.

And a simple example of why Picard was such a great Captain, he cared deeply about his crew even though not on the bridge

Can you believe it got cut in syndication? Criminal.
 

weemadarthur

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It is when I do it intentionally to get a reaction!
You should have chosen a different reason, if you wanted to be believable. This just looks like a facesaving attempt. If you had gone with “inside joke” then I would have been wrong. But as is, you have still failed to acknowledge the best star trek movie.
 

Sgt. Demblant

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Great scene.
But all I could think of for some reason was the transporter accident from Star Trek The Motion Picture.

All I'm saying is that someone should cut those two scenes together.
 

hendersonhank

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Off-topic but why does virtually every video I try to click on on ResetERA immediately switch to "Video unavailable"? I then don't even get the option to watch it on Youtube. 90% of all Youtube embeds here don't work for me.
 

weemadarthur

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Off-topic but why does virtually every video I try to click on on ResetERA immediately switch to "Video unavailable"? I then don't even get the option to watch it on Youtube. 90% of all Youtube embeds here don't work for me.
Are you outside the USA? Use a browser that doesn’t support....i dunno....flash maybe? Some videos on youtube won’t function unless the player has a proper plugin.
 

BuddyDharma

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Off-topic but why does virtually every video I try to click on on ResetERA immediately switch to "Video unavailable"? I then don't even get the option to watch it on Youtube. 90% of all Youtube embeds here don't work for me.
A lot of youtube videos don't play when embedded on other sites. I just get into the habit of opening the clip in a new tab from the get go.
 

djkimothy

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Not enough lens flares and shaky cam amiright!? And they should be yelling at each other their orders.
 

Principate

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DS9 had so much chemistry between the cast that this parting doesn't hit as hard in retrospect.

The one thing DS9 did expertly was true friendship and respectful hatred. You could feel the connection between two characters whether they liked or hated each.