Post by stargazer1682 on Mar 28, 2020 15:43:44 GMT
I think most people here can probably guess where I'm going with this.
What if the entirety of Star Trek Picard was all just a delusion Picard was experiencing, due to his Irumodic Syndrome? It would certainly explain a lot of the inconsistencies and contrived elements seen in season 1.
Perhaps things aren't quite so bleak in the "real world" of Star Trek, as they are in Picard's mind. I even kind of suspected it in one of the early episodes; after Dahj died and Picard, Laris and Zhaban review the security footage of the explosion and don't see Dahj or the Romulans who attacked them. They of course speculate that the footage had been wiped, but it seemed just as plausible that they were never actually there; and while the explosion obviously did happen, it was something innocuous or an accident, possibly caused unintentionally by a disoriented Picard.
It could even go back to the reason he left Starfleet. He of course remembers it the way he wants to remember it; forced out because of his convictions, when really there had started to be incidents brought on by the early onset of his condition that made his judgement less reliable.
This of course would be a sad development in the life and career of a man who was once so revered and had complete control of his mental faculties, brought low. But such is life.
And perhaps not all of it turns out to be a complete delusion. Picard is Don Quixote, and while much of what he thinks is occurring isn't really happening, his condition might make him more susceptible or conscious of certain things that no one else is aware of; and they might find out that sometimes windmills are in fact giants.