As many of you who are long-term readers know, I’m a huge Star Trek fan. As such, I’m eagerly looking forward to the bevy of new shows that CBS is creating after the success of Star Trek: Discovery.
The show that I’m most excited about the is the new series focusing on Captain Jean-Luc Picard. The show will place Sir Patrick Stewart back in his famous (and, in my opinion, best) role.
There’s been a lot of secrecy surrounding the show since Sir Patrick Stewart announced it at the 2018 Star Trek convention in Las Vegas. We’ve been getting small bits of information about the show ever since.
Here’s what we know so far:
- The first season will run for ten episodes.
- Jean-Luc will not be living the same kind of life as what we saw in Star Trek: The Next Generation. According to Alex Kurtzman, this is due to a traumatic event that is tied into J.J. Abram’s first Star Trek movie, which Kurtzman was a writer for.
- At least a couple of episodes will be directed by The Next Generation‘s William Riker, Johnathan Frakes.
- The show will be a psychological drama, examining the role Picard will play after the destruction of the Romulan homeworld.
- The show will premier at the end of 2019.
- In a first for a Star Trek series, a woman will direct the pilot episode of the series. Her name is Hanelle Culpepper.
- The following people have been cast for the show, but as of yet, we don’t know a lot about their roles in the show: Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway, and Isa Briones.
Aside from that, there’s not much more that we currently know.
Here’s what I would like to see, however:
- Cameos from The Next Generation. While we already know that Brent Spiner won’t come back to play Data since it wouldn’t make sense (Data doesn’t age), I would love to see other characters make an appearance, such as Riker, Worf, Troi, and Dr. Crusher.
- Picard retired to his family’s wine vineyard. The place held a lot of meaning for him in The Next Generation, and it would be nice to see him back there, at least for an episode.
- A reappearance of Q. I don’t care that Q is a bit of a gimmicky character. I like his shenanigans.
- Please, please, please let Picard and Dr. Crusher end up together. Please.
- A look at how Picard is handling his Irumodic Syndrome, a disease that attacks the brain and has been stated in several episodes and books as being a part of his future.
As new information is released, I’ll update and repost this article. No matter what they release, I’m going to be eagerly awaiting the show’s release at the end of the year.
What would you like to see in the new Picard series? Let me know in the comments.
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