Star Trek: Picard may be one of the most exciting shows to air in the new year, and for good reason. Think about it like this — for many years, it was hard to ever imagine Jean-Luc Picard back on the air. He’s a beacon, a scholar, a hero, and a space-traveler like no other. Now, it’s back … and it will start stream this January.
Today at New York Comic-Con, the streaming service CBS All Access confirmed that on January 23, you will have a chance to see Sir Patrick Stewart back on the air as this iconic character, bringing about some new frontiers and fantastic new stories. There is going to be a lot of nostalgia throughout the series, and that includes a number of familiar faces from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Yet, at the same time this story isn’t meant to just be a roll-call of familiar faces. It’s about telling a new story, one that begins with updating us on where Picard is in his life at the moment. He’s moving forward into what is a new era of his life now, and that comes with having to figure out more of how he wants to present himself to the world! That’s not the easiest thing in the world for anyone to figure out.
The trailer below isn’t necessarily stuffed full of spoilers from start to finish, but there are a lot of nice little nuggets in here. Take, for example, getting a chance to see Picard deciding to find his voice again and challenge authority — even if he doesn’t have the same value or recognition that he once did. You have dreams, space battles, familiar faces, and above all else, beauty. This is a beautiful new universe for Picard to explore, and we like to think that this fills out further the vision that was there for The Next Generation so long ago. It’s about making viewers believe in surrounding worlds, and then also the good of humankind. Picard offers that in a way that few others do.
What do you want to see when it comes to Star Trek: Picard?
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