One of the best surprises to come out of yesterday’s penultimate day of San Diego Comic-Con 2019 was the trailer for ‘Star Trek: Picard’, which revealed to us that a few of our favorite characters from ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ and ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ are going to return.
It’s fair to say that the revelation of the trailer both at San Diego Comic-Con and shortly afterward when it hit the internet totally thrilled fans with the reveal that Date, Seven Of Nine and a number of other characters will be returning to the show.
The trailer was shown during the ‘Star Trek: Picard’ panel in Hall H, which was very carefully planned in order to maximize the surprise for fans. The panel was hosted by Domenic Patten and included Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jeri Ryan, Heather Kadin, Alex Kurtzman, Isa Briones, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadway, and Michael Chabon. Brent Spiner and Jeri Ryan didn’t appear on the stage until after the trailer was shown.
It was also revealed that Marina Sirtis,, Jonathan Frakes and Jonathan Del Arco would be reprising their roles of Troi, Riker and the Borg known as Hugh respectively. They will be joining new cast members, which include Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Isa Briones, Alison Pill, and Harry Treadaway.
Alex Kurtzman and Michael Chabon talked a little about the challenge of getting Patrick Stewart to sign up for the show. They said that the actor was reluctant to return to the role if it meant that he was just going to be going over old ground, which they said proved a real challenge for them. Stewart said, that it was only when he began to realize that this was going to be a different story that he signed up.
Both Kurtzman and Chabon described the series as more episodic and character-driven in that it will be telling one story over a season arc in the much the same way as Star Trek: Discovery does. But they were quick to add the show celebrates Star Trek: The Next Generation but sees Picard at a different stage in life where he is perhaps reflective of many of the decisions he has made in the past and regretful of some of them.
You can check out the full panel, which is brought to you by FilmsthatRock below.