Today, Paramount+ broadcast to the prestigious Hall H of San Diego Comic-Con with a noteworthy lineup of guests and announcements. Star Trek: Picard was the first character to be discussed at the panel, which was moderated by Lea Thompson. The third and last season of the show was discussed on stage by Patrick Stewart and Gates McFadden.
Maisie Williams, Richard Madden, Jon Snow, Michelle Fairley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Art Parkinson, Sophie Turner, Kit Harington, John Bradley, James Cosmo, Hannah Murray, Kristofer Hivju, and Rose Leslie are just a few of the performers that made appearances in this season. After seeing the actors, viewers’ interest in the series will be heightened. There is no doubt in my opinion that the public will adore these casts.
Stewart’s Jean Luc Picard (Stewart) will rejoin with Beverly Crusher (McFadden), Geordi La Forge (LeVar Burton), and Worf in season three of The Next Generation (Michael Dorn). While they first appeared in the show during Season 1, William Riker and Deanna Troi (played by Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis, respectively), as well as Brent Spiner, who consistently made appearances throughout Season 2 as the cunning Dr. Soong, who served as Data’s model, are also expected to return. While the majority of the Star Trek: Picard cast left after Season 2, Raffi (Michelle Hurd) and Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan) are scheduled to return for the show’s third and final season. However, it is unknown how much time they will spend there.
One intrepid fan asked Stewart if he would be interested in working on another Next Generation movie with the actors when they opened the floor to fan questions after the discussion. His response? Unanimously, “Yes!” The last season of Star Trek: Picard, according to Alex Kurtzman, is comparable to the final episode of The Next Generation. However, he hinted that there may be more if viewers liked what they saw. Naturally, there were many enthusiastic Trekkies in Hall H as a result of this ray of optimism.
The Next Generation had a seven-season television series as well as four films, all of which were moderately successful. The first three, Star Trek Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, and Star Trek: Insurrection, were made in the 1990s; Jonathan Frakes was in charge of the direction of the last two. Stuart Baird helmed Star Trek: Nemesis, the fourth movie, which had its world debut in 2002. Brent Spiner wrote the script. Because of the poor reception that final movie received from viewers, Spiner’s half written fifth movie was abandoned.
It’s good to learn that Stewart is still eager to share more tales about Picard and the cast who helped make The Next Generation so memorable, even if Kurtzman seems to have plans to tie everything up in a tidy little bow with Star Trek: Picard.