August 6, 2018 at 2:05 am #23348
It was announced this weekend at the Las Vegas Star Trek convention that CBS All Access’ next Star Trek offshoot is a series depicting Picard 20 years after the events of Nemesis. And of course, it’d be dead in the water without Patrick Stewart aboard…which he is. [LINK]
The acclaimed Shakespearean actor is set to headline a new Star Trek series for CBS All Access, reprising his iconic Next Generation character, Captain Jean-Luc Picard. The project, which has been rumored since the June announcement of a Star Trek universe expansion with new series, was just unveiled by Stewart himself in a surprise appearance at the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention.
The new series, which is not a Star Trek: Next Generation reboot, will tell the story of the next chapter of Picard’s life. It will be shepherded by Star Trek: Discovery co-creator/executive producer Alex Kurtzman who was tapped to oversee development of new Star Trek content under a big new overall deal with CBS TV Studios.
“With overwhelming joy, it’s a privilege to welcome Sir Patrick Stewart back to the Star Trek fold,” Kurtzman said. “For over 20 years, fans have hoped for the return of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and that day is finally here. We can’t wait to forge new ground, surprise people, and honor generations both new and old.”
The new series is the creation of longtime Trek novelist Kirsten Beyer. No idea whether or not any other TNG alumni will be appearing as well.August 12, 2018 at 12:59 am #23366
People are going to freak out when the new visual designs don’t fit the old series. They can’t understand that the company that used to make Star Trek has been split into two and the visual rights are like the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea – a no-man’s-land of legal landmines that neither side want to walk through and provoke the other side.
It could be interesting if he were an ambassador. A season might take place on one ship that’s shuttling him to whatever hotspot he’s having to deal with, then the next season it might be an entirely different ship, crew, and situation. The man’s in his late 70s, he needs a good ensemble cast to do most of the work. There’s a bunch of Next Gen alums who haven’t aged too badly that could do cameos. This might be a really great thing. I’m going to be hopeful about this one.September 8, 2018 at 6:37 pm #23392
Speaking of men in their 70s…
I’d like to humbly put in a request for Dennis McCarthy to do the music.
No, seriously. It just wouldn’t seem right or sound right if he didn’t.
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