San Diego Comic Con (SDCC 2019) is fast approaching. The Star Trek: Picard panel is on Saturday, but that’s not holding the show back. A new poster for the series was released today, and it gives us at least one new thing to think about. Picard has a four-legged companion. A big, tough one.
Star Trek: Picard is centered around Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) 15 years after the destruction of Romulus. In a teaser released last month, we learned that Picard is an admiral now, he’s in his vineyard (which is where he goes to heal from traumas) and he’s got a story to tell. So the image in this new poster of Picard in his family vineyard is not a surprise. But…
Surprise! Picard has a dog now! And this is a very specific choice of companion. It ain’t no french poodle (nothing against french poodles). It’s a big, muscle-bound pitbull with his ears clipped. That looks like a fighting dog. We at GGA do not condone dog fighting, nor does Patrick Stewart. So, our assumption is that this is a rescue, which would track with Picard’s desire to heal. Perhaps he and the canine both needed some healing.
It’s clearly Picard’s dog, as you can see his posture leaning toward his person. But it’s a Federation dog. It’s got a Starfleet tag. This looks like a partnership that goes beyond hanging out in the grapevines. We are very interested in this dog. Retirement, over.
Stay tuned for news on the SDCC 2019 Star Trek: Picard panel Saturday, July 20: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, PT in Hall H. Included in that panel will be cast members Sir Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera and Harry Treadaway and producers Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman and Heather Kadin.