CBS All Access treated NYCC fans to a new trailer for Star Trek: Picard and announced the release date of January 23, 2020 for the series. We’ve heard about the return of key The Next Generation characters and in this trailer we finally get to see Data (Brent Spiner), Will Riker (Jonathan Frakes), and Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis).
Patrick Stewart returns to his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, in a new series for the CBS All Access streaming service. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stewart initially turned down the idea of returning to the role of Picard. Curious, he requested more details from writer and executive producer Michael Chabon. Chabon’s 35-page document describing the series was enough for a series and for Stewart to agree to give it one more shot. And we’re happy he did.
We’ve been getting glimpses of the new series here and there, but this time, we get a better idea of what Picard’s mission really is. The trailer begins with Data (Spiner) painting a picture of a woman standing by the ocean. You can see her face because she has a hooded cloak on. Data asks Picard if he wants to finish the painting, to which Picard says he doesn’t know how. Data says that’s not true and Picard wakes up. It was all a dream…boo hoo!
There’s a possibility that Picard is missing the action of Star Fleet. So when a young girl named Dahj (Isa Briones) asks him for help, he goes directly to the Federation to open an investigation. They have the audacity to turn him away, saying this is not his house world anymore. How Dare You! So what’s a retired admiral to do? Put on his Star Fleet insignia and recruit a crew to help him.
The crew includes Santiago Cabrera as Cristobal “Chris” Rio, Michelle Hurd as Raffi Musiker, Alison Pill as Dr. Agnes Jurat), Harry Treadaway as Narek and Evan Evagora as Elnor. This new crew is young, and good looking, and fun, but they are nothing like Picard’s Enterprise crew. They seem suspicious of Dahj and want to help by getting to the truth about where she came from.
Speaking of…Picard makes a stop at the Riker household to reunite with Will (Frakes) and Deanna (Sirtis). Oh my heart! It’s so good to see those three together again! Picard tells Riker what he’s doing and why. And he’s grateful that Riker isn’t trying to talk him out of it. Riker knows better.
This story has something to do with the Borg. They keep showing the cube shaped collective ship. Enter Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan). She looks like a BAMF toting guns and shooting things up. She helps people who have no one else to help. Sounds like she’s learned a thing or two from Jean-Luc.
This is great! I’m so excited for January! Star Trek: Picard will be here before you know it. Watch the trailer below.