After watching the first episode, 'Remembrance', of Star Trek: Picard, I put my thoughts of the show on record. STP is not quite Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek. It is in many ways both a retcon and a deconstruction of Star Trek: The Next Generation and the character of Jean-Luc Picard. Do these have to be fatal flaws to enjoyment?
There has been a significant leftward drift in the moral and political attitudes of Hollywood since Gene Roddenberry's day. The Federation once represented the idealised liberal order, and it is being judged against communist morality.
I look at early audience reviews of Star Trek: Picard on both Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB. There are a couple of main opinion camps, and plenty of passion in both directions. Some would like to see a faithful modernization of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and some would prefer more of a deliberate deconstruction of that material. Your mileage may vary!
At the end of the 24th century, and 14 years after his retirement from Starfleet, Jean-Luc Picard is living a quiet life on his vineyard, Chateau Picard. When he is sought out by a mysterious young woman, Dahj, in need of his help, he soon realizes she may have personal connections to his past.
Patrick Stewart is the executive producer of the series. The first & second seasons will consist of ten episodes each.
Cast Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard Isa Briones as Dahj & Soji Asher Alison Pill as Dr Agnes Jurati Santiago Cabrera as Cristobal "Chris" Rios Michelle Hurd as Raffi Musiker Harry Treadaway as Narek Evan Evagora as Elnor Brent Spiner as Data Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine Jonathan Del Arco as Hugh Jonathan Frakes as William Riker Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi Orla Brady as Laris
Well, I wasn't sure what to expect from the new Star Trek Picard series. I'd read some disconcerting things on-line about wokeness, etc, but still wanted to give Picard a try. What did I think about Jean Luc Picard and his new series? I didn't hate it.
New details about the Star Trek Picard series are emerging and it doesn't look good - it's got woke politics written all over it. So, say hello to the new woke Jean Luc Picard. You might have to plug your ears to keep out all the alien REEEEEEING.
SDCC released a new trailer for Star Trek Picard but does it answer the question of which universe or timeline will the new series take place in? The Original Universe of Star Trek The Next Generation? Or the universe of J.J. Abrams' (the destroyer of franchises himself) films, the Kelvin Timeline? Or the Prime Universe that Star Trek Discovery is set in? Let's see if we can't find a clue or two.
A quick video showing what might be the future treatment of Picard's character in the TV series Star Trek Picard, at time this was recorded it was assumed the series would be called Star Trek Destiny, this prediction is made considering how Star Trek has been treated recently.
This video features a tiny bit of the Green Room movie.
Alf is returning to TV! and Picard will be back, this time on CBS all access... Good news? Maybe? It would be great to have them back... but rumors about the new Star Trek series with Picard could be significant reason to worry!