We know that the next “Star Trek” series featuring one of the most iconic captains of all time will be titled ‘Star Trek: Picard’ and producer Alex Kurtzman has shared that the tone will be quite different from what we’ve previously seen. While made famous from ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ this elder Jean-Luc won’t be the same man we once knew.
According to Kurtzman, “The mandate was to make it a more psychological show, a character study about this man in his emeritus years. There are so few shows that allow a significantly older protagonist to be the driver.”
‘Star Trek: Picard’ will also be answering the question “What happens when circumstances have conspired to not give him the happiest of endings?” We’ve heard that the future of Picard will deal with the failure of his mission after being a Starfleet captain yet “hopefully, it’s a reinforcement of [Star Trek creator Gene] Roddenberry’s vision of optimism. He’s going to have to go through deep valleys to get back to the light.”
As to the speed and pacing of the series, you won’t have to worry about comparing it to the other “Star Trek” show on CBS at the moment as “It’ll be very different than Discovery. It’ll be slower, more meditative. It speaks to the rainbow of colors we’re playing within all these different shows.”
This sounds like we’ll be getting a take on Picard closer to how we saw Patrick Stewart play Professor X in ‘Logan.’
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‘Star Trek: Picard’ will be beaming onto CBS All-Access in the second half of 2019!
Source: LA Times