Trekkies everywhere remember Data’s sacrifice in ‘Star Trek: Nemesis’ and we’ve all been wondering how Brent Spiner is returning for ‘Star Trek: Picard.’ While the actor doesn’t give away any solid details as to how he comes back, he does share a few key moments that we can all start to speculate on.
The details came from the actor who played Data during this year’s annual Star Trek Las Vegas Con. When asked about how he feels about being on the new CBS All Access series, Spiner shares:
“I am delighted to be part of the show and all I am, is a part of the show…I want to make it semi-clear, because I don’t want to make it too clear, that I am not a regular on the show. Data did die at the end of Nemesis. But I am on the show. I do make appearances. Data’s story is a part of the thread of show.”
“Making appearances” sounds like Data will appear for more than just one scene on the show, although, it is easy to assume that these could be in just flashbacks.
As to why Spiner returned for ‘Star Trek: Picard’ the actor let fans know that:
” I will tell you my biggest reason for coming back: they asked me, and they were very nice about it. There are a couple of more reasons. The pedigree of the writing staff was very difficult to say no to. It was Alex Kurtzman and Akiva Goldsman – who won an Oscar for A Beautiful Mind, and the showrunner Michael Chabon, who is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist…And then there is the opportunity to sit across with Patrick again and share that experience with him. Patrick and I are really, really good friends. I did some little stuff with him on Blunt Talk and had a really good time with him…And also you guys [pointing to the audience of fans], because I thought if it got into the wind that they asked me to do it and I said no, you would not be coming to my show on Saturday night.”
Are you looking forward to Data’s return on ‘Star Trek: Picard’? How do you think Brent Spiner’s character will come back for the series? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Trek Movie