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Guinan Wants A Comeback – Whoopi Goldberg Wishes To Be in New Star Trek Picard Show

Captain Picard could always use some advice from his good friend, Guinan, and Whoopi Goldberg is all on board for that idea.

On David Tennant’s podcast, the former 10th Doctor suggested to his guest Whoopi Goldberg that now that Patrick Stewart is back in the Trek universe with his own new show coming soon, perhaps she too could be a part of that world once more.

Here is the transcription from that segment:

Tennant: You could presumably go back to Star Trek. Patrick Stewart is back at it.

Goldberg: I know, but, you know, they have not asked me.

Tennant: You need to ask them again. They would probably think you are kidding.

Goldberg: Well, I don’t know. Maybe. I will. I’ll put it out there.

Tennant: Well, this could be it. We are putting it out there.

Goldberg: All right. We are putting it out there right now.

Goldberg played Guinan on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” the bartender in ten-forward, who was also an El-Aurian, a mysterious race of empathic humanoids who aged at a much slower pace than the average species. She gave plenty of good advice to the TNG characters, including trying to help Wesley learn how to ask a girl out with the help of Commander Riker.

Earlier this week, we wrote about Goldberg’s appearance on Tennant’s podcast in relation to how she pitched the BBC to let her be the first female Doctor Who lead, years before Jodie Whittaker took that role.

You can listen to the entire episode of the podcast below:

The untitled Jean-Luc Picard-centric Star Trek series is currently in pre-production, and will begin filming this April.

What other characters would you like to see return in the upcoming Picard show? Personally, I want to see what happened to the DS9 crew!

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Whoopi Goldberg Could Have Been First Female “Doctor Who”

Academy Award winner and host of “The View”, Whoopi Goldberg recently revealed she tried to break ground by pitching the BBC to become the first female Doctor, years before Jodie Whittaker took the helm.

Goldberg was chatting with David Tennant, AKA the 10th Doctor, on his new podcast, and explained to him that she had pitched the idea of her picking up the sonic screwdriver some years ago, but was met with rejection.

“I wanted to be the first female Doctor … the American version of Doctor Who ends up in New York and it’s me”, she told Tennant.

“The idea of that so made me happy. But they were like ‘Um no.’ I was like, ‘OK, I’m cool. I ­understand.’”

Goldberg has been an active player in sci-fi media, known especially for her role as Guinan on “Star Trek: The Next Generation”. She has cited seeing Uhura on TV, a black woman on the bridge who was contributing and being respected by others, was a huge inspiration to her as a child, not just for her acting aspirations but as a human being.

Whoopi spoke with the Radio Times way back in 2017, where she first mentioned that she wanted to star in “Doctor Who”.

“I always hope when I come to England, the BBC will say, ‘Hey we want you to do something.’ I would love that”, she told The Sun, while speaking about her love of British TV.

“You have a different quality now on television. The way you guys have always done shows has always been the smartest and we’ve finally just figured it out.

“I like the idea of doing things the way y’all do them, you do some really fun stuff like Black Mirror or, you know, I’m still dying to do Doctor Who.”

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