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First Image and Title For “Star Trek Picard” Show Revealed

Picard is headed back to space, but not necessarily in an Enterprise, as CBS gave us some new details about their new Star Trek Picard show as well as a first (albeit brief) look at it.

During the CBS Upfront yesterday, plenty of other interesting shows were talked about… but we don’t care about those. For us, the biggest news was a practically two-second long tease in video form of Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard. The show just began filming less than a month ago, so it’s very exciting to see something so quick, even if it was a very tiny something.

CBS also revealed the name of the show will indeed be “Star Trek: Picard”, despite telling us awhile ago it will not be called that.

Above is the first leaked image of Picard, and you can see he is not necessarily wearing a standard starfleet uniform. The jacket looks similar to what we saw him wear around season 5 of TNG, but I get the feeling he is a retired civilian at this point and not acting as a member of Starfleet.

We hope more details will be revealed soon, as things are heating up fast!

The Picard show is expected to be released later this fall on the CBS All Access streaming platform.

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New Picard Trek Show Will Be More Psychological and “Meditative”

With the untitled Picard Star Trek show currently filming, things are heating up for Trek fans. This is without a doubt the most anticipated Trek show on the known schedule, and one that brings many questions since we still know very limited info about it. Alex Kurtzman dropped some knowledge recently and fed us a few morsels of intel about the new series and what we can expect from it.

In an interview with The L.A. Times, Kurtzman discussed a little about the Picard show, and how it will separate itself from the rest of the Trek universe:

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…It’ll be very different than Discovery. It’ll be slower, more meditative. It speaks to the rainbow of colors we’re playing with in all these different shows.

What happens when circumstances have conspired to not give him the happiest of endings? Hopefully, it’s a reinforcement of [Trek creator Gene] Roddenberry’s vision of optimism. He’s going to have to go through deep valleys to get back to the light.

It makes perfect sense that the show will have much less action than DISCO, especially with a veteran actor like Patrick Stewart whose days of driving ATVs and having shootouts with The Borg are long behind him. A more introspective Picard is the perfect vehicle for Stewart, now we just need to see who comes along for the ride with him.

The article also spoke a little about some of the new impending Trek shows, and added there are still others in development that have not yet been announced.” Start your speculating!

The first two episodes will be directed by Hanelle Culpepper, and the series stars Patrick Stewart, and several others with unknown roles including Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway, Isa Briones, Evan Evagora, Santiago Cabrera and Michelle Hurd.

Jonathan Frakes will also lend his talents to direct at least one episode, but no word on if he will reprise his role as Riker.

The show will take place roughly 20 years after the events of “Star Trek: Nemesis”.

The untitled Picard show is expected to air exclusively on CBS All Access later this year.

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Wil Wheaton Will Never Play Wesley Crusher Again

It looks like Trek fans have seen the last of Wesley Crusher, as Wil Wheaton is not keen on revising the part for any future shows.

According to a report from Trek Movie, Wheaton took part in a “Star Trek: The Next Generation” panel at Awesome Con this weekend alongside Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Gates McFadden, and Marina Sirtis. A fan in the audience asked about reprising the role of Wesley Crusher for the upcoming Picard Trek series, and Wil was not too interested.

I’m so grateful for why you’re asking this question and that Wesley was so important to you…But I think the time for exploring that character has come and gone.

That said, Wheaton did say that if something else were to come along in the Trek Universe, he would be more than happy to sign on.

I still love Star Trek so much that if they were to reach out to me for anything else I’d absolutely be interested in exploring that.

Many fans were hoping to see Wesley pop up, especially to make sense of what happened to his character after the series and movies ended. Sadly, it seems Wheaton has moved on, and a reunion between Wesley and his surrogate Trek papa, Picard, will not happen any time soon.

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“Star Trek Picard” Series Begins Filming

Patrick Stewart is just about ready to climb into the captain’s chair, or wherever he is going to go in the new Picard-centric Star Trek series. Everything is still a mystery about the new show, but we do know that it just began filming in California.

Writer/producer Michael Chabon posted a photo on his Instagram earlier today from the set, captioned “First day! #untitledpicardproject

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The first two episodes will be directed by Hanelle Culpepper, and the series stars Patrick Stewart, and several others with unknown roles including Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway, Isa Briones, Evan Evagora, Santiago Cabrera and Michelle Hurd.

Jonathan Frakes will also lend his talents to direct at least one episode, but no word on if he will reprise his role as Riker.

The show will take place roughly 20 years after the events of “Star Trek: Nemesis”.

I expect leaks from this series to be very scant, so we have a long time to wait before we start hearing details about the show.

The Picard series will air exclusively on CBS All Access. The show does not have an official release date, but is expected to come out sometime this fall.

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Kurtzman On New Picard Show: “Honors The Best About TNG”

At a Paleyfest panel for “Star Trek: Discovery”, series co-creator Alex Kurtzman spoke a little about the upcoming Picard Trek show, which by the way will not be called “Star Trek: Picard”. The first draft of the debut episode has been finished, and Patrick Stewart has officially seen and read it, and Kurtzman says it was quite the experience.

“I had an amazing experience yesterday. I sat at Patrick’s kitchen table and I heard him read the first episode, and I almost cried,” he told the audience. “It was quite something. He’s at an amazing place in his life. He’s so excited.”

He added “This is going to be a very thoughtful, psychological portrait in a lot of ways. We all know what Picard means to the world and why he, like so many legendary characters on Star Trek, has endured and what he’s represented. He in some way has to go through a gauntlet to find that again. Things have changed for him and changed him in some ways, and yet he is so deeply and fundamentally still Picard.”

Kurtzman also confirmed to IW that “in many ways, [Picard] is slower [than Discovery], it’s more meditative. I think it honors what is best about ‘Next Gen[eration].’”

Not much else is known about the show yet outside of some of the key creative staff and directors, including Jonathan Frakes, as well as two actors who joined the cast, Santiago Cabrera and Michelle Hurd. Their roles in the series, however, remain a mystery for now.

Beyond the Picard series, other shows are in development including the “Lower Decks” animated comedy series, two more animated “Short Trek” installments, and the highly anticipated Section 31 spinoff starring Michelle Yeoh, reprising her role as Mirror Universe Philippa Georgiou.

Transcript via IndieWire

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Star Trek Picard Show Will Not Be Titled “Star Trek: Picard”

It may be an obvious headline, but the way most folks have been writing about the upcoming Captain Picard-centric Star Trek show may lead you to believe that actually is the name of the series. Turns out, it’s not.

According to director Hanelle Culpepper, who will be directing the first two episodes of the new series, responded to a fan on Twitter who asked about the title. “Star Trek: Picard” is merely a placeholder, and the official name has not yet been revealed, or perhaps even decided on.

Meanwhile, Production Weekly released some new info this afternoon which still uses the “Star Trek: Picard” name in lieu of whatever official title the show may have. The site also excluded “Star Trek: Destiny” as a potential title for the series, despite listing it previously. This was one of the rumored titles of the show, and while they may not be listing it at the moment, that doesn’t necessarily mean it is totally out of the running.

Not much else is known about the show yet outside of some of the key creative staff and directors, including Jonathan Frakes, as well as two actors who joined the cast, Santiago Cabrera and Michelle Hurd. Their roles in the series, however, remain a mystery for now.

The untitled Picard Trek show (which is a darn fine title if we say so) is expected to arrive to CBS All Access by the end of 2019.

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Brent Spiner on the “Data” name in “Star Trek: The Next Generation”

Brent Spiner tells a funny story about the Data name from “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, and how Patrick Stewart is responsible for the way the word is now pronounced.

This panel was moderated by Larry Nemecek.

You can watch the full Brent Spiner panel at this link here

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Brent Spiner talks about The Tragic Tale Of Making “The Most Toys” episode of TNG

Brent Spiner talks about an interesting episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” called “The Most Toys”. The episode featured Saul Rubinek, and Spiner tells the tragic story about how Rubinek replaced Michael Rappaport to take that role.

You can watch the full Brent Spiner panel at this link here

This panel was moderated by Larry Nemecek.

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Brent Spiner – Auditioning and becoming “Data”

Brent Spiner talks about the auditioning process to become Data on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and how the character evolved on an emotional level, thanks to the fans.

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David Gerrold talks DS9 episode “Trials and Tribbleations”

David Gerrold, writer of “The Trouble with Tribbles” from the original Star Trek series, talks about his memories of the “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” homage episode, “Trials and Tribbleations”.

Check out the full panel with David Gerrold at this link here

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