Those looking for the new Star Trek show that returns the beloved Starfleet Captain Picard to screens were treated a new trailer at New York Comic-Con 2019. Actor Patrick Stewart introduced the video, which started with Picard walking through what looks to be his vineyard, where he has spent his time since leaving Starfleet.
He approaches Data, who is painting a rather haunting picture of a lady in a white dress. Data offers his brush to Picard and asks him if he’d like to finish the piece, but Picard is reluctant and, as he reaches for the brush, flashbacks of an event quickly cut in and out. The event shows ships firing lasers and, given the tone of the music, could be a reference to a traumatic event that Picard experienced in the past.
In the next shot, Picard wakes up and greets his dog, Number One. He wanders around on his vineyard before being approached by a person in need; a person that digs up Picard’s past. This leads to him returning to Starfleet and emploring the Federation to help the mysterious woman that has approached him and investigate what is transpiring around her, but is rejected.
It seems Picard takes it upon himself to get it done, however, as he’s shown to be putting together a team to go on a new mission. Of course, some members of that team will be familiar to fans, as Picard recruits old friends as well as new on his mission. One such friend is William Riker, another Starfleet Captain. The two then sit on a dock and share a nice moment. Deanna Troi is also shown and Picard embraces her warmly.
The panel for Picard was made up of Hanelle Culpepper (executive producer), Kiersten Beyer (supervising producer), Heather Kadin (executive producer), Kiersten Beyer (executive producer), Michael Chabon (executive producer), Alex Kurtzman (executive producer). Representing the cast was Patrick Stewart (Picard), Isa Briones (Dahj), Santiago Cabrera (Chris Rios), Michelle Hurd (Raffi), Alison Phill (Dr. Jurati), Harry Treadway (Narek), and Evan Evagora (Elnor).
“We’re doing our best not to fail it, which I think we’ve done pretty well,” said Goldsman. “You’re surrounded by a lot of people who love Star Trek and love captain Picard. It went from job to opportunity, and we’re pretty blessed.”
Patrick Stewart offered his appreciated to fans, saying “You are wonderful. As you are going to shortly discover, well maybe sometime next year… Some of you may have heard that in San Diego several months ago that we showed a trailer of some of the work we have been doing. It was a beautiful trailer and it seemed to do its job very successfully. Now, we have another one! It is quite unseen, but publically, you are the first audience.
Story details for Picard were also revealed by way of a display at the Star Trek Universe booth at NYCC. The placard for the titular character reads, “Since resigning from Starfleet, Admiral Jean-Luc Picard has lived a somewhat reclusive life on his family estate in La Barre, France. All of that changes when he receives an unexpected visitor and is once more drawn back to the galactic stage.”
The booth also provided further information on Jeri Ryan’s Seven of Nine, who returns for the show. “Seven of Nine is the former Borg drone separated from the Collective by Captain Kathryn Janeway and the USS Voyager,” reads the description. “Returned from the Delta Quadrant and freed from the collective for over 20 years, Seven continues to see Starfleet in a different light as she crosses paths with Admiral Jean-Luc Picard.”
For more on the show, make sure to check out our roundup of everything we know about Picard.
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