In the second season of “Star Trek: Picard”, ex-Enterprise Captain Jean-Luc Picard is apparently faced with an even wilder ride – which, after an encounter with cult villain Q (John de Lancie), even leads him to the present day .
Time travel and fascist alternate worlds are nothing new to Star Trek fans. Star Trek: Picard Season 2 will now combine both, as revealed in the lengthy trailer for the new episodes above. The background of the whole thing should be a joy, especially for die-hard “Star Trek” fans. Responsible for the game with the timelines and realities is namely “Starship Enterprise: The Next Century” troublemaker Q (John de Lancie), who for the first time since the series finale of “Next Generation” from 1994 on his old adversary Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) meets. After all, he promised back then that he wasn’t done putting humanity to the test.
In the second “Picard” season, the almighty Q turns the 24th century world into a “totalitarian nightmare”, as Picard himself puts it in the trailer. Of course, the former Enterprise Captain and his comrades-in-arms Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan), Elnor (Evan Evagora), Raffi (Michelle Hurd), Chris (Santiago Cabrera) and Agnes (Alison Pill) don’t just want to accept that. And they too travel back in time to straighten things out again. The goal of this trip is not just any.
Just like Kirk and Co. once did in the movie “Star Trek 4 – Back to the Present”, Picard’s crew is thrown into the current present – which this time is of course the 2020s and no longer the 1980s. And along the way, another badass from the Star Trek franchise returns. Apparently, the Borg Queen (recast with “Timeless” star Annie Wersching) provides a portal to the past, after all, “Star Trek 8 – First Contact” has already shown that the Borg have time travel technology.
Season 3 “Picard” officially confirmed
We still have to be patient until Picard’s new adventure: Star Trek: Picard Season 2 premieres on Amazon Prime Video in February 2022 – and thus more than two years after the start of Season 1. However, there is also good news: The waiting time until Season 3 should be much shorter.
Although the next season has only now been officially announced, it was an open secret that people had been working on it for a long time. It was partly developed together with Season 2. And that’s not all: Individual scenes for the third season were probably even shot during the production of the second – and after it ended in early September 2021, the main shooting for season 3 then started seamlessly. And since there will (hopefully) be no corona delays this time, we should expect the third “Picard” season 2023, possibly already in the first half of the year.
Also character comebacks in “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds”
However, Star Trek: Picard isn’t the only series from the growing franchise that’s bringing us iconic character comebacks. In the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery spin-off Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, the protagonist team includes a number of characters that we know from the original Star Trek series from the 60seven if, unlike (most of) the returnees in “Picard”, they were recast.
After all, “Strange New Worlds” is not a sequel, but a prequel to the very first “Star Trek” series, in which we should get more episodic adventures like in the classic “Trek” (and not such a strongly continuous story, which lasts for an entire season). At the forefront of the character ensemble is of course the leading trio around Enterprise Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount), already known from “Discovery”. But as previously rumored and now confirmed in a cast video, other old acquaintances from “Starship Enterprise” also appear.
These Star Trek characters are returning:
These main characters are new:
“Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” should appear sometime in 2022, when exactly and where it will be in Germany is still unclear. On the other hand, there is already an appointment for the fourth season of “Star Trek: Discovery”, which will start on November 18, 2021 on the US streaming service Paramount + and should then find its way to Netflix in Germany a day later.
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