As you’ve likely determined, the reveals from the SDCC 2019 event have been keeping me busy with our Pop Culture side of the fence and since there was so much, I venture to guess that I will be posting a lot more content in the days that follow it. Yesterday, CBS All Access delivered the first full trailer for the 2020 airing “Star Trek: Picard” series. As you know, this is the exclusive streaming service from the popular network and has so far given us series such as “Star Trek: Discovery” and “The Twilight Zone”. Now let’s watch yon trailer, review the premise and casting before I add in any additional editorial notions.
The Premise: The series is set 20 years after Jean-Luc Picard’s last appearance in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), and finds the character deeply affected by the destruction of Romulus as depicted in the film Star Trek (2009).
Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard
Santiago Cabrera as the pilot of Picard’s ship
Michelle Hurd as a former intelligence officer
Brent Spiner as Data
Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine
Jonathan Del Arco as Hugh
Jonathan Frakes as William Riker
Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I have to admit that I liked this trailer a lot and the story is on the interesting side. I’ve always enjoyed Picard as a character but since I don’t have the CBS All Access service and likely will not be getting it any time soon it looks like I am going to miss this show unless it makes its way to something else. Yesterday, Marvel Studios announced their upcoming slate of programs and films and fans are going to get 4 series tied to the Marvel Cinematic Universe of films on their Disney+ service AND they will have “The Mandalorian” so there is no way that I am missing out on that one. Maybe once it runs in full I will subscribe and binge watch everything I missed. With the Marvel Netflix shows all being cancelled I might have some time for that angle. What did you readers think? Chime in down below.
Official Series Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_Picard