As revealed at the New York Comic Con Star Trek panel last weekend, Picard now has a release date and another new trailer.
Years after his time at Starfleet, Jean Luc Picard is back in action, older, sadder, and perhaps even wiser (though that’s a high bar). The new trailer expands on the story details revealed in the last one, detailing Picard’s dangerous journey away from the comforts of Starfleet’s power. It also begins with a dream appearance by Data, and the surprise reappearance of Riker. “I came here to find safety,” Picard says. “But no one’s ever safe from the past.” “No one’s ever really gone,” indeed.
The rest of the trailer fills in more on what we already know, confirming that Picard is indeed acting outside of Starfleet’s authorization and that this mystery woman, whoever she may be, is important, and needs Picard’s help. This doesn’t quite have the laid-back, episode-by-episode feel of the original Star Trek did, but hopefully Picard’s calming presence will keep it grounded. The old movie Picard is not what we need here.
The Picard series will finally arrive January 23rd, 2020, on CTV Sci-Fi, or Amazon Prime Video if you’re in the UK. It feels like a pretty good time to be a TV Star Trek fan these days, so hopefully this will live up to the hype.