In the general season of Star Trek: Picard numerous long-loved characters are anticipated to make their giant returns (and perhaps goodbyes) to the Star Trek universe. Earlier this yr it used to be introduced that virtually all of the unique forged of Star Trek: The Next Generation used to be going to be appearing up in season 3. Now showrunner Terry Matalas is teasing much more characters from TNG appearing up.
As first spotted through TrekCore, Matalas just lately seemed at the Inglorious Treksperts podcast and had so much to mention concerning the ultimate season of the display. Including teases about some as-yet-unannounced returns:
“There are some folks from ‘Star Trek’ who come again on this season who aren’t the ‘Next Gen’ [primary] forged. I imply there’s one personality who’s in ‘Next Gen’ who I used to be like… I in point of fact need THIS personality to come back again.
And after they did [agree to return], that used to be weirdly extra exciting than the entirety else in totality.”
There’s a gorgeous lengthy checklist of characters who it might be amusing to peer pop up for a brand new journey, together with Michelle Forbes’s Ro Laren and Diana Muldaur’s Dr. Katherine Pulaski. But Matalas confirms Colm Meany’s Miles O’Brien gained’t be considered one of them, and Whoopi Goldberg’s Guinan, Wil Wheaton’s Wesley Crusher, and John de Lancie’s Q all made an look in season 2. So that regulations them out.
In addition to teasing extra cameos that are meant to have TNG enthusiasts getting excited (as a TNG fan myself I’m fortuitously wallowing within the nostalgia even if Picard can once in a while be a Not Great display), Matalas additionally spoke concerning the general arc of the approaching season. He hinted that it might be a “passing of the torch from one generation to the next”, very similar to when characters from Star Trek: The Original Series would pop up in TNG.
But what may have me maximum excited is Picard in spite of everything addressing absolutely the erasure of Beverly Crusher from the ultimate two seasons. Crusher — if for some explanation why you’re studying this weblog and no longer accustomed to TNG — used to be the Enterprise’s Chief Medical Officer; she used to be additionally a vital good friend and love hobby for Picard. In the collection finale of TNG one model of the longer term even imagined them as married after which divorced. In Picard she’s escaped point out to this point, even because the display has time and again requested Picard to reckon with the pathetic state of his love existence. Matalas mentioned he sought after the actress who performs Crusher, Gates McFadden, to have a “very strong story” for this ultimate season.
Season 3 of Picard is recently in manufacturing and can sooner or later air on Paramount+, however given season 2 simply ended I might be expecting the swan tune for TNG’s unique forged to come back any time quickly.