Picard showrunner teases much more legacy returns for season 3

In the overall season of Star Trek: Picard a large number of long-loved characters are anticipated to make their large returns (and most likely goodbyes) to the Star Trek universe. Earlier this yr it used to be introduced that just about all the authentic 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 by way of TrekCore, Matalas not too long ago 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 persona who’s in ‘Next Gen’ who I used to be like… I in point of fact need THIS persona 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 horny lengthy checklist of characters who it will be a laugh 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 received’t be certainly 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 lovers getting excited (as a TNG fan myself I’m thankfully wallowing within the nostalgia even if Picard can from time to time be a Not Great display), Matalas additionally spoke concerning the general arc of the approaching season. He hinted that it will 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 closing two seasons. Crusher — if for some reason why you’re studying this weblog and no longer acquainted with TNG — used to be the Enterprise’s Chief Medical Officer; she used to be additionally a vital buddy and love hobby for Picard. In the collection finale of TNG one model of the long run even imagined them as married after which divorced. In Picard she’s escaped point out up to now, 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 lately in manufacturing and can sooner or later air on Paramount+, however given season 2 simply ended I’d be expecting the swan track for TNG’s authentic forged to come back any time quickly.

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