Within the ultimate season of Star Trek: Picard plenty of long-loved characters are anticipated to make their huge returns (and presumably goodbyes) to the Star Trek universe. Earlier this yr it was introduced that nearly all the authentic solid of Star Trek: The Subsequent Technology was going to be displaying up in season 3. Now showrunner Terry Matalas is teasing much more characters from TNG displaying up.
As first noticed by TrekCore, Matalas lately appeared on the Inglorious Treksperts podcast and had quite a bit to say concerning the ultimate season of the present. Together with 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] solid. I imply there’s one character who’s in ‘Next Gen’ who I used to be like… I really need THIS character to return again.
And once they did [agree to return], that was weirdly extra thrilling than every part else in totality.”
There’s a fairly lengthy listing of characters who it could be enjoyable to see pop up for a brand new journey, together with Michelle Forbes’s Ro Laren and Diana Muldaur’s Dr. Katherine Pulaski. However Matalas confirms Colm Meany’s Miles O’Brien received’t be one in all them, and Whoopi Goldberg’s Guinan, Wil Wheaton’s Wesley Crusher, and John de Lancie’s Q all made an look in season 2. In order that guidelines them out.
Along with teasing extra cameos that ought to have TNG followers getting excited (as a TNG fan myself I’m fortunately wallowing within the nostalgia even when Picard can generally be a Not Nice present), Matalas additionally spoke concerning the total arc of the approaching season. He hinted that it could be a “passing of the torch from one generation to the next”, much like when characters from Star Trek: The Authentic Sequence would pop up in TNG.
However what may need me most excited is Picard lastly addressing absolutely the erasure of Beverly Crusher from the final two seasons. Crusher — if for some cause you might be studying this weblog and not accustomed to TNG — was the Enterprise’s Chief Medical Officer; she was additionally a major buddy and love curiosity for Picard. Within 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 date, even because the present has repeatedly requested Picard to reckon with the pathetic state of his love life. Matalas mentioned he needed the actress who performs Crusher, Gates McFadden, to have a “very strong story” for this ultimate season.
Season 3 of Picard is at the moment in manufacturing and can finally air on Paramount+, however given season 2 simply ended I’d anticipate the swan track for TNG’s authentic solid to return any time quickly.