On Saturday at New York Comic Con, Star Trek fans were treated to new trailers for Star Trek: Picard Season 1, Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 and this year’s schedule for new Short Treks!
With out a doubt the most anticipated Star Trek show in some time is Star Trek: Picard releasing its second trailer that not only gave us a confirmed release date for season 1, January 23, 2020, but also gave us our first looks at Riker (Jonathan Frakes), and Troi (Marina Sirtis) and Hugh (Jonathan del Arco) all returning to the Star Trek franchise.
If you’re not aware, Star Trek: Picard is set twenty years after the events of Star Trek Nemesis, where Romulus has been destroyed from the events of the 2009 Star film. The decision to make Picard’s dog, “Number One” a pit bull came from Patrick Stewart himself.
As the Picard panel was coming to a close, Alex Kurtzman remarked that the plot of Picard will mirror some of today’s real world issues, saying. “Star Trek is a mirror. It holds itself up to society. We’re in the middle of a massive immigration conversation right now, and we are very proud I think to say we are diving headfirst into that and to using Star Trek as a way of exploring it from all points of view.” Kurtzman’s remarks should be looked at as something of encouraging news for some of the long time, hard core Trek fans.
Official Synopsis for Star Trek: Picard:
STAR TREK: PICARD features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” The new series will follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life.
Star Trek: Discovery finds the U.S.S. Discovery crew 930 years into the future as the first trailer for season three also made its debut on Saturday.
If you’re a fan of Discovery and were hoping to get an answer of who will be the ship’s captain Burnham or Saru? You didn’t get it on Saturday. Production on Discovery’s season 3 hasn’t even hit the halfway point, but the series is expected to make its return to CBS All Access sometime mid-2020.
Synopsis for Star Trek: Discovery Season 3:
After making the jump in the second season finale, season three of Star Trek: Discovery finds the U.S.S. Discovery crew dropping out of the wormhole and into an unknown future far from the home they once knew. Now living in a time filled with uncertainty, the U.S.S. Discovery crew, along with the help of some new friends, must together fight to regain a hopeful future. Season three of Star Trek: Discovery is set to premiere in 2020 exclusively on CBS All Access in the U.S.
If January is to long to wait for Picard, don’t worry as there are five Star Trek: Discovery “Short Treks” with three Pike-crew shorts coming in October and November, and two animated Discovery stories in December 2019.
“The Trouble with Edward” – Thursday October 10, 2019
“Ask Not” – Thursday November 14, 2019
“The Girl Who Made the Stars” – Thursday December 12, 2019
“Ephraim and Dot” – Thursday December 12, 2019
“Children of Mars” – Thursday January 9, 2020
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