Sunday, August 5, 2018

New Star Trek Series with Patrick Stewart as Picard Announced (Updated)

This weekend is the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention which tends to be star studded affair. Generally its the Star Trek convention of the year with the most Trek stars thanks to its proximity to Hollywood and being held in Las Vegas but rarely a source of breaking news. Until now, when Patrick Stewart took the stage on Saturday to reveal a new CBS All Access series where he will reprise the role of Jean-Luc Picard for the first time since 2002. The exact details of the series, when it will premiere, etc. was not announced. Below is the video of him announcing the series.
“I will always be very proud to have been a part of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but when we wrapped that final movie in the spring of 2002, I truly felt my time with Star Trek had run its natural course,” Stewart said. “It is, therefore, an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Seeking out new life for him, when I thought that life was over.”

“During these past years, it has been humbling to hear many stories about how The Next Generation brought people comfort, saw them through difficult periods in their lives or how the example of Jean-Luc inspired so many to follow in his footsteps, pursuing science, exploration and leadership,” Stewart continued. “I feel I’m ready to return to him for the same reason – to research and experience what comforting and reforming light he might shine on these often very dark times. I look forward to working with our brilliant creative team as we endeavor to bring a fresh, unexpected and pertinent story to life once more.”

Update: Here is an extended version of Patrick Stewart announcing his return in Vegas.

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