New Picard 'Trek' Series May Catapult the Captain into J.J. Abrams' Timeline

Space.com | 1/12/2019 | Staff
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While it seems the movie element of the "Star Trek" universe is dead in space, the TV side of things is prospering.

Fans have been clamoring to know more about the new series starring Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard ever since it was announced in August of last year.

Destruction - Romulan - Homeworld - Film - Star

The destruction of the Romulan homeworld in 2009's film "Star Trek," Kurtzman said, was a defining event in Picard's career, one that sets up the role Stewart will play on the still-untitled new show.

"Picard's life was radically altered by the dissolution of the Romulan Empire," Kurtzman explained. He added that Stewart himself loved the show's new premise once he saw how different his reprised role would be.

Stewart - Gauntlet - People - Otherwise - Kurtzman

"He [Stewart] threw down an amazing gauntlet and said, 'If we do this, I want it to be so different, I want it to be both what people remember but also not what they're expecting at all. Otherwise, why do it?'" Kurtzman said.

According to Kurtzman, after reading the creative team's 34-page pitch for the new show, Stewart "walked into the room and he had a huge smile on his face and said, 'This is wonderful.' He knew if he was going to go back to Picard, it needed to be for the greatest reason ever."

Details - Series - Picard - Problems - Crew

Details about the new series are scarce, but it already appears as if Picard won't be overseeing the personal and political problems facing his crew and the cosmos in the style of "The Next Generation." Kurtzman did add, however, that "anything could happen," when asked whether some of the old "TNG" cast would show up on the new show for a cameo or two.

Quite how the Kelvin timeline will be woven into the prime timeline still baffles us.

Events - Timeline - Dominion - War

Other events in the prime timeline, such as the Dominion War, could...
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