CBS has released a new poster for Picard ahead of their Star Trek panel at San Diego Comic-Con next weekend. In the poster, the retired admiral looks out over his family’s vineyards with a new companion — a pit bull with a delta tag on the collar, and a planet shrouded in clouds and orange light.
An admiral and his dog
It looks like this canine is also the Admiral’s second in command, so to speak…when you zoom in, the delta-shaped dog tag bears the inscription “No. 1”.
The inclusion of the dog, a pit bull specifically, is a nod to Sir Patrick Stewart’s love of fostering pit bulls. He fell in love with Ginger, a “pibble” he was fostering for a year, and shared many pictures of his time with her on social media.
— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) March 9, 2017
Stewart is fostering a new furry friend named Emma, who made an appearance when he teased a Picard script back in April.
— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) April 11, 2019
The planet seen in the poster seems likely to be Romulus, which was destroyed in 2387 — as shown in flashbacks via Spock Prime in Star Trek (2009). Alex Kurtzman has said that the destruction of Romulus would be a significant influence on the character of Jean-Luc Picard, so it seems fitting.
Hopefully we will learn more next weekend at Comic-Con during the big CBS Star Trek Universe panel. Keep checking TrekMovie for more.
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