Picard is back in space
Everything released so far about Star Trek: Picard has shown Jean-Luc Picard firmly grounded, but executive producer Alex Kurtzman confirmed that will change:
Events began to unfold that conspire to take Picard back to the stars….He will [go to space], but not in a way that anyone expects.
…but not in Starfleet
Kurtzman also confirmed that Picard is no longer part of Starfleet:
Because he’s no longer in Starfleet, he no longer carries the weight of that behind him. In some ways, it’s easier to be [a great man] when you’re a captain. But it’s an entirely different thing when you don’t have an army behind you. When you want to get something done and fight an injustice, how do you do that when you’re really only one man?
Destruction of Romulus (and more) haunts Picard
It has previously been revealed that the destruction of Romulus seen in the 2009 Star Trek movie (in the parts set after Star Trek: Nemesis) had a big impact on Jean-Luc Picard. Alex Kurtzman gets into more details and seemingly confirms that Picard’s involvement (only seen in the Star Trek: Countdown comic book) will be a factor in the new show:
“There are many things that haunt Picard,” Kurtzman teases, adding the ill-fated Romulus mission is just one of those things.
We expect to learn more about Star Trek: Picard during the Star Trek Universe panel on Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con. TrekMovie is at SDCC and will bring you all the details.
Keep up with all the news on the Picard show here at TrekMovie.com.