Season one writing complete
A week ago, Picard showrunner Michael Chabon took to Instagram to share his struggle completing the script for the season one finale. The photo he chose was Kirk fighting the Gorn in “Arena.” Chabon was quick to point out the image was not a clue as to the Gorn’s inclusion in the show, with a fun note of warning to us here at TrekMovie. Chabon and TrekMovie have been having a bit of fun with each other on Instagram.
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Actual photograph of me and the script for the #startrekpicard Season One finale at around 4:30 this morning. Fortunately I was able to improvise gunpowder out of locally available minerals and with a bamboo pole and a couple of diamond bullets managed to subdue my foe. [Note: neither the Gorn nor their Hegemony feature in the plot, settings, or characters of said finale, so settle down, @trekmovie I’m looking at you!] #loveofgorn @therealadamsavage
On Monday, Chabon posted another update showing off a gift from his wife of a set of books from author Jack Vance. He says the gifts may have been in honor of finishing the scripts for the first season of Picard.
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I’m still not sure if it was a late birthday gift, or an early congratulations on finishing the scripts for #startrekpicard s01, or just a random outburst of making her husband happy, but thanks to my beloved @ayeletw this set of the complete works of #jackvance (44 volumes!), a foundational author for me and the most neglected great prose stylist in American literature, has found a new and loving home. #vanceintegraledition
The first season of Star Trek: Picard is still in production in Southern California. The show is expected to wrap the first season in mid-September and debut on CBS All Access in the first quarter of 2020.
Del Arco hints at emotional story for Hugh
Based on his comments at SDCC and especially at STLV, it appears that Jonathan Del Arco’s role as Hugh in Picard will be substantial. On Twitter yesterday the actor indicated that he and Patrick Stewart will again be tugging on the heartstrings, as they did when they had scenes together in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
— Jonathan Del Arco (@JonathanDelArco) August 7, 2019
Berman implores you to watch Picard
Rick Berman, the man who oversaw the Star Trek franchise throughout the 90s and into the early 00s, has mostly remained quiet over the last decade in regards to Trek movies and TV. However, in regard to the upcoming Star Trek: Picard show, Berman has been expressing optimism and excitement. The latest example is a tweet over the weekend celebrating the new cast and crew lined up for the new show, including some old friends and actors he brought into the franchise.
Stewart, Spiner, Frakes, Ryan, Chabon, Goldsman….what else could we ask for? Im holding my breath. Watch!!
— Rick Berman (@berman_rick) August 5, 2019
Cast talk first contact with Star Trek
CBS has released another video (on startrek.com) with the returning Star Trek cast filmed at San Diego Comic-Con last month. This time it has Brent Spiner, Jonathan Del Arco, Jeri Ryan and Sir Patrick Stewart talking about their first contacts with the Star Trek franchise.
Keep up with all the news on the Picard show here at TrekMovie.com.