We’re in a bit of slow news period until next month when Picard and Discovery will be out in full force for New York Comic Con. In the meantime we’ve rounded up some tidbits of Star Trek: Picard information that have surfaced in the last few weeks.
Stewart says “People will be surprised” by Star Trek: Picard
Speaking with the Huddersfield Daily Examiner, Sir Patrick Stewart said he had seen the first three episodes of Picard.
We are looking at a new world with new objectives, problems and issues that could not have been raised when we were making The Next Generation and I found that very exciting. It’s very exciting and people will be surprised and perhaps even shocked.
Keeping his calendar clear for potential Picard season 2 next year
I am not giving up my stage work, though it may have to wait for now because there are three projects that I have finished, two films and the TV series, which all need promotion. So I am clearing the decks for that and then there is also the possibility of a second Picard series* filming in March next year.
*Note: in the UK, a season is called a series.
Michelle Hurd on her character
Speaking with Next Tribe, Hurd shared a tiny bit about playing her character, Raffi Musiker:
This part in Star Trek is so phenomenal, my character is so much more human and complex than any role I’ve ever played. She’s filled with everything we live. It’s so creative, and I get to spend days acting with Patrick Stewart.
Dorn autograph on social media causes confusion
Cinematographer Philip Lanyon posted a cool gift for finishing shooting the first season of Star Trek: Picard, a clapperboard that included autographs from various Picard and Next Generation actors. Among the group of signatures was Michael Dorn’s.
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That’s a wrap!! Thank you Jamie Felz for organizing the amazing, one of a kind gift – a signed slate from the cast of Picard, as well as some of the original #TNG cast. (Not all in the new series) @sirpatstew you are a true legend and inspiration to us all. Your hard work and dedication to bringing something new to the screen is moving. I’m sure it will give Star Trek fans, old and new, something not only entertaining but also thought provoking and insightful to enjoy, in true Star Trek fashion. #makeitso #startrek #picard
A few fans on social media jumped to the conclusion that Dorn was secretly in Picard, despite Dorn having said a few times in the last couple of years that he’s not interested in putting on the complex prosthetics again for a cameo. And we do know that the TNG cast is still close and often have dinners together, so it seemed obvious that they had passed the slate around. However, this didn’t stop some fans from speculating. Newsweek decided to ask CBS directly, who confirmed Dorn is not in the first season of Picard.
Even from the original text on Instagram post, it was fairly obvious that not all of the people who signed were in the season:
That’s a wrap!! Thank you Jamie Felz for organizing the amazing, one of a kind gift – a signed slate from the cast of Picard, including some of the original #TNG cast.
Lanyon has since revised his Instagram post to be more clear:
A signed slate from the cast of Picard, as well as some of the original #TNG cast. (Not all in the new series)
Picard season one finds Hugh on a Borg cube
The official Star Trek site recently posted a video of Hugh actor Jonathan Del Arco speaking about his memories of shooting TNG and being back for Picard. At the end of the video Del Arco teases one new nugget of information:
I’ve been shooting for the last three months… I will tell you that Hugh is on a Borg cube.
Star Trek: Picard will be released in early 2020. It will be available on CBS All Access in the USA. Space and CraveTV in Canada, and on Amazon Prime Video for the rest of the world.
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