The first part of the season one finale of Star Trek: Picard gave us our closest look at the secret synth enclave Coppelius. CBS has released a video that goes inside Coppelius and gives more back story. We also have more from the director and Jeri Ryan talking about the episode and Seven of Nine.
Welcome to Coppelius
Star Trek: Picard executive producer Akiva Goldsman (who directed the two-part finale) gives insights into the synth homeworld, the show’s latest bit of technobabble, and Brent Spiner’s latest Soong — Dr. Altan Inigo Soong
Classic prop returns
One other bit of fun from the latest episode; Jorg Hillebrand spotted a prop that has been seen five times in the past in Star Trek. As the series is shot in Southern California, it gives the production access to rental companies that also supplied the past Star Trek series shot on the Paramount lot.
It was only a matter of time until one of those oft re-used consoles (rented from now defunct Modern Props) would make an appearance on Picard, produced in California, like all of previous Trek, unlike Toronto-based Discovery. This console was seen at least 5 times on ST before: pic.twitter.com/FRRk5S6UoP
— Jörg Hillebrand (@gaghyogi49) March 21, 2020
Behind the scenes photos from the Picard set
Various folks are sharing some tidbits showing a hint at life behind the camera on the set of Star Trek: Picard.
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Here are few behind the scene pictures from last weeks episode of @startrek Picard directed by the amazing @jonathansfrakes . If you haven't had the chance to watch it it make sure to go to @cbsallaccess in the us or @amazonprimevideo worldwide and check it out!!! 🖖 @startrekcbs . . . . . #startrek #startrekpicard #picard #startrekpicard #vfx #tng #thenextgeneration #startrektng #startrekthenextgeneration #losangeles #california #hollywood #vfxartist #behindthescenes #jeanlucpicard #patrickstewart #nostalgia #childhoodmemories #scifi #sciencefiction #space #makeitso #set #setlife #makingof #tvshow #tv #cbs #universalstudios #onset
Woke up to so much Trek love this morning I thought I’d share one of the many moments that made working with @sirpatstew again such a personal joy! #startrekpicard @startrekcbs @primevideouk @primevideoit and gratified for our writer @zayas_nick and director @majavrvilo pic.twitter.com/jXA4e5HNWj
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Perks of the job..I got to be a BORG “MACK BORG . “ 1 of 1 in Ep 6 for @startrek Picard and what a great shot by the masters of VFX @jasonzvfx @antevfx ! My makeup application was done by my 2 amazing keys @richardredlefsen @hookuptattoos with beautiful designs by @nevillepage and prosthetics made by the 1 and only @vincentvandykefx Don’t forget, Borgs still have to work! Me as a Borg touching up Hugh, played by the the incredible @jonathandelarco (who just celebrated his birthday – Happy Birthday!). . . . #Makeupeffects #makeupfx #fxmakeup #shoplife #fx #specialmakeupfx #specialmakeupeffects #prosthetics #characterdesign #sculpture #alien #creatures #startrek @startrekprosthetics #startrekpicard #makeup #makeupartist #aliens #prostheticmakeup #prosthetics #makeuplife #makeupartistry #spfxmakeup #spfx #specialeffectsmakeup #makeupfxmakeup #borgs #makeuptrailer #local_706 #picard
Michael Chabon shares That Riker’s final map of Ardani
Catching up on some links
As we head towards the series finale, here are a few more links from the last month of Star Trek: Picard.
The Hollywood Reporter: “It Was a Devastating Day:” How ‘Star Trek’ Actor Crafted Surprising Scene
The Hollywood Reporter: ‘Picard’ Showrunner Michael Chabon Reveals Why He Killed a Classic ‘Star Trek’ Character
New episodes of Star Trek: Picard are released on CBS All Access in the USA Thursdays at 12:01 AM PT/3:01 AM ET. In Canada it airs Thursdays on CTV Sci-Fi Channel at 6PM PT /9PM ET and streams on Crave. For the rest of the world it streams Fridays on Amazon Prime Video. Episodes are released weekly.
Keep up with all the Star Trek: Picard news at TrekMovie.