Watch: Go Inside Coppelius And More ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Tidbits From The Web

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.

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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Chabon Clarification 🖖🏾

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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

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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

Reddit: Transcription of many of Chabon’s Instagram Q&A questions for Picard 1×08, “Broken Pieces” [spoilers]

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.

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Thad Riker only died 3 years before the Picard show? That’s really recent. And even if the Fed banned synths, couldn’t Riker and Troi have takne Thad outside the Federation to be cured?

Or maybe the Ba’ku homeworld.

The Federation seems to have been way ahead of any of the other major powers in terms of Synth technology before the ban. Unless they went to the planet Mudd or something, I’m not sure if they could have found a positronic brain outside of the Federation.

Brent Spiner always has that sinister presence, except when he’s all out Data.

I think I want a copy of that map of Ardani for my collection of Star Trek stuff