Season two of Star Trek: Picard arrives next week. And thanks to a new video, we have a sense of where each of the main characters starts off in the new season. We have the video below along with a breakdown of the big reveals. [NOTE: There are spoilers]
Today’s episode of The Ready Room with Wil Wheaton did double duty, discussing this week’s episode of Discovery and season four with makeup artist Glenn Hetrick, along with previewing the upcoming second season of Star Trek: Picard. This preview included a video segment called “Setting the Stage” which featured the Picard cast discussing where we find their characters at the start of the season, illustrated with clips from the show. There is also a clip from the first episode featuring a battle onboard a Starfleet ship.
You can check the character preview below (starting at 1:50), and the clip from the first episode (starting at 24:00). But, last warning about those spoilers.
Everyone is doing their own thing
Based on the clips and commentary season two will start with some time passing, over a year at least. This brings the show into the early 25th century. Jean-Luc Picard is back at Chateau Picard in France, and “being cared for” by Laris (Orla Brady).
Admiral Picard has returned to Starfleet and is heading up Starfleet Academy.
The season will also delve into Picard’s past, including flashbacks of him as a child.
Joining Picard to teach at the Academy is Raffi (Michelle Hurd).
And Elnor (Evan Evagora) is there too, as a cadet.
Seven (Jeri Ryan) has rejoined the Fenris Rangers and now commands La Sirena, kicking off the season battling some pirates. Her only companion is one of the Rios holograms.
Soji (Isa Briones) and Jurati (Alison Pill) start off on a diplomatic tour of the galaxy, to build trust for the Synths.
But Jurati is called away to help assist Rios. The real Rios (Santiago Cabrera) is also back in Starfleet, now a captain.
And the ship he commands is the USS Stargazer. The registry for this ship is NCC-82893 which is different than the Stargazer commanded by Jean-Luc Picard in the 24th century.
Rios brings Jurati onboard to investigate a “subspace anomaly.” Picard and Seven arrive to assist as well.
… and all hell breaks loose
The clip at the end of The Ready Room is set on the Stargazer, in the middle of an attack, with a security team working their way to the bridge amidst the chaos.
On the bridge, they find Rios, Picard, Seven and Jurati in the middle of a firefight.
The battle is with an unknown entity referred to as “she” taking over various systems via extending tendrils.
Picard orders a self-destruct as we hear the entity (possibly a Borg Queen) say “Picard” in a robotic voice, and he turns to face her.
In one week
The second season of Star Trek: Picard will arrive on March 3.
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