The second season of Star Trek: Picard hits the halfway mark this week with episode five (of ten) and we have details, new photos, a trailer, and a clip to get you started.
“Fly Me to the Moon”
The fifth episode of Picard’s new season is titled “Fly Me to the Moon,” which could be taken literally, or possibly a reference to the song made famous by Frank Sinatra. And the episode is directed by Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Jonathan Frakes. Lea Thompson, who directed the previous two episodes, returns this time in front of the camera. And the episode features the return of some other familiar faces, including Brent Spiner playing another member of the Soong family. It debuts on Paramount+ on Thursday, March 31.
Picard discovers an important person from his past may be integral to the divergence in the timeline. Q continues his manipulation of the timeline, taking an interest in Dr. Adam Soong. Seven and Raffi attempt a daring rescue of Rios, while Jurati faces the consequences of her deal with the Borg Queen.
Brent is back (with Lea Thompson)
Orla Brady is back too
Mystery woman (seen with Q at end of the previous episode)
Jurati has a visitor
More new photos
A trailer was released on startrek.com.
A clip of the Borg Queen was shown at the end of The Ready Room (starting at 27:54).
All photos by Trae Patton/Paramount+
New episodes of Star Trek: Picard premiere on Thursdays on Paramount+ in the U.S. and on Fridays where Paramount+ is available around the world. In Canada, it airs on CTV Sci-Fi Channel on streams on Crave on Thursdays. Picard is also available on Fridays on Amazon Prime Video around the world.
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Mystery woman is the Borg Queen in the 25th Century – BOOM.
Wrong. It is Renee Picard.
She could still be the Borg Queen. Remember she is masked. Probably a good reason for that. With Q’s time shenanigans anything’s possible.
However, it’s a different actress….
Like Dvorak said there’s a good reason that the Borg Queen was masked when she beamed aboard the Stargazer so speculation that this might be Renee Picard, Jurati or whoever is credible at this stage.
No papa no. You’re wrong she’s Renee Picard.
The mystery woman is identified in the closed captioning from last week as Renee Picard.
“Dr Vasily Rozhenko”
In a nice house
Yes, because god forbid, Worf just adopted by a nice human couple. They have to have to have connection to the greater story of the universe, so that everything seems predestined.
Possible spoiler! I saw a wild theory on youtube (Treklad) that Laris is ISIS the cat from TOS Assignment Earth and either there is a huge coincidence with the design and plot choices or it looks to be right.
Also how did we go from Brent Spiner refusing to do anymore Trek to him unnecessarily being in everything now.
Brent Spiner is so far the only thing that is worth watching in “NuTrek” I would watch anything he was in and I love his look on Picard S2!!
Oh for crying out loud.
Cat shapeshifting woman I mean.
I was expecting Guinans pitbull to be the shapeshifting character!
But…who knows… could still be possible.
Brent wasn’t really pissed off at Star Trek, Brent was tired of being Data.
Brent has said he *really* enjoyed playing Lore, for example, so there’s always an option for him to play an age advanced Lore since we know the Soong type androids have aging programs (Reference: Inheritance S7 E10)
More speculation then spoiler, but sure, why not ISIS.
Spiner is still a working actor, a gig is a gig. Can’t fault him for that.
Treklad has a long history of being racist and problematic on social media. Putting that aside, I agree with him about it being Isis (non-capitalized, though–she’s the cat, not the terrorist organization). In fact, I posted that same thing here the day the episode aired. :)
Thanks for the background info on Treklad. The video came up when I was searching for Picard edits. I hadn’t heard of him before.
You shouldn’t agree with racists, just ignore them.
Yes, the connection to Assignment: Earth and Gary Seven was strongly suggested in the last episode, and Isis was discussed in other articles here.
Mr. Spiner didn’t want to continue playing an android who doesn’t age, since he himself was visibly aging (just like the rest of us!) He didn’t swear-off Star Trek, he returned two years after Nemesis to appear in Star Trek: Enterprise.
This is more what I meant. He didn’t want to play Data who he is best known for but he’s been in a multi-episode Enterprise plot as a new character and now two seasons of Picard as two new characters. He even did Data again so we could unnecessarily seem Data die a second time.
Enough of the Soong androids and makers already. If he doesn’t want to play the character he is best known for and is happy for him to be killed off then I wish they would stop shoving him into new shows.
So don’t watch.
I don’t. I always skip his scenes on rewatches and never rewatch Soong focused TNG or ENT episodes. Unfortunately to understand the rest of the plot I have to sit through them on my first watch. This season I had assumed the “Adam Soong” statue was just an easter egg but appears not. I quite like the rest of the Picard characters and it would annoying to quit watching half way through a season because Brent Spiner is being shoved into a scenes again.
“He even did Data again so we could unnecessarily seem Data die a second time.”
It’s because Nemesis left off with B4 murmuring “never saw the sun..” from Blue Skies implying that Data’s memories and personality was starting to take hold. Datas return was portrayed in numerous comic books and Star Trek Online, so his future was ambiguous at best.
That ambiguity is now gone, thankfully. It was good and necessary to have Data come back one last time and be well and truly gone.
You might want to rewatch season 7 of TNG it’s specifically mentioned onscreen data has a aging program written into his subroutine.
“Also how did we go from Brent Spiner refusing to do anymore Trek to him unnecessarily being in everything now.”
We didn’t, since he never refused to do more Trek. :)
Yea enough Brent Spiner now. It’s just taking cute casting too far. Give other actors a job!
Star Trek, you are our density.
The “unidentified woman” was already revealed as Renee Picard in the subtitles, so you can get rid of the spoiler label there.
And her name patch is seen in the preview
And she isn’t a unidentified actress playing her either she Is Penelope Mitchell from the vampire diaries.
There’s a lot of recycled canon in the Picard series. I don’t mind except occasionally it gets rather forced and not really needed in the storyline. Like the aged punker on the bus
Leah Thompson uses a real, paper notebook. Her colleagues use Microsoft Surface Tablets. One of the few times I’ve seen people on TV use something other than an Apple product or something generic.
Wow it’s great Lea Thompson will be in the show too. I didn’t expect that. I assume a smaller role, but still cool.
But I really hope this episode gets to the meat of the story. It is feeling like season one again and that is a lot of set up but not pushing anything forward. The season started off with a big bang but the last two episodes felt like a regress to me. But it looks like we’re being introduced to all the big players of the season this week and can’t wait to see where it’s all going.
And what of those rumors of Jonah Hill making a cameo as a time-traveling Data whose emotion chip is overloaded by the utter savagery of Los Angeles…
I like the design of the shuttle(?!???). Looks like something which could evolve into the design of Enterprise 130 years later!!!!
Am I the only one who sees vibes from “tomorrow is yesterday”? Kirk interferred with 1966 and had to undo this, otherwise the unborn son of the pilot couldnt participate on the saturn- mission.
Maybe this is a similar situation or somehow related? Saturn-mission = Europa-mission? 🤔