The opening day of the 56-Year Mission Star Trek convention in Las Vegas kicked off with an intriguing comment during a panel discussion with Star Trek: The Next Generation season one star Denise Crosby.
Tasha on Picard?
A fan asked Crosby if she will be part of season three of Star Trek: Picard, which is bringing back the rest of her former TNG castmates for what is billed as a “sendoff” season. Crosby responding with a somewhat cryptic remark regarding her TNG character of Tasha Yar and Picard:
Oh. I don’t want to give away too much. But I’m going to tell you that you will see Tasha Yar, but I’m not going to tell you how. You’ve got to watch.
While intriguing, that comment could mean many things. In a May interview with TrekMovie.com, Crosby said “that ship has sailed” regarding a chance to appear on Picard, as the series has already wrapped production.
Wanted to explore Tasha’s kickass backstory
Crosby famously left TNG during the first season, frustrated with a lack of character development for Tasha Yar. In response to a fan question about her TNG departure, the actress talked about why she left but noted she enjoyed the opportunity to return to the show periodically over the following seasons:
I was hoping [to stay], yeah, it was going to be what the writing for me I wanted it to be. But I did get to stay. I got to pop in all the time.
Later she spoke more about the kind of character development she would have liked to have played over the years with TNG had she stayed as part of the cast:
I was really was looking to explore her grappling with being a Starfleet officer. There were hints of Tasha that she earned her position as chief of security, rightfully so. But she had some doubts inside of her that she was grappling with. So I always like to play against type, so to speak. And what were her ongoing relationships over the years would have been the fellow crew members and things like that. I think it would have been fun to really see her kick ass. Really get in there and really fight. Not just “Code of Honor” kind of fight, but like organized battles… I think it would have been fun to explore Tasha’s origin story. We know she came from this failed Earth colony and war and she’s an orphan. Like, how did she get from there to Starfleet? That’s a story. That’s an inspirational story.
Back in May, Crosby told TrekMovie she still feels leaving the show was the right decision to do.”
Much more to come from STLV
This is our first report from the 56-Year Mission Las Vegas (aka STLV). TrekMovie has full team coverage of the event so look for more reports and more live updates on Twitter @TrekMovie.
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