Watch: Star Trek: TNG Cast Thanks The Fans Ahead Of “Satisfying Conclusion” In ‘Picard’ Season 3

The big event over the weekend was the reunion of the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast at New York Comic Con. In addition to their panel, they shot a trailer to thank the fans and to hype the upcoming third and final season of Star Trek: Picard. They also did a fun video interview with EW; both this and the thank you video can be watched below along with the full NYCC panel.

TNG cast thanks the fans

In this video, Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Marina Sirtis, and Michael Dorn thank the fans for all their support for the last 35 years. The video from Paramount+ also features Picard showrunner Terry Matalas along with fan testimonials and panel footage from New York Comic Con.

TNG cast gets nostalgic

While in New York, the TNG gang dropped in to chat with EW, where they reminisced about their first days on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

TNG cast reunion panel

Paramount+ has also released the full Picard panel from New York Comic Con.

The final season of Star Trek: Picard premieres on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S., with new episodes of the 10-episode-long season available to stream weekly on Thursdays. Picard streams exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and is distributed concurrently by Paramount Global Content Distribution on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories, and in Canada it airs on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave.


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Can’t wait. Good or bad, I will enjoy Season 3 very much. I love these people. They are part of my college years. Believe it or not, learned English with STNG!?

Agreed, even though I’m more hyped about the return of Prodigy. I do thank cast of TNG, though, for what they did.

Yeah I am hyped about Prodigy too! Can’t wait for that to return too. It looks like it’s going to be tons of fun.

We’re definitely looking forward to Prodigy in our household, and our kids are now well into their mid-to-late teens.

Even though Picard is sadly my least favorite show in the franchise, it does really make me smile to see them all back of course and that reason alone will make it special. I grew up with these characters like a lot of fans. I started watching Trek with TOS reruns in the late 70s/early 80s but it was TNG that made me the fan I am today.

For me it was Spock the character through TAS. Then i watched the TOS films and caught the TOS reruns. But it was Leonard Nimoy who drew me in. There was something magical about his voice and ability to play that character. I was intrigued because he used logic and science, and reason instead of brawn to handle problems. But he also had this quasi religious mystic feel to him.

Though this last trailer threw considerable cold water on my anticipation for this show, I’m still hopeful that the TNG cast will finally get the send off it deserves.

I need this..

And so do you..

I know Sir Patrick at first didnt want to do a TNG reunion show and I actually (with the exception of 2 horrible episodes) enjoyed S1 – but after a simply terrible S2, I am glad to see Kurtzman gave Matalas the reigns to make what the fans really wanted all along!
Based on everything we are seeing, it looks like Picard S3 is really going to be TNG season 8 or something pretty close to it.
It really is amazing to see the cast back together again, 35 years after TNG S1. Will miss Wil Weaton, but I am sure he will be getting plenty of P+ screen time next February.

Agreed – while Season One kind of fizzled out, Season Two was just plain terrible (terrible Trek and terrible television). Shoddy writing and it looked ridiculously cheap – like late-80s, shot in Canada, low budget syndicated TV.

From the trailer, I’m not sure this will be any better (do we need another cartoonish villain?) – but I’m hopeful.

Trust Terry.

I hope so the trailer was awful. I really do hope its a satisfying send off. Season 2 almost made me give up on TNG. It just about retroactively destroyed it for me. The way the Disney Star Wars trilogy did for Star Wars Original Trilogy and characters.

I pretty much agree with everything you said there. including the SW comment. The Disney trilogy was pretty terrible, introduced lame new characters and totally disrespected the legacy characters.

It’s fine the TNG crew is thanking fans…as such, ‘you’re welcome,’ I’ll be watching. I just hope it’s noteworthy and memorable, as opposed to the last two seasons of PIC, which were simply awful overall, and very disappointing for the franchise as a whole.

Here’s the deduction I’m making on the plot given all the new info and trailer.

Vadic needs info that can weaken Picard and the enterprise. They blow up the Enterprise museum but it’s a cover for them removing the Moriarity personality from the old Holodeck computer. Then, through tech Vadic has, Moriarity gets made into a real being, then helps her get vengeance on Picard.