One of the unknowns for the upcoming third and final season of Star Trek: Picard is who will be playing the captain of the USS Titan. Now there could be an answer from showrunner Terry Matalas, tied to his previous show 12 Monkeys.
The Star Trek Day teaser for Picard season 3 first revealed the USS Titan-A, the 25th century Starfleet ship that will be the main ship for the season. That trailer showed Seven of Nine in her new Starfleet commissioned rank of commander, serving as the first officer of the Titan-A. Even though there are a number of Star Trek: The Next Generation veterans joining in season 3—including Jonathan Frakes as Captain Riker, who was captain of the previous Titan—in a September interview with TrekMovie, Terry Matalas said the Titan-A’s captain was a new (yet-to-be-announced) character:
That captain is also a major character. It’s not a character you’ve ever seen before and you will be hearing more about the Titan-A from this captain. And it’s an actor that I’m very, very fond of.
Now it looks like we may be able to put a face to that captain. When a fan suggested that the actor who played Deacon on 12 Monkeys (Todd Stashwick) would make a good starship captain on Picard, Matalas quote tweeted it, then added “Now that’s a good idea” with a knowing smirk emoji.
Now that’s a good idea. 😏 https://t.co/PglyCr0RYw
— Terry Matalas (@TerryMatalas) December 11, 2022
Matalas was the executive producer and showrunner for the Syfy time-travel series 12 Monkeys, which included Stashwick in the cast. Matalas previously confirmed he had “definitely” added a member of the 12 Monkeys cast to season 3 of Picard, and so far, no other actors associated with 12 Monkeys have been officially named as part of season 3 of Picard.
Todd Stashwick is a veteran television character actor appearing in all sorts of shows made in the last 20 years. He has even appeared on Star Trek before: On Enterprise, during the fourth season Vulcan arc, Stashwick played a Romulan posing as a Vulcan named Talok.
The above tweet exchange came in reply to a tweet from Stashwick on Sunday wishing Matalas a happy birthday and saying he would love to work together again, adding “I owe you big time. Much love.”
The biggest happy birthday to the wickedly talented @TerryMatalas with whom I’ve had the good fortune to share in many many adventures, on screen and off….And I’d do it again. This I know. I can’t ever thank you enough. I owe you big time. Much love. pic.twitter.com/C3POmrar1t
— Todd Stashwick (@ToddStashwick) December 11, 2022
For now, this is all unconfirmed, but the clues seem to be adding up to Todd Stashwick playing the captain of the USS Titan-A. We may have even seen Stashwick being thrown around the bridge during a very brief action sequence from the Star Trek Day trailer (see below). We will probably know more by the time the next trailer is released.
Coming on Feb 16
The third and final season 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.
Here is the latest trailer from NYCC.
And here is that Star Trek Day teaser.
Picard streams exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S.A. It 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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