The official Star Trek Logs account on Instagram is active again today, with a number of posts tied to the upcoming release of Star Trek: Picard season 3. For recent seasons of Discovery, Lower Decks, and Prodigy, the account was used for weekly “logs” from different characters (voiced by cast members) and set after the most recent episodes, but they are doing something different for Picard.
Due to the highly serialized nature of season 3 (likely with little or no time between episodes), there’s a whole a series of logs; each provides backstory for a character or a ship featured in season 3. They are presented in LCARS format and voiced by the USS Titan’s computer. There are 9 character logs and 3 ship logs for a total of 12.
Most cover the history of these characters and ships from their appearances in previous shows and movies, but there are also some tidbits to fill in the gaps before season 3 of Picard. We have gathered some of the highlights.
Lore and Soong update
Brent Spiner is returning in season 3 and it has been announced that Spiner is playing Lore, Data’s brother introduced in the first season of TNG. Lore was last seen in the two-part TNG episode “Descent,” and the new log gives us an update:
Lore was last seen in 2370 as the leader of a cult of former Borg drones. At that encounter, Data deactivated him for the final time.
Lore’s mind and body have since been taken to Starfleet’s Daystrom Station along with the late Altan Soong’s research.
The Daystrom Institute of Advanced Robotics in Okinawa, Japan, was featured in the first season of Picard. The Soong android B-4 was also stored at Daystrom in Japan after being disassembled.
The log also gives us an update on the Picard season 1 character Altan Soong (also played by Spiner), indicating the character died in the years between season 1 and season 3. Originally, Dr. Soong intended to download himself into a “golem” android, but that that was used to resurrect Jean-Luc Picard instead.
A character image for Spiner in season 3 was released earlier this week:
Here is the full Star Trek Log for Lore.
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TNG character updates
The log for Jean-Luc Picard gives a good backstory but mostly covers what has been already seen in the first two seasons of Picard. However, the logs for the other TNG characters offer some insights into what they have been up to in the time since they were last seen onscreen.
Beverly is a mystery
The log for Beverly Crusher picks up after her time as the Chief Medical Officer of the USS Enterprise-E:
She later resigned from Starfleet, undertaking private medical missions throughout the Alpha and Beta Quadrants on her personal ship, the SS Eleos.
Dr. Crusher’s current whereabouts are unknown.
Worf gets promoted and classified
The log for Worf picks up after his time on Deep Space Nine and through the final TNG movies:
Following his brief tenure as a diplomat, Worf returned to Starfleet serving aboard the USS Enterprise 1701-E and in other assignments that resulted in his promotion to the rank of Captain. His time aboard the Enterprise-E was brief, having stepped down after the incident above Kriilar Prime.
Worf’s whereabouts since then are classified.
Geordi gets a family and big promotion
Geordi LaForge’s log offers insights into his life after being the chief engineer of Enterprise-E:
Later, La Forge received the rank of Commodore and was given a series of special assignments by Starfleet Command. His daughters Sidney and Alandra La Forge also currently serve in Starfleet.
Riker and Troi still hold Starfleet rank
The Captain William T. Riker log includes an update following the events of the season 1 finale of Picard:
Riker returned to active duty in 2399, leading a fleet of Starfleet vessels to protect Jean-Luc Picard and the Synth home world Coppelius from Romulan attack. He continues his role in Starfleet, having most recently lent his expertise on the new Titan refit.
The Commander Deanna Troi’s log also ends with a link to Starfleet:
Troi continues to hold a rank within Starfleet should her expertise be needed.
Seven had help from two admirals
There is also a log for “Commander Seven of Nine,” indicating Seven has kept her Borg designation even in Starfleet. It was revealed in season 2 that Seven had once failed to get into Starfleet, and the new log offers insight into how she eventually was able to get a commission:
With help from Admirals Picard and Janeway, Seven received a Starfleet commission. She currently serves as First Officer on the USS Titan NCC-80102-A under the command of Captain Liam Shaw.
Raffi has La Sirena, but the rest is only rumor
Raffi’s log starts off with “NOTE: Commander Musiker’s personal details are classified” before it goes into her character history, including what we saw in the first two seasons of Picard. The log ends with:
For years, Musiker has worked to overcome several addictions that plagued her life and Starfleet career, with the hope that she might reconnect with her son Gabe and his family.
Musiker’s current Starfleet status is classified. Rumors suggest she has left Starfleet entirely. Her present whereabouts are unknown.
There is also a log for La Sirena, which covers the ship’s history after being taken over by Seven in season two:
Following Seven of Nine’s admission to Starfleet and assignment to the USS Titan NCC-80102-A, Raffaella Musiker took command of La Sirena; however, current ship’s status and whereabouts are unknown.
The fates of Enterprise-E and Enterprise-F
There is also a log for the USS Enterprise, which covers all the ships with that designation. It has already been revealed that the season will include the Enterprise-F, successor to the Enterprise-E last seen in Star Trek: Nemesis. Regarding the Enterprise-E, the log ends with “Final Mission: CLASSIFIED.”
Here is what the log had to say about the Enterprise-F:
NCC-1701-F-Odyssey Class. Launched in 2386. Commanded by several captains in the past 15 years. Currently scheduled for decommissioning after the critical systems were compromised during the “the Monfette Gambit”, the rescue efforts for the Raillian refugees on Fenton IV. The Enterprise-F’s final flight will be on display during this year’s Frontier Day.
NOTE: Christopher Monfette is a writer for Picard.
The Titan has a storied history and some special features
The hero ship for season 3 is the USS Titan. This particular log was written by showrunner Terry Matalas and offers some more backstory about the ship and the history of the three ships of that name. The logs introduce a new ship into Trek history, the first ship to bear the name Titan, and it has a surprising link to a Trek character introduced in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. From the log:
NCC-1777-Shangri La Class. Launched in 2290 under the Command of Captain Saavik. Known for its multiple encounters with the Klingon Empire, including the Exo-Port Takeover and Horizon colony rescue. The Titan became Starfleet’s flagship under the recommendation of Captain Sulu of the Excelsior. The Titan was instrumental in maintaining frontier stability before the Khitomer accords and the subsequent launch of the Enterprise-B.
The second Titan (NCC-80102) is a ship first mentioned at the end of Star Trek Nemesis, and was first seen on the covers of a series of Star Trek: Titan books, and later in Star Trek: Lower Decks, under the command of Captain William T. Riker. According to the new log, the ship was pulled from service in 2398 after “suffering extensive damage.”
This leads to the USS Titan for season 3 of Picard, here is the description:
Because of Captains Saavik and Riker, the Titan’s legacy was continued with a brand new starship, one that would retain its registry, but now with the “A” designation, an honor only given to a select few starships.
NCC-80102-A. Constitution III Class, referred to in Starfleet slang as Neo-Constitution Class. This new Titan is primarily an exploratory vessel, honoring the retro design of the Constitution Class II. Launched in 2402 under the command of Captain Liam Shaw. Work began on a refit using the original Titan space frame, however, with the development of cutting-edge technology, the Titan’s design changed mid-construction and a new ship took form. As per tradition, Starfleet engineers affectionately designated it as a refit, having kept much of the original Titan’s internal components.
The Constitution III was designed to cater to a close support envelope at sub-light speeds, namely in and around densely populated solar systems, as witnessed by is overpowered impulse engines. To date, the new Titan has the largest sub-light power-to-geometry ratio in the fleet.
Here is the full Titan log…
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More Picard coverage to come
In the coming days look for interviews from the Hollywood premiere event with members of the cast along with showrunner Terry Matalas. We will be posting our regular recap/reviews on a weekly basis, starting with the first episode on Thursday, February 16, and each week our All Access Star Trek podcast will discuss the latest episode, starting on Friday, February 17. Our Shuttle Pod podcast team will also discuss the upcoming season. Until then, you can read our spoiler-free review of season 3, written by Mark. A. Altman.
The third and final season of Picard premieres on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S., and Latin America, and on February 17 Paramount+ in Europe and elsewhere, with new episodes of the 10-episode-long season available to stream weekly. It will also debut on Friday, Feb. 17 internationally on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories. In Canada, it airs on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave.
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