The last person to walk the purple carpet at the Hollywood premiere of Star Trek: Picard season 3 was the titular star himself, Sir Patrick Stewart. TrekMovie was able to catch him for a last brief interview before he went into the screening where we talked about the message of the season, and why he changed his mind about bringing in all his TNG co-stars.
As an executive producer, I know that you have instilled some issues and themes you wanted the show to address in previous seasons. Was there a theme you wanted to include in season three?
Yes. It was the quality of hope. And how trust and generosity would be rediscovered because there are tough elements in this whole season. And it is very gratifying to me where it finally closes.
How hard was it to convince you on bringing in all the TNG characters? because I know you originally didn’t want to do another Next Generation.
It was about not wanting a reunion. And although there is kind of a reunion right at the very end, it was about doing our job.
And you’ll do it again?
More exclusive Picard coverage
There are more interviews from the Hollywood premiere event coming. Check out previously released Picard purple carpet interviews plus a post-premiere chat with Terry Matalas:
- Michele Hurd
- Gates McFadden
- Terry Matalas
- Jonathan Frakes
- Todd Stashwick
- Terry Matalas post-season premiere breakdown
The third and final season of Picard premieree 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 also debuted 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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