Patrick Stewart Wants “One More Shot” At A Star Trek Movie To Play A “Truly Fearful” Jean-Luc Picard

With the release of his new memoir (aptly titled Making It So: A Memoir) Sir Patrick Stewart has been on a bit of a roll for the last week talking about his time on Trek in interviews and through excerpts of the book. Earlier we reported on his idea for how he wanted Star Trek: Picard TV series to end, but the actor is also talking more about how he hopes to get one more shot at playing Jean-Luc Picard on the big screen.

Stewart wants to test Picard on the big screen

Stewart played Jean-Luc Picard in four Star Trek feature films, with his final big screen performance as Jean-Luc Picard over two decades ago in Star Trek: Nemesis. Since NYCC 2022 last October, the actor has been making it clear he wants to do another Star Trek movie. Over the summer, after accepting well-earned accolades for the final season of Star Trek: Picard, Stewart again suggested that a follow-up  movie could be possible. While season 3 of Picard reunited the cast, the movie suggested by Stewart would tell a story that would give a proper goodbye to their characters. In an interview by Wired, Patrick Stewart is quite clear about the status (actually lack of status) of another TNG movie, saying “it’s not in the works at all.” Then in his very next breath, he assures interviewer Gideon Lichfield that he has had private conversations with people who would be on the project, were it to ever happen.

Even after the many adventures of Captain Picard on small screens and large ones, Patrick Stewart is convinced that there are aspects of the character’s personality that still need to be addressed. Given the opportunity to play Picard one more time, Stewart would like to test Jean-Luc at his lowest. In the Wired interview, he picks up on a couple of moments from Star Trek: Picard to suggest possibilities for a feature film:

“Well, there are two moments. One is when Picard doesn’t know what to do. He’s stumped. And we never saw that in The Next Generation. There is also a moment when he is truly fearful. And those two pointers alone, I think, make him an interesting study for one more movie.”

Stewart’s comments about showing a vulnerable Jean-Luc Picard sound similar to the 2017 Logan, when he played a very different version of Charles Xavier (Professor X) from the X-Men franchise.

Patrick Stewart last played Jean-Luc Picard on the big screen in 2002’s Star Trek Nemesis (Paramount Pictures)

Picard as a reflection of the actor’s growth

It should not be surprising that it’s what happening inside of Jean-Luc that compels Patrick Stewart to aim for one more movie. All three seasons of Picard analyzed different aspects of the character’s mind, walking the audience through his experiences with trauma, aging, loss, grief, and regret. A story arc from Season 2 draws many parallels to Stewart’s experience of growing up in an abusive household, and (only much later) understanding how profoundly that affected him. In the Wired interview, Stewart lists his work on the show as part of his healing journey:

“Both Star Trek and therapy have been responsible for that. Having to open the doors into my childhood in order to be an actor became utterly intriguing to me in a way that it never had been before. And I regret that when I look back on some of the roles I played, what I might have brought to them if I just released myself a little bit more.”

If Stewart’s motive to return to the role is to show Picard being “truly fearful,” it’s fair to ask how much worse it could be than Picard’s assimilation by the Borg in the classic Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Best of Both Worlds.”  While not elaborating, it’s clear Stewart has wondered the same thing. Again making a parallel to his reflections on his own life, Stewart remarks:

“The assimilation changed him for good. And like extreme and possibly tragic experiences, we can’t, nor should we try to, erase them, forget them… So conversations like this, rather than encouraging me to move away from my history, actually are gradually sucking me in. So I get closer and closer to the possibility. One more shot!”

Patrick Stewart's Memoir "Make It So"

In addition to his work on Star Trek, Patrick Stewart looks over his full career as an actor in the new memoir.

Stewart foresees Next Generation reboot

In the event that Paramount decides against doing another TNG movie, Patrick Stewart is convinced this is not the last we have seen of Picard, Riker, and the crew of the Enterprise-D. In the Wired profile when the interviewer noted that following the recasting of Captain Kirk, Picard could be next, Stewart replied firmly “It will happen, I’m sure.” He also has an actor in mind, telling Wired:

“I mean, I already have a son. And who knows what’s going to happen to him. He could become the next Jean-Luc, and he’s a wonderful actor.”

Patrick’s son Daniel has appeared in Star Trek before, playing his “son” Batai when Picard was trapped in the Kataan probe in the classic TNG episode “The Inner Light.”

The set constructed for Season 3 of Star Trek: Picard remains ready to use

Patrick Stewart with Jonathan Frakes, Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michelle Hurd, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, and Ed Speleers in a publicity photo for Star Trek: Picard (Paramount+)

Paramount Pictures has been struggling to come up with a Star Trek movie project for the last seven years with the latest reports indicating they are gearing up to get a fourth Kelvin-timeline movie into pre-production “soon,” but these kinds of announcements have become a bit of a recurring thing. Patrick Stewart’s decision to talk so openly and freely about a TNG finale movie shows he sees an opportunity and sees possibilities in getting studio attention now. The cast is willing to commit, the Enteprise-D bridge set is in storage, and fan interest is high. This would be the ideal time to take the ship and crew out for a victory lap.

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I loved the final season of Picard and have plenty of respect for Sir Patrick, but I don’t think there’s any need to revisit the Picard character after the great send-off in “The Last Generation” (short of a Picard cameo in a Legacy show).

…was about to post my own, but you kind of said everything I was going to. 100% agree.

I agree with you! Picard’s story is over but cameos in Legacy is fine. Terry’s ending for JL is perfect. He’s back with his family and son. I want to see the next next generation get their stories told.

Part of what people LIKE about Picard is that he’s brave, and he always figures out something to do to solve a problem. I’m not sure watching Picard be scared and have no idea what to do really serves the character all that well…

You did see that, if you were one of the few who watched the first two seasons of Picard. Those dismal offerings proved no one wants to see that. Or, more accurately, any more of that.

Plus he’s over 80 years old. My friend made a game of counting how many walking steps he would take between cuts in Picard. It wasn’t many.

It’s time to hang it up. We’ve had the +30 year nostalgia fix, and now it’s time for new things.


Me, too! Though it’s my #3 streaming show of the year. My #2: the final season of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. My #1: Power Rangers Cosmic Fury.

Although I would never say no to more TNG, I’m content with the conclusion we got and thankful to leave it at that.


I can’t see a TNG based movie doing the revenue needed for a full theatrical release. Now maybe a Paramount + movie like they are maybe doing with Section 31, that could work.

That’s the more likely event, although I don’t really see that happening either. Not unless it could be done really cheaply.

I don’t even see a recast movie like was done for TOS either. At the very least not in the next decade…

I’m convinced he wants to kill off JL on screen for good, and tried to get TPTB to do it in S3.

There’s another article from a few days ago where Stewart talked about his idea for how Picard should have ended. It wasn’t the character’s death.

We know Paramount Plus is looking to do movies beyond Section 31 so this isn’t that far-fetched.

Since I thought the 3rd season pretty mediocre overall with a couple of exceptions — and the finale frankly dreadful — I just don’t see the need to revisit the characters at this point, though more content set in that era would be fine.

I’m not enamored of the 24th or 25th century, outside of DS9, but would sure love to see something set right after TUC or the start of GEN, back before replicators when there was still a real frontier feel to the spacegoing. Faiing that, I guess if they did a massive revamp in the LEGACY era that determined replication was bad for space-time and they had to go back to carrying supplies, I would be good with that (I guess that means I would probably be up for a post-Burn series if I understand correctly about what happens there.)

Speaking of going back, The Hollywood Reporter has a long interview with Lindsey Beer, a woman who worked in the Tarantino Trek writers room and is directing a PET SEMETARY prequel, and she actually talks about it (in totally nonspecific terms.)

I don’t have an issue with replicators per se, so long as they’re used for chicken salad sandwiches and espressos and so forth, but despise the way they’ve devalued these capital ships to the point that it’s apparently no big deal to scrap and replace them in short order. Back in the day the Enterprise and her sister ships were supposed to be (in the words of John Merrick) something very special; now they’re just interchangeable cogs in a galactic bureaucracy.

Finished THE OFFER, and while I did enjoy it well enough the historical inaccuracies made MANK look like a straight documentary. (Also, too, while I know you liked Matthew Goode as Bob Evans I could never buy into THE OFFER’s portrayal of him as even a flawed visionary given his friendship with one of the Twentieth Century’s most notorious mass murderers.) Still, know what I’d like to see from P+ sometime? A similar project covering the making of TOS. You’ve got a boulliabasse of volatile creatives and appalled network executives; a fabulist creator/producer; Lucy; pointed ears (until they’re airbrushed); and gorgeous babes in tinfoil bikinis. Seriously, what more is required for greatness?

Distilling the making of TOS down would be a great challenge. I’m more inclined toward the making of TMP because I know it and because I have hit on a great way to dramatize/visualize the pitch meetings as well as how they are received by dullards like Diller, using animation to represent individual visions for the film and how they are misinterpreted.

Have to thank a recent re-view of THE PRESIDENT’S ANALYST for this breakthrough (probably the only breakthrough I’ll ever have courtesy of an analyst real or fictional), as they have an outstanding comic bit near the end when the villains of the piece (not antagonist, they are not worth of that many syllables) show the hero their plan for domination, and it looks/plays like the JURASSIC PARK animation of how to grow a dinosaur. The other reason I hit on this goes way back to the 70s when I read GR wanted to use the Magicam system to put the crew into strange new environments electronically, and even as a teen I knew that wasn’t going to cut credibly with a movie shot on film — it’d be like intercutting LAND OF THE LOST with the aforementioned JP. I realized that while GR was probably imagining the vistas possible, practical-minded folk would be imagining the limitations. And that leads to me realizing that when GR or Povill posited something in a meeting to suits, they were probably only seeing limitations and restrictions and ‘that won’t works’ in their minds. And later on during production and post, when they were desperate enough, they’d be imagining better results than were possible, just by thinking ‘trumbull’ and ‘2001’ and imagining that those kind of results could be turned around in weeks instead of years. All about perceptions.

Well, we may have to respectfully agree to disagree on this one. I know that the TMP debacle is of interest to the subset of fans and cineastes who would pick up RETURN TO TOMORROW (which includes both of us, natch), but strikes me as pretty inside baseball for general audiences. I’m not saying there isn’t real, colorful drama in that story, like the endless dithering on Paramount’s part as to whether to do a TV revival, TV movie, feature film, whatever. (I was living in Thailand when all of that was going down, and would eagerly await the much-delayed latest issue of Starlog magazine to read Susan Sackett’s update.) There’s lots big egos and conflict, much of which would not be all that different from what we saw in THE OFFER (and would that it had resulted in another masterpiece). But a lot of it is pretty dry, too — stuff about budgets and Nimoy holding out and Robert Abel catastrophically not delivering what he’d contracted to deliver. It’s all fascinating to us, granted, but would Roddenberry’s mythical Aunt Maude feel likewise?

It just seems to me that TOS is a much bigger thing to modern audiences than TMP, even now. And while only a little over a decade separates the two productions, TOS was created during a time when America was on the cusp of enormous social and cultural change. It was the MAD MED era, when Don Draper could slap his secretary on the butt without consequence; when to get a role playing an android a young actress barely out of her teens had to submit to being manhandled by half of the male production staff, and “no female starship captains” was a thing. By comparison, in many ways 1977-79 feels like it was yesterday.

To me, 1964-69 just feels more like a lost, bygone era, and thusly much more fun to dramatize. And yes, there’s a lot of ground to cover, but I think a ten-hour miniseries could do it in the right hands. There are worse things than having an embarrassment of riches to shape your narrative, and unlike THE OFFER, at least you wouldn’t have the need to pad things by making shit up.

(Or I may be completely wrong about all of this; it’s beyond question that you’ve forgotten more about this stuff than I’ll ever know.)

I brought up this very topic under another article a little while back, but you’ve done a much better job outlining why a making of TOS movie would be great fun to watch. I agree wholeheartedly, and it’s surprising this hasn’t happened before. I mean, I remember there being something of a trend for these things about 20 years ago, with CBS making TV movies about the creation of I Love Lucy and The Honeymooners, which were pretty decent. I think there was also one for Gilligan’s Island. Oh, I have fuzzy memories of seeing one for Mork & Mindy advertised on ABC.

Anyway, it’s odd Trek hasn’t been given this treatment. Dr. Who got one for its 50th anniversary. Maybe Trek should for its 60th.

Thanks! A TOS docuseries and a LOGAN’S RUN remake (that gets it right this time by essentially just filming the novel) would definitely be the Top 2 on my “Why hasn’t this already happened?” list.

I readily concur with the value of a potential TOS series, it was just a matter of preference on my part — if I actually got to do it myself. Though I think the ‘pad things by making shit up’ would still happen because whoever does it will invariably repeat tons of lies and errors made by one certain ‘journalist’ … actually, from various podcasts and such, I think the misinformers have multiplied, far outpacing the truthsayers, with some longtime reliable sources turning flakey.

Unfortunately, all too true. Most of the principals behind the camera are gone now, and those left are prone to hazy recollections when they aren’t self-serving. Still, one can only do one’s best when it comes to even recent history, which is usually written by the winners.

Every so often business will take me to Los Angeles, and I’ll pass by the now-defunct Preview House on Sunset, where almost six decades ago a test audience turned in its scores on “The Cage.” Roddenberry’s story was always that those prejudiced yahoos rejected a female second-in-command on sight, to which the cowards at the network caved, while Herb Solo insisted that the real issue was a producer’s conflict of interest by casting his mistress in a leading role. Personally, I’ve never seen any real reason to doubt that both explanations for the character being dropped are true. But we’ll never know for certain, those scorecards and everyone involved being lost to time.

My alt-path on TOS is, what would have happened if GR had gotten Freiberger instead of Coon 1st season, as he originally attempted? (the latter was taking a vacation and GR would have had to wait, or that’s as I recall reading it, probably in Asherman.) Would it have gotten a second season despite what would have almost certainly been a weakness in the scripting? Supposedly the renewal was based on color TV sales in large part (more than the Ellison-aided write-in campaign), but I’ve gotta think that if we got 3rd season-level material for the back half of season 1, fandom wouldn’t have grown the way it did, even if devotees were glomming onto Spock from the start.

Well, you and I disagree somewhat on this, as for all his faults I don’t regard Roddenberry as a feckless hack who managed to get lucky ripping-off FORBIDDEN PLANET, mostly by hiring the right people at the right time. The truth is that he managed to produce a clutch of pretty fine episodes, all on his own, before that other Gene ever set foot on the Paramount lot. To me, Roddenberry’s enduring legacy is simply that he genuinely *cared* about doing something meaningful with genre TV, as opposed to exploiting it to make a quick buck, which along with Rod Serling and Joe Stefano puts him in pretty rarified company.

That said, I do concur that it’s almost impossible to imagine what Trek might have looked like without Coon’s participation, and that the back half of the season would certainly have suffered without him.

The eerie feel of early TOS is in part due to the scores, but also to the writing, which is largely GR, so you’re right, kudos to him there (though I don’t think it could have sustained unless he really honestly delegated to JDF Black and didn’t mess him over (I say that having read the second half of Black’s envelope that GR turned into THE MENAGERIE and — though it is a minority opinion in the extreme — I think it is superior to the aired version and ultimately about Kirk, not Spock.) I haven’t seen much of Black’s other work except a couple of MANNIX eps that didn’t register for me, but this one thing just felt awesome and really lived up to the notion of ‘Kirk has a decision to make’ in the biggest ways imaginable.

Well, you may not recall this but some time ago, as the solar system’s biggest fan of “The Menagerie” (which I still consider to be the greatest Trek movie ever made) I practically begged you for details after you mentioned that you’d read Black’s version of the envelope, but you were pretty vague. Frustrating!

I’m not that familiar with his other work either, but “The Naked Time” is a bonafide early classic in its own right, setting much of the template for Spock in particular, which I’ll assume until I’m told otherwise that Black was responsible for. Harlan Ellison apparently thought enough of Black to give him a sympathetic cameo in his poison-pen novella about Hollywood skullduggery, “The Resurgence of Miss Ankle-Strap Wedgie.” Judging from what little we know, it’s possible that had he stayed on rather than Coon, the writing for the rest of the season might have been more varied and unconventional, but the show’s SF background not nearly developed to the extent that Coon did.

Glad I checked to see your reply. I have read RESURGENCE a number of times but had forgotten the very nice bit about Black when Valerie throws her limited weight around to keep him on the set (I haven’t read it in over a decade, but that is only because it is one of six thick books — four of them Ellison’s — that prop up our aging but super-comfy bed in the center.) I also remember the story in the same collection NEITHER YOUR JENNY NOR MINE, which at one point has the protagonist in an interlude south of the border that seems strangely echoed in Fincher’s THE GAME.

I will ask again about seeing if I can get permission to share the part of that script that I have read (I’ve only read part 2) and let you know, just as soon as I put this article on THE KILLER to bed (they were supposed to have a screening for me last night, but somehow sent the DCP to a theater in Texas instead of the one up here in Oregon. At least they caught the mistake before I had to drive over.)

Kewl, much appreciated. I’ve never seen THE GAME, but “Jenny” is a real tearjerker, even with that brutal-but-oh-so-satisfying beatdown scene in the middle stretch.

You and I are on the same page regarding a lack of interest in the 24th or 25th centuries. Right down to the DS9 exception. My personal preference is to go back to post TOS features. That has always been my Trek wish since even before TNG appeared. For Legacy to work for me it would need to be completely revamped like you said. But it has nothing to do with replicators. It’s the crew they gave us. Hard to imagine a more boring set of people to go exploring with.

Personally, I think good storytelling can be done for just about any subject, in any era. But, agreed on the potential “Legacy” crew we were left with.


A two hour epilogue to PICARD for Paramount+ is something I would be interested in only if Matalas was involved. There are some interesting loose threads that are worth exploring, but overall, I’m happy with the way The Last Generation concluded.

No, thank you.

“Picard and the Dial of Destiny,” while I’m sure it might have some fun and/or interesting moments, is not something I want to see happen.

They kinda shot all their chances with the three seasons of the Picard show. Most of the character stuff they did with Jean-Luc was just bad. ‘He watched his mom hang herself, so he doesn’t know how to open himself up to love, I guess,’ is a shade I never wanted with this specific character.

Also, what are you gonna do with the crew around him? Data came back, and died again, followed by a parade of Spiner-Soongs. Q came back, with mixed results (I’m being generous.) Wesley came back, and the less we say about that, the better. The Borg (sigh) came back… and again. We even pulled in other Trek characters that had virtually no direct connection with Picard or TNG (Seven of Nine) because why not? Even the entire main cast of TNG came back, and Matalas managed to pull a rabbit out of his hat—it wasn’t all awful.

On balance, however, the three seasons of the show were so poorly written, I just don’t want any more Picard. The writing would have to be amazing to breathe new life for a couple cinematic hours into the aged, ‘golum’ Picard as a character, and this interview with Stewart does not give me optimism. Let’s not forget he was directly involved behind the scenes, gave input on his character and the goings-on, and spoke glowingly of many of the bits that were decidedly dreadful. Please, no more.

Picard and crew are all now sailing off into the galactic sunset, playing poker, laughing and enjoying each other’s company. If any further proof is needed of how hard it apparently is to write good, new stories for these characters: let’s recall this final scene is exactly how the final episode of TNG ended. They literally had to echo that great moment in TV history in order to put a bow on a poorly written comeback three decades later.

“Five card stud, nothing wild, and the sky’s the limit.” Let me remember Picard and crew that way, forever.

Great post, to which I agree 100%. There were occasional moments of value, and I’m sure everyone went in with the best of intentions, but for me the entire PICARD saga just ran off the rails almost from the start and never recovered. It’s a cautionary tale (I guess), and a real shame.

I will give you this about Picard S2… They did have a good idea to explore regarding Picard ultimately being alone. Dealing with why he never allowed himself to settle down was a lofty goal and totally worth unraveling. The problem was, and again this is another thing Secret Hideout has problems with, was the execution of the idea.

I feel the same way about TOS, Shatner’s last words should have been second star to the right and straight on til morning. Though i do like some of his lines in Generations. But Kirk’s death in GEN was handled far better than Picard’s was, i mean a robot for real. Lets make him a robot. So dumb.

Picard’s story is done. There is no reason to have another Picard movie. There are too many other stories to tell.

With all due respect, Sir Stewart is clueless. The fact that he did always know what to do and never showed his fear is precisely the reason why we, at least I, liked Picard so much. In fact, not knowing what to do and being fearful is pretty much what he portrayed throughout the Picard series and why he seemed like such a lost old man. What he describes is exactly what I don’t want to see.

Maybe I’m being too harsh but he doesn’t seem to understand that he’s just going to take the place of new actors whose turn it is to continue the Star Trek adventure. He’s just thinking of himself again.

I agree completely! It’s like during the movie era, when he said he wanted Picard to give fewer speeches and do more “fighting and f*cking.” WTF? Does he understand Picard’s character at all?!

He said that? Unbelievable. It’s worse than I thought!

He did say that, yes. Part of why Generations was not very good was because Stewart wanted Picard to be an action hero. Bleah.

It’s why Picard was so very active in the final acts of First Contact and Insurrection as well. That was Stewart’s insistence.

It wasn’t just during the movie series. Sir Pat was complaining to the writers as far back as season 3 of TNG about his character not “fighting and fucking”. That’s basically why they wrote Captain’s Holiday and beefed up the character, getting him to throw a few punches and get down with the ladies.

I don’t really think he should have had any creative input because I really question his taste and perspective. I much preferred stoic early Picard to the dune buggy riding, vest and phaser rifle action hero he became. And, no, I don’t need to see some new story with him being “scared” senseless. I sometimes wonder if he understands Trek’s appeal at all.

Agreed! He’s an excellent actor, but his ideas about where Picard’s stories should go are all about HIM and not at all about the character.

In other words, he’s an actor, not a writer.


I think he should just take the win and move on. I’ve never seen a better and more satisfying conclusion for an actor that late in the career of their character.

Star Trek is bumming me out.

Fearful? Buwahahaha. A cane is not a formidable weapon. The series Picard was painful enough to watch. Please retire the role

A cane is not a formidable weapon. However a cane which sheaths a Klingon sword is the stuff worthy of song and story.

I tend to agree. Watching him in all 3 seasons of Picard only proved that the charisma he had 20 years ago has vanished. Make no mistake… The guy was a huge presence. He alone made nearly all the bad to mediocre TNG episodes watchable. Now… It’s just gone. Long since time to hang it up and stick to the convention circuit.

Vin Diesel would make a perfect Picard.

Hey, I may be a bit drunk right now, but not that drunk.

Lol, yeah, right. Give me a break

There were a few times in TNG when Picard was fearful and/or not sure what to do. Chain of Command comes to mind. Also his breakdown in Family. And his freakout from the mindmeld with Sarek. And that time he was turning into a lemur or something and was running from monster Worf.

I can’t blame Stewart for wanting to sink his teeth into something challenging, but it’s not like Picard always had it together. Just 99% of the time, hehe.

And in First Contact (the “Moby Dick” scene, but also when they come upon the Borg
cube for the first time).

Actually First Contact was great for the Picard character because it truly was the first time we saw him with a real character flaw. A personal struggle. On TNG he was simply too perfect a character. Which is why I never gravitated towards liking him. Stewart though had the charisma and presence (and more acting chops in his little finger than the entire rest of the cast combined) to make such dull character watchable. But as said before, that’s gone now.

Love Stewart. Unfortunately, some people are better than others shaping their own characters. Leonard Nimoy upgraded Spock to the most higher level. Stewart….Picard Season 1 and 2 were really challenging for his character. His input was not a positive. It was important for him his childhood trauma for example, but that is not necessarily what the fans were expecting.

STNG writers and producers did a great job creating the character. Wished we began watching Picard starting in Season 3,

If they can convince Ed Speleers to shave his head bald (no bald cap), I think there should be a decent shot at a TNG reboot.

No thank you. The Picard of PIC was more like Stewart playing Stewart. There was almost no resemblance to the Picard from TNG.

Agreed. I think the same thing happened to Shatner eventually, too. Kirk suddenly had all of Bill’s interests (rock climbing, horses, Great Danes, younger women).

Picard is one of my favourite characters in Star Trek. S3 was so good. I would rather end it on a high note. I’m much more interested in what happened to Sisco at this point, though a theatrical movie wouldn’t make financial sense, I’d love to see a conclusion to that arc.

I sorta think the Sisko arc is pretty over. Both in universe and for Avery Brooks as well.

I think the whole point of the resolution of DS9 was that we were left to wonder what became of him (and Dukat). I know Sisko has been brought back in various non-canon sequels, but that was a reasonable compromise to allow them to do more storytelling. I’m not sure the canon timeline would benefit from it (if it were even workable without Brooks).

This article specifically says “feature film” and “Big Screen” but does Stewart actually state that he only wants a theatrical release in his book?

Reason the distinction is important is that there’s a chance Paramount may want to do a streaming movie like Section 31. Is Stewart saying he would only do a theatrical movie?

Honestly, while I love this case and I’d probably watch it if it was released, this is very low on my Star Trek wishlist. We’ve had 3 chances to say goodbye to these characters, in TNG, Nemesis, and Picard. Season 3 was a great send-off for them IMO.

Meanwhile we haven’t gotten any solid Enterprise representation (outside of name drops and the non-canon Very Short Treks), we need to find a new home for Prodigy, and there’s a lot of other potential stories and characters they could explore instead.

I definitely wouldn’t mind cameos in other shows, like Legacy, Lower Decks, Prodigy, etc., but I think it would be best to let this crew’s main adventures come to an end with Picard season 3.

Shpot on, Donuteater! Onsh again, I’ll drink to that!

I’d love to see it.
IF it gets made. My bet is it will be a Par+ 2-3 part event on Par+

Yes I think so too!

IMO, I don’t want that to happen. Revisiting Picard in a one-off streaming movie of somesort would totally tarnish the wonderful ending of Picard S3.
I get he is a little excitied about Picard S3 doing so well….but lets face it, the series ended on a high note and properly closed the book on the TNG forever.
I thought it was just as emotional and moving as the send off of the TOS cast in ST6UC.

I’m deeply fond of Sir Patrick, but I do wish he knew when to put things to rest. I like the character of Picard less now at the end of the series than I did going in, and that’s due in no small part to his creative input.

Er, didn’t he also want Picard to mambo in Insurrection?

This may be a case of not all actors being the best writers (at least for themselves).

Perhaps Picard becomes stumped and fearful when he discovers he never left the Nexus.

Sometimes it really does feel like nobody on here particular likes any form of Star Trek!

(I am, of course, joking).

Generations II: Return of the Nexus
Two Captains, One More Destiny

Yeah, that’s the sci-fi wet dream of every older Trek fan out there, Shatner and Stewart wheezing through one more adventure.
That ship has sailed, Patrick. Time to move on…..

…as a fan of both, and being older, this was something I would have been open to about 20 years ago. But not anymore. It would just be ridiculous. So yes, time to move on.

Well, Generations was almost 30 years ago, and I know it has its fans. That’s okay. I’m not one of them, and more of the “two captains” bulls**t wouldn’t make it any better.

Spot on Danpaine. Once again, I’ll drink to that.

I recall him saying “Suggestions.” a few times during the run of TNG. I know that isn’t exactly the same but he didn’t always have the answer. In fact that was one of the cool things I loved about Picard as a character, he relied more on his people to form his decisions than most other captains on Trek. So I am not sure if it’s fair for Sir Patrick to say we never saw Picard stumped.

I appreciate Patrick Stewart, but let’s remember that the TNG movies werehit or miss at best. Hey, the last season of Picard was hit or miss, but they ended with an overall hit. I’m grateful for what we got; let’s just move on.

This is like a bands “farewell” tour.

Dude… You got a good ending in 2002. Now you got an update. What more do you want? Are you that hard up for cash? This is sounding very selfish at this point.

Bring in Tarantino to adapt his Piece of the Action meets City on the Edge film to include some Yesterdays Enterprise – Picard meets Kelvin Kirk! (Generations 2.0)

How about no

A “truly fearful” Picard?! For the love of…

I want zero more Picard if that’s the kind of idea we’d be starting with. Somebody please prevent Sir Patrick from having even the slightest influence over story.

Spot on. I’ll drink to that. .

I”d watch a Stargazer show about young Picard, there is no need or reason to revisit TNG. The baton was passed in Season 3 of Picard, make Legacy. TOS passed the torch to TNG in Star Trek VI, and its beyond time it happens for TNG to do the same.

I’m not fussed either way, Stewart is getting on, it was difficult enough to watch this old frail looking bloke with his croaky old voice in ST-Picard, but I still enjoyed the show. If he is serious about another film have the script kill him off some accident or some battle sequence that finishes him off as hero….simple.

How many proper send-offs do we need? I like the Legacy concept, with lots of cameo opportunities (while these people are still alive, at any rate), but there’s just no need to “get the band back together” one last time. Which won’t be the last time, either.

Picard Season 3 was sooo good, that we now run the risk of ruining things if a new movie fails. For a new movie to be worth it, the story-line would have to be even better than the major and many minor story-lines that were present in Picard Season 3. Can it be done? I’m sure it can. But Matalas will need to be extremely careful.

One thing I’ve noticed is this: whenever a Star Trek episode/movie draws on the narrative-thread of the old storylines from the Series, it works great. But when they come up with a totally new storyline that has either NO connection or only a minor connection to the narrative thread of the Series, it fails. For a new TNG movie to work, it absolutely must be faithful to the narrative-thread of the Series (TNG, DS9, Voyager). This fidelity to the narrative-thread of Star Trek was, in my opinion, the main reason why Picard Season 3 was so successful.

(While I’m typing… If they go forward, two things I would like to see: 1. a mildly-updated Enterprise-D — ablative armor, stronger phasers, quantum torpedoes. Geordi can do this! 2. Picard getting back his original body — Q can do this, and so can the Genesis device. As I much as I loved Season 3, even Season 2, Picard being a synthetic body was a constant distraction for me).

I was always hoping to see Picard pursuing his passion for archaeology.

Would love to see another TNG movie but also think Picard season 3 ended perfectly.

But down to see what they come up with.

I’ve read the interview and he wasn’t suggesting that Daniel Stewart play Picard. He was talking about Ed Speelers playing Picard’s son.

When Kirk was at his worst in The TOS story arc, Spock told him only Nixon could go to China. Kirk’s racism and vengeance against Klingons over the death of David Marcus was portrayed beautifully by Shatner, and I never laughed so hard at Star Trek humor over Nimoy’s line about Nixon.

Many actors aren’t great judges of their characters. See: Takei, George; Spiner, Brent.

I wouldn’t mind seeing the TNG crew roll out one last time, but not if it means Nemesis II… by which I mean ending on a bum note. Picard S3 was an imperfect but satisfying conclusion, it stands well with All Good Things.

If they can better that, brilliant. If not, leave well enough alone. Or save Picard for a Legacy recurring role.

All Good Things is a masterpiece.

The Last Generation is an idiotic trainwreck.

They do not stand well together.

YESSS, BRING TNG BACK ON THE BIG SCREEN!!!! And let have Data a fight scene like in “first contact”!!

You love nostalgia.