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Jean-Luc Picard will be very different in new Star Trek series

January 9th, 2019 by Marc Comments

We’ve known for over six months that Patrick Stewart was set to return to Starfleet for a new series based on the later adventures of Jean-Luc Picard.

But what we don’t know is what exactly the show will be… but we now know this will be a newer, different take on the character and not just more of what we knew already from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Showrunner Alex Kurtzman, speaking about the show which is due later this year, said: “Picard’s life was radically altered by the dissolution of the Romulan Empire.”

This will be the first time we see a story in the Trek universe that takes place after events of TNG and so how Picard dealt with all this is virgin territory and therefore, there’s plenty of playground to play in.

 

On agreeing to play the role again, Kurtzman says: “He [Stewart] threw down an amazing gauntlet and said, ‘If we do this, I want it to be so different, I want it to be both what people remember but also not what they’re expecting at all, otherwise why do it?’ “

 

What does this mean for the series? We have no idea yet, but we have a feeling we’ll know soon enough… and we’re excite for Picard’s return.

Who wouldn’t be?

Source: THR

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….