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Patrick Stewart confirms he’s returning as Star Trek captain Jean-Luc Picard!

August 5th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Well, we reported a while ago that a new Star Trek series was in development that may possibly involve the legend that is Patrick Stewart to return as the one and only Jean-Luc Picard (here) and guess what?

He’s back!

Earlier this evening Stewart took to social media to share the great news that yes, he’s back as the legendary Starfleet Captain!

Here’s what he wrote:

“I will always be very proud to have been a part of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but when we wrapped that final movie in the spring of 2002, I truly felt my time with Star Trek had run its natural course. It is, therefore, an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Seeking out new life for him, when I thought that life was over.

“During these past years, it has been humbling to hear stories about how The Next Generation brought people comfort, saw them through difficult periods in their lives or how the example of Jean-Luc inspired so many to follow in his footsteps, pursuing science, exploration and leadership. I feel I’m ready to return to him for the same reason – to research and experience what comforting and reforming light he might shine on these often very dark times. I look forward to working with our brilliant creative team as we endeavor to bring a fresh, unexpected and pertinent story to life once more.”

The idea that Stewart wants to come back to the role to comfort and inspire fans makes us feel a little warm and fuzzy inside and the idea that my kids will grow up with Jean-Luc Picard just like we all did here at FTN makes me feel like maybe, just maybe, all can be right in the world.
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The official Star Trek site had this to day: “Sir Patrick Stewart will be returning to his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard in a new CBS All Access Star Trek series that tells the story of the next chapter in Picard’s life.”

No word on what the series will be exactly or when we can expect to see it but, as always, we’ll keep you posted.

Make it so!

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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….

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