NYCC 2019: Star Trek Picard looks like the Western of the Star Trek Universe


Howdy, Picardner

Want to hear a crowd of Star Trek fans basically go crazy and lose all self-control? Have Patrick Stewart walk out on stage, which is exactly what happened at NYCC when he took the stage to discuss Star Trek: Picard. Everyone else got claps too but... you know.

The panel opened with discussion on the pressures of making a show about one of the most beloved Star Trek characters. Then it, of course, went straight to a new trailer for the series. This one showed data painting in Picard's venyard in what was clearly a dream of some sort. Then there is a great battle shown and Picard wakes up petting his cat named "Number One." Picard is beginning an investigation into something that the Federation does not want him to look into so he heads out. He then hops onto a ship and a grand adventure of whih it appears Seven of Nine, Will Riker, and basically the rest of the cast show up for. It's nosalgia packed and full of action.

In terms of those older actors returning, the producers say they focused on giving the actors more than just little cameos. They had to make sure that the characters needed to be there or they wouldn't have asked them to come on. The newer characters will help non-Trek fans (those exist?) enter into the show despite all the call backs as well. 

They want the show to be a kind of high adventure. The cast is a bunch of misfits and feels, dare I say it, almost a bit Star Wars in its style. This isn't a Star Fleet ship, it's just in that world, which is definitely a different tact for Picard (despite his multiple mini-rebellions against Federation orders in the past). There was even a Han Solo and Chewbacca reference dropped so it sounds like we'll be travelling in the back waters of the Federation a bit. The crew is definitely more Western collection of anti-heroes than clean-cut officers.

You are logged out. Login | Sign up



Matthew Razak
Matthew RazakEditor-in-Chief   gamer profile

Matthew Razak is the Editor-in-Chief here at Flixist, meaning he gets to take credit for all this awesome even though its really the rest of the amazing staff that gets it done. He started as a c... more + disclosures



Also on Flixist: Star Trek: Picard   (5)   From our database:

  • Star Trek: Picard energizes us with new trailer - Jordan Bracken
  • Star Trek Picard gets renewed for season 2 - Jordan Bracken
  • Everything that happened at New York Comic Con 2019 - Jesse Lab
  • NYCC 2019: Star Trek Picard looks like the Western of the Star Trek Universe - Matthew Razak
  • Star Trek: Picard is landing on January 23rd, gets new trailer - Matthew Razak
  • Star Trek Discovery and Picard will have panels at NYCC 2019 - Tarah Bleier
  • The SDCC trailer for Star Trek: Picard blew my mind multiple times - Matthew Razak
  • Star Trek: Picard confirmed to be serialized, will have space - Matthew Razak
  • CBS unveils logo for Star Trek: Picard, details production - Peter Glagowski
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #NYCC #Patrick Stewart #Science Fiction #Star Trek



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!