Within the last season of Star Trek: Picard plenty of long-loved characters are anticipated to make their huge returns (and probably goodbyes) to the Star Trek universe. Earlier this 12 months it was introduced that just about all the unique solid of Star Trek: The Subsequent Technology was going to be exhibiting up in season 3. Now showrunner Terry Matalas is teasing much more characters from TNG exhibiting up.

As first observed by TrekCore, Matalas just lately appeared on the Inglorious Treksperts podcast and had loads to say in regards to the last season of the present. Together with teases about some as-yet-unannounced returns:

“There are some folks from ‘Star Trek’ who come again on this season who aren’t the ‘Subsequent Gen’ [primary] solid. I imply there’s one character who’s in ‘Subsequent Gen’ who I used to be like… I actually need THIS character to return again.

And after they did [agree to return], that was weirdly extra thrilling than every little thing else in totality.”

There’s a fairly lengthy listing of characters who it might be enjoyable to see pop up for a brand new journey, together with Michelle Forbes’s Ro Laren and Diana Muldaur’s Dr. Katherine Pulaski. However Matalas confirms Colm Meany’s Miles O’Brien received’t be considered one of them, and Whoopi Goldberg’s Guinan, Wil Wheaton’s Wesley Crusher, and John de Lancie’s Q all made an look in season 2. In order that guidelines them out.

Along with teasing extra cameos that ought to have TNG followers getting excited (as a TNG fan myself I’m fortunately wallowing within the nostalgia even when Picard can typically be a Not Nice present), Matalas additionally spoke in regards to the total arc of the approaching season. He hinted that it might be a “passing of the torch from one era to the subsequent”, much like when characters from Star Trek: The Authentic Collection would pop up in TNG.

However what may need me most excited is Picard lastly addressing absolutely the erasure of Beverly Crusher from the final two seasons. Crusher — if for some motive you’re studying this weblog and not aware of TNG — was the Enterprise’s Chief Medical Officer; she was additionally a big pal and love curiosity for Picard. Within the sequence finale of TNG one model of the long run even imagined them as married after which divorced. In Picard she’s escaped point out up to now, even because the present has repeatedly requested Picard to reckon with the pathetic state of his love life. Matalas stated he wished the actress who performs Crusher, Gates McFadden, to have a “very robust story” for this last season.

Season 3 of Picard is presently in manufacturing and can finally air on Paramount+, however given season 2 simply ended I might anticipate the swan music for TNG’s unique solid to return any time quickly.

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