Patrick Stewart’s ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Ship Makes One Major Improvement to the Enterprise

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Jean-Luc Picard is again. Patrick Stewart returns to his Star Trek position within the new CBS All Access sequence Star Trek: Picard. The final time Stewart performed Captain Picard was within the 2002 movie Star Trek: Nemesis. Picard finds him lengthy after his Starfleet profession, however occasions happen that put him again on the deck of a starship. 

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Sir Patrick Stewart | Trae Patton/CBS

CBS All Access had a Television Critics Association panel for Star Trek: Picard the place Stewart spoke to reporters. He revealed one huge benefit his new ship has over the outdated Enterprise. Star Trek: Picard premieres January 23.

Patrick Stewart by no means stopped being Picard 

Patrick Stewart performed Jean-Luc Picard for seven seasons on Star Trek: The Next Generation. As quickly because the sequence ended, Stewart appeared within the first of 4 motion pictures. Now it’s been 18 years, but it surely was simple for him to return to Picard.

“So far because the character’s involved, midway by season three of Next Generation, I now not knew the place Jean-Luc began and Patrick Stewart left off,” Stewart mentioned. “We became melded, and has never left me.”

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Sir Patrick Stewart | Trae Patton/CBS

That seems like some Borg trickery there, but it surely works.

“So there was really nothing that unusual to be moving into Star Trek: Picard, as a result of he’s by no means really left me,” Stewart continued. “He has always been there, and it’s a relationship that I am happy to continue with. That’s an understatement. I’m absolutely thrilled to continue.”

How ‘Star Trek: Picard’ satisfied him to return

As thrilled as Patrick Stewart was to reprise the position of Jean-Luc Picard, he was as stunned because the followers had been when he introduced the present on the Star Trek Las Vegas conference. 

“It was the one factor I used to be satisfied of: no extra Star Trek, no extra Jean-Luc Picard. But [it was] a mix of the world we’re dwelling in and the character of what they pitched to me and their settlement with me that we shouldn’t be referencing always The Next Generation and that we had been dwelling in a modified world and Picard was a modified character. That was essential as a result of that was the stimulus that made me embrace this position and need to study it as intently as potential.”

Patrick Stewart, Television Critics Association panel, 1/12/2020

Patrick Stewart eased into ‘Star Trek: Picard’

Even if Jean-Luc Picard is Patrick Stewart, he nonetheless started the present with easy scenes.

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Sir Patrick Stewart | Matt Kennedy/CBS

“The first set I saw and the first set I walked onto was a tiny set and I was alone with a hologram,” Stewart mentioned. “Then I did the whole first day and a number of scenes with my pitbull and that was all. So it was a very gentle introduction.”

The ‘Star Trek: Picard’ ship has one benefit over the Enterprise

No Star Trek ship will ever high the traditional Starship Enterprise. Some issues have improved for the reason that authentic sequence or Next Generation although. TNG was a low-budget syndicated present. They solely constructed the a part of the ship they wanted for scenes. Picard constructed the entire dang factor.

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(l-r): Orla Brady, Jamie McShane, Sir Patrick Stewart | Trae Patton/CBS

“The set of our ship is extraordinary as a result of not like Next Generation, we’ve got each the inside and the outside of our ship,” Stewart mentioned. “It’s basically a transporter. It’s not a passenger ship, not a fighting ship. So it’s very, very basic but I have come to love it.”

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