New Character and Story Details for the Upcoming STAR TREK: PICARD Series
The CBS All Access series Star Trek: Picard can’t get here soon enough. Out of all the Star Trek projects in development, this is the one that I’m most excited about. I am a huge fan of The Next Generation and Patrick Stewart’s Starfleet Captain, so the fact that his story will continue is super rad.
The story will be set 19-20 years after the events of the TNG finale, and according to a new report, that ten episode story “will be playing into Picard’s interest in archaeology, and his main mission will revolve around some sort of artifact that’s been discovered.” I wonder if it will have anything to do with the Romulan since we know that Picard will be affected by their destruction due to his close involvement with building a bond between the Romulan Empire and the Federation.
Thanks to That Hashtag Show, we have some new information to share with you regarding the characters that will fill the series.
On top of Picard, there is a character named Starton, “a male of any ethnicity in his early 30s. He specializes in positronic brains and is terrified of space. He’s charming in a self-deprecating way and is excited about the research opportunities on Picard’s mission. It goes on to say that his demeanor will evolve over the series.”
Another character mentioned is Connie, “a female who is also in her early 30’s. She’s African-American and has a quick temper, but is also quick to forgive. In addition to dealing with the loss of her husband, she is also avoiding a death sentence on her home planet. She’s a mercenary pilot who uses her ship to transport people to and from an artifact of some kind, though the ship is massively overqualified for that job.”
Then there’s Lawrence who is “a handsome man in his 30’s of any ethnicity. . . who has a dodgy moral compass. He’s the pilot of the ship Picard takes on his mission. Being a capable (and enthusiastic) thief, his loyalties are questionable.”
We’ve also got Dr. Smith, who is a male in his 30s or 40s of any ethnicity. He’s described as “a hologram who helps the crew through emergencies encompassing engineering, tactical, science investigation, and medical issues. He was programmed to learn but not become too self-aware. He’s calm, efficient, and empathic, but he sometimes has difficulties sorting out others emotional reactions to get at the facts.”
There’s a younger character named K’Bar. “He’s a 17-year-old Romulan and the only child of what’s a mainly female Spiritual Order. A martial artist and considered a lethal weapon, he’s prone to mood swings and is committed to living in the moment with as much transparency as possible. He takes his devotion to Picard and his mission EXTREMELY seriously. . . obviously, they’re looking to find someone with Martial Arts experience, but also note that fencing is a plus as well.”
Another character is named Indira, “a female in her early 20s of any Ethnicity. She’s extremely smart and physically agile . . . but maybe not so mature and a bit socially challenged because she tries too hard. Her intelligence often gets in the way of her manners. She’s cut off from home and her difficult mission puts a strain on her maturity. She’s still finding her way in the wider world”
And finally, we have Alana, “a female in her mid-40s to mid-50s and is of any ethnicity. She’s a brilliant analyst and has a great memory despite abusing drugs and alcohol. Often times she gets irritated with her own vulnerability and is certain of herself, even when she’s wrong. A former intelligence officer, she sees conspiracies everywhere. Her professional and personal losses weigh heavily on her.”
That’s all the new information we have for you. There’s a lot of stuff to chew on here, but it sounds to me like maybe Picard is no longer a part of Starfleet. I assume he’s retired and obviously pursuing personal interests.
What are some things that you hope to see from this Picard series?