The series of Star Trek movies and shows has one of the most loyal fan bases in all of the entertainment world. The movies, shows and merchandise based on the science fiction series have grossed literally billions of dollars since the first show debuted way back in 1966. A lot has happened in the world of Star Trek since then. There were movies that featured the cast of the original series. Then there were shows that introduced new characters. One of the most popular of these characters is Captain Jean-Luc Picard played by Patrick Stewart. He debuted on the series “Star Trek: The Next Generation” in 1987.
Stewart has starred in several films as Picard after the series came to a close. However, he has not portrayed Picard in a long period of time. That will come to an end next month with the debut of a new series called “Star Trek: Picard.” It will be available only on the CBS All Access streaming service. This is the same platform that is home to “Star Trek: Discovery.” There are going to be many familiar characters who will be making appearances on the new Picard series. It has already been revealed that a member of the famous Borg collective will be appearing in at least one episode.
The return of Patrick Stewart to the role of Picard has thrilled Star Trek fans around the world. Picard has always been one of the most popular and important characters in the Star Trek universe. There was a lot of buzz on the Internet when rumors started to circulate about Stewart starring in a new series based on his classic character. The new series is said to tell a lot about Picard’s life before Starfleet that has previously not been revealed. The poster for the series has him standing on a farm.
There are some Star Trek fans that have voiced their displeasure on social media that the new series will only be available on CBS All Access. There are many people who do not want to be forced to pay for another streaming service just to see the new Picard series. However, it is very clear that CBS plans on putting all of their new Star Trek shows on their pay platform. They know what a valuable property that Star Trek is. The show will take place after the events of the “Star Trek: Nemesis” film.