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‘Star Trek: Picard’ First Trailer Makes Debut

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The newest in the ‘Trek’ franchise, ‘Star Trek: Picard,’ featuring Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his familiar role, made its premiere this week.

Star Trek: Picard is set to make its debut this Summer. No official premiere date has been set for the series, which will be available on CBS’s streaming channel, CBS All Access.

The trailer shows various shots from a vineyard, including a crate of wine bottles labeled “Chateau Picard,” while a female voiceover talks about USS Enterprise Capt. Jean-Luc Picard’s last mission with Starfleet.

We learned that Picard’s family owned a vineyard midway through Star Trek: The Next Generation. He spent time there in a fourth season episode, “Family.” Picard, as an old man, was also seen tending to the grape vines in the final episode of ST:NG, “All Good Things….”

Here’s the trailer:

The speaker, who is apparently addressing Picard directly, reveals that it has been 15 years since he led “the greatest rescue armada in history.”

The voiceover continues:

Then, the unimaginable. What did that cost you? Your faith? Your faith in us? Your faith in yourself?

The voice then asks why he left Starfleet, addressing Picard as admiral, not captain.

Before Picard can answer the question, the trailer ends with a shot of the vineyard and a section of it with the familiar Star Trek arrowhead logo shaped by rows of grape vines.

Honestly, I like a trailer that gives me a little more information that this one does. Granted, I know there’s a dramatic mission we’re surely (hopefully) will learn more about. I know Picard himself has left Starfleet and is apparently now retired and working the old family business.

But we know little else about it.

I enjoyed Star Trek: The Next Generation, and while I haven’t yet gotten into Star Trek: Discovery, part of me is looking forward to Star Trek: Picard.

Of course, that means I’ll have to re-subscribe to CBS All Access to be able to see it. If we’re lucky, they’ll make the first episode available to all and we can make our judgment then.

I’ll be interested to see how they explain how Picard came to leave. And I’m really curious to see whether they bring back any characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation. It appears none of those actors, other then Stewart himself, are listed in the cast.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to seeing it?

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