It’s no surprise that CBS wanted to bring back one of the old Star Trek characters. With Star Trek: Discovery not causing the success that Netflix was expecting, CBS is bringing the old school back to the forefront. And there was no better way than the return of Jean-Luc Picard, one of the most successful characters we met in 1987 in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
That’s how Star Trek: Picard was born. The hero has retired in the last 14 years, with the rank of Admiral, in his estate, though from the first episode we can see that a lot has happened since TNG.
We won’t talk about the case but it revolves around the death of Data, a character who dies in the movie Star Trek: Nemesis (2002). The only sure thing is that one must already be familiar with the world of Star Trek to watch it comfortably. Many familiar characters will parade and wake up enough memories to Star Trek fans.
We’ve read a lot since the release of the first episode on January 23, with the fan community in the series having split as some consider it to be quite different from the previous ones. But this is not necessarily wrong. Much has changed since 1987, and since 2002. Probably such a change had to be made to give the series new form and bring it closer to today’s Science Fiction.
Certainly slower, but also more atmospheric, it has many differences. And they do not stop there as we see that the characters, and the federation itself, have cracks, and differ from the “moral perfection” they have been given for so many years. I find it interesting and refreshing. This may be the intention of CBS.
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