After their debutable Diego comic-com panel, the figure is solid Star Trek: Picard Has a mini media tour in SDCC, doing video sit-downs with Entertainment Weekly, Entertainment Tonight, TVLine and IGN. We've rounded the highlights of what they had to discover about the new show.
Picard's Home is in place, but not Starfleet (except for a Flashback)
All the publicity material released before SDCC depicted the future Jean-Luc Picard home in his family's vineyard, but contrary to what the "First Duty" exhibition would have you believe, Lord Patrick Stewart cleared Picard was ready to go (by IGN):
In the trailer, he said he was trying to make his home in the vineyard, at the Chateau Picard's winery, but never felt like it was home. His home is somewhere else… space.
Studied this on TVLine:
His disaster and unhappy nature were present from the moment the camera rolled and I hope it will be visible to the audience that it is not all right. Despite living in a beautiful place and working well and making great wine and working with two beautiful romulan people, this is not enough.
Speaking to et, Master Patrick has some insight into Picard's backstory:
Retirement is not what he was looking for, not what he wanted. It was an impulsive act that put him in this situation and he regretted it and lived with a certain amount of guilt about him for many years. This is where we pick up the show.
And though Picard had returned to space, he made it clear that there was no return to Starfleet (with the exception):
I have really shown that I don't want to be uniform, and I talked a lot about this. I just looked a little silly by insisting that at the end of this week I will be in a uniform. It was my idea! This is a flashback and I said that it should have the right kind of context and I have to be uniform.
Darker than tung, which reflects the time passed
Patrick Stewart also contrasted as Picard differs from Star Trek: The Next Generation (via IGN):
The story became more complex, darker and more diverse than it was in the days to come Next generation. The world has changed. And you know what? The world has changed and is changing into terrifying right now. And this is one of the things the new series touches on. I don't want to make a political show now, but there was always the commentary from the contemporary company that was commented on and that is what we are doing in this new show.
And although Picard is set up after TNG, don't call it a sequel (via TVLine):
I don't see it as a sequel to it[[[[Star Trek: The Next Generation]This word does not resonate with me. I see it as part of the growth of the entire franchise. We have not just set it in the future, but we have carefully put 18-20 years into the future because of all of us who were before … we are old in the same way the show is old. Therefore, we bring the entire process and the incidents and events and calamities of the last 18-20 years. So, it's not a struggle to make a living.
A "motley" crew of "Renegades"
The San Diego comic-co panel introduced the new cast for Picard. However, Stewart was clear that his new crew didn't like his old crew:
(via IGN): This is only a crew in a conscience. You must not think of it as a crew as the enterprise. We are not Starfleet. We are in a sense renegade. We act independently …[Chris Rios] Is the captain.
(via ET): on Monday [yesterday] We shoot a scene in which we smoke [Jonathan Frakes] He says to me "so your new crew, how are they?" And I describe them as "Mali."
Members of the figure also had an opportunity to give some brief descriptions of their characters, starting with Santiago Cabrera on Cristobal "Chris" Rios:
(via IGN): He's right to say it's a bunch of misfits. We carry a lot of demons, everybody in his way.
(via EW): I play the pilot. Ex-Starfleet. Something happened in my past that didn't make me want to help [Picard] When I meet him.
Michelle Hurd on Raffi Musician
(via EW): I'm actually a part of unrelated past Picard's past, does it make sense? [Stewart interjects: “We know each other, but it was a purely working relationship.”]
(via ET): My character is a bit broken. She's got some issues. She is part of – in an unrelated way – the past of Picard.
Isa Briones on Dahj:
(via EW): I play Dahj. She is a young woman who lived her life as any normal young woman would, and suddenly a big event happens in her life and everything is turned upside down and she is looking for answers from Picard.
Alison Pill on dr. Agnes Jurity:
(via EW): I play a researcher and I know some people around. We have various relationships and some antiques.
Ewan Evagora on Elnor:
(via EW): I play a young long-haired Romulan who is fiercely devoted to Jean-Luc and expert in hand-to-hand combat.
Harry Treesaw on Narek:
(via EW): I also play a Romulan, which has things with people in this room.
Data's sacrifice is "central" to & # 39; Picard & # 39; … he is going to "other ways"
One of the great surprises in these Picard SDCC trailer was the appearance of Brent Spinner Data, which was last seen at the end of Star Trek Nemesis. Patrick Stewart spoke to IGN about the impact of Picard and was woven at the show:
Jean-Luke has a lot of guilty about how Data died, and he sacrificed for the captain. It was a sudden and urgent snap, but it was heavily populated over the years. And it becomes one of Jean-Luc's main motivators in the new series.
Brent Spinner told TVLine, explaining his two appearances in the trailer, both in disassembly form, and eventually spoke:
In that drawer [as seen in the trailer] I think B-4 … data is actually on the show … He is not in every episode. He makes some appearances. But he is in the show in other ways.
Speaking to IGN, the Spinner offered a bit more clue about the data's participation Picard:
I would say no [to Data’s evolution continuing]. I don't think he is evolving on the show … Data died. He is in the show, but I do not want to give you the idea that he is either an episode or a lot of episodes. But he is in the show. What you think might be what happens is not what happens.
US is the leader of the Free Borg
Another return surprise at SDCC is Jonathan Del Arco, who played US, the Borg Picard and the crew of the corporate team. While he wasn't appearing at the pilot, it was a Borg cube. In the media interviews, Del Arco confirmed that the story of the United States picked up where it was released in the TNG episode "Descent, Part 2," leading a released Borg Drones group:
(via TVLine): I can confirm I'm still part of Borg and that I'm a developed human version of the last time I saw [Picard]When we were stranded on a planet and lorry was killed … when they leave the planet and I say "What we should do now, we have no leader" and Picard says "I don't think this is true." The implication is that in TNG I finish with the Colony of Borg and all I can say is that he has developed further into his leadership capacities.
(via IGN): He is still a Borg – sometimes Borg – and he will always be. I think if you want to describe an individual as someone who is free-thinking, yes, but he is still strangely team-minded. He cares so much for those around him that have become a major part of his life. [Stewart interjects “including Borg”] Yes, including Borg, yes, without saying too much. So, I think he evolved like a man.
Expect more returning letters, but not an enterprise re-enrollment
Unfortunately, Jeri Ryan, who appeared in the panel, did not participate in the media post panel interviews, but returned as Seven of Nine. Star Trek: Voyager. Also confirmed to make appearances on Picard There are TNG star Jonathan Frakes (Riker) and Marina Sirtis (Troi). However, even with all of TNG's return, Patrick Stewart made it clear when talking to TVLine Picard Will not be revealed and reunited show:
I do not want to remake The next generation. There were hours of discussion as to why [to bring back from TNG] And for how long and what involvement they should be. I know our lovely fanbase would like to see the enterprise's crew all the way back, but no, it will never happen. But there are encounters, some of which are shot, some are only in the planning stage. Hopefully, we will have more than one season and there will be other opportunities. Beyond the central figure The next generationThere were other characters we encountered at other times that could show up again.
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