Patrick Stewart: The World of Star Trek TNG Doesn't Exist Anymore

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While we thought his Star Trek days were long done, Patrick Stewart is set to return as Jean-Luc Picard in the upcoming series Star Trek: Picard. While the main plot is still a mystery, Stewart goes on to differentiate the show from his previous work on the franchise.

Talking to Variety, Stewart explains, "I think what we're trying to say is important… The world of Next Generation doesn't exist anymore. It's different. Nothing is really safe. Nothing is really secure."


Though Stewart's description may be kind of grim when it comes to the series, he does continue on to say that the show will still give us the Utopian Future that Gene Rodenberry was known to promote. Stewart continues, "We are remaining very faithful to Gene Roddenberry's notion of what the future might be like… In a way, the world of Next Generation had been too perfect and too protected. It was the Enterprise. It was a safe world of respect and communication and care and, sometimes, fun."

While the major plot of the series is kept under wraps, the previews can tell us that Picard had long retired from Starfleet, but he is somehow thrust back in the mess when a strange girl appears asking him for help.

While the Trek movie franchise seems to have undergone a hiatus, it's interesting to see that the TV side of things are still keeping in motion. Catch Star Trek: Picard when it hits Amazon Prime Video on Jan. 24.

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