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Star Trek: Picard Sequel Movie Update Should Worry Next Generation Fans


Patrick Stewart is excited about the idea of a new Star Trek: The Next Generation movie. But his excitement is cause for concern among Trekkies.

Star Trek: Picard Season 3 Episode 9
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This Star Trek: Picard article contains spoilers.

Do you remember how great it felt when Jean-Luc Picard stepped onto the bridge of the restored USS Enterprise-D, with all the members of his senior staff around him and ready for one last adventure? Remember how much better that was than watching Icheb from Voyager get mutilated or watching Picard ride dune buggies in Star Trek: Nemesis? Patrick Stewart does not.

In a recent interview with the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Stewart talked about an upcoming Star Trek movie centered on at least part of the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast. “I heard only last night about a script that is being written, but written specifically with the actor, Patrick, to play in it,” Stewart told host Josh Horowitz. “And I’ve been told to expect to receive it within a week or so.”

That sounds exciting, right? After all, while some didn’t enjoy the nostalgia that the third season of Star Trek: Picard blasted at viewers like so many photon torpedoes, lots of Trekkies loved seeing the growth and changed dynamics of their favorite Next Generation characters. The series had plenty of callbacks, especially the aforementioned return of the Enterprise-D, but it also had scenes that showed how the characters have changed over the years, most notably Geordi’s relationship to Picard.

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