I will always be very proud to have been a part of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but when we wrapped that final movie in the spring of 2002, I truly felt my time with Star Trek had run its natural course. It is, therefore, an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Seeking out new life for him, when I thought that life was over.

During these past years, it has been humbling to hear stories about how The Next Generation brought people comfort, saw them through difficult periods in their lives or how the example of Jean-Luc inspired so many to follow in his footsteps, pursuing science, exploration and leadership. I feel I’m ready to return to him for the same reason – to research and experience what comforting and reforming light he might shine on these often very dark times. I look forward to working with our brilliant creative team as we endeavor to bring a fresh, unexpected and pertinent story to life once more.

Damit hat nun wirklich niemand gerechnet, oder?

Auf der Star Trek Las Vegas-Convention hat Sir Patrick Stewart gestern verkündet, dass er als Captain Jean-Luc Picard zurückkehren wird. Die neue Serie, für die sich Alex Kurtzman wie bei Star Trek: Discovery als Produzent und Drehbuchautor verantwortlich zeigen wird, soll in den USA ebenfalls auf CBS laufen. Bisher ist nur bekannt, dass sie sich um „das nächste Kapitel in Captain Picards Leben“ drehen soll – was immer das auch bedeuten mag.

Ich bin jedenfalls gespannt und höre zur Feier des Tages mal wieder dieses Lied:

Was sagt ihr, yay oder nay?