Exactly 25 years ago to the day Star Trek: The Next Generation ended with one of the best finales Star Trek has ever produced, now on the 25th anniversary, CBS used this milestone to release the first teaser to the new the upcoming series which sees Patrick Stewart returning to the iconic role of Jean-Luc Picard.
Even Though we have had some leaked images taken while the show was on location shooting at the Anaheim Convention Center last week, we have not had any footage released, that was at least until today.
The video features images of the Picard family vineyards, which first appeared in the fourth season TNG episode “Family” and last seen in the TNG finale “All Good Things” with a voice-over (actress Merrin Dungey) asking our beloved Picard, why the Admiral left Starfleet.
“Fifteen years ago today, you lead us out of the darkness. You commanded the greatest rescue armada in history — then the unimaginable.
What did that cost you? Your faith? Your faith in us? Your faith in yourself?
Tell us: why did you leave Starfleet, Admiral?”
So why did Picard leave Starfleet?, and what was the unimaginable event that happened?
While not considered official canon, the Star Trek: Countdown comic prequel to Star Trek 2009 showed Picard involved with Romulan politics and having a close relationship with Spock in trying to reunite the Romulans and Vulcans.
So, knowing that the series will deal with the aftermath of the destruction of Romulus, it is safe to assume that the combination of the loss of Spock and the destruction of Romulus (Star Trek 2009) will have dealt a major blow to our beloved Captain and made him question all he held dear.
Originally assumed to be placed in the year 2399, the narration of this trailer and the destruction of Romulus would place the setting of the show around 2402.
The Hobus Supernova (Star Trek 2009) happened in 2387 so unless they are rounding up or down, 2387 + 15 years would place Star Trek: Picard in 2402, although until the show airs we have no concrete way of knowing.
Chosen to helm the pilot, Hanelle Culpepper confirmed that she had wrapped filming her “block” on the new show and that Jonathan Frakes was scheduled to shoot his block next.
Key Art Revleaved
Along with the teaser, CBS, Amazon and SPace all released their key artwork for the show.
where to watch
when we will know more
As the next big genre event of 2019, San Diego Comic Con is likely the next chance will we find out more, so keep your eyes on our social media accounts and keep checking Treksphere.com as we will bring you all the up to date information as it drops.
The ten episode first season of Star Trek: Picard will premiere on CBS All Access late in 2019.
Read what we know about the new show below…