From Coronation Street in 1967 to North and South in 1975 to Dune in 1984 to Robin Hood: Men in Tights in 1993 and up to X-Men in 2000, Patrick Stewart has had a long and fruitful career as an actor. With all the characters and voices he has provided in film and on television what he will most be known for is he turn as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. He played Captain Picard many times now he and the stoic captain of the Enterprise is back.
Jean-Luc Picard, and by extension Patrick Stewart, was one of the most beloved characters on television ever. He was so much more than his “Make it so” catchphrase. He represented all that was good and all we hoped to be. For seven seasons he brought us comfort and wisdom. We need that now more than ever.
Back on television boldly going where others haven’t before. With plenty of pedigree behind it besides Stewart’s you also get Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Micahel Chabon. Plus executive producer Alex Kurtzman (of series like Sleepy Hollow and Fringe) and Rod Roddenberry, the son of Gene Roddenberry. Along with a strong cast comprised of Alison Pill, Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Michelle Hurd, Harry Treadaway, Ann Magnuson, Marina Sirtis, and David Paymer.
For fans, it does not betray what came before. It remains quite true to the series and Star Trek. It is the end of the 24th century and it has been almost a decade and a half since Picard retired from active duty. He is now living the good life with his time spent taking care of his vineyard, Chateau Picard. Peace is disrupted when a stranger approaches him. A woman named Dahj comes claiming to need his help and Picard realizes quickly that what she speaks of has connections to Picard’s own past.
All this adds up to 10 episodes which fans of the Star Trek series and sci fi have been waiting for. There will be more as the series has been renewed, so take this chance to catch up before season two begins.
-Make It So
-Behind the Scenes Episodic Featurettes:
- Story Log: Remembrance
- Story Log: Maps and Legends
- Story Log: The End is the Beginning
- Story Log: Absolute Candor
- Story Log: Stardust City Rag
- Story Log: The Impossible Bos
- Story Log: Nepenthe
- Story Log: Borken Pieces
- Story Log: Et In Arcadia Ego, Part 1
- Story Log: Et In Arcadia Ego, Part 2
-Commentary: Episode 101, “Remembrance”
-The Motley Crew
-Aliens Alive: The xBs
-Set Me Up
-Star Trek: Short Treks: Children of Mars
-Commentary: Star Trek: Short Treks: Children of Mars