The story has it that Patrick Stewart turned down the chance of returning to the role that made his face familiar to millions. There was a treatment for an older Jean-Luc Picard, but Stewart was not interested. This changed after Sir Patrick finished up on the film Logan, in which he played a haggard Professor X at the end of his life.

The story would continue, after Akiva Goldsman and Michael Chabon pitched their vision of a Star Trek: Picard show to Stewart in person. The old captain had changed, as had Starfleet and the Federation. This were a little more complicated now. Stewart agreed to return — if they made a role for a Pit Bull Terrier.

Star Trek: Picard was created by Akiva Goldsman & Michael Chabon, Kirsten Beyer & Alex Kurtzman.

Those who wanted to see Jean-Luc Picard in command again — as he was on The Next Generation — didn’t get what they wanted. 30 years has passed since he was in command of the Enterprise, and he had broken from Starfleet, publicly. When a new menace surfaced, Picard assembled a new team, who took a different approach to solving problems.

The show added Voyager’s super-popular former Borg, Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan), and a cast of new, interesting characters. The first season of Picard lasted 10 episodes, and a second season is already in the works.

Season 1
No. Episode Title Air Date
1 Remembrance Jan. 23, 2020
2 Maps and Legends Jan. 30, 2020
3 The End is the Beginning Feb. 6, 2020
4 Absolute Candor Feb. 13, 2020
5 Stardust City Rag Feb. 20, 2020
6 The Impossible Box Feb. 27, 2020
7 Nepenthe Mar. 5, 2020
8 Broken Pieces Mar. 12, 2020
9 Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1 Mar. 19, 2020
10 Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2 Mar. 26, 2020

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