It has been an extended, pandemic-fueled wait, however the second season of Star Trek: Picard is nearly right here, and we now have an official trailer. Along with seeing Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) encounter his mischievous former frenemy, Q (John de Lancie), followers’ hearts will heat to see the retired Starfleet captain reunite with Guinan (Whoopi Goldberg), the El-Aurian bar hostess from Star Trek: The Subsequent Era.
As I wrote in my review final yr, the sequence is about 20 years after the occasions of Star Trek: Nemesis. The primary season opened with Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) having retired to the household winery. His bucolic existence was interrupted by the arrival of a mysterious lady named Dahj (Isa Briones) who pleaded for his assist. Alas, Picard failed to avoid wasting her. She was killed in entrance of him by Romulan assassins belonging to a radical sect often called the Zhat Vash, who is devoted to eradicating all synthetic life types. Picard found that Dahj was really an artificial—technically Knowledge’s “daughter”—and she or he had a twin sister, Soji, who was additionally at risk.
Resolved to avoid wasting Soji, Picard requested Starfleet for a ship, however he had been gone a very long time, and his entreaties had been rebuffed. By no means one to confess defeat, Picard amassed his personal scrappy crew over the following few episodes for his unauthorized rescue mission. The crew included Cristobal Rios (Santiago Cabrera), a talented thief and pilot of the ship La Sirena; Raffi (Michelle Hurd), a former Starfleet intelligence officer and recovering addict; Dr. Agnes Jurati (Alison Tablet); and a Romulan refugee, Elnor (Evan Evagora).
Some particulars concerning the second season have been trickling out over the past yr. We all know, as an illustration, that although Picard’s consciousness is now in an artificial physique, the present will nonetheless discover themes of coping with the final stage of 1’s life, the character of connectedness—therefore the return of Q and Guinan—and Picard’s wrestle along with his personal private historical past, which is able to embrace time touring to the previous. Per the official synopsis:
Picard takes the legendary Jean-Luc Picard and his crew on a daring and thrilling new journey: into the previous. Picard should enlist buddies each outdated and new to confront the perils of twenty first century Earth in a determined race towards time to avoid wasting the galaxy’s future—and face the last word trial from considered one of his best foes.
Patrick Stewart personally invited Whoopi Goldberg to reprise her position as Guinan in S2 throughout an look to advertise S1 on The View in January 2020. Paramount dropped an preliminary S2 teaser in April final yr, on First Contact Day, that strongly hinted that fan favourite Q—an extra-dimensional being with energy over time, area, the legal guidelines of physics, and actuality itself—would return and that the second season would play with time. A one-minute teaser dropped last July, giving us our first have a look at Q.
That teaser additionally confirmed us that point has been damaged in S2, with many vital modifications. We noticed Elnor and Raffi fleeing for his or her lives, Soji dressed all in white, Rios in a snazzy new Federation uniform with new insignia, and Agnes Jurati in civilian garb. Additionally, Seven of 9 awoke in an unfamiliar house, and when she regarded within the mirror, her Borg implant was gone.
The total trailer has a few of that very same footage, and extra. It opens with Picard ruminating on the moments that also hang-out him, “moments upon which historical past turns.” Then, he wakes up in a unique timeline, with Q welcoming Picard to the “street not taken.” The Federation does not appear fairly so noble because the model we have recognized up to now, and what’s that mysterious blue substance in a vial that Q offers to Altan Inigo Soong (Brent Spiner)?
The Borg Queen (Annie Wersching) can be again and could be responsible for a while shenanigans that transport Picard and his crew again to 2024. Star Trek: Deep House 9 followers will perceive the importance of that yr, detailed within the two-part episode “Past Tense.” It is the yr of the Bell Riots, a protest and crackdown that proved so violent that America launched into a course of social and political reform that finally led to the formation of the Federation. So messing with that time within the timeline might have some severe repercussions.
Determined for somebody who might help him perceive what’s going on with the divergence in time, Picard walks right into a bar that simply occurs to be run by Guinan—maybe a bit much less posh than Ten Forward, however nonetheless loads cozy. “I am gonna want some tea. Earl Gray. Piping sizzling,” Guinan says, carrying a very spectacular pink hat. She warmly embraces her outdated buddy, assuring him, “I imagine you have got one closing frontier but to come back.”
The second season of Star Trek: Picard premiers on Paramount+ on March 3, 2022. A 3rd season filmed concurrently, so we’ll be getting much more adventures from the crew of La Sirena.
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