Picards Return To Star Trek Will Not Be Action Packed

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Last Summer it was revealed that Jean-Luc Picard himself, Patrick Stewart, had agreed to sign up for a brand new series reprising one of the most-known and best-loved characters from science fiction.

The announcement came as something of a surprise. Particularly since it had been many years since he’d last reprised the role and also because he said that he had ‘retired’ the character.

While we still don’t know a lot of specifics about the new series, in a report via Gizmodo, there has at least been something of an insight into what we can expect. The short version is, it’s going to be about the man, not action.


Series writer Alex Kurtzman has said in a report that the new Star Trek series is going to take a more relaxed approach. Concentrating on the man in his latter years rather than him on a star ship fighting off the Ferengi.

The mandate was to make it a more psychological show, a character study about this man in his emeritus years. There are so few shows that allow a significantly older protagonist to be the driver…It’ll be very different than Discovery. It’ll be slower, more meditative. It speaks to the rainbow of colors we’re playing with in all these different shows.

What Do We Think?

At this point, it’s hard to say. There are so few details known about the series that even with this announcement, it’s difficult to say exactly what we can expect from it.

Being in your 70’s didn’t stop Sulu from still being the captain of the Excelsior, but at the very least, I don’t think we should be expecting a re-boot of The Next Generation either.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to this new series? – Let us know in the comments!

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34 Responses to “Picards Return To Star Trek Will Not Be Action Packed”
  1. LJ says:

    I think it’s great, Patrick, played Picard with a classical character, I still enjoy watching episodes today, so yes seeing him reprise the role later in life should be explored, yes it needs to be slowed down version, but I am looking looking forward to it..

  2. Adam says:

    I’m in two minds about this show. Number one (lol), the TNG cast may not be in it, which is generally the death knell of a spin-off. Two, it sounds like it will be depressing. They’ll probably make Picard a lonely, embittered old man, as seems to be the fad (eg X Files with Mulder being depressed). No-one wants to see their heroes miserable. Three, we are getting deluged with Trek. Didn’t they blame franchise fatigue for killing Trek off?

  3. Louise Smalley says:

    Okay I think that a storyline about a Starfleet icon is going to have to be good. Being he’s retired and he’s not going to be doing the action packed show like you did in the past I really have a problem with seeing that it’s going to be a success. Seeing how Star Trek Discovery has done so well and even the Orville has done remarkably well. I don’t understand why a show about somebody’s retirement years after Starfleet is going to be something that people are going to want to see. So the storyline is better be a good one. I am a Star Trek fan of 50 years. So Captain Picard’s retirement show will need to really hold one’s attention through the whole series or it’s going to be a bust.

  4. Jack says:

    If it’s nothing like Discovery, sign me up. I would rather have the flavors of the TNG era where there is more philosophy then explosions.

  5. Peter Farrell says:

    Hi my name is Peter I have grown up with star trek and loved every on from star trek old to star trek Voyager and looked forward to the action packed scenes so will be a little disappointed not seeing Mr Jean-Luc-Picard in some sort of action .but saying that if its delving into his character then it’s ok.


    Not sure was hoping to see him back in space and not in a laid-back role. If we can’t fully appreciate him in this new light would you please consider putting it back in space

  7. Darko says:

    Will not be Starfleet, will not be captain, will not be action, will not be this, will not be that, which aspect of Star Trek will he be at all? Gardner on his family farm?Jesus, Im all excited abiut that Picard show but alll this” he will not be” gets really anoulying now, next on the list obviusly is “it will not be STAR TREK”

  8. Jim says:

    Can not wait to see the show

  9. NinerPilot says:

    Yes, we don’t need more action right now. Discovery is ridiculously over stimulating. A Picard based emotionally dense psychological biopic with Patrick Stewart sounds great to me.

  10. Lynnette Lewis says:

    “Ain’t gonna ‘fly'”. Stewart is a very good actor and Picard’s life was the pinnacle of a great Captain and leader on the best starship the Federation had to offer at the time. But ‘slower’, means to me, not enough action and just ruminations of an old man’s experiences. Trek fans are going to be asked to seek preconceived Picard dynamics without those hallowed actions and just enjoy a biography. The new show won’t get fans worked up. It, as far as they are insisting on keeping too many secrets, plots will be like sitting at grandpa’s knee to hear him tell yesteryear adventures. Unless I hear more about the plot, it will entertain die hard fans of Picard leaving the rest to turn the channel.

  11. Jason says:

    Seeing as you showed a picture of Picard from “All good things…”, the new Picard series could at some point re-visit that episode because we know that will happen. But this time it could be seen from his older self’s perspective only. And hopefully Q will be involved. Just a thought.

  12. Keith Schooling says:

    I don’t think this will be a successful show. I think the intentions are good but it will be for only hardcore Patrick Stewart fans.

  13. Lloyd Bonifide says:

    Different than Discovery? That’s a point in its favor.

    But they’ve said it won’t be very episodic but rather a long story arc, and now no action?


  14. cath evans says:

    I will always welcome a new Star Trek. I have been watching reruns of Next Gen and i found myself concentrating more on the Character of Picard than i ever have previously, my verdict is that Patrick Stewart (Sir) is more than capable of carrying a new Star Trek series into the Stars and Beyond! 🌌🌌🌌🌌

  15. Gigeet says:

    No action = boring. ST was all about getting out of danger.

  16. Tom says:

    I think it’s risky to do a show where there is going to be a slower show in terms of action
    in the time of shows like game of thrones,walking dead and Star Trek discovery Where all these shows have been Criticized for being slow at times and now we have the new star wars tv show coming but I do understand that there can’t all be the same kind of shows either

  17. Chad Maloff says:

    Picard was always the best captain to show poise, tack and the abilities to think ahead and to empathize, this show intrigues me, I’m looking forward to it. It’s been quite a ride watching Star Trek evolve through the years, this should add an interesting if not action packed chapter to the future history of Star Trek.

  18. Damian Cook says:

    As a child I watched him boldly warp around the alpha quadrant and used to enjoy each episode and when it stopped it felt like the end of a marriage, now he is back it makes me feel like a kid again getting his fix on the neighbour’s tits

  19. Robert Kohari says:

    Different then STD is good, I’m holding out hope that they won’t f this up. Until then I’m keeping an open mind. Hope they can do a direction change if there’s a fan revolt .

  20. Ross Trek says:

    If ‘psychological’ means 10 episodes of slow paced, heavyweight philosophy a la “Measure of a Man”, I will be overjoyed.

    “Starfleet was founded to seek out new life. Well there. it. sits!”

  21. Jack Shepard says:

    Thank fucking God. STD(lol) is so all over the place, with the camera movement, it’s literally making people sick.

  22. Stephen Pearce says:

    Lack of action statement is a bit worrying. The best Star Trek episodes and films are the ones that have an intelligent script with pockets of realistic action. The worst episodes are the ones that get caught up in over the top personal stories which are nearly always boring. This sounds like it could go that way! Make sure there are some solid science-fiction writers working on it and go for dark and serious.

  23. Shalini says:

    I am looking forward to the new and a changed show. Tired of watching the reruns. I hope it is on basic channels because I am not interested in shows on cables.

  24. Percho says:

    “Fighting off the Ferengi”?

  25. Percho says:

    (Don’t call it STD)

    • Bohs Hansen says:

      But why not? Most fitting name for it. Not a bad show, just not a StarTrek. The intro alone ruins it before it even starts. Wannabe bond intro

  26. Tchaka says:

    “Being in your 70’s didn’t stop Sulu from still being the captain of the Excelsior”

    George Takei was 54 in “The Undiscovered Country”.

  27. Gorgamel says:

    As long as Kurtzman is involved I don’t care. HE NEEDS TO GO.

  28. AggregatVier says:

    Would you prefer a UK TV series UFO type of episode intro?

  29. Geejay says:

    Alex kurtzman and character study doesn’t usually end up in the same sentence .

    It ll be interesting. Would be nice to see other established characters you can relate to . However if we can have one or two Anson mount / pike actor character discoveries ( no pun intended ) that will be great

  30. Mark Gallagher says:

    We should have faith.. I think it will be character driven and there will be epic events like the Borg return etc.. but probably Picard will be one step back from phasers and punch upd and explosions..

  31. Ben says:

    Yes always nice to see another season of star trek. Hope it lasts a long time into to future.

  32. Olha Tkaczuk says:

    Cant wait till it comes out

  33. kaitlyn says:

    I’ve always been interested in what civilian life is like in the Federation, in all those hours of TV we only got glimpses at it maybe 4 or 5 times. I don’t know why some people are upset that it’s going to be a new story rather than more of the same – I mean heck, the new Twin Peaks did that very well in my opinion. More of the same would get tired very quickly I think.

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