‘Star Trek: Picard’ Engages To Be Tale For Our Time; More ‘Next Gen’ Alum Could Be Onboard, Says Patrick Stewart – TCA

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‘Star Trek: Picard’ Engages To Be Tale For Our Time; More ‘Next Gen’ Alum Could Be Onboard, Says Patrick Stewart – TCA
Just over a week before Star Trek: Picard debuts on CBS All Access, the return of the legendary Next Generation captain is as much a tale for the early 21st century as it is for the late 24th century, the Television Critics’ Association learned today in Pasadena.

Our world is pretty fractured, executive producer Akiva Goldsman stated Sunday of the subtext to the Sir Patrick Stewart-led series in the deepest tradition of science fiction. “The marginalization of others, not being open hearted or seeing with empathetic eyes, this seems to be a pervasive problem we all saw as ripe for healing,” The Beautiful Mind Oscar winning scribe added. “Star Trek does its bit to heal social ills.”

“I’m not saying we are turning Picard into a political show, not at all, Sir Patrick chimed in, “we are making entertainment.” Back in the Jean-Luc Picard role for the first time
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