More details are beginning to emerge about Star Trek: Picard and now we know when shooting will begin and a possible title for the show.
Ever since it was announced, information about Jean-Luc Picard’s return in Star Trek: Picard has been incredibly hard to come by. Even the name of the show has been shrouded in secrecy and we’ve simple been calling the show Picard because calling it “The Unnamed Picard-Focused Star Trek Show” was just too long to type over and over.
Picard will see Sir Patrick Stewart return to the role that made him famous with Trek fans the world over, picking up some 20 years after the television series. The show deals with the aftereffects of the destruction of Romulus (as seen in 2009’s Star Trek) and the effect it had on the former captain’s life.
Now some more details have emerged regarding the production of the new show, including a possible title.
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It is being reported by Trek Movie.com that latest issue of Production Weekly has indicated the series will being principle photography on April 14 and will wrap up sometime around October 1. That means the show will be shooting for about five and a half months, which given the number of episodes for the first season of Picard makes sense.
In addition, the show will be shooting at Santa Clarita Studios, which is north of Paramount Studios in California. Unlike Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Short Treks, which film at Pinewood Studios in Toronto, Canada, $15.6 million in tax credits made shooting in California possible for Picard.
Now that is all well and good, and I’m sure many Trekkers will find all of that very interesting. But the real news contained in the Production Weekly report may be the fact that the new show may finally have a name.
The report indicates that Star Trek: Picard will actually be titled Star Trek: Destiny.
Now it’s important to remember that this has not been confirmed by CBS. We do know Star Trek: Destiny is one of a number of titles that they trademarked over the last year but the show still could be called Star Trek: Adventures of A Bald Guy until an actual title is confirmed.
And yes, there was a very popular Star Trek novel trilogy titled Destiny by David Mack that was published a bit over a decade ago. But since the events in those books aren’t considered canon, the name is up for grabs if CBS wants to use it.
However, it must be said that Star Trek: Destiny is a hella cool name for a series, especially one starring Jean-Luc Picard.
Star Trek: Picard or Star Trek: Destiny or Star Trek: Adventures of A Bald Guy or whatever they eventually call it is set to arrive on CBS All Access sometime late in 2019.