Alex Kurtzman reveals new details about Star Trek: Picard


In a new piece with Entertainment Weekly, producer Alex Kurtzman finally reveals a few details about what fans can expect from Star Trek: Picard.

This morning we reported on the new image from Entertainment Weekly that had been revealed from Star Trek: Picard ahead of the Star Trek Universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019. However, other than the image there were few new details about the show itself other than the same things we’ve been hearing for months.

Well, now Entertainment Weekly has posted the full article online and while it doesn’t exactly say much, producer Alex Kurtzman does confirm a lot of the theories fans had about the show.

First, Kurtzman talks about how Picard no longer being a part of Starfleet has changed him and how it may affect what’s to come.

"Because he’s no longer in Starfleet, he no longer carries the weight of that behind him. In some ways, it’s easier to be [a great man] when you’re a captain. But it’s an entirely different thing when you don’t have an army behind you.When you want to get something done and fight an injustice, how do you do that when you’re really only one man?"

Kurtzman also confirms that while all of the imagery from the series has been in a vineyard, Picard will indeed be returning to space in Season 1.

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"Events began to unfold that conspire to take Picard back to the stars….He will [go to space], but not in a way that anyone expects."

In addition, Kurtzman expanded on the fact that while Picard has changed in many ways in the years since fans last saw him, this is still the same Jean-Luc Picard fans have come to love and admire.

"You will not see a version that betrays the man we loved from Next Generation. We’re not doing that. But we wanted to put a character with that level of morality and leadership and who always does the right thing no matter how hard the circumstances… we wanted to put that to the test."

Finally, Kurtzman talks about guest appearances by other cast member from Star Trek: The Next Generation. And while LeVar Burton may think they are inevitable, Kurtzman says that they will only happen if the story demands it.

"What we don’t want to do is just throw in cameos. There would have to be an incredibly specific story reason [for them to be there]."

EW also included a high-resolution version of the image we shared with you this morning of Picard and his four-legged friend in the Picard family vineyards.

Image: CBS/Entertainment Weekly

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