Patrick Stewart is dropping hints that there is a “human aspect” coming to Star Trek: Picard that could have quite the impact.
Patrick Stewart hasn’t had this much time off in between projects in his career, at least that’s what he’s telling Gold Derby.com. Stewart and many others haven’t been able to work during most of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that has allowed him some more time to look through the upcoming second season of Star Trek: Picard.
The soon to be Paramount+ show will look to continue where things left off for Picard, having been placed into an artificial body at the end of season one. This was something that Stewart wanted to know all about, just so he could better understand how this Picard would behave.
"That’s a question that I brought up with Akiva and Terry when the three of us were having a script discussion. I wanted to know EXACTLY what they had done to me when they saved my life. And was there any chance that this might have an impact on Picard’s personality or behavior. They felt it probably wouldn’t but it lies there as an option should we need to take it. But also there is another human aspect being introduced in season two, which I am not allowed to talk about. But it’s going to have, I think, quite an impact."
That term, “human aspect” could mean so many things. Is it the sign that there’s going to be a split personality? Will there be a new personality or some type of unknown AI presence? That could be extremely exciting.
With Brent Spiner expected to return in some facet, at least that’s the hope, maybe they’ll have Data exist in Stewart’s subconscious, having internal conversations with Data, or having out-loud verbal conversations with Data. Only no one can hear Data respond to Picard, so it just makes it look like Picard is going nuts.
That could be really funny, and if the folks at Team Four Star have shown, it’s that internal dialogues can be really fun.