Star Trek: Picard got a teaser trailer for season two that features Q.
John de Lancie is back! Granted, we’ve known this for a long time now, but de Lancie has officially popped up in his first piece of live-action Star Trek media for the first time in 20-plus years. de Lancie is back as Q, and he brings a sense of foreboding doom to the proceedings of Star Trek: Picard and its second season.
The teaser briefly shows all the returning characters from season one as they look at…things but it’s how it starts that has fans everywhere intrigued, with Q arriving, telling Jean-Luc Picard how he missed him, and how much older he actually looks than expected.
The tag line for the teaser appears to be “Time is broken”, and it hints that season two of Picard may focus on an alternate reality or an alternate timeline of sorts.
Season two of Star Trek: Picard appears to be dealing with an alternate timeline.
Season two of Star Trek: Picard has seemingly set up the idea that the series will explore an alternate timeline, much like another one of Patrick Stewart’s projects; X-Men: Days of Future Past. In that film, the X-Men had to stop an alternate future from happening, which also retconned several controversial decisions the franchise had made before.
It’s unlikely to be the case this time around but while the teaser subtly hints that things have changed throughout the one-minute and 10-second clip, the final few moments of the trailer show us Seven of Nine, but without her Borg cybernetic implants.
Some will wonder if this means she had them removed, but the one above her left eyebrow was specifically kept due to the fact that it would cause great harm to Seven if removed. So the possibility that it was just removed for the season isn’t likely. What is more likely is that this is a universe where Seven of Nine was never assimilated and she’s still known as Annika Hansen.
The show is definitely trying some daring ideas this time around.