Is a musical episode of Star Trek: Picard possible?
Just when you thought you’d seen everything, something new crops up, something fans aren’t quite sure they want to see (well, this fan, at least)—a musical episode of Star Trek: Picard. As reported by CinemaBlend, at the 55-year Mission Tour Convention Picard panel, Isa Briones, who plays Soji on the series, not only expressed an interest in a potential musical episode, she said there have been discussions about it.
The 22-year-old didn’t specify who had been talking, simply saying “we’ve definitely talked about making a musical episode” when asked if one was potentially in the works. She then went on to suggest Lin-Manuel Miranda, who created Hamilton and In the Heights, be contacted.
A Star Trek: Picard musical could really happen
Last year, when asked about the future of Star Trek: Short Treks, producer Alex Kurtzman told Gold Derby that he’d love to do a musical episode as “there’s so many different forms that these shorts could take.” Though that doesn’t specify Picard, of course, it doesn’t put it outside the realm of possibility that Kurtzman would consider adding tunes and vocals to the Patrick Stewart-led series.
Much of the cast of the show have the vocal abilities to carry off a musical. Even Admiral Jean-Luc Picard himself as Patrick Stewart has belted out a few tunes in his time. Briones, who is a talented singer, sang a version of Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies” for the season one finale of Picard. And everyone knows both Brent Spiner and Jeri Ryan are musically talented. But could such an episode come to fruition in a way that it would make sense? That’s debatable.
The series set itself up as a dark version of the future where true freedom still doesn’t exist. Not exactly the best place to insert a musical interlude, but then, weird things have happened on every series of Star Trek, i.e., “The Way to Eden” on Star Trek: The Original Series, and “Move Along Home” on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. So it’s possible Kurtzman will take Star Trek: Picard where it’s never gone before.