Six Easter eggs from Star Trek: Picard’s newest trailer.
Star Trek: Picard’s newest second-season trailer dropped last week and in it, we see the plot of the show pretty clearly. Q resets the timeline because he’s Q, and that’s just what he does. Picard, Seven of Nine, and others from the first season of Picard are now in an alternate future, where it looks like the Federation is far more isolationist than ever before.
We’re not sure why, but it is. The crew decides to go back in time and try and reset things; at least that’s how it seems to appear. There seems to be some new canon added to the history of the Vulcans (or Romulans?) and when they came to Earth as well as a potential new Soong. This new Soong, still played by Brent Spiner, also meets Q, which is interesting.
The trailer is interesting and sets up some unique premises but the best part of the trailer was the minor Easter Eggs that we spotted.
Classic ships return
Three classic starships, a Nova class, a Steamrunner class, and what appears to be a Sovereign-class ship chasing the La Sirena. This is likely setting up the slingshot around the sun scene.
In the trailer from the second season of the show, we see the La Sirena slingshot around the sun, presumably to go back in time to 2024. This was the same tactic that we saw in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, which saw a Klingon Bird of Prey go back to the 1980s to acquire two whales; like they were Pokemon.
The alleyway on the edge of forever
Another classic callback happened when Picard was exploring a particular alleyway in the trailer. This alleyway seems to be the same one featured in the classic series episode, “City on the Edge of Forever”, complete with matching boxing posters (seen in the trailer in the far back of the shot, above and to the right of the dumpsters in the alley.
10 Forward Avenue
Long-time fans may remember the Enterprise’s popular bar, Ten Forward, which was run by Guinan. With that ship destroyed and Guinan now stuck in a different timeline with the rest of the cast of Picard, it looks like her bar-tending days are far from over, as she now has a new bar called 10 Forward Avenue. Technically it’s the 10 bar, in the Forward Avenue historic district but it’s 10 Forward Avenue.
Star Trek III’s favorite lager
Arcanis Lager was a drink of choice for one of Dr. Leonard McCoy’s favorite watering holes in Star Trek: III and in Guinan’s bar, we see a neon-light advertisement can be seen, presumably of said brand.
Did we miss any other minor Easter Eggs?