There is talk of a Star Trek: Picard spin-off involving Seven of Nine and Raffi.
Star Trek seems to be on the right track with its newest shows Star Trek: Prodigy and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. The latest in the series, Strange New Worlds, is not only getting rave reviews from critics and fans alike but it’s also doing very well among non-fans, as it’s quickly become the most anticipated new streaming show going. The formula of successful Star Trek franchises has not changed since the 1960s, and Strange New Worlds‘ proves that. Yet, those in charge of Star Trek are still trying to disprove what works by pushing for a Star Trek: Picard spinoff show featuring Seven of Nine and Raffi.
Picard was a very divisive show, so much so that the franchise had to pivot to an overabundance of past Trek characters for season two, and even more so in season three. The idea to bring back these characters was not part of the original plan, as franchise star Patrick Stewart had to be convinced to allow the TNG alumni to come back in seasons two and three.
Picard remains one of the worst-reviewed shows of the Nu Trek Era and while it has smart and vocal fan support, fans have spoken and they don’t want more of what failed. They want classic Star Trek. They want shows that remind them of the series they love.
Not of the ones they wish to forget.
The crew may want it but do the fans?
Picard showrunner Terry Matalas, and stars Jeri Ryan and Michelle Hurd have all stated to have interest in seeing the spinoff series come to fruition. Yet, do fans really want it? Sure, some on Twitter do, and even on Facebook but considering the fact that people are burnt out with the dark side of Trek, it’s more than likely that a good majority of fans will want nothing to do with this alleged spin-off series.
It may have some supporters, but it’s proven what fans want and what fans don’t want.
Fans want Strange New Worlds. They want ships, crews, and exploration. They don’t want series with a focus on one or two characters, with no ship, no crew, and no mission. Stick with what works.
Don’t force what doesn’t.