It turns out Jean-Luc Picard is going to captain the USS Stargazer and not Seven of Nine
The USS Stargazer was introduced in the first episode of Star Trek: Picard’s second season. It was captained by Rios at first and then Seven of Nine to close out the season. Well all thought that’s how the third season would start, with Seven in the chair, but it turns out Jean-Luc Picard isn’t as done as we thought he was.
There’s a new comic coming out at IDW, and it will explore the ship, Picard, and the events between seasons two and three of the series. The new comic is going to be a three-issue mini-series coming out called Star Trek: Picard – Stargazer and will be in three parts. The books will be written by Mike Johnson and Kristen Beyer, with Angel Hernandez doing the art.
The book will be canonical and will explore Jean-Luc Picard’s return to the captain’s chair of the USS Stargazer. Effectively bringing an end to the conversation of Seven of Nine getting her own ship finally.
"Star Trek: Picard—Stargazer #1 (of 3)(36 pages • $4.99)Written by Mike Johnson & Kirsten Beyer; art by Angel HernandezEmbark on a never-before-seen journey set between seasons two and three of the Paramount+ hit series Star Trek: Picard! After a tantalizing offer to return among the stars arises, Captain Jean Luc-Picard takes to the bridge of the U.S.S. Stargazer. But when trouble rears its head on a once peaceful, pre-warp planet from his past, Picard enlists the help of an old friend."
Explore the USS Stargazer in this behind the scenes video
Can’t get enough fo the USS Stargazer? Well thanks to some behind-the-scenes video, you can now explore the ship in greater detail thanks to Doug Drexler. Drexler is an icon in makeup and visual effects and joined the crew of Picard during their filming of seasons two and three. His work on past Trek shows is legendary.
If the video isn’t enough, there are some behind the scenes photos thanks to Dave Blass that you can look through.