Star Trek: Picard has Seven of Nine on the bridge of the USS Titan-A but is she a captain or not?
There’s been great debate over how Seven of Nine will be used in the new season of Star Trek: Picard. With her at the helm to close out season two, and with her meeting the duo of William Riker and Jean-Luc Picard at the airlock, it is quite obvious she’s important to the ship, but she was clearly a commander in the trailer.
Commanders don’t typically captain ships, though one doesn’t need to be a captain of rank to be the captain of a ship or outpost. We know this due to Benjamin Sisko being just a commander when he was assigned the pivotal outpost of Deep Space Nine.
So is that the case with Seven of Nine? Well, Picard showrunner Terry Matalas spoke with TrekMovie.com about this very situation and revealed Seven’s role within the new USS Titan-A.
Seven of Nine is not in charge of the USS Titan A in Star Trek: Picard’s final season.
When it comes to Seven of Nine’s use in the show, she will in fact be a Commander on the Titan, not the commander of the Titan. As Matalas points out, Seven of Nine isn’t the first non-captain to take the chair.
"Saavik wasn’t the captain when she sat in the chair and took the ship out of Spacedock. So she’s [Seven of Nine] is not the captain. She’s definitely a commander."
As for who is the captain? Well, Matalas won’t say but it’s a major character in the show, but a new character that fans don’t know currently. It may be someone from his past show 12 Monkeys, however.
"…it’s an actor that I’m very, very fond of.…I will say there are a few actors from the television series 12 Monkeys in this season that are pretty fantastic."
So, Seven of Nine isn’t in charge of the USS Titan-A, but I would bet she ends up as the ship’s captain by the close of the show.