We’ve all been looking forward to the return of Star Trek: The Next Generation characters on Star Trek: Picard.
The third and final season of Star Trek: Picard may be the last time we get to see Star Trek: The Next Generation cast members all together. Trek fans have been looking forward to this ever since the announcement they would appear on Picard, but showrunner Terry Matalas has taken to Twitter [via Trekmovie] to stir up a few fears when answering questions posed by fans.
One fan reached out to Matalas about the fear of losing one of The Next Generation characters and asking Matalas to confirm that the cast all live happily ever after, something Matalas couldn’t do.
That response compelled another fan to tell Matalas that killing a cast member would be a major risk. Once again, the showrunner didn’t allay fears with his response in which he included a link to Captain Kirk’s speech about risk, which is well worth another listen.
Will one of the Star Trek: The Next Generation characters really die on Star Trek: Picard?
This could be Matalas’ way of stirring the pot. Worried fans will tune in because they absolutely have to make sure that their favorite character is safe. On the other hand, as I mentioned, this could be the final outing for the cast of The Next Generation, and other Star Trek series have killed off characters, like Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in which Jadzia Dax (Terry Farrell) was killed, and most recently, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds in which Hemmer (Bruce Horak) was killed.
We just don’t know who could be on the chopping block, so to speak. But consider this: There could be a death, but the character is then brought back like Spock, Elnor, and even Admiral Picard himself. So while we may wonder about which of the characters might be killed, we can take comfort in the fact that, on Star Trek, death isn’t necessarily permanent.