Alex Kurtzman is threatening fans with continuing Star Trek: Picard past season three.
The narrative around Star Trek: Picard has been one of muddling misdirection. On one hand, the crew keeps saying that Picard was only meant for three seasons, but on the other hand, everyone keeps talking about how if they have the chance to get more seasons out of the show, they would. Heck, Patrick Stewart has said he’d like to do a Picard movie.
Clearly, Paramount+ pulled the chord on Picard. Three seasons of fans not being happy, terrible reviews and mostly just an expensive mess no one asked for was enough. Despite that, Alex Kurtzman and company keep talking about doing more stories with Picard and co.
As TV Line tells it, everyone’s on board for more Picard. Everyone but fans.
"When we started the series, Patrick [Stewart] and we all talked about really wanting it to just be three years, feeling like we could really tell a complete story with the season you’re now seeing as our endpoint. That being said, anything is possible. If a show blows the doors off the place, as we’re certainly hoping it will, and we’re very, very proud of Season 3, who knows?"
"… there is still enormous potential for narrative in what we’ve been doing, and there are doors left open, still. We didn’t close all of them."
No more Star Trek: Picard, please
Star Trek: Picard has been canceled. It’s ending. There is no fourth season coming, thankfully. Shows like Picard no longer have a place in Star Trek. They did their experimenting and fans didn’t like it.
Yes, it has its fans, but so do dictatorships and pineapple on pizza, but that doesn’t mean we need more of those things in the world. Star Trek got too dark with Picard, and Discovery. They lost their way. They catered to the smallest crop of fans possible and then did *Shock Pikachu face* when fans didn’t watch and gave the shows bad reviews.
Then they started making Star Trek shows as Star Trek shows should be with Prodigy and Strange New Worlds and shocker-shocker, fans loved them. Picard was Star Trek’s attempt to cater to the Game of Thrones, envogue crowd. The crowd that claimed Logan was their favorite superhero movie but only ever watched it once.
Don’t cater to those types. Cater to Star Trek fans. We have decades of what worked, so stop doing what doesn’t work. It’s not a hard concept.
Picard never worked, let it die.