Star Trek: Picard is a family affair for Amanda Plummer, daughter of the late-Star Trek actor Christopher Plummer.
Star Trek: Picard will see Amanda Plummer debut in the franchise alongside another second-generation Star Trek child. Plummer, whose father Christopher Plummer played the incredible General Chang in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, the last of the original series films to feature the entire cast. Plummer’s Chang was heralded for his over-the-top delivery and scene-stealing delivery
He’s an all-time great villain, and his ability to “chew the scenery” was on another level. Likewise, his daughter Amanda is being praised for the same thing. Speaking
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Picard showrunner Terry Matalas reveals why they went with Amanda Plummer in the first place to play the new villain Vadic, saying;
"She’s a bit more theatrical by intention. She’s a bit more like her father, Christopher Plummer, in Star Trek VI and that was by design. …We wanted someone who would chew the scenery a bit more, someone who was fun to watch. …Having said that, when you get to know her story, you will find sympathy. Vadic has her reasons for all of this, I say cryptically. When you do [find out], it will make a lot of sense."
Amanda Plummer joins another second-generation Star Trek actress on Star Trek: Picard
Plummer has large shoes to fill as Vadic, as her father closed out the last of the Original Series films with a certain pomp and circumstance that isn’t easy to match. Luckily for the younger Plummer, she’ll share the burden of carrying on a father’s legacy with another young actress.
Mica Burton, the daughter of LeVar Burton, will also be taking her turn as the Next Generation’s next generation. LeVar Burton famously played Geordi La Forge across the Next Generation franchise and now his real-life daughter will also be playing his on-screen daughter as well, as Mica Burton is playing Alandra La Forge.