Star Trek: Picard missed out on bringing back one major villain.
Star Trek: The Next Generation is getting a second life thanks to the folks at Star Trek: Picard. We’ve talked before about how the show has brought back not only the titular Jean-Luc Picard, once again played by Patrick Stewart, but the entire Next Generation’s core cast. Will Riker, Geordi La Forge, Beverly Crusher, and the whole rest of the cast’s return was the key point of the third and final season of Picard.
Picard has also brought back the likes of Q, Guinan, Wesley Crusher, Seven of Nine, and even recently Tuvok. Though, they’re not the only Trek property that has been bringing back famed characters from Trek’s past. Prodigy brought back Kathryne Janeway and Chakotay, while Lower Decks brought back Kira Nerys and Quark.
But one outfit has gone out of its way to not only canonically bring back Benjamin Sisko, but now one of the Next Generation’s greatest villains as well. That’s right, the Trek comics have brought back Sela.
Star Trek: Defiant has seemingly brought back Sela
Sela, played by Denise Crosby, became one of the more impactful villains in The Next Generation. It was a character that shook up the status quo for Trek fans, and also brought Crosby back to the series, after all, she was originally cast in the first season of Next Generation as Natasha “Tasha” Yar.
After her character was killed off in the first season, she returned for a cameo role in season three, reprising Yar. After that, she returned once again, but this time Yar’s half-Romulan, half-human daughter, Sela.
Now, Star Trek: Defiant is hinting at her return to the franchise in the canonically accepted Star Trek comics by IDW. She’ll seemingly return in the pages of Star Trek: Defiant #5, released in June for $4.99.
And while her face is on two of the three covers coming out, she isn’t mentioned by name and that may be due to a possible surprise appearance elsewhere. Perhaps, in Picard?