Fans got the biggest cameo ever In Star Trek: Picard’s “Vox”.
Star Trek: Picard stopped screwing around the 9th episode of the Season, entitled “Vox”. While there were twists and turns throughout, the biggest twist may have come at the end of the episode. If you thought it was another major cameo or return, you wouldn’t be run; after all, this season three is being powered by nostalgia.
After the events of the episode see the entirety of Starfleet (or in reality a majority of Starfleet), get taken over by the Borg, the heroes leave Seven of Nine, Raffi, and presumably a very dead Liam Shaw behind on the Titan. The remaining crew, made up of Jean-Luc Picard, William Riker, Deanna Troi, Beverly Crusher, Geordi La Forge, Worf, and Data, head back to the Starfleet Museum.
There, Geordi reveals that he’s been working, presumably by himself, over the last 20 years to salvage an old beauty; the U.S.S. Enterprise-D. The heroes then board the ship, use drones to get things going, and then fly back to Earth for…a reason.
It was a major moment and one that was widely expected, just not with the Enterprise-D.
The salvaging of the Enterprise-D in Star Trek: Picard makes sense, kinda
The Enterprise-D was apparently salvaged after the events of Star Trek Generations and was brought back to Federation docks. Apparently, Geordi started working on it in secret, with no real explanation as to why or what he was saving the secret for. It would all be to build up to the major reveal on screen, but it just doesn’t make sense.
How did Geordi get permission to put this ship back together? Why wait so long to tell anyone? What’s the point of salvaging a ship this old, other than for one last hurrah in a streaming show?
It’s fine, it kinda works as an explainer but still.