Star Trek: Picard had four actors return for one more turn in the series finale.
Star Trek: Picard concluded this week after three seasons. They wrapped things up with the 10th and final episode of season three, entitled “The Last Generation”. It wrapped up the events of the season and gave fans an unexpected happy ending.
Despite claiming that some characters wouldn’t make it through the season, series showrunner Terry Matalas really only killed off minor characters and unlikeable ones. Going so far as to protect some characters by writing in explainers for why they didn’t die after all.
That allowed Matalas to bring some of them back for the series finale, among others. Here are the four Trek cameos in Star Trek: Picard.
Four Star Trek cameos in Star Trek: Picard’s finale
Tim Russ as Tuvok
Despite the Changelings apparently capturing Tuvok and using his image to try and lure Seven of Nine into a trap, it turns out Star Trek: Voyager’s former head of security wasn’t dead after all as many had surmised. Not only was he not dead, but he ended up being the Starfleet officer who gave Seven of Nine her promotion to captain.
Majel Barrett as Ship’s Computer
Terry Matalas used a couple more clips from Majel Barrett, the wife of Gene Roddenberry and the woman who voiced the computers on the Enterprise, Voyager, and other federation ships. Despite having passed away some time ago, her past clips were once again used in the series finale.
Walter Koening as Anton Chekov
Walter Koening is known for his role as Pavel Chekov in the original Star Trek series and returned for a voice-over role as Pavel’s son, Anton. Anton sent out a warning to all ships to avoid Earth before his transmission ended. Anton Chekov was named after Koenign’s Kelvin counterpart, Anton Yelchin, who like Koening, played Pavel Chekov, but sadly passed away before Trek: Beyond premiered in theaters.
John de Lancie as Q
Proving you can’t trust a Q, John de Lancie once again returned to Star Trek: Picard, this time showing up and harassing Jack Crusher/Picard. Jack, aware of who Q is, even questioned him on this, to which Q gives an obviously vague but foreboding statement, possibly setting up a spinoff.