Star Trek: Picard closed up after three seasons, but Patrick Stewart is pushing a film that sounds rough to get into.
If we’ve learned anything from the first two seasons of Star Trek: Picard, is that the character isn’t popular enough to carry a series on its own. Being born from The Next Generation, Jean-Luc Picard is a wildly popular character in the Star Trek annuls, but Picard proved that fans don’t want to see him. They want to see him and his crew.
It was something we all learned in the first two seasons of Picard, and was galvanized in the third. Picard isn’t as dynamic of a character without his fellow cast members to play off of. In fact, he’s pretty bland we found out. He pops when he’s trying to teach Data about art, or when he’s having a disagreement with Will Riker or Beverly Crusher, but when he’s left on his own, his character feels incomplete.
We all thought that we wouldn’t see Patrick Stewart play Picard ever again after season three of his show wrapped up. We also didn’t think we’d see Stewart once again make the same mistake that his show did.
Patrick Stewart is pushing for a Picard movie that sounds like how season three would’ve gone had he gotten his way.
Stewart didn’t want his cast mates back for Picard. A cameo here or there, is fine, but not as a starring attraction. This wasn’t going to be a reunion, after all. Well, turns out the fans didn’t want Stewart having kiddie pool-deep conversations with Allison Pill about whether AI was good or bad.
They wanted the entire crew back, doing Trek things. That was proven in the third season of Picard, but Stewart, for whatever reason, is once again pushing this idea of doing a Picard-centric story that won’t be more of what fans want.
In his memoirs (via Nerdist), Stewart suggests doing a Picard film, but one that would feature Picard, the universe he wanted to see, and not much else. As was stated in the article, it wouldn’t be a fifth Next Generation film.
You know, the one thing that everyone wants? Stewart does want others involved, namely, Jonathan Frakes to direct, LeVar Burton, and Brent Spiner, but that seems to be all, at least all of the talent he’s talked to.
Picard wrapped up his story, and if he’s not going to give fans what they want, it’s time to turn the ship over to the actual next generation.