Star Trek: Picard season three has been nominated for a total of seven Saturn awards, and that could possibly impact Star Trek: Legacy.
Being rewarded for a job you love to do is one of the best feelings in the world. Whether it’s an Emmy or a Pulitzer nomination, the acknowledgment of a person’s talent is understandably a big deal. So Star Trek: Picard season three’s seven Saturn Award nominations are all that and more.
Fans have been calling for a spin-off of Picard really since season three began, but the movement really gained steam when Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan) was promoted to captain of the new Enterprise. It’s a series practically every Star Trek fan wants to see. And Ryan is nominated for a Saturn Award in the Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series category. Along with Ryan, other actors who would (and potentially could) appear in Star Trek: Legacy were nominated: Jonathan Frakes, Ed Speleers, Todd Stashwick, and Patrick Stewart.
Awards and nominations could play a part in whether Star Trek: Legacy gets picked up.
Paramount can easily see that the actors from Star Trek: Picard as well as the third season itself have had a huge impact on the fandom. With two new characters, Captain Shaw (Todd Stashwick) and Jack Crusher (Ed Speleers) up for awards, it’s clear Picard, even though it wrapped its final season in April, still isn’t over.
With award nominations and continued fan interest, the only right way for Paramount to go is toward production of Legacy. Should the studio fail to greenlight the spin-off series, it could risk alienating fans which would have an even greater impact on the future of Star Trek. After all, one way to keep the viewers tuning in is to give them what they want. And though there hasn’t been an official poll, I’d bet that a large portion of Trekkies want to see Legacy.