Both Jeri Ryan and Terry Matalas picked up wins from the Hollywood Creative Alliance Awards, which celebrates diverse excellence in entertainment. Matalas won an award for Best Writing for a Streaming Series for Star Trek: Picard while Jeri Ryan won for Best Support Actress in a Streaming Drama Series, again, for Star Trek: Picard.
The final season of Star Trek: Picard remains one of the best season of Star Trek television (or streaming ,rather), and even almost a year later, the accolades are continuing. Matalas' skill at writing the reunion of Star Trek: The Next Generation characters and introducing a surprise son for Admiral Jean-Luc Picard set the stage for ten power-packed episodes that are still being enjoyed by fans today.
Jeri Ryan, who spent four seasons as the former Borg drone Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager, returned to the character during the first season of Picard. Her character really stood out in this series, as she stepped into the spotlight. Matalas allowed her to go even further in the final season of Picard with her not only as a member of Starfleet but also second in command of the Titan.
Ryan poured herself into this character that Matalas had, in some ways, rewritten, and so when Seven of Nine was promoted to captain of the new Enterprise, fans were not only not surprised, they were elated. The next step, of course, is to allow this wonderful character to continue in a spin-off of Picard, Star Trek: Legacy. After Seven of Nine has come so far, it would be a shame to never see how much farther she can go.
Congratulations to both Terry Matalas and Jeri Ryan for picking up these prestigious awards! We're looking forward to seeing what both of these talents bring to the future of Star Trek!