Patrick Stewart has one non-negotiable condition for his role in “Picard”: He doesn’t want to wear the iconic Starfleet uniform, which the character is rarely seen without in “TNG.” .
“I feel it’s very important that we put a lot of distance between ‘Next Generation’ and what we’re looking to do here. Picard’s life has changed. He’s in trouble, disturbed, lonely, and with a strange, unnatural guilt,” explains Stewart during the 2020 Television Critics Association press tour (via StarTribune).
While Picard has retained some of his classic personality traits (including a photographic memory of world history and an undying devotion to Earl Gray tea), he returns to the screen with someone else. men are much sadder and more vulnerable than when participating in “TNG”. The series, which begins 20 years after the events of “Star Trek: Nemesis”, shows Picard still grieving over the death of the android Commander Lieutenant Colonel (Brent Spiner) – in a world where the creatures total cases, like Data, were banned. He is also disillusioned with Starfleet, which he chose to leave after it refused to save the inhabitants of an enemy planet from destruction.
In grappling with these ethical issues, “Picard” reflects timely political concerns, says Stewart. He told the Association of Television Critics: “As I look around the world today, there has never been a more important time when show business and entertainment can solve some of the most potentially serious problems. harm our world”. “What we’re doing is entertaining, but it has to reflect, perhaps in a subtle and gentle way, the world in which we live. That’s what ‘Star Trek’ has always done and I think the thing. That’s very important.”
Part 2 of “Star Trek: Picard” will premiere next month on Paramount+.
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