Star Trek conducted off the latest trailer for the previous season of Picard at the New York Comic Con on Saturday, revealing some unforeseen reappearances by legacy characters: hologram James Moriarty (Daniel Davis) and Data’s evil counterpart, Lore.
The trailer unlocks with Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) welcoming a distress signal from Beverly Crusher, encouraging him to band together with old friends from The Next Generation, including Geordi La Forge (Levar Burton), Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis), William Riker (Jonathan Frakes), and Worf (Michael Dorn).
At the heart of the crisis is Vadic, a villain who appears to be recreated by Pulp Fiction’s Amanda Plummer. Picard’s latest teaser has demonstrated some unexpected comebacks.
At the end of the trailer, the fortes get even more exciting, with scary scenes exploding for both Moriarty and Lore. It is the first time we see Spiner reprise his position as Lore, and it’s also the first we’ve witnessed (or heard) that Moriarty’s coming around in Picard. The conclusive season of Star Trek: Picard will debut on Paramount Plus in the US on Thursday, February 16, 2023.
That isn’t the only Star Trek trailer displayed at this year’s NYCC. We also got a peek at the trailer for the fifth season of Star Trek: Discovery, featuring Saru (Doug Jones), Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), and Tilly (Mary Wiseman). We don’t understand when the new season will come out, but it’s rumored to debut sometime next year.
Paramount Plus also conducted a new midseason return trailer for the animated Star Trek: Prodigy. Picking up where specialties left off, Vice Admiral Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) tracks down the abandoned USS Protostar ship that was taken over by Gwyn (Ella Purnell), Dal (Brett Gray), and other young crewmembers. The first season’s second half will debut on Paramount Plus on October 27.
Star Trek, an American science fantasy media franchise, is produced by Gene Roddenberry, which initiated with the eponymous 1960s television series and fast became a worldwide pop-culture sensation. The franchise has developed into various films, video games, television series, novels, and comic books. With an evaluated $10.6 billion revenue, it is one of the highest-grossing and most recognizable media franchises.
In creating Star Trek, Roddenberry was boosted by C. S. Forester’s Horatio Hornblower string of novels, Jonathan Swift’s 1726 paperback Gulliver’s Travels, the 1956 movie Forbidden Planet, and television westerns like Wagon Train.
The franchise started with Star Trek: The Original Series, which began in the US on September 8, 1966, and circulated for three seasons on NBC. It was broadcast on Canada’s CTV network on September 6, 1966. It followed the journeys of the starship USS Enterprise, a space exploration vessel created by the United Federation of Planets during the 23rd century, on a mission “to explore strange unknown worlds, to strive out new life and new civilizations, to go where no man has gone before boldly.”
Star Trek has been a cult sensation for decades. Fans of the franchise are named “Trekkies” or “Trekkers.” The franchise spans various spin-offs, including figurines, novels, games, toys, and comics. From 1998 to 2008, Las Vegas had a Star Trek–themed appeal.
Star Trek is mentioned for its cultural influence beyond the creations of science fiction. The franchise is also renowned for its progressive civil rights stances. The Original Series included one of the first multiracial standards on US television.
At least two museum displays of props travel the world. The constructed language Klingon was created for the franchise. Several Star Trek parodies have been made, and viewers have produced several fan productions.