Star Trek fans know a little more about the upcoming Picard solo series, the aptly titled Star Trek: Picard, than they did yesterday. Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman today revealed new details about the upcoming CBS All Access series, including what exactly Picard is doing on another Star Trek show and the kind of trials he will inevitably face.
According to an Entertainment Weekly interview with Kurtzman, the series will see Picard go up against a major injustice. In the past, that would mean barking orders at his crew and setting phasers to the appropriate power level, but Picard is a retired civilian now. There’s no crew. There are no phasers. He’s on his own.
“Because he’s no longer in Starfleet, he no longer carries the weight of that behind him,” said Kurtzman. “In some ways, it’s easier to be [a great man] when you’re a captain. But it’s an entirely different thing when you don’t have an army behind you. When you want to get something done and fight an injustice, how do you do that when you’re really only one man?”
Debuting later this year on CBS All Access, Star Trek: Picard stars Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera and Harry Treadaway.