Star Trek: Picard season 2 trailer teases John de Lancie’s return as Q

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The primary trailer for season 2 of Star Trek: Picard was launched Monday, and it’s actually designed to get followers speaking. There’s no footage from the present but, only a pan throughout varied gadgets within the house workplace of Jean-Luc Picard: a clock and an hourglass, a portray and mannequin of the starship Enterprise, a duplicate of Milton’s Paradise Misplaced and the Dixon Hill novel The Lengthy Darkish Tunnel. However the actual tease comes on the finish, with a picture of a enjoying card dissolving to depart a telling “Q” behind, and a single line spoken in voiceover by John de Lancie, the actor who performed the highly effective reality-warping alien Q on varied iterations of Star Trek exhibits previous.

The teaser implies that Q goes to return to face off in opposition to Picard, his first Trek foil and favored adversary, when the second season airs in 2022. Much more so, although, the theme of this 63-second teaser appears to be about Picard’s regrets, and the way nothing might be accomplished about “what might have been” — except, that’s, Q gives him an opportunity to vary the previous. The visible emphasis on timepieces, together with Patrick Stewart’s voiceover as sequence star Jean-Luc Picard, speaking about “second possibilities” and historical past, suggests potential timeline shenanigans in season 2.

A lot of Star Trek: Picard’s first season centered on Picard’s emotions of failure and remorse after the Romulans’ home-system star went supernova. He promised them help and resettlement help, however the Federation reneged on that promise, leaving the Romulans to endure a disaster. Picard stop Starfleet in a fury and have become an exile, and his emotions of betrayal and helplessness drove a lot of the primary season’s regularly contradictory and troubled plot. It’s potential that season 2 will proceed coping with the fallout of those life-changing occasions, and the way Q’s powers over area and time might change them and let Picard redeem himself. Or the sequence might simply let Picard step right into a previous iteration of the present and cope with another person’s issues, because the Star Trek: Deep House 9 episode “Trials and Tribble-ations” did by putting the solid into the unique Star Trek episode “The Bother with Tribbles.”

The place Q is worried, absolutely anything is feasible — together with a DS9 flashback or crossover episode, given another mysterious merchandise within the teaser. Sitting in the midst of Picard’s workplace for some cause is the historic Bajoran pill Captain Sisko broke within the DS9 episode “The Reckoning.” It’s unclear what that might imply for the second season — it could possibly be something from a return to Deep House 9’s plotlines to a throwaway Easter egg for hardcore Trek followers. As a manner of whetting the viewers’s curiosity, although, it’s a wise play. With presumably greater than a yr of ready for the following season forward, they’ll want one thing to mull over within the meantime.

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