Events: Photos from the Star Trek: Picard Gallery at San Diego Comic-Con 2019
"Star Trek: Picard" is an upcoming series on CBS All Access. Set twenty years after the events of Insurrection, Picard has left Starfleet for what appears to be a simple life. However, events will conspire to bring him back to the stars! Patrick Stewart returns to play the legendary Captain. He is joined by cast members Michelle Hurd (Blindspot, Hawaii Five-0), Alison Pill (American Horror Story, The Family), Santiago Cabrera (Transformers: The Last Knight, Salvation), Harry Treadaway (Truckers, Penny Dreadful), Isa Briones (American Crime Story, Lonely Boy) and Evan Evagora (Secret City, Fantasy Island). Check out the awesome trailer that dropped yesterday:
Aside from the panel held in Hall H for the show, there was an off-site experience called "The First Duty". This was essentially set up as a gallery featuring key items from Star Trek history associated with Captain Jean-Luc Picard. However, the gallery was not set up like a TV show promotion. Instead, the gallery treated Picard as if he was a real life person, down to Photoshopped "photos" of him from his younger days. There were also replicas of the ships he had commanded (shrunken down quite a bit from the actual production models) and there were key items on display such as his "Captain Picard Day" banner and the Ressikan flute from the amazing Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Inner Light". The building the gallery was set up in was an older one, reflecting some beautiful local architecture and it helped add to the feeling that you were truly stepping inside a gallery set up to honor one of Starfleet's greatest Captains.
Props to the staff working this experience. They kept the line moving and informed. The line was almost half a block long at one point, but they got everyone through it quickly. As a long time Trek fan, there were some parts of the gallery that made me a bit emotional and others that had me wide eyed with wonder (and a big goofy smile to boot).
"Star Trek: Picard" will be coming to the CBS Streaming service in early 2020.