Patrick Stewart to reprise Picard role in new "Star Trek"

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  1. Paul Bellow

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    CBS announced Saturday that Patrick Stewart will reprise his iconic role of Jean-Luc Picard in a new "Star Trek" series. It will be streamed on CBS All Access.

    The still-unnamed series will explore the "next chapter" of Picard's life.

    Stewart played the Enterprise captain in the TV series "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987-94), and in several feature films. He last appeared in the role in the movie "Star Trek: Nemesis" in 2002. Stewart, who will also be an executive producer of the show, described it is an "unexpected but delightful surprise" to reprise the role after, he thought, it had "run its natural course."

    He said it has been "humbling" to hear from fans about how Picard has helped and inspired them.

    "I feel I'm ready to return to him for the same reason — to research and experience what comforting and reforming light he might shine on these often very dark times," Stewart said in a statement. "I look forward to working with our brilliant creative team as we endeavor to bring a fresh, unexpected and pertinent story to life once more."

    The news was announced at the 2018 Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas.

    Patrick Stewart to reprise iconic Picard role in new "Star Trek" series - CBS News
     
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    Honestly, they missed the perfect headline for this.
    Make it so: Stewart's Return to Star Trek
     
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    This is pretty awesome. I'm actually really interested to see what role he'll play. I assume an old Picard as a mentor toward the new captain or something, but I'm a fan of Patrick Stewart so it's lovely to hear he's working with Star Trek again.
     
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    I've gotta admit, I'm pretty hopeful for this.
     
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    I am hopeful for retired Picard on a Federation planet solving mysteries, Murder She Wrote style.

    "I heard down at the holodeck that there was a murder, Inspector?"

    "Yes there has been, sir. Who are you?"

    "I'm Jean-Luc Picard. I'm a retired Starfleet Admiral. I've a bit of a hand at mysteries!"
     
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    Is he still going to be in a wheelchair? Will he be allowed to use his telepathic and telekinetic powers out in public?
     
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