The third season of the American TV show “Star Trek: Picard” has finally started, and fans are already excited to see their favorite character, Jean-Luc Picard, back on the screen. This season will be full of action, emotion, and references to the past, as showrunner Terry Matalas fills each episode to the brim with them. The first scene of the first episode, called “Ties That Bind,” is a nod to the popular video game series “Fallout.” The camera pans over a ship filled with a lot of stuff.
This sets the tone for the rest of the season, which takes place in the 25th century and shows Picard dealing with new problems in a world that has changed a lot since he was on the USS Enterprise. Characters from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” are back, which is one of the most exciting things about this season. In the first two seasons, there was a mix of old and new characters. This season, however, Matalas seems to be all about the old times.
Especially in the first episode of the new season, there are a lot of references and callbacks to the first season. Matalas shows that the old crew is still very much on the minds of the show’s creators by starting the season with a focus on Beverly Crusher, a former shipmate and close friend of Picard’s. Even though Crusher doesn’t show up in the episode, her presence is felt throughout as Picard thinks about the times they spent together and misses her. Of course, Picard is still the most important part of the show.
And once again, Patrick Stewart does a great job as the captain as he gets older. In the first episode, Picard has to deal with his own death and the fact that he is no longer the same person he used to be. It’s a moving and emotional take on the character that fans of the character are sure to connect with. This season also has a number of new characters, such as Michelle Hurd’s Starfleet intelligence officer Raffi Musiker.
Musiker is asked to find a quantum tunneling device that was stolen. Her search takes her to the planet M’talas Prime, where she meets a bunch of new people and finds out about a bad plan. Jeri Ryan is back as Seven of Nine, a former Borg drone who played a key role in “Star Trek: Voyager.” This may be the most exciting new member of the cast. Since we last saw Seven, she has grown up and joined Starfleet. She is now Commander Annika Hansen, and she is the first officer of the USS Titan.