Kurtzman, who executive produces the series, confirmed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that the film will explore the fallout of Romulus' destruction in J.J. Abrams' 2009 "Star Trek" reboot and how the disaster has affected Jean-Luc Picard (Stewart).
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And Eugene Cordero plays Ensign Rutherford, an engineer with a new cyborg implant in his eye that he's unsure how to operate. The cast also includes Fred Tatasciore as Lt. Shaxs, Dawnn Lewis as Captain Freeman, Gillian Vigman as Dr.
Kurtzman also announced during this session that the franchise would also be kicking off its own podcast, hosted by Lower Decks actor Tawny Newsome.
"Star Trek" will make its Hall H Comic-Con debut this year with three back-to-back panels lasting 90 minutes titled "Enter the Star Trek Universe".
Scheduled to appear on the Picard panel are Stewart and fellow cast members Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, and Harry Treadaway, alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, and Heather Kadin.
"Patrick was very clear to us in the beginning".
It was just unveiled at Comic-Con and it is full of surprises; the first full trailer for Star Trek: Picard, the long-awaited return of Patrick Stewart (and Jean-Luc Picard) to the universe of Star Trek for the first time since the end of the Next Generation film series nearly 20 years ago. "So here I am, and very, very happy to be here", he said. The "Jean-Luc Picard: The First Duty" exhibit showcases original set props, costumes and other artifacts tracing Captain Picard's personal life and career in Starfleet, including his Ressikan flute, the Picard family photo album and Starfleet uniforms. To protect her, he taker her up to the stars with a non-Starfleet crew.
He's not alone though, to the surprise of us all: Star Trek: Picard sees Jean-Luc recruit returning faces from Voyager and The Next Generation: Seven of Nine, Data, and Hugh the Borg from the TNG season five episode "I, Borg", with Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner, and Jonathan Del Arco all reprising their roles.
The trailer, in short, is fantastic.
Stewart seemed pleased by the response as well. "That was the reception we were hoping for".