The wait is over. Watch the first trailer ViacomCBS is finally release a new clip are from Star Trek: Picard. And there’s a lot to unpack here. Through the plot of Q, Picard and the crew of La Sirena find themselves in the year 2024. Placing the second installment of the series in the near future seems like lazy writing, but if you’ve watched it, you know it’s been an important year in history in the Star Trek universe that the franchise has explored in the past.
In “Past Tension”, a two-episode passage from the third season of DS9, an anomalous transporter (what else?) that brings Commander Sisko, Dr. Bashir and Jadzia Dax to San Francisco around the turn of the 21st century. After the police leave him and Bashir in the city’s “Sanctuary District,” City, a slum inhabited by the poor and sick in San Francisco far from its more affluent citizens, Sisko realized that they had come to Earth days before , a pivotal moment in Star Trek’s world-building. And likely the moment Picard mentioned at the beginning of the trailer. “There are some moments that haunt us throughout our lives,” he said. “The moments where history turns.”
The two episodes that make up “The Tense Past” are considered by many to be some of the best the franchise has to offer, in large part because they . It’s hard to say if Picard there would be something meaningful to add to that conversation, but that’s clearly part of the purpose here. At the very least, fans can expect an appearance from Whoopi Goldberg’s Guinan.
In the US, the second season of Star Trek: Picard will be released on Supreme + on March 3. Amazon Prime Video will bring the series internationally, with the first episode available to stream starting March 4.
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