Get ready to go to warp as Star Trek: Picard is ready to hit the screens. Starring Sir Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, former commanding officer of the U.S.S. Stargazer and the U.S.S. Enterprise (D) and U.S.S. Enterprise (E) the series will put Picard back in a turtleneck and jacket (a look that I felt made him look like he was ready for a seniors home) but seeing as the actor who plays the role is now seventy-eight we can only assume Star Fleet Medical is giving him rejuve shots but the good Captain is now starting to look his age. As you may recall, he rose to prominence for his role as Picard between 1987-94 and in the spin-off movies until 2002 when we last saw him in the role in Star Trek: Nemesis, plus appearances as his character (and his Borg alter-ego) on other shows and his portrayal practically killed his career as everyone saw him as Picard (its known as the ''Captain ... Kirk ... Curse'') until he was given a chance to play in X-Men.
He was once quoted as saying: "It came to a point where I had no idea where Picard began and I ended. We completely overlapped. His voice became my voice, and there were other elements of him that became me" No director in Hollywood wanted to cast him, he was this grand, deep-voiced, bald English guy (I do not wish to argue with the Sir Stewart but Jean-Luc was French and just happened to speak with an English accent which I always found amusing) because everybody knew he was Picard and couldn't possibly ever be anybody else in the eyes of the public. In the event, he effectively reprised the part as Professor Charles Xavier – a grand, deep-voiced, bald English guy – in the X-Men films. You may be interested to know that a biography of the good Captain exists and it fills in a lot of the blanks about his upbringing, his family life and his thoughts on his encounters and missions, especially in regards to the Stargazer and of course when he was forced to become a member of the Borg Collective.
At the moment all we know is that it has been rumored as being like a ten-episode movie and that it might run for three seasons. Jonathan Frakes is onboard as one of the directors so we know at least its in good hands. Available initially on CBSAllAccess in the United States its only a matter of time before it is assimilated into DVD and Blu-Ray but it will also be broadcast in the United Kingdom.
THAT'S RIGHT - I DO NOT POSSESS A NECK. Therefore I'm immune to vampyres.
"If my universe had a theme tune which defined it, its danger, the sheer hostility of it all, it would be the music The Fall from the album 'Total Recall' (2012) as it portrays the urgency and energy of things and the sheer ruthlessness of this dark universe. Make no mistake, Fallen Worlds isn't Star Wars or Star Trek, its dark, its violent and I create vessels and hardware to reflect that fact as best as I can.'' ~ Jonathan Bluestone, February 2018