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‘Star Trek’: John de Lancie Returning as Q in ‘Picard,’ ‘Discovery’ Season 4 Trailer Released

Paramount Plus revealed a teaser trailer for the upcoming second season of “Star Trek: Picard,” which will premiere in 2022.

The teaser trailer was introduced by Sir Patrick Stewart, who played Captain Jean-Luc Picard for seven seasons on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” at the top of Paramount Plus’ slew of First Contact Day virtual panels. Additionally, it was revealed that production on the second season has already begun. 

John de Lancie, who first portrayed the iconic character Q on “The Next Generation,” confirmed that he will appear in the second season alongside Stewart. Q shared comedic chemistry with Picard on the “Star Trek” series, often getting on the captain’s nerves. Picard initially deemed Q’s services unnecessary, but as the series progresses, Q morphed into a mentor role to Picard. In the episode “Deja Q,” he said Picard is “the closest thing in this universe that I have to a friend.”

“Star Trek: Picard” follows Stewart’s iconic character into the next chapter of his life. Joining Stewart in the second season are Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Evan Evagora, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Jeri Ryan, Orla Brady and Brent Spiner.  

Alex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman, Terry Matalas, Michael Chabon, Doug Aarniokoski, Dylan Massin, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers on the second season. Aaron Baiers and Kirsten Beyer will serve as co-executive producers, while Akiva Goldsman and Terry Matalas will serve as co-showrunners. The series is produced by CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.

Watch the teaser trailer below:

Paramount Plus revealed a teaser trailer for the fourth season of “Star Trek: Discovery,” which will premiere later this year.

The teaser trailer was introduced by series star Sonequa Martin-Green following the “Women In Motion” panel during today’s virtual global First Contact Day celebration. The fourth season finds Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery facing a threat unlike any they’ve ever encountered.  With Federation and non-Federation worlds alike feeling the impact, they must confront the unknown and work together to ensure a hopeful future for all.

Starring alongside Martin-Green are Doug Jones (Saru), Anthony Rapp (Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Sylvia Tilly), Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber), David Ajala (Cleveland “Book” Booker), Blu del Barrio (Adira) and Ian Alexander (Gray).

Watch the teaser below:

Paramount Plus also announced that the second season of the animated comedy series “Star Trek: Lower Decks” will premiere on August 12.

The premiere date and teaser trailer were introduced by series creator Mike McMahan during Paramount Plus’ First Contact Day celebration. The series follows the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, in 2380. Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Rutherford and Tendi have to keep up with their duties and their social lives, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies.

The Starfleet crew is voiced by Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells, Eugene Cordero, Dawnn Lewis, Jerry O’Connell and Gillian Vigman.

Watch the teaser below:

Paramount Plus also announced that the feature-length documentary “Woman in Motion: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek and the Remaking of NASA” will begin streaming on June 3.

The news was revealed by Mica Burton, moderator of the “Women In Motion” panel. Directed by Todd Thompson, the documentary features the remarkable and inspiring true story of how the “Star Trek” actress transformed her sci-fi television stardom into a real-life science career.

In 1977, Nichols embarked on a campaign to bring diversity to NASA. She formed the company Women In Motion, Inc. and recruited more than 8,000 African American, Asian and Latino women and men for the agency. Nichols and her program continue to influence the younger generation of astronauts as well, including Mae Jemison, the first female African American astronaut in space.

In addition to Nichols, “Woman in Motion” features notable celebrities, activists, scientists and astronauts including Neil deGrasse Tyson, George Takei, Pharrell Williams, Martin Luther King III, Al Sharpton, Vivica A. Fox, Water Koenig, Rod Roddenberry, Michael Dorn, Guy Bluford, Charles Bolden, Ivor Dawson, Frederik Gregory and Benjamin Crump.

Watch the trailer below:

 

Paramount Plus released a first look image of Captain Kathryn Janeway from the upcoming animated kids’ series “Star Trek: Prodigy,” which is set to premiere later this year.

“Star Trek: Voyager” actor Kate Mulgrew reprises her role as Janeway, who will serve as the starship’s built in emergency training hologram. The news was revealed by executive producers Kevin and Dan Hageman during Paramount Plus’ final First Contact Day panel. 

Set after the events of “Star Trek: Voyager,” the series takes place in the Delta Quadrant and follows a motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy. While searching for a better future, these six young outcasts know nothing about the ship they have taken over, but over the course of their adventures together, they will each be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it represents.

See the first look below:

To finish off the series of panels, ReedPop announced that they are joining forces with ViacomCBS Consumer Products as the official convention partner for the “Star Trek” franchise. The partnership will kick off in 2022 with “Star Trek: Mission Chicago,” a three-day immersive event that will serve as the ultimate destination for fans of the iconic franchise. It will take place at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center from April 8-10, 2022.




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