So what juicy tidbits can we glean from this trailer? The new series will follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life.
Several familiar faces from the "Star Trek" franchise make appearances, including Data (Brent Spiner), Picard's android sidekick who was killed in the 2002 film "Star Trek: Nemesis". The shorts are approximately 10-15 minutes long and are stand-alone short stories that allow fans to dive deeper into the key themes and characters that fit into "Star Trek: Discovery: and the expanding "Star Trek" universe". She's now top a kickass, phaser-blasting lifestyle and seems inclined to support Picard with his secretive mission, telling him, "I assist men and women who have no 1 else to assist them". "Thank you for not trying to talk me out of all this", Picard says to Riker. His former first officer's response is a nod to their complicated history on "The Next Generation".
"Patrick did not want it to be a [The Next Generation] reunion show", producer Heather Kadin said during Picard's Comic-Con panel (via The Hollywood Reporter). Each has an important, emotional role to play in the story, and if they didn't make sense they wouldn't have brought them back.
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Additionally, executive producer Alex Kurtzman sees the series - and the entire franchise - as a way of addressing problems that exist in today's world.
Much of the cast, including stars Sonequa Martin-Green (Burnham) and Anthony Rapp (Paul Stamets), emphasized that the crew will have to reckon with the ramifications of traveling that far into the future-and not just on what new technology will be available to use.
"'Star Trek" is a mirror it retains itself up to society", he explained.
CBS All Access also utilized New York Comedian Con 2019 to announce a new installment of "Short Trek" mini episodes that delve into "Discovery" characters' pasts. Written by Michael Chabon and directed by Mark Pellington, "Q&A" follows Ensign Spock's (Ethan Peck) first day aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, which doesn't go as planned when he and Number One (Rebecca Romijn) are unexpectedly stuck together in a turbo lift.