STAR TREK: PICARD opened its final season with exciting action and a blast from the past. Nostalgic, sentimental, intriguing, and typically Trekkie.
Admiral Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) lives in the 25th century. Retirement is good. Life is calm and serene until he receives an encrypted message across the Galaxy from an old friend and colleague. This is the catalyst for (dare I say) one more adventure. But the joy of this episode was seeing familiar faces who, like Picard, will do anything necessary for a former Starfleet officer. “I can’t ask you to put yourself in danger. “ And Captain Will Riker (Jonathan Frakes) replies, “Since when?” Oh, what a treat to be among these two once more.
The writers made sure the opening episode was packed with several fight scenes and more familiar faces. The sarcasm was perfect, and the drama made viewers suspend their disbelief to jump on the Titan at warp speed. Well-crafted and packed with memories of visual delight. I will be so sad to see it end but grateful for nine more installments that will keep me smiling for a long time.
STAR TREK: PICARD is a sci-fi treat that just keeps on giving. Getting back to the “root” of how we fell in love with this crew, who have always been courageous, caring, and creative when concerning all space endeavors. Don’t miss this series. It’s like going home again. It is available to stream on Paramount.