Star Trek Comeback: Series star pushes Paramount for own sci-fi movie

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Just this year, “Star Trek: Picard,” starring Patrick Stewart as the titular hero, came to an end. Now the 83-year-old actor wants a “Star Trek” movie with Jean-Luc Picard.

He is one of the best-known faces in the “Star Trek” universe and has starred in several films as well as series. After his last “Star Trek” project came to an end this year, actor Patrick Stewart now wants a “Star Trek” movie, as he describes in his Times article.

Patrick Stewart made his debut as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in “Starship Enterprise – The Next Century” in 1987 and appeared in more than 170 episodes of the Paramount Pictures sci-fi series. He then made a brief appearance in “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and the films “Star Trek: Meeting of the Generations,” “Star Trek: First Contact,” “Star Trek: Uprising” and “Star Trek: Nemesis” before turning his back on the franchise for a while. It wasn’t until 2020 that he reported back with a new project, appearing in three seasons of the series “Star Trek: Picard,” which came to an end last April.

Now Patrick Stewart is trying to get Paramount to greenlight another “Star Trek” movie focused on Jean-Luc Picard.

“I’m gently pushing Paramount to let us do a single Picard movie. Not a ‘Next Generation’ movie, since we’ve already done four of them. That would be an expansion and deepening of the universe as we saw in ‘Star Trek: Picard.’ I’ve discussed this with Jonathan [Frakes], Brent [Spiner] and LeVar [Burton] and they’re all in agreement. Jonathan is my first choice to direct.”

Only time will tell if we will see such a feature film. Possibly, however, this wish remains only the reverie of a great “Star Trek” fan. Speaking of which: Did you know that Quentin Tarantino also wanted to make a “Star Trek” movie?

The “Star Trek” star with the most appearances

With his 213 appearances (films and series episodes combined) in the “Star Trek” universe, Patrick Stewart can look back on an extremely extensive “Star Trek” past. However, there are two stars who have been even more present than he in the long-running franchise. According to SlashFilm, second place goes to Michael Dorn, who has appeared the second most as Worf, with 292 appearances. However, if roles as a voice actor* are also counted, actress Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, who died in 2008, has the most “Star Trek” appearances. As Nurse Chapel and Betazoid Lwaxana Troi, as well as the voice of M’Ress in the animated series and the on-board computer in various productions, the wife of “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry has made a phenomenal 309 appearances.

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