Star Trek Picard Season 3 is supposed to be the well-deserved farewell of the “Next Generation” crew. In this case, the “next generation” is much more literal than you think!
- In “Star Trek: Picard” Season 3, the crew from “The Next Generation” actually meets the “next generation”.
- For example, Amanda Plummer is featured as the new villain. Her father already played the villain in “Star Trek 6.”
- Mica Burton is also on board. She plays the daughter of Geordi La Forge, who is played by Burton’s real father, LeVar.
On February 16, 2023, “Star Trek: Picard” Season 3 will launch on U.S. The season is about the farewell of Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and his crew from “Starship Enterprise – The Next Century”.
The latest trailer for “Star Trek: Picard” Season 3 makes it clear how much the English title “The Next Generation” is to be taken literally in the finale of “Star Trek: Picard”. Especially the new villain Vadic has a deep connection to the legacy of the “Star Trek” universe!
Star Trek: The Next Generation Takes Over!
Now, before we explain why “Star Trek: Picard” Season 3 puts such a focus on the next generation, we have to go into how Picard and co. took over the baton from Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and co. back in the day.
The Kirk crew bid farewell to the cinematic landscape with the film “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.” Although some stars also returned in “Star Trek: Meeting of the Generations,” seeing everyone from Uhura to Sulu together was the last time they appeared in “The Undiscovered Country.”
It’s a political thriller about the war between the Federation and the Klingons. It’s about Kirk’s personal vendetta against the Klingons and the villain, General Cheng, is played by Christopher Plummer. When “Star Trek VI” was released, the fifth season of “The Next Century” was running.
In “Star Trek: Meeting of the Generations,” the final baton is passed on the big screen and Captain Picard becomes the new protagonist of the “Star Trek” films, while William Shatner retires as Kirk. So it’s the turn of the “next generation”!
Star Trek: The farewell that was denied to Picard!
“Star Trek VI” is considered one of the best “Star Trek” films and, above all, a successful farewell to the Kirk crew. However, Picard, Riker (Jonathan Frakes) and Co. did not have such a warm and good ending with “Star Trek: Nemesis” from 2002. The film flopped at the box office and with fans and critics.
Now the makers of “Star Trek: Picard” have been boasting for a while that they will make up for this failure with a successful conclusion with “Star Trek: Picard” Season 3. The parallel to “Star Trek 6” is unavoidable – and even more obvious with Amanda Plummer as the new villain, because she is the daughter of Christopher Plummer, who played the villain in “Star Trek 6”.
So Amanda Plummer is literally the next generation. And she is not alone! Geordi La Forge’s daughter also plays a role in “Star Trek: Picard” Season 3, portrayed by actor LeVar Burton’s real-life daughter, Mica Burton.
Also already with Sulu (George Takei) his daughter followed him in his footsteps. Now this will be repeated with Geordi. What should be noted: Mica Burton is already known to “Star Trek” fans. She sometimes hosted conventions or the “Star Trek Day”.
So just as the “Next Generation” once replaced Kirk and Co., the “Next Generation” is now being replaced by a “next generation” and has to face the next generation of a “Star Trek” villain!
In the process, “Star Trek: Picard” Season 3 also seems to be a political thriller like “Star Trek 6.” We see Starfleet headquarters being blown up. This is even a step up from the foiled assassination attempt on the President of the Federation in “Star Trek 6”.
We will certainly know more by the start of the series at the latest. Until then, you can sweeten your time with other new “Star Trek” releases. Even though “Star Trek 4” has been put on ice, we can still expect numerous series.