Star Trek: Picard has a new Borg Queen

Star Trek: Picard has a new Borg Queen

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In the next season of Star Trek Picard, a series dedicated to the Star Trek universe starring actor Patrick Stewart, we will also see the Borg Queen, the main antagonist of the 1996 Star Trek: First Contact film, appear.

Star Trek Picard has a new Borg Queen

To play the Borg Queen in the second season of Star Trek Picard will be Annie Wersching, an actress who appeared in the Marvel Runaways series, which aired for three seasons on the Hulu streaming platform. It will not be the first time that the Queen and Jean-Luc Picard have met: in addition to the aforementioned Star Trek: First Contact, in which she was played by Alice Krige, and the presence of the Borg aliens themselves in the first season of the new series on Star Trek, the Borg Queen subsequently appeared in Star Trek: Voyager, where her role was entrusted to Susanna Thompson.

The Queen will not be the only classic character from the Star Trek universe to appear in the new season of the series on Commander Picard: we will also see Q / John de Lancie return, along with other actors seen in the first season, such as Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Evan Evagora, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Jeri Ryan, Orla Brady and Brent Spiner.

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The first season of Star Trek Picard aired in 2020 in 10 episodes broadcast by the then CBS All Access, later renamed Paramount +. The same number of episodes will make up the second season, of which, however, the precise release date is not yet known, except that it will be released in 2022 on Paramount +. Additionally, a third season has already been confirmed for Star Trek Picard. Who knows that on the occasion of the next Star Trek Day no further details will be revealed in this regard.

The first season of Star Trek Picard is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video for all subscribers. The creators of the series are Akiva Goldsman, Kirsten Beyer and Michael Chabon. The three, along with Patrick Stewart himself, are also among the producers of next season, while the showrunners will be Akiva Goldsman and Terry Matalas.

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William Shatner’s Notorious ‘SNL’ Skit Disappointed ‘Star Trek’ Creator Gene Roddenberry’s Family

It's been nearly 35 years since the James T. Kirk actor told fans to 'get a life' in a segment mocking Trekkies.

William Shatner as himself (far right) during the '16th Annual Star Trek Convention' Saturday Night Live skit on Dec. 20, 1986. Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/GettyImages

The son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry did not see the humor when William Shatner told Trekkies to “get a life” while hosting Saturday Night Live in December 1986.

In the infamous skit, Shatner plays a version of himself at a Star Trek convention where the diehard costume-clad fans ask detailed questions about Capt. James T. Kirk and the episodes. “Get a life, will you, people,” an exasperated Shatner said amid the ribbing. “For crying out loud, it’s just a TV show. I mean, look at you. Look at the way you’re dressed. You’ve turned an enjoyable little job I did as a lark for a few years into a colossal waste of time.”

In an interview to celebrate the beloved franchise turning 55 this month (the series premiered on NBC on Sept. 8, 1966), Rod Roddenberry, producer of several Star Trek projects and son of the legendary sci-fi franchise creator, told The Hollywood Reporter that while some found the moment to be hilarious, he found it surprising and, to a degree, mean-spirited.

“I never really appreciated that skit because I think it was demeaning to the fans,” Roddenberry told THR. “I think it was disrespectful, especially for a character who was an open-minded, intelligent leader.”

Although now in vogue with enormous mainstream popularity, comic and sci-fi cons were once an easy target to bash nerds (a term now worn as a badge of honor). So Shatner using SNL to poke fun and perhaps further ostracize the group was disheartening, Roddenberry says, adding, “But I don’t condemn it in any way. It’s Saturday Night Live, and it’s all fun.”

The younger Roddenberry does not know what his father thought of the moment, explaining, “Dad passed away when I was 17. I was a young, immature kid who did not have those kinds of conversations with him.”

It was fans who made the creator’s son a fan of Star Trek with their stories of inspiration, he says in admiring how special the group is to the family. “They were my introduction to Star Trek. They’re the ones who came up to me and said, ‘Star Trek inspired me. And because of Star Trek, I am now a teacher, a doctor, whatever the case is, and I owe that to Star Trek.’ At the time, I was watching Knight Rider — and Knight Rider didn’t do that for me.”

Of course, in the decades that followed, Shatner embraced the fandom with open arms, going so far as to write a book in 1999 titled Get a Life!, which favorably recounted his experiences with fans and conventions. He then in 2012 made a documentary under the same title, which dug further into the deeper meaning of the conventions and Star Trek fandom. For years, Shatner has appeared at several conventions a year spread across the country and globe.

Roddenberry notes his father “went through a lot of struggles with Star Trek,” with the original 1960s series only running three seasons and the first film in 1979 not being a big as expected. But the creator loved seeing fans at conventions.

“He didn’t go to many, but he would come out onstage and fold his arms and scan the room with a smirk on his face, nod his head and say, ‘Yup. Just the way I planned it.'” Roddenberry says. “He really appreciated the fans. The show was in syndication in the ’70s. And it was like-minded young people in the era of the Vietnam War and social injustice who agreed with his future. So, he always gave them credit for bringing Star Trek back.”

A 4K UHD collection of the first four Star Trek films — Star Trek: The Motion Picture (theatrical edition), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (theatrical and director’s editions), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home — will be released by Paramount on Sept. 7.

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