Today, as Star Trek fans know, it is Captain Picard Day. CBS has released the first trailer for season two of Star Trek: Picard to celebrate the occasion. The clip opens with Captain Picard calling for Laris, one of his Roluman housekeepers before we hear the voice of Q. “Oh, dear. You’re a bit older than I imagined,” says a grizzled John de Lancie reprising his role as the omnipotent being. “Mon Capitaine, how I’ve missed you.”
We then see a collection of scenes depicting an alternate future version of the Star Trek universe where Elnor and Raffi are on the run. Rios is wearing a fancy new Starfleet Delta, and Dr. Jurati has been imprisoned. “Welcome, my friend, to the very end of the road not taken,” Q says as the scenes unfold. The trailer culminates with Seven of Nine waking up to find her Borg implants missing. Are we seeing a vision of Star Trek where Q never forced an encounter between the Enterprise-D and the Borg? We don’t know, and we’ll have to wait until next year to find out when the second season of Star Trek: Picard hits Paramount+.
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