Make it so: ‘Picard’ begins streaming on CBS All-Access

Before we met him as Professor X, we knew iconic British actor Sir Patrick Stewart as Starfleet Commander Jean-Luc Picard, who helmed the Enterprise in Star Trek: the Next Generation for seven seasons and four films.

Now Jean-Luc will be joined by Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine, Jonathan Frakes as Will Riker, Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi, and Brent Spiner as the android Data, as he heads back into warp drive. Newcomers Alison Pill, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, and Harry Treadaway

Set 18 years after the events of the film Star Trek: Nemesis, Jean-Luc Picard is living a quiet life on his vineyard. When he is sought out by a mysterious young woman, Dahj (Isa Briones), in need of his help, he soon realizes she may have personal connections to his own past. Watch the BTS piece below:

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“The energy and excitement around the premiere of Star Trek: Picard has reached a magnitude greater than all of us at CBS All Access could have hoped for,” said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President, Original Content, CBS All Access. “We’re thrilled to announce plans for a second season before the series’ debut, and we are confident that ‘Star Trek’ fans and new viewers alike will be captured by the stellar cast and creative team’s meticulously crafted story when it premieres on Jan. 23.”

Tonights teleplay is attributed to Akiva Goldsman and James Duff. Story by Akiva Goldsman & Michael Chabon & Kirsten Beyer & Alex Kurtzman and James Duff. Directed by Hanelle M. Culpepper.


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The Geek is a working screenwriter, director and screenwriting instructor in Los Angeles.