SDCC 2019: Everything to know about Star Trek: Picard

CNET | 7/20/2019 | Amanda Kooser
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Jean-Luc Picard returns, and this time he made admiral.

Patrick Stewart is going where no Starfleet captain has gone before: into his very own series, decades after wrapping up his original Star Trek run. And he'll have a furry companion.

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Star Trek: Picard is a CBS All Access streaming show. It follows on the heels of Star Trek: Discovery, but the two series take place at very different points in the Trek universe.

A new trailer and release date are expected Saturday out of San Diego Comic-Con. There, a detailed exhibit called Jean-Luc Picard: The First Duty lets conference-goers get up close with original Starfleet uniforms and classic artifacts tracing his life.

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A teaser trailer beamed in on May 23, giving us an early hint at what's to come. We find out Jean-Luc Picard, who was promoted to admiral, led a rescue armada on a mysterious mission 15 years prior to the show's events. He then left Starfleet, leaving us to wonder what prompted his exit and why he's reappearing now.

Stewart and CBS revealed the key art for the show on July 10, just ahead of the star's scheduled appearance at Comic-Con.

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CBS' version teases the Comic-Con appearance with a GIF sweeping in on Picard wearing a long jacket, looking out over a field of grape vines with a dog at his side. Stewart tweeted a poster version of the same visual.

The dog is particularly notable. It appears to be a pit bull or bully mix. Zoom in on its ears. They may have been cropped, but they also look a lot like pointy Vulcan ears. Stewart is known for his work fostering rescue dogs. His most recent foster, Emma, is a pit mix with cropped ears.

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Stewart shared a photo of Emma along with his hidden Picard rehearsal script in April. The dog...
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