LONDON (Reuters) – Sir Patrick Stewart said returning to “Star Trek” was irresistible as he led a new generation of cast members down the red carpet for the premiere of a series devoted to his much-loved character Jean-Luc Picard.
The 79-year-old British actor had repeatedly refused efforts to lure him back as the starship captain Picard.
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But the writers of its latest chapter, “Star Trek: Picard”, helped change his mind to the delight of science fiction fans and his character is due back on screens later this month after a two-decade break.
“I came back because it was irresistible,” Stewart said on the red carpet on Wednesday ahead of a screening at a cinema in London’s Leicester Square.
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“I was intrigued and that intrigue grew into something very exciting which is why I’m back.”
But he warned fans that this was a new era for “Star Trek”.
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“Everything’s different. Everything. He’s hardly the same man,” he said of Picard.
There was also a question mark over whether the iconic colorful uniforms of the Starship Enterprise crew would return after Stewart said he told writers: “Don’t put me in a uniform.”
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The new 10-part series picks up Picard’s life 20 years after the character last appeared in the film set in the 24th century.
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