Star Trek: The Next Generation might be the most widely celebrated iteration of Gene Roddenberry’s classic sci-fi series. With a dynamic and eclectic cast led by Sir Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard — there was never any shortage of ambitious stories, intriguing moral dilemmas, and quality character development.
As Star Trek: Picard — a soft sequel of the famed 80s series — will begin Season 3 sometime in 2023, fans have wondered when a few familiar favorites will return. We’ve already seen Jonathan Frakes’ William Riker, Wil Wheaton’s Wesley Crusher, and Brent Spiner’s Data make appearances.
But what about Worf? Dr. Beverly Crusher? Geordi La Forge? What’s everyone been up to in the (unsteady) utopian future? How are their lives going?
Our fears have been quelled in a teaser trailer for the new season at the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con. The gang, including Worf, the older Crusher, and La Forge (among others) — are all getting back together in the 25th century with their illustrious captain:
Ahh! Older La Forge? I simply can’t take that seasoned look of Worf! He looks incredible! This is too much to process right now.
The creators of Star Trek: Picard definitely know what they’re doing. They’re feeding off good old nostalgia with a reunion of perhaps the most famous crew in one of the greatest sci-fi series of all time. And, I, for one, am OK with that!