Star Trek Star Trek Universe to expand; Picard to return?

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    https://www.space.com/40939-more-star-trek-tv-shows-coming.html

    I've always like the idea of a Starfleet Academy series but my first choice remains one that will move into the future. I don't see much point in a Khan show and I'm luke-warm on Picard returning unless maybe it's a recurring role as an admiral in a post-Nemesis series. An animated series has "possibilities".
     
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    The one announced a few days ago will be an animated comedy; by Mike McMahan for CBS Eye Animation Productions. Star Trek: Lower Decks “will follow the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least-important ships”. There will be at least 2 seasons. Nothing said yet about when in the timeline it will be set.
    https://deadline.com/2018/10/star-t...ahan-alex-kurtzman-cbs-all-access-1202489207/
     
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    I'm trying to keep an open mind about this. There are all kinds of comedies and it sounds like the creators are Trek fans who will not be making something that trivialises it.
     
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    News about Star Trek Picard’s streaming platform…



    Grrr. I’m seriously teed off that it’s going to be on Amazon Prime because I only want to spend on one platform and I prefer Netflix. Holding off on a series and only watching it in one fell swoop in a one-off month of a second subscription doesn’t work for me – I miss the excitement of watching it along with the majority.

    Also, being even a week or two behind schedule means running the risk of having a major spoiler revealed in the title of a video on YT that pop up in the ‘up next’ list: such as something in Disco’s S2 finale. That happened to me too for Kingsman 2, and I suspect it will happen again in X-men Dark Phoenix.
     
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    I've read...

    _Star Trek: Picard may be a working title; it's not been confirmed as the series’ title.

    _Patrick Stewart not only reprises his role as the title character Jean-Luc Picard, he's also one of the show's producers.

    _Filming began in California in April. The series is expected to debut this year.

    _The logo which was debuted at the CBS and CBS All Access Upfronts showed the series’ title in gold lettering, with the Starfleet delta insignia forming the letter ‘A’ in ‘Picard’.

    _Excerpts from the Los Angeles Times (Alex Kurtzman is quoted):

    “The mandate was to make it a more psychological show, a character study about this man in his emeritus years,” he says. “There are so few shows that allow a significantly older protagonist to be the driver.”

    Not that it would be “Matlock in Space”. “What happens when circumstances have conspired to not give him the happiest of endings? Hopefully, it’s a reinforcement of [‘Trek’ creator Gene] Roddenberry’s vision of optimism. He’s going to have to go through deep valleys to get back to the light.”

    In a shift from more traditional series development with a showrunner at the helm, this one is “being shepherded by a communal effort”, Kurtzman says, rattling off six names, including his own along with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon.

    “It’ll be very different than Discovery. It’ll be slower, more meditative. It speaks to the rainbow of colors we’re playing with in all these different shows.”

    Source: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-ca-st-star-trek-franchise-expanding-2019040509-story.html (Spoiler alert: Disco S2 ending revealed)


    _Excerpts from comicbook.com (Alex Kurtzman quoted):

    “And so, as we're breaking story, we’re asking ourselves, ‘How do we live to the spirit, and to the character, and for the tone that Next Gen set, but also make it something very, very different in other ways?’ And Patrick was really clear with us from the beginning. He did not want to repeat what he had already done.

    “And by the way, it's been 20 plus years, so he couldn't possibly be that same person anymore. And so, the question becomes, ‘What has happened to him in that period of time? Have there been occurrences that forced him to reckon with choices that he's made in his life? How do you hold on to being the person everybody loved when the circumstances around you may have changed so radically?

    “It's interesting, Patrick didn't want to put handcuffs on us in any way … He said, ‘I want you to have the freedom to explore this character from a new perspective, and I will always know in my gut if it feels like something he would or wouldn't do.’ And that's the conversation that we have as we're building it scene to scene.

    “So, we're started to internalize his thinking about Picard, and because that conversation is literally daily, either on email, or in the room in person, I think we feel confident that we're making choices that he would be happy with, and is happy with, because ultimately he's a producer on the show too, and he gets as much of a say.”

    Source: https://comicbook.com/startrek/2019/02/02/star-trek-picard-series-different-next-generation-alex-kurtzman/
     
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    Jean-Luc Picard through the years…

     
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    Star Trek: Pic^rd is set in the year (beginning) 2399. Its place in the timeline is after Romulus was destroyed by a supernova and before the era of the Star Trek Online role-playing game.

    But which timeline are we talking about, and is it canon? Does it really matter?



    The more widely understood timelines are those of the Prime and Kelvin universes (the latter established in 2009), but argument rages between fans about whether the entire prime timeline (established 1966) is canon. A huge swathe claim that the canon prime timeline exits only from 1966 to 2005, and all series created after that date cannot claim to be canon.

    _The Steve Shives argument for everything in the non-kelvin timeline being canon (YT vid uploaded Feb 27, 2019):




    _The Midnight’s Edge argument for the existence of a prime timeline that isn’t canon (YT vid uploaded Feb 15, 2019):

     

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