Patrick Stewart Has ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ Reunion with Castmates
This throwback photo is giving us all the feels.
Sir Patrick Stewart, a.k.a. Captain Jean-Luc Picard, reunited with some of his original Star Trek: The Next Generation co-stars over Labor Day weekend for one of the best throwback pics we’ve ever seen online.
“The gang’s all here. Well most of them anyway. #Friendship #TNG,” Marina Sirtis, who played Commander Deanna Troi, wrote on Instagram.
— Marina Sirtis (@Marina_Sirtis) September 3, 2018
Also in the photo are: LeVar Burton (Geordi La Forge), Gates McFadden (Beverly Crusher), Brent Spiner (Data) and Michael Dorn (Worf).
Star Trek: The Next Generation aired from 1987 to 1994, and Stewart is set to reprise his iconic character in a new series debuting on CBS All Access. The plot details are being keep secret, but we do know the series will tell the story of what happens next in Picard’s life.
“I will always be very proud to have been a part of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but when we wrapped that final movie in the spring of 2002, I truly felt my time with Star Trek had run its natural course,” Stewart said on social media. “It is, therefore, an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Seeking out new life for him, when I thought that life was over.”
It is an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Read my full statement in the photo. #StarTrek@cbsallaccess Photo: @shervinfotopic.twitter.com/8Ynuj3RBNm
— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) August 4, 2018
“During these past years, it has been humbling to hear many stories about how The Next Generation brought people comfort, saw them through difficult periods in their lives or how the example of Jean-Luc inspired so many to follow in his footsteps, pursuing science, exploration and leadership,” he added.
“I feel I’m ready to return to him for the same reason — to research and experience what comforting and reforming light he might shine on these often very dark times. I look forward to working with our brilliant creative team as we endeavor to bring a fresh, unexpected and pertinent story to life once more.”
Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman and @SirPatStew surprised fans today at #STLV with news that he will be returning to the iconic role of Jean-Luc Picard for a new Star Trek series coming to @cbsallaccess. pic.twitter.com/8F0EPnQMXn
— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) August 4, 2018