Patrick Stewart & 5 Other ‘Star Trek’ Alums We Want to Return for the New Series

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Patrick Stewart

The British actor starred as Capt. Jean-Luc Picard in the late ’80s TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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William Shatner

He played Captain James T. Kirk on the 1960s TV series Star Trek: The Original Series.

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Zoe Saldana

The actress played Uhura in the 2009 movie.

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Nichelle Nichols

She starred as Lt. Nyota Uhura in the 1960s TV series Star Trek: The Original Series.

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Zachary Quinto

The actor played Spock in the 2009 movie.

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George Takei

He actor played Hikaru Sulu in the 1960s TV series Star Trek: The Original Series.

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The showrunner of CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery, Alex Kurtzman, just signed a massive five-year, $25 million extension deal with CBS Television Studios to expand the sci-fi franchise.

Kurtzman will be tasked with growing the Star Trek brand to include more fresh content such as new series, a possible mini-series, and animated shows.

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The co-creator of 'Star Trek: Discovery' extended his production agreement with CBS through 2023.

Coming with this new deal are the growing rumors that Star Trek: The Next Generation alum Patrick Stewart could be reprising his role as Capt. Jean-Luc Picard (from the Star Trek: The Next Generation TV show) in a spinoff show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

With one former cast member’s name already floating around, could fans expect more Trek alums to show up in the future? Click through the gallery above for five more stars we’d love to see back in uniform again.