‘Star Trek: Picard’ Trailer Theories: Take a Deep Dive with This Scene-by-Scene Picture Evaluation

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The trailer for the brand new Star Trek: Picard sequence was simply unveiled at San Diego Comedian-Con. Right here’s a deep-dive take a look at the Star Trek trailer, analyzing photographs from each scene. Who’s the girl looking for out Picard and why is she so essential? Is {that a} Borg dice or a jail camp of some kind? Is Seven of 9 nonetheless with Chakotay? (Please no…) And was there a callout to Deep Area 9 within the trailer too? Learn on to study extra.

First, right here’s the trailer: 

And now for an evaluation of what we noticed.

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Because the trailer begins, the query is requested: “Have you ever ever been a stranger to your self?” We see Jean-Luc Picard’s household winery.

Jean-Luc Picard took over the household winery in 2386 after his brother’s loss of life in Star Trek: Generations, based on the Jean-Luc Picard museum at San Diego Comedian-Con, Gizmodo reported. The museum additionally exhibits awards that Picard acquired, together with after 2379 which was when the ultimate film Nemesis happened.

Within the 1994 episode All Good Issues, we noticed that Picard’s future (one potential model of it) included working in a winery in France and changing into an envoy. On this universe for Picard, he grew to become an admiral.

And subsequent within the trailer, we see the place Picard resides. “Many, many, many instances,” Picard says, little question considering of the time that he was Locutus of Borg.

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We discovered from the teaser trailer on Could 23 that Picard was promoted to admiral and, 15 years earlier than Picard, led a rescue group on a thriller mission. The teaser says that Picard’s rescue armada “led us out of darkness.” After that, he left Starfleet for causes unknown.

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“Almost 20 years in the past, Commander Knowledge sacrificed his life for me.” (This occurred within the final film that Stewart was in, the place Knowledge sacrificed his life to ship Picard safely again to the Enterprise and destroy Shinzon’s ship. Shinzon was the Romulan clone of Picard. Earlier than Knowledge died, he had transferred his reminiscences into B-4, an earlier prototype who had a much less superior positronic mind.)

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Some are questioning if these are literally Knowledge’s physique elements – wasn’t he destroyed when Shinzon’s ship exploded? It might simply be “pretend” Knowledge elements for the museum. Or maybe elements that Soong left however by no means created right into a full android. It’s unclear.

Might it’s Lore’s physique elements presumably? Lore drifted in house for 2 years earlier than a commerce ship rescued him and Lore responded to a homing sign from Soong meant to attract Knowledge. Lore stole the emotion chip meant for Knowledge, making him extra unstable. In 2369, Lore met up with some Borg who have been disconnected from the collective and have become their chief. He experimented on them, making an attempt to interchange their brains with positronic brains and finally lured Knowledge to him. Knowledge deactivated Lore and Lore was dismantled, his emotion chip returned to Knowledge. That because the final we heard of Lore, so this definitely might be Lore’s disassembled physique too.

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Brent Spiner was on the Comedian-Con panel at the moment and mentioned he didn’t understand he was going to be within the trailer.

Subsequent within the trailer, Picard says: “These previous few years, I actually tried to belong right here.” He should be speaking about making an attempt to return to his household’s winery.

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“Nevertheless it by no means actually felt like house,” he says. Within the picture above, you may see him strolling along with his beloved canine, who is known as Quantity One. (His canine’s tag, proven within the poster, says No. 1.)

Kurtzman informed Hollywood Reporter: “Picard’s life was radically altered by the dissolution of the Romulan Empire.” Within the 2009 reboot, we noticed that Romulus was destroyed when a star exploded in 2387, and now that’s someway altering Picard’s future from the potential one we glimpsed in The Subsequent Technology. It is going to be fascinating to see, since in Nemesis Picard confronted a Romulan clone of himself named Shinzon.

We get a glimpse of the girl who’s enjoying an enormous function on this present.

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And observe that right here, you may see Picard on a number of TV screens within the home windows of this store. Maybe a museum honoring him?

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The girl asks Picard: “Are you aware who I’m?” Discover that she does NOT have Vulcan or Romulan ears on this picture. “Every part inside me says that I’m secure with you.”

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This new character is performed by Isa Briones and her title is Dahj.

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One other lovely shot of Picard.

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Subsequent we see Picard telling somebody at Star Fleet: “I’ve encountered a girl. She got here to me for assist.”

“If she is who I feel she is, she’s in severe hazard.”

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“Typically, I fear that you’ve forgotten who you might be,” somebody tells Picard off-screen as a montage of clips is proven.

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Picard is watching some sort of augmented human  (it seems) being in-built a lab.

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After which we see this Captain Picard Day banner. 🙂

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When you recall, Captain Picard Day occurred yearly on the united statesEnterprise-D for the schoolchildren who have been on the ship. The kids made work and fashions that Picard judged himself. Doesn’t the banner above look much like the one from the TNG episode? I ponder if that is alleged to be a flashback or perhaps tapping into Picard’s mind someway? It may additionally simply be that the banner is in a museum or at Picard’s house.

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Then it seems to be like we’re at some sort of facility for prisoners. It’s unclear, however the signal reads: “This facility has gone 5,843 days with out an assimilation.”

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Some individuals have questioned if this IS a Borg dice, taken over and changed into a jail.

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Maybe these are ex-drones who have been free of the collective however are being stored in a detention heart? That is about 16 years since Voyager broken the Collective after they returned house, so perhaps numerous Cubes have been minimize off from the collective they usually needed to put them into detention facilities as a result of they have been so many who wanted rehabilitation.

Nevertheless, followers have famous that they don’t have Borg implants, which you’d count on from a freed drone (aka Seven of 9 or Hugh.) Except they’ve discovered the right way to take away these took, which appears to be indicated in one other a part of the trailer.

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After which we see the girl who informed Picard: “Typically I fear that you’ve forgotten who you might be. We don’t.” She seems both Vulcan or Romulan.

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Subsequent somebody says: “You possibly can’t do it alone. You need assistance. You want safety. You want a crew. Be the captain they keep in mind.”

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And the rock within the picture above seems to be A LOT like Who Watches the Watchers (Episode 3×04) the place Picard encountered the Proto-Vulcans. (Credit score to u/bbmint on Reddit for catching that.) Right here’s the picture:

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This new sequence might be 10 episodes lengthy and has been described as a 10-hour film. We’ve been teased {that a} second tragedy, which hasn’t been disclosed, coupled with the Knowledge tragedy triggered Picard to go away Star Fleet and return to his household’s winery, the place he adopted a candy canine named Quantity One.

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Within the image above, try the mannequin on the highest of the roof close to the place Picard is strolling. Is {that a} mannequin of Deep Area 9?

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Picard’s group consists of Rios, performed by Santiago Cabrera.

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Subsequent we see Alison Capsule’s character, named Agnes:

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Alison Capsule mentioned throughout Comedian-Con that her character was a researcher deeply confused about her place on this planet. She mentioned that “everyone seems to be fairly damaged by way of their character.”

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And subsequent we see Michelle Hurd’s character, Raffi:

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Michelle Hurd mentioned throughout Comedian-Con that this present seems to be at Picard’s previous as he struggles with some private demons.

It additionally seems {that a} Vulcan might be a member of Picard’s group. He’s performed by Evan Evagora and is known as Elmor.

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Alex Kurtzman famous throughout Comedian-Con: “We’re shaking up the character (Picard) whereas staying true to who he’s…” Picard, he added, is a wholly totally different story than Discovery. “Picard is questioning lots of the selections he has made.”

Kurtzman added: “Picard represents the perfect captain not simply as a thinker, however as a human being.”

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Anybody else simply love this ship?

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However that is not a sequel of The Subsequent Technology, Akiva Goldsman mentioned throughout Comedian-Con. “It’s slower, extra lyrical, extra character-focused.” This can be a “darker time” the panel says, however Picard continues to be standing for what’s essential.

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This actress appeared acquainted to me, after which I remembered she’s Maya Eshet, who performed Lommie on Nightflyers. In response to the bio Syfy offered earlier than the sequence began: “Eshet began working as an actor on the early age of 9, recording voiceovers for cartoons. Her latest characteristic movies embrace: To The Bone, which premiered at Sundance, Flower, Preserve Watching and Lifeless Girls Strolling, premiering at Tribeca. Current TV credit embrace a recurring function on Teen Wolf, Love, Man Searching for Lady, Kroll Present and the webisodes Scandal: Gladiators Wished.”

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“She has no concept who she actually is,” a brand new character is saying on the trailer.

Harry  Treadaway performs one other member of Picard’s group, named Narek.

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And another person says: “She is the top of all! She’s the destroyer.” It seems to be like maybe a Romulan is making this warning? Or a Vulcan?

(In fact, if Picard desires to save lots of her, there isn’t any means she’s that!”

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So who’s she? There are such a lot of fan theories, it’s robust to maintain up. Some suppose she’s a freed Borg who has some type of particular energy or, maybe, is the Borg Queen’s organic daughter. Others suppose this might be a Khan sort of scenario.

Nonetheless others are questioning if she could be Sela’s daughter. As a fast refresher, Sela was a Romulan army officer who appeared precisely like Tasha Yar. She performed a key function in making an attempt to destabilize the Federation’s relationship with the Klingons.

In an episode of The Subsequent Technology, Tasha Yar was seen once more from an Enterprise earlier within the timeline the place she hadn’t died but. This Tasha discovered that she was going to die a meaningless loss of life, so she was allowed to switch to the Enterprise-C and resume a battle in opposition to the Romulans. She was taken prisoner when the C was destroyed. A Romulan Basic fell in love together with her and Tasha agreed to be his consort in trade for sparing some prisoners. They’d a daughter named Sela who appeared identical to Tasha. Sela grew to become a Commander within the Romulan army. Some have theorized that this girl is Selma’s daughter. But when so, why would she be such an enormous menace?

Nonetheless others suppose that this lady is someway a “nascent Borg Queen” and holds the important thing to restarting the Borg Collective. She trusts Picard as a result of she senses Locutus in him. Or perhaps she’s a purely natural Borg.

Others advised she was Lal, Knowledge’s daughter from TNG who died of a cascade failure in her neural internet. (I feel this one is much less seemingly regardless that they do look very related.) Some followers are satisfied that’s who she is, and maybe the Borg assimilated her in some unspecified time in the future, fixing her neural internet failure but additionally making her a hazard to the Federation indirectly.

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After which we see a Borg Dice and I stood up and cheered. YES! Nevertheless it seems to be critically broken. Has this Borg Dice been taken over and is probably getting used as a jail by Romulans or Starfleet? That’s a prime idea followers have proper now. Nevertheless it might additionally merely be a Borg dice.

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And it seems to be like again earlier than Picard decides to go away the winery and save her, he will get a go to from Seven of 9. Sure, I cheered when she appeared.

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This sequence is happening 20 years after Nemesis (the place Knowledge died and the Romulans cloned a Romulan Picard named Shinzon). Nemesis happened in 2379. The Hobus supernova that killed Spock (despatched him into an alternate timeline) was in 2387.

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“What the hell are you doing out right here Picard? Saving the galaxy?” she asks Picard.

In the meantime, I’m merely hoping that Seven and Chakotay aren’t nonetheless collectively, as a result of that was essentially the most awkward couple since Troi and Worf.

And we see a quick glimpse of what seems to be like a significant Borg battle.

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Picard’s new wonderful ship once more is seen beneath. Some followers are questioning if there’s an opportunity this can be a repurposed Borg dice. What do you suppose?

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And who is that this? Seems to be just like the physique of a human who was assimilated into the Borg collective and their implants are being eliminated. Some suppose that is Hugh, however I’m not so certain.

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Extra scenes… Right here it seems to be like Picard is being arrested by Romulans.

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Seven is in additional than simply that scene visiting Picard. Right here she is once more:

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And the trailer ends with Picard saying “Interact” and I’m SO completely happy.

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After which on the finish is a scene with Knowledge and Picard the place Picard says: “I don’t need the sport to finish” and Knowledge says “I can see that Captain.”

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I’m going to guess this end-of-trailer scene is Picard visiting a model of Knowledge within the Holodeck, since he appears so unhappy in regards to the concept of their sport ending and he’s clearly combating Knowledge’s loss of life. It is also B4, who was found in 2379, one in all three prototype Soong androids.

When you recall, B-Four was made earlier than Knowledge’s creation and had a much less refined positronic mind. Knowledge copied his reminiscences into B-4’s positronic internet. Then Knowledge sacrificed his life for Picard. Picard was trapped on the Shinzon’s Scimitar, after defeating Shinzon in hand-to-hand fight. Knowledge jumped by a hull breach on the Enterprise, into house, and boarded the Scimitar from the skin. He used a prototype emergency transport unit on his forearm to ship Picard again to the Enterprise, after which used his phaser to destroy the radiation weapon on the Scimitar. It destroyed the ship and Knowledge. On the finish of the film, we noticed B-Four singing a tune that Knowledge remembered, exhibiting that a few of his reminiscences nonetheless lived on in B-4. Right here’s that scene in case you want a refresher:

 

We additionally discovered in Comedian-Con that  Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis might be returning. Welcome again Riker and Troi! (This additionally means the theories that Riker had died, thus why Picard’s canine is known as Quantity One, are seemingly not right except Riker is in a flashback of some kind.)

Additionally on the Comedian-Con panel was Jonathan Del Arco, who performed Hugh on TNG. I think about he’ll be reprising his function. I’ve all the time wished to see Seven and Hugh work together.

I’m 100 % prepared for the brand new sequence, which begins “early 2020.”

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