‘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 lady searching for out Picard and why is she so vital? 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, in line with 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 came about.

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 pondering 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 staff 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 twenty 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 components – wasn’t he destroyed when Shinzon’s ship exploded? It may simply be “faux” Knowledge components for the museum. Or maybe components that Soong left however by no means created right into a full android. It’s unclear.

Might or not it’s Lore’s physique components probably? 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 had 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 ultimately 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 actually might be Lore’s disassembled physique too.

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Brent Spiner was on the Comedian-Con panel in the present day 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 have to 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 dwelling,” he says. Within the picture above, you may see him strolling together with his beloved canine, who is called Quantity One. (His canine’s tag, proven within the poster, says No. 1.)

Kurtzman instructed 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 by some means altering Picard’s future from the potential one we glimpsed in The Subsequent Era. Will probably be fascinating to see, since in Nemesis Picard confronted a Romulan clone of himself named Shinzon.

We get a glimpse of the lady who’s taking part in an enormous function on this present.

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

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The girl asks Picard: “Have you learnt who I’m?” Discover that she does NOT have Vulcan or Romulan ears on this picture. “Every little thing inside me says that I’m protected 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 lady. She got here to me for assist.”

“If she is who I believe she is, she’s in critical hazard.”

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“Typically, I fear that you’ve got forgotten who you’re,” 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 inbuilt a lab.

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After which we see this Captain Picard Day banner. 🙂

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For those who recall, Captain Picard Day occurred yearly on the united statesEnterprise-D for the schoolchildren who had been on the ship. The youngsters made work and fashions that Picard judged himself. Doesn’t the banner above look just like the one from the TNG episode? I’m wondering if that is presupposed to be a flashback or possibly tapping into Picard’s mind by some means? It may also simply be that the banner is in a museum or at Picard’s dwelling.

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Then it appears 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 folks have questioned if this IS a Borg dice, taken over and become a jail.

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Maybe these are ex-drones who had been free of the collective however are being stored in a detention middle? That is about 16 years since Voyager broken the Collective after they returned dwelling, so possibly a variety of Cubes had been reduce off from the collective and so they needed to put them into detention facilities as a result of they had been so many who wanted rehabilitation.

Nonetheless, 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 easy methods 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 lady who instructed Picard: “Typically I fear that you’ve got forgotten who you’re. We don’t.” She seems both Vulcan or Romulan.

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Subsequent somebody says: “You may’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 appears 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 can 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 prompted Picard to depart 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, take a look at 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 staff contains 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 when it comes to 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 appears at Picard’s previous as he struggles with some private demons.

It additionally seems {that a} Vulcan can be a member of Picard’s staff. He’s performed by Evan Evagora and is called 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 choices he has made.”

Kurtzman added: “Picard represents the best 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 Era, Akiva Goldsman mentioned throughout Comedian-Con. “It’s slower, extra lyrical, extra character-focused.” It is a “darker time” the panel says, however Picard remains to be standing for what’s vital.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nonetheless others are questioning if she is likely to 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 Era, 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 towards the Romulans. She was taken prisoner when the C was destroyed. A Romulan Common fell in love together with her and Tasha agreed to be his consort in alternate for sparing some prisoners. That they had 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 risk?

Nonetheless others assume that this lady is by some means 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 possibly she’s a purely natural Borg.

Others recommended she was Lal, Knowledge’s daughter from TNG who died of a cascade failure in her neural web. (I believe this one is much less possible despite the fact that they do look very comparable.) 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 web failure but additionally making her a hazard to the Federation ultimately.

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

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And it appears like again earlier than Picard decides to depart 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 going down 20 years after Nemesis (the place Knowledge died and the Romulans cloned a Romulan Picard named Shinzon). Nemesis came about 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 should not nonetheless collectively, as a result of that was probably the most awkward couple since Troi and Worf.

And we see a short glimpse of what appears like a significant Borg battle.

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

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

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Extra scenes… Right here it appears 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 joyful.

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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 thought of their recreation ending and he’s clearly combating Knowledge’s loss of life. It is also B4, who was found in 2379, one in every of three prototype Soong androids.

For those who 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 web. 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 surface. 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 track that Knowledge remembered, displaying 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 can be returning. Welcome again Riker and Troi! (This additionally means the theories that Riker had died, thus why Picard’s canine is called Quantity One, are possible not right until 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 needed to see Seven and Hugh work together.

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

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