What a trip Terry Matalas has given us with the final season of ‘Star Trek: Picard’ and, when we were about to hit the stop… it goes and a post-credits scene appears that anticipates, at least in part, the future of the science fiction franchise. Besides, brings back a character we thought was dead.
Of course, from here, spoilers for the end of ‘Star Trek Picard’.
And it is that the end ends with, on the one hand, the new generation having a little game (scene reminiscent of the end of ‘Star Trek: The new generation’) and, on the other, we see how seven of nine (Reri Ryan), raffi (Michelle Hurd) and Jack Crusher (Ed Speleers) take command of the new Enterprise, the G. It is in this setting that the post-credits scene will take place.
Thus, when Jack arrives at his cabin, he will meet a unexpected appearance: that of Q (John de Lancie). The first thing the officer does is, obviously, ask what everyone: but weren’t you dead? An issue that he immediately dismisses, saying that we are very linear.
The judgment of humanity in ‘Star Trek Legacy’?
What he means by that is not clear to us: is it a Q from before his death? Is it another version? In any case, its purpose is exposed: we return to the judgment of humanity. Or, rather, this one reboots in the figure of Jack just as the previous one was done in Picard more than three decades ago.
And everything points to this epilogue will take us to the future series of Terry Matalas in the franchise, the rumored ‘Star Trek: Legacy’ that would take us through the adventures of the “Last generation” and those of the “next generation”. A next generation of youth “touched” by Borg assimilation.
The screenwriter talks, in statements to Den of Geek, about what he would like to explore in this hypothetical spin-off:
“It could be like that post-snap universe at Marvel. What an amazing thing to explore, huh? Almost all of the youth of starfleet have been a part of this thing, they’ve been hooked up. They have been touched by this moment in history. A whole generation of people who have had this unique moment. It’s a great question. What does socially mean? Were there people who wanted to stay in this world, or who felt violated by it? It would be tremendous Star Trek storytelling and incredible material to be explored by some incredible writers.”
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