Review: Star Trek: Picard The Final Season

By Gary

Join the former Captain of the Enterprise as Patrick Stewart returns as Jean-Luc Picard for the final series of Star Trek: Picard on Prime Video.

Episode 1, available now has the iconic captain brought back “After receiving a distress call from Beverly Crusher, Jean-Luc Picard enlists help from generations old and new for one last adventure: a mission that will change Starfleet and his old crew forever.”

Star Trek: Picard Season 3 features Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven series on Star Trek: The Next Generation and follows this iconic character into the next chapter of his life.

There are returning Crewe members with LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Jeri Ryan, and Michelle Hurd all staring alongside Stewart.

I am not sure if people who are not fans of Star Trek will enjoy this and they will not understand a lot of the references.

This definitely wouldn’t be a good place to start your Trek journey but people who are fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation, I am included in this bracket, should really enjoy this although it is perhaps a little overindulgent.

There seems to be some stakes here knowing it’s the final season and that increases the anticipation and tension organically instead of exposition and galactic doom.

This is how you properly bring The Next Generation into the future. Some fun banter and references, great music cues. Fantastic visual effects and sound design.

I’m not sure if they can keep this up for the duration of the season but this is such a great start.

The previous seasons also had pretty decent first episodes, so I am weary but optimistic because the new show runners seem to get it.

There are a few scenes that are taken straight from older Trek movies like when they leave space dock and my god, I had the chills.

My only concern is the Raffi subplot. She doesn’t do it for me. Never has. I know they’ll tie her into Seven and their relationship, but I just don’t care.

Bring on the rest of the season.

My Rating: 9/10