"Picard" trailer released at Comic Con

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Michael Gibson CBS

Patrick Stewart is returning to Starfleet duty (sort of) as Jean-Luc Picard in the new CBS All Access series, Star Trek: Picard, and in a packed panel at New York Comic Con, the Next Generation sequel unveiled the second trailer for the show - and a premiere date.

The producers of Discovery also revealed a brand new Star Trek: Short Treks starring Ethan Peck as Spock and Rebecca Romijn as Number One.

It was certainly an exhilarating atmosphere in MSG's Hulu Theater, especially when Stewart stepped onto the stage and was greeted by a standing ovation. "I arrived right here to locate basic safety, but no one is at any time protected from the previous", he suggests in voiceover, apparently prepared to disrupt his existence of leisure.

The new trailer gives us a slightly deeper look at what to expect.

Various acquainted faces from the "Star Trek" franchise make appearances, which include Info (Brent Spiner), Picard's android sidekick who was killed in the 2002 film "Star Trek: Nemesis".

Admirers ended up enthusiastic through the trailer, which was demonstrated twice in a row to additional fulfill the masses. Instead, he'll have to team up with 7 of 9, Riker, and Deanna Troi. His previous very first officer's response is a nod to their sophisticated historical past on "The Up coming Era".

"Believe me, I know better", Riker says with a laugh. "I don't think the fans would have appreciated that", executive producer Heather Kadin said about regrouping everyone for nostalgia's sake. We only brought people back if their stories really mattered to the stories we were telling. "We did not want it to be, 'Oh, there's Riker!'"

Additionally, executive producer Alex Kurtzman sees the series - and the entire franchise - as a way of addressing problems that exist in today's world. Well, the usually optimistic Star Trek future doesn't look to be all to bright and cheery anymore. Season three of Star Trek: Discovery is set to premiere in 2020 exclusively on CBS All Access in the U.S. It also seems Michael Burnham is separated from the rest of her crew mates for a considerable period of time in season three, as we see her go through several different hairstyles in a single shuttlepod, suggesting she spends a lot of time away from her Discovery family all alone. As viewers will know, this next chapter throws the crew of the Discovery into a far-flung future (930 years later, to be exact) where everything is uncertain - including the fate of sentient life. "Sometimes it's ugly, and sometimes it's hurtful, but duty calls".

"Discovery" won't start streaming until 2020, but "Star Trek" executive producer Alex Kurtzman has a little something to hold Trekkies over until then, surprise dropping the first episode of "Star Trek: Short Treks".

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