“Star Trek: Picard”

Matthew Petillo

From what I have heard, “Star Trek: Picard” is a throwback for old fans of the series, inviting back old-timers such as Patrick Stewart and providing a throwback to the old days of Star Trek. I am not an old fan; I have never watched an episode of the classic Star Trek. The only reason I even know who Partick Stewart is (he plays Captain Jean-Luc Picard and has for 40 years) is that he was in the X-Men series, which started in 2000. Nonetheless, I finally had the time recently to sit down and watch an episode of something that I have wanted to watch for about three months now.

I thoroughly enjoyed the first episode, although I will admit that it makes little sense if you aren’t somewhat familiar with the franchise. The show makes many references to the original show and without much explanation. This can make it hard for someone who doesn’t know anything about the show to follow along with the plot. However, this is really the only bad thing about the episode. 

The show starts off slow so that those who are new can get accustomed to what the show is like. The show also does a really nice job of intricately unveiling the plotline. It slowly pulls you in and makes you want to watch the next episode. The beginning episode does a great job of exploring the character Picard, who takes a different route than old fans would expect. All fans of science fiction, both old and new, will enjoy the show.

Overall, “Star Trek: Picard” is a great series that I think everyone should watch and something that old fans and new fans will enjoy alike. It is, however, a bit hard to drop in and start where the show starts, which is why I gave the show 4/5 anchors.