Or I can, at least.
It’s official — Patrick Stewart is returning to the Star Trek franchise. The acclaimed Shakespearean actor is set to headline a new Star Trek series for CBS All Access, reprising his iconic Next Generation character, Captain Jean-Luc Picard. The project, which has been rumored since the June announcement of a Star Trek universe expansion with new series, was just unveiled by Stewart himself in a surprise appearance at the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention.
The new series, which is not a Star Trek: Next Generation reboot, will tell the story of the next chapter of Picard’s life.
Hm. I’m guessing I can’t get CBS All Access with digital rabbit ears for free, so maybe it’s news I can’t use after all. Makes me happy just the same, though. For my money, TNG remains far and away the best of all the Trek spinoffs; speaking strictly for myself, I prefer it even to the original, which I do still love. Should the new thang be anything like as successful as TNG was, it’ll show up somewhere in the free-TV universe soon enough.