Star Trek: Picard engage? Get ready for the ultimate sci-fi action TV show to warp onto CBS All Access. The galaxy waited a long time to see Star Trek: The Next Generation once again – now streaming in a new morphed form. Fans are eager to sample new exploits of Jean-Luc Picard.
However, there’s one super powered entity who’s not satisfied with things. Is he ever? Captain Picard’s old nemesis, Q, seeks to disrupt the proper proceedings by imposing a name change on the series. Flowers for John Luck Pickerd? It looks like we’ll all be getting a bunch of bad smelling roses courtesy of the mischievous immortal.
Star Trek: Pickerd?
In the TNG episode, Tapestry, Q gave Captain Picard a taste of an alternate life and timeline. LIke a 24th century version of It’s A Wonderful Life, Jean Luc Picard is treated to a version of himself which isn’t quite the brave and noble explorer we all know and love.
During a key moment, Q bursts onto the scene as a flower delivery guy. Mangling his name, Q asks for a John Luck Pickerd to deliver his boorish bouquet. Now, Q wants that merriment to continue – for as long as Star Trek: Pickerd may run.
Laugh Trek sat down with a Q to see why our favorite, love to hate him Q is snapping his fingers for a show name change.
LT: So, a rose by any other name…. Why is this so dang important to Q?
Q2: Q Who? Q You? (laughing) Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
LT: Yes. Indeed. I can plainly see that. Why? I have no idea.
Q2: See here my mere matchless mortal inquisitor, Q always had a hairy hard on for this Picard of yours for decades now.
Honestly, I don’t quite see an allure of the alluring lure. He’s pretty bland – a small, bald primate hailing from a rather insignificant ball of H2O soaked mud. Where’s the potential? What holds promise of anything other than mucking up the galaxy in those warp powered tin cans of yours?
LT: He does love his hobby of archaeology. Also his family makes popular wine. They have a sweet vineyard. That’s something – isn’t it?
Q2: Poking around musty old ruins and selling rancid fruit juice drippings. How exquisitely ordinary and boring!
LT: You still haven’t touched on the issue at hand. Why is Q – your Q, er, not the Q, not you Q, well you know what I mean, why is he so intent on changing the show title?
Q2: Don’t forget tiny homosapien creature, Q was there when it first all happened for Picard.
He was a new Captain on a brand new Starfleet flagship vessel – the Enterprise 1701-D. A galaxy class starship. I must say, of all your many warp capable vehicles, I do have a soft spot for that big saucer. Your Captain Jean-Luc Picard was challenged by Q during the Farpoint mission, so why shouldn’t he now come in and assert himself? It’s like your kind has forgotten our kind, and believe you me, that’s a big mistake. Get used to it. Q is back, my baleful babies. A show title is the least you have to worry about.