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Q Changes Star Trek: Picard to John Luck Pickerd

Star Trek: Picard is now Star Trek: Pickerd

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?

Star Trek: Picard is now Star Trek: Pickerd

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.