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Next Generation Era:

Later Years (2020-Present)

Following the success of Star Trek: Discovery on CBS All Access, CBS signed a five-year deal with Alex Kurtzman to produce new Star Trek content. One obvious choice would be a continuation of the popular Next Generation characters. A new series starring Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard was formally announced in August 2018. In May 2019, the show’s title was revealed to be Star Trek: Picard. That show’s 10-episode first season debuted in 2020.

Although focused on Picard and a set of new characters, the first season included several previously established characters including Data, Riker, Troi, Seven of Nine, and Hugh. While the show featured a serialized narrative centered around a mystery, it very deliberately responded to Nemesis and the Romulan star going supernova, as reported in the 2009 Abrams movie. The end result recaptured much of the original Star Trek magic, managed to be better than the continuity to which it responded, and told a compelling tale centered around an important mystery with ties to Trek lore. Although the show debuted less than 18 years after Nemesis, it was set some 20 years later.

Another project announced by Kurtzman was a new animated show, the franchise’s first since the 1973-74 show. Titled Star Trek: Lower Decks, the series will be set in 2380, one year after Star Trek: Nemesis — a choice which will give the show a familiar look while still letting it be set in a relatively uncharted period.



Star Trek: Short Treks #10

“Children of Mars” -- 8 minutes

second season finale; two schoolgirls, whose parents work on Mars, fight prior to the attack on Mars on First Contact Day, 2385; features a still of Jean-Luc Picard, reacting to the attack; aired 9 Jan 2020



Star Trek: Picard #1


first episode; aired 23 Jan 2020

Star Trek: Picard #2

“Maps and Legends”

aired 30 Jan 2020
Star Trek: Picard #3

“The End is the Beginning”

aired 6 Feb 2020
Star Trek: Picard #4

“Absolute Candor”

aired 13 Feb 2020
Star Trek: Picard #5

“Stardust City Rag”

aired 20 Feb 2020
Star Trek: Picard #6

“The Impossible Box”

aired 27 Feb 2020
Star Trek: Picard #7


features William Riker and Deanna Troi’s home on the planet Nepenthe; aired 5 Mar 2020
Star Trek: Picard #8

“Broken Pieces”

aired 12 Mar 2020
Star Trek: Picard #9

“Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1″

aired 19 Mar 2020
Star Trek: Picard #10

“Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2″

first season finale; aired 26 Mar 2020