Is Season 2 of ‘Picard’ any good? Paramount+ won’t let me tell you.


I’ve seen the primary three episodes of Season 2 of “Star Trek: Picard,” and I might like to let you know about them. Sadly, the parents at Paramount+ gained’t let me till Thursday at 1 a.m. MT, when their embargo lifts.

That’s additionally when Season 2 of “Picard” begins streaming.

This embargo appears fairly silly to me. It’s the type of factor folks do after they know that their program is unhealthy.

I can’t let you know if that’s the explanation right here, due to the embargo.

I can let you know just a few issues. Patrick Stewart returns as Admiral Jean-Luc Picard, former captain of a few U.S.S. Enterprises (NCC-1701-D and NCC-1701-E). He’s joined by the supporting forged from Season 1 — Jeri Ryan as Seven of 9, Alison Capsule as Agness Jurati, Michelle Hurd as Raffi Musiker, Evan Evagora as Elnor, Isa Briones as Dahj, Orla Brady as Laris, Santiago Cabrera as Cristóbal Rios, and Brent Spiner as Knowledge.

Wait, you’re saying. Knowledge died, seemingly as soon as and for all, within the first-season finale of “Picard.” How is he again?

There’s a logical rationalization. It isn’t even a spoiler, actually. However I can’t let you know what it’s due to the embargo.

(Trae Patton | Paramount+) John de Lancie as Q and Sir Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard of the Paramount+ authentic collection “Star Trek: Picard.”

I can let you know that the all-powerful Q (John de Lancie) performs a major function in Season 2. (In case you have been questioning, Q beforehand appeared in eight episodes of “Subsequent Era,” three episodes of “Voyager,” and one episode every of “Deep Area 9” and “Decrease Decks.”)

I can even let you know that Whoopi Goldberg returns as Guinan. (She was in 29 episodes of “Subsequent Gen” and two films, “Generations” and “Nemesis.”) And the Borg Queen is again, performed by a distinct actress — Annie Wersching. (Alice Krige originated the function within the film “First Contact,” performed her within the two-part collection finale of “Voyager,” and voiced a holographic simulation of her in an episode of the animated “Decrease Decks.” Susanna Thompson performed her in three different “Voyager” episodes.)

(Nicole Wilder | Paramount+) Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan and Sir Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard of the Paramount+ authentic collection “Star Trek: Picard.”

And it’s not a spoiler to let you know that — like lots of the greatest “Star Trek” episodes and flicks — Season 2 of “Star Trek: Picard” entails time journey. “Picard should enlist associates each outdated and new to confront the perils of twenty first century Earth in a determined race towards time to save lots of the galaxy’s future – and face the last word trial from considered one of his biggest foes.”

That’s direct from Paramount+. These aren’t my phrases.

Hey, I’m grateful to Paramount+ for sharing screeners. I’ve been and at all times shall be an enormous “Star Trek” fan, and I watched the primary three episodes of Season 2 of “Picard” simply as rapidly as I presumably might.

I want I might let you know about them. I REALLY want I might. (I’m making an attempt to make it so you possibly can learn between the strains, folks. Work with me.) Not that I need to give something away — I hate spoilers — however to let if it’s value watching. You realize — to do my job as a TV critic.

I’m not holding my breath, however I’m hoping that sooner or later the parents at Paramount+ will rethink their embargo coverage.

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