Star Trek: Picard Season 2 has arrived with Patrick Stewart’s Starfleet captain Jean-Luc Picard for another epic adventure and it embraces the grand history of Star Trek lore.
Similar to how Season 1 of Picard saw a lot of references to the franchise, Season 2 also acknowledges the previous titles and years-old events, including a tiny Spock reference revealed in behind-the-scenes images. (via Screenrant)
The premiere episode for this season had a hidden easter egg in the form of Spock’s book when Picard gave Romulan Elnor a copy of THE MANY AND THE ONE as a Starfleet Academy graduation present.
The attention to detail is praiseworthy as showrunner Terry Matalas later took to Twitter to reveal that the prop book’s contents were more than just blank pages and had actual writings inside, including a dedication to James T. Kirk.
Spock’s book in Star Trek Picard:
The Jim dedication stems from when Kirk proved his true friendship to Spock when he went on to find the supposedly-dead Vulcan on the Genesis Planet in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.
The book also has a title page with the publishing house logo of Starfleet Academy at the bottom, complete with the copyrights page, similar to actual books.
Picard Season 2 also saw the return of Jean-Luc’s old friend Guinan and more troubling enemies like the Borg Queen and Q.
Titled Assimilated, Episode 3 preview establishes the Borg Queen’s terror as she takes over the ship while neutralizing threats by blasting them to flames.
Star Trek Picard 2×03 Sneak Peek:
Star Trek: Picard Season 2 Episode 3 arrives on Paramount+ this Thursday, March 17.
About Star Trek: Picard
Star Trek: Picard is an American television series created by Akiva Goldsman. It is the eighth title in the Star Trek franchise.
The series follows a retired Jean-Luc Picard, who is disturbed by Data’s death in the film Star Trek: Nemesis (2002). At the end of the 24th Century, and 14 years after his retirement from Starfleet, Jean-Luc Picard is living a quiet life in his vineyard, Chateau Picard. When he is sought out by a mysterious young woman, Dahj, in need of his help, he soon realizes she may have personal connections to his past.
The show will return for its final season on February 23, 2023.