Paramount Plus formally confirmed that “Star Trek: Picard” will probably be getting a 3rd season at Star Trek Day 2021. However, followers have recognized that the show will proceed after the upcoming second season for fairly a while, because of a slip of the tongue by “Picard” actor John de Lancie. In May of 2021, he unintentionally revealed that seasons two and three have been being filmed again to again.
Since manufacturing on the third season started, co-showrunner Terry Matalas has been posting footage from the set to his Twitter account on occasion. Though the pics are obscure, followers can glean some attention-grabbing details about the third season from them.
A New Ship?
The majority of the images Matalas has posted are pictures of assorted management panels on a Starfleet ship. The most notable factor about these pictures is that the model of the management panels is similar to the management panels on the Enterprise-D and Enterprise-E in “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” The management panels definitely do not seem like the tremendous refined ones on La Sirena, the ship that Jean-Luc Picard and his crew spent most of their time on in season one.
These pictures counsel that Picard’s crew of ex-Starfleet misfits is likely to be piloting a unique ship within the third season. Though the second season positively includes time journey, as confirmed by the trailers, it is unclear whether or not the third season can even be set in a unique time interval.
The pictures of the ship appear to counsel that they will be on an older Starfleet vessel within the third season, however time journey won’t be the rationale. Perhaps the crew might want to use an older ship for a particular purpose within the upcoming season. Or maybe they encounter a brand new character whose ship is an older model.
Regardless of the rationale, it is attention-grabbing to see a return to extra traditional “Star Trek” aesthetics.
An Encounter With the Terran Empire?
Big hypothesis forward. This management panel seems to be fairly totally different from the others Matalas posted. Fans of TNG may also discover that it additionally seems to be fairly totally different from Enterprise-D/E period management panels. The management panels on the Twenty fourth-century Enterprise ships all had a muted shade scheme — a number of beige, lavender, mint inexperienced, salmon, and light-weight blue. Bold reds have been just about reserved for warning screens.
The “Warp Drive Offline” management panel picture that Matalas posted would not match the TNG-era shade scheme in any respect. The crimson is sensible as a result of it is an alert display. However, the black, gold, and crimson shade scheme would not seem like a TNG-era management panel in any respect. It is, nonetheless, harking back to the crimson, black, and gold shade scheme of the “Star Trek: Discovery” period Terran Empire.
Again, that is pure hypothesis, and it is a reasonably large leap. But if the modern “Star Trek” exhibits have taught followers something, it is that something is feasible within the Trekverse.
Aliens Having a Good Time
Matalas has posted some extra random footage as properly, like this shot of one of many actors consuming lunch with their prosthetics half on. The horns rising from the actor’s masks trace that he is a Tellarite. These aliens are widespread within the Trekverse, particularly within the new exhibits. So, the presence of 1 on set would not give followers any hints about season three. However, it is at all times enjoyable to see an alien consuming lunch.
He additionally posted a shot of a neon signal, like those at bars, promoting “Arcanis Lager.” In the caption, he requested Trek followers in the event that they acknowledged the beverage. Ardent followers of “Star Trek: The Original Series” most likely. An identical signal hung at Dr. Leonard Bones McCoy’s favourite bar on Earth, which was featured in “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.”
The existence of the signal on the set of “Picard” season three would not essentially imply there is a tie-in to McCoy’s favourite bar since an analogous signal most likely hung in lots of Earth bars within the Twenty fourth century. It’s a cool Easter egg nonetheless.
The second season of “Picard” premieres in February of 2022, so the third season is kind of a good distance away. Hopefully, Matalas and different insiders will proceed to drop hints through the manufacturing course of.