Jean-Luc is getting the old gang back together.
“Star Trek: The Next Generation” stars LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis and Brent Spiner will join Patrick Stewart for the third and final season of the Paramount Plus series “Star Trek: Picard.”
Spiner has played several characters on “Picard” in Season 1 and 2 (which is currently streaming), including his original role of the android Data; Frakes and Sirtis appeared in one memorable episode of “Picard” in Season 1 as William T. Riker and Deanna Troi. And Whoopi Goldberg reprised her role as Guinan in the Season 2 premiere. But this will be the first time the main “TNG” cast — including Burton as Geordi La Forge, Dorn as Worf, and McFadden as Dr. Beverly Crusher — has performed on screen together since the 2002 feature film “Star Trek: Nemesis.”
The announcement — featured in a video of all the “TNG” actors talking about getting back together while Picard regards his old uniform — came yesterday, April 5, which also happens to be known to “Trek” fans as First Contact Day, the day aliens (namely, Vulcans) first made contact with humanity in 2063, as depicted in the 1996 “TNG” movie “Star Trek: First Contact.”
You can watch the Season 3 announcement video here