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Our Very First Glimpse of Jean-Luc Picard From Star Trek: Picard

Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard

He’s back! Sir Patrick Stewart is committed to making the world a better place by returning to TV as Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s iconic Jean-Luc Picard. Now we can see the man himself, as well as the logo for the upcoming CBS All Access series, which has been officially designated Star Trek: Picard.

Any doubt that this will truly be the Picard show can now be set aside, as CBS confirmed the long-rumored title of, well, Star Trek: Picard at recent Upfronts in New York. Here is the show’s shiny new logo in all of its glory:

Star Trek: Picard logo for CBS All Access show

Admit it, you love how they worked the Starfleet insignia into the A as much as I do. As Comicbookmovie points out, however, everything we know about the show suggests we pick up at a time when Picard has ostensibly left Starfleet behind him:

The plot of the series is still firmly under wraps. In fact, all we know for certain is that the story will revolve around the aging Picard coming out of retirement to offer his expertise to Starfleet after the destruction of the planet Romulus, which occurred in the 2009 Star Trek reboot.

And here’s the retired man of the hour himself:

Per the official Star Trek Twitter account, here’s how you’ll be able to tune in, depending on where in the Alpha Quadrant you are. They Tweeted:

Or you could hear it straight from the horse’s mouth:

Only the US and Canada won’t be able to watch the show on AmazonPrime like the rest of the universe. At least Canada seems to have an entire Space Channel? Tell us more.

Curious about the future fashion in this Trek, which takes place twenty years after we last saw Picard in action?

Wow no wonder Jean-Luc is of arched brow in the picture above:

I’ve already seen a couple of trolls on Twitter starting to foment that this will be a real Star Trek show, unlike (in their opinion), Discovery. Those trolls should know that the Picard showrunner is Alex Kurtzman, who wrote Star Trek: Into Darkness and is an executive producer and co-creator of Discovery, so there’s that. Hanelle Culpepper, who directed on Discovery as well as more than two dozen other shows, is also set to direct the show’s pilot and first episode, according to Comicbookmovie. I’m excited to see the show pick an experienced woman of color director for its pilot; this was a fantastic move. I’m more than a bit wary of Kurtzman’s showrunning, but that’s a topic for another day. Today, let’s celebrate Jean-Luc.

While we don’t know when we’ll be getting the series (though we’ve been promised 2019), and we still know few details about its plot, seeing Picard back in action among a sea of Starfleet uniforms is making me emotional. Are you ready for Star Trek: Picard?

(via, images: CBS, Paramount)

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Kaila is a lifelong New Yorker. She's written for io9, Gizmodo, New York Magazine, The Awl, Wired, Cosmopolitan, and once published a Harlequin novel you'll never find.