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Things We Saw Today: If Picard Is Just Several Hours of Him Petting a Dog … That’s Fine


We are six days from the launch of the first episode of Picard. The highly-anticipated sequel series to Star Trek: The Next Generation will debut on CBS All Access on January 23, but TV Insider has a clip on some of the first minutes of the series and they’re pretty wonderful.

We see a happily retired Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) enjoying the idyllic comforts of his family’s vineyard, I assume in France. He’s walking among the vines with a cane I think is purely aesthetic and enjoying the sun and … and his good good dog companion! And the dog’s actual name is Number One!!!!

Pictured: Sir Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: PICARD. Photo Cr: Matt Kennedy/CBS ©2019 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

I honestly want to live this life of wine and a good pup, and I am very happy that Picard has been given a few years of peace. I would like an entire hour of more of Picard trying to teach his pitbull French, please. (Both Stewart and his wife Sunny Ozell are passionate pitbull supporters IRL.)

Of course, it won’t last long. This is an action show and as we can see from the final, most recent trailer (and previous trailers). It looks … tense.

Also we’re extremely emotional about seeing everyone at the recent premiere.

What more can we say? Sir Patrick. Dogs. Space. The Federation. We cannot wait for Picard.

(via: io9, image: Matt Kennedy/CBS)

Here are a few other things we saw today:

  • National Treasure 3 is happening with a script in the works from Bad Boys for Life scribe Chris Bremner! (via /film)
  • 20th Century Fox is now 20th Century Studios, to distinguish it from Fox news. (via The New York Times)
  • This is an interesting take on the whiteness of Little Women (via The New York Times)
  • A show about an army made of Witches? Sign us up!!
  • A stolen real Klimt in a wall?  (via The Art Newspaper)
  • Mark Hamill wishing his movie dad a happy birthday is so sweet.

What did you see today, friends?

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