Star Trek: Picard Season 3 will tackle a Next Generation storyline that the movies have neglected

Star Trek: Picard Season 3 will tackle a Next Generation storyline that the movies have neglected ...

Everyone knows that being a Starfleet captain can be lonely. Despite the Dominion War and the Prophets, Benjamin Sisko found a way to make it work with Kasidy Yates.

The next generation's Star Trek films revealed a "will they/wont they" connection between the two, not just because of the Captain's guilt for his involvement in Beverly's husband Jack Crusher's death.

Terry Matalas, the showrunner for Star Trek: Picard, wants to rectify that omission in the third season of the Paramount+ show, which sees Picard reunite with his beloved bridge crew.

“It’s like, why didn’t they for decades?” Matalas replied to EW. “It felt like it should have gone there in a feature film. Now that you’re here, it would be great to see, ‘Oh, they went there alright.’” Matalas wants to investigate the couple’s lack of connection as well as a “comming together.”

In the TNG finale "All Good Things...", viewers got to see a bit of post-romantic tension between Picard and Crusher. In the future glimpsed in that episode, the Starfleet-crossed lovers did get married but eventually divorced for reasons that aren't entirely clear.

Crusher did not receive the attention she deserved, according to Matalas. He believes that Beverly just never got her due. Rather, he wants to portray all aspects of the character in this season. “She was still a doctor, but she wasn't traditionally the type of doctor you expected her to be. There was a lot of effort and discussion with Gates.”

Even for those who prefer to see Picard with Vash or Crusher with Scottish ghost/alien/candle Ronin, this last observation should be excellent news. Gates McFadden will have the opportunity to showcase her cutting-edge acting ability. And what's not to love about it?

On February 16, the third season of Star Trek: Picard will be available on Paramount+.