Warning: Minor spoilers below.
Jean-Luc Picard is in a very different place Star Trek: Nemesis, there is still hope and faith in the Federation. Two decades later, Picard, playing with Patrick Stewart's vigorous and energetic vim, was instead praised for its failures and why he resigned.. When we last left him and the last TNG movie,
"The galaxy is mourning, burying the dead, and Starfleet faltering at his mission," barked Picard, nodding at Romulus's destruction, creating a chain of events from JJ. The movie Star Trek is directed by Abrams. He called the League "a complete crime."
"I was not prepared to stand by and become an audience," he said.
Surprising words from the former Union captain prototype, but it speaks to Picard's condition, and the fact that the future is not as rosy as before.
This scene is also the clearest statement to fans that Star Trek: Picard is not just a re-release of TNG, which ended its operation nearly 26 years ago. Like Star Trek: Discovery, the first Trek program runs on CBS All …