"I arrived right here to locate basic safety, but no one is at any time protected from the previous", he suggests in voiceover, apparently prepared to disrupt his existence of leisure.
The rest of the trailer fills in more on what we already know, confirming that Picard is indeed acting outside of Starfleet's authorisation and that this mystery woman, whoever she may be, is important, and needs Picard's help. Picard visits a startled Riker at house - his spouse, empath Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis), continue to by his side - and seeks his aid for his key mission.
"Thank you for not trying to talk me out of this", Picard says, as he sits on a dock with Riker. His previous very first officer's response is a nod to their sophisticated historical past on "The Up coming Era". "Patrick [Stewart] did not want it to be a "Next Generation" reunion clearly show".
"To be part of a cast that looks like this and writers who look like they do, bringing a diverse life experience and using that experience to tell these stories", Cruz said. "We didn't want it to be, 'Oh, there's Riker!'"
While fans wait for the new season of Star Trek Discovery, they'll be treated to a new line-up of Star Trek: Short Treks, the 10-15 minute stand-alone short stories that allow fans to dive deeper into the Star Trek universe.
In addition, govt producer Alex Kurtzman sees the series - and the entire franchise - as a way of addressing problems that exist in today's environment.
"When we jump to this future that we don't know of, that's full of uncertainty", Martin-Green said. Well, the usually optimistic Star Trek future doesn't look to be all to bright and cheery anymore. Next year's Season 3 will find the crew flung 930 years into the far-future and faced with the prospect of never returning to the time period they know.
During the panel, executive producer Alex Kurtzman also surprised audience members when he announced that the next installments of STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS will begin rolling out today, with the first new short "Q&A" available to stream now on CBS All Access. Now available on CBS All Access, "Q&A" follows Ethan Peck's Ensign Spock and Rebecca Romijn's Number One during the former's first day aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise.