Star Trek Picard Talk Through

Hosted ByBrian Meloche & Ruthie Rink & Laurence Todd

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STPC 002 – Other Characters Returning in Star Trek: Picard

Star Trek Picard Talk Through
Star Trek Picard Talk Through
STPC 002 - Other Characters Returning in Star Trek: Picard

Other characters we’re going to see again, besides Picard!

We’re back with another episode of The Star Trek Picard Cast! This time, this episode is exclusive to the Picard feed. In this episode, Ruthie and I discuss the other characters that are returning in Star Trek: Picard, besides Jean-Luc Picard himself. Thanks to Fred from the Netherlands for providing most of our pics!

Who we know is returning in Star Trek: Picard

At this point, we know of five other characters returning in Star Trek: Picard.

Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan)

The first we’ll discuss is someone who doesn’t have a relationship with Picard, Seven of Nine, the ex-Borg from Star Trek: Voyager, played by Jeri Ryan. She was always a compelling character, and well-played, and we are both looking forward to seeing her most of all the characters announced.

Jeri Ryan returning as Seven of Nine.
Jeri Ryan returning as Seven of Nine.

Hugh (Jonathan Del Arco)

Hugh was first seen in the TNG episode, “I, Borg”. He was a Borg drone who develops his own identity after being separated from the collective. We later see him in the episode Descent. If they are planning to feature the Borg in this series, bringing his character back is a good choice.

Jonathan Del Arco returns as Hugh.
Jonathan Del Arco returns as Hugh.

William T. Riker (Jonathan Frakes)

Riker was Picard’s First Officer on the Enterprise-D and E. He later became Captain on the USS Titan. This was one character that I thought they had to have back if they are going to do a show on Picard. They were a great team and it only makes sense for him to return.

Jonathan Frakes reprises his role as William T. Riker.
Jonathan Frakes reprises his role as William T. Riker.

Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis)

If you bring back Riker, you definitely need to bring back Counselor Deanna Troi. As you may recall, they were married in Star Trek: Nemesis, but that’s not the only reason why she is back. Troi was always a great advisor to Picard, as was Riker, and he’s going to need all the help he can get.

Marina Sirtis returns as Deanna Troi.
Marina Sirtis returns as Deanna Troi.

Data/B-4 (Brent Spiner)

One of the most popular characters of Star Trek: The Next Generation was Data. Data died in Nemesis, so bringing him back is a little trickier than some of the other characters. We do not think he will be returning in the flesh, no pun intended, but will return in dream sequences, flashbacks, and possibly holodeck programs. I am definitely looking forward to his character’s return, but still wondering how that will happen.

Data, played by Brent Spiner.
Data, played by Brent Spiner.

Who else do we think might be returning in Star Trek: Picard?

We both agree that our first choice would be Dr. Beverly Crusher. It was suggested in the series finale, All Good Things, that she married and later divorced Picard. We hope that it’s just a big secret and that she will be returning.

Ruthie would like to see Worf. I am skeptical though, after how they changed the Klingons in Discovery.

Q would be another character I would like to show up in Picard, although I don’t have a clue how they would do that in this story. How they would handle Q’s aging? John de Lancie has aged a lot since last playing the role, though they all have. but he’s immortal, so that’s harder to explain. I also would like to see Guinan return, played by Whoopi Goldberg, and she would be another logical character to return. Beyond that, we don’t have a clue.

Got any feedback for us?

What do you think about the other characters that are going to be featured in Star Trek: Picard? Do you have any characters you’re hoping to see? It’s going to be another two and a half weeks until we have the first episode, although the sixth and final Short Trek of this season is supposed to be a tie-in to this show. Until then, we may have more trailers, and we’ll probably discuss some of the relevant Star Trek films and, of course, Star Trek: The Next Generation. What do you think about the trailers we have seen so far? Please leave your feedback for us! One of the best ways to submit feedback is on our Facebook group. You can also send us an email to or call our voicemail at 216-232-6146. Or, reply to us on Twitter! We also plan to do a pre-season roundtable just before the premiere.

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