The latest teaser for Star Trek: Picard’s second season has arrived, giving an precise have a look at the upcoming sequence (as a substitute of some lengthy pictures inside Picard’s home as Patrick Stewart pontificates on the character of time, as seen in the first “teaser.”) And whereas the brand new trailer — launched in honor of “Captain Picard Day” — does give a glimpse of what appears just like the time-traveling shenanigans the previous Starfleet captain and his new crew will likely be as much as when the present returns in 2022, one thing is lacking.
SPOILERS FOR PICARD SEASON 1
The place are the robots? The primary season of Picard handled the Federation debating whether or not synthetic life and androids ought to exist, culminating with Picard himself getting his organic physique changed with a cybernetic substitute. However there’s no signal that Picard will likely be transferring ahead with the ramifications of that change within the upcoming season from the brand new trailer. Admittedly, that’s one thing that the present all however acknowledged was the intent when it famous that Picard’s new physique can be just about the identical as his outdated one, minus the mind defect that was threatening his life, making his entire “loss of life” a little bit of a cop-out.
However any emphasis on the newly cybernetic Picard isn’t the one unusual absence within the trailer: Seven of 9 (Jeri Ryan) additionally seems within the trailer sans her Borg augmentations, which — when coupled with the unusual Starfleet badges and the ominous voiceover that “Time has been damaged” — signifies that somebody* has in all probability been mucking round with time journey.
(*it’s in all probability Q. It’s a Picard-centric present with wacky timeline stuff, John de Lancie is featured within the trailer as returning to play the all-powerful trickster, so… yeah. Blame Q.)
We’ll have a little bit of a wait to search out out, although, provided that Star Trek: Picard’s second season isn’t scheduled to launch till 2022 on Paramount Plus.