The upcoming third and final season of “Star Trek: Picard” is being hyped up as a return to form with not just the return of the whole “Star Trek: The Next Generation” crew (at last), but a story and tone more akin to the old show.
To help build the anticipation ahead of the new season’s release, showrunner Terry Matalas has posted a tease of composer Stephen Barton’s theme for the USS Titan, the ship Riker has command of after he left the Enterprise.
The work seems to have a direct influence from “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” composer James Horner’s work, with the score sounding very like Horner’s style in the second and third Trek films.
The series sees Sir Patrick Stewart back as Jean-Luc Picard alongside Levar Burton as Geordi LaForge; Michael Dorn as Worf; Jonathan Frakes as Riker; Gates McFadden as Beverly Crusher; Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi, and Brent Spiner taking on the role of Data’s evil twin brother Lore.
Also back from the first two seasons are Michelle Hurd as Raffi Musiker and Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine, and they are joined by Amanda Plummer as the new season’s villain Vadic, captain of a starship called the Shrike, who has a grievance with Picard and Starfleet.
Mica Burton and Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut will have recurring roles as ensigns Alandra La Forge and Sidney La Forge, daughters of Geordi. The third and final season of “Star Trek: Picard” is expected to premiere on the Paramount+ service on February 16th 2023.