In the end, our theory (or rather our wishful thinking) should be right after all — at least in a way. When we were still speculating in the first half of the now completed second season of » Star Trek: Picard » who it could be the guardian who is supposed to help Jean-Luc Picard’s ( Patrick Stewart ) crew stranded in the 21st century , we thought this was the perfect opportunity for Wil Wheaton to return as Wesley Crusher .
After all, the one-time prodigy turned space-time traveler from Star Trek: The Next Century (aka Star Trek: The Next Generation) was destined to be a being with special abilities, knowledge, which goes far beyond the year 2024.
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But things turned out differently at first. Instead, the mysterious Tallinn ( Orla Brady ) was revealed as the guard, but she then also actively supported Picard and Co. But as we found out in the tenth and final episode of the second «Picard» season thanks to a surprise cameo, Wesley actually pulled the strings in the background. Upon his return, he explains that he and his ilk are responsible for sending out the Guardians to watch over the correct flow of time to save the universe from collapsing.
CBS Studios Surprise: Wil Wheaton celebrates a «Star Trek» comeback in «Picard».
A nice moment for «Next Generation» fans — but which should fade a little in terms of fan service when the already confirmed third season of «Star Trek: Picard» is released…
«Picard» Season 3 with 7 (!) Stars from «The Next Century»
«Star Trek: Picard» brings us new adventures from the eponymous Starfleet veteran, but was not a direct continuation of the sci-fi cult series «The Next Century» for the first two seasons, as Picard has now gathered a whole new crew around him . Still, die-hard fans could look forward to some guest appearances from old acquaintances — such as Data ( Brent Spiner ), Deanna Troi ( Marina Sirtis ) and Will Riker ( Jonathan Frakes ) in season 1 as well as Guinan ( Whoopi Goldberg ), Q ( John de Lancie ) and now Wesley in season 2.
Season 3 will up the ante again and will probably offer us the big «Next Generation» reunion that many fans want. As was announced with a first teaser, there will be a reunion with all (!) members of the former «Next Generation» main cast in the third season. So while Spiner, Sirtis and Frakes will return alongside Patrick Stewart, LeVar Burton (Geordi LaForge), Michael Dorn (Worf) and Gates McFadden (Beverly Crusher) will make their Picard debuts.
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