The next generation of characters Matalas references here include Jack Crusher (Ed Speleers), the son of Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden); and Sidney La Forge (Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut), daughter of former engineer Geordi (LeVar Burton). Both characters have been hits this season, as “Star Trek: Picard” crafted a satisfying final story that looked back into the characters’ pasts and into a hopeful future. Matalas emphasizes that achieving the climax of the season was not easy, saying: “These last two hours were very, very difficult to make. It is a giant movie on a television scale and it almost killed me. So I just want everyone to really like it. this”.
It makes a lot of sense that the showrunner would want us to focus on what’s really in front of us without getting ahead of ourselves, especially given that even if we see more of the original cast of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” it seems unlikely that the franchise will return. to have the cast in one place any time soon. Fortunately, the ending we were given was charming: in a sweet final scene, the ensemble that has been working together for decades shared drinks, played cards and toasted with a particularly heartfelt verse from Shakespeare.
Still, Matalas admits he’d be happy to see the story continue with a mix of new and old “Trek” characters. “Having said that, my gosh, I would love to do more,” he explained in this week’s roundtable interview. He continued:
“I’d love to see Seven, Raffi, Jack, Sydney and the crew continue, and I’d love to see more of Riker, Geordi, Worf, Beverly and the rest of the TNG gang continue into the 25th century as well.”