Star Trek: The Next Generation's Cast Reunited, But Does It Mean Something Bigger?

The cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation got together for dinner, and there is picture proof. The heartwarming image reunites the cast of the series that ran from the late 1980s and into the mid-90s. LeVar Burton, who played Geordi on The Next Generation, posted the picture on his Twitter account. Joining him in the image is Gates McFadden, Patrick Stewart, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, and Michael Dorn. See it for yourself below:

The picture has sparked hopes for a revival of Star Trek: The Next Generation, or at least an on-screen reunion. Of course, reunions between cast members are not uncommon, especially between actors that have grown close on the set of a series they starred in together. It is not entirely indicative that an on-screen reunion will take place. Plus, cast members have reunited without reprising their roles from the show they originally co-starred on together. That said, there is reason to keep hope alive.

Patrick Stewart recently signed on to reprise his role as Jean-Luc Picard, meaning the show will live on in some capacity. Unfortunately for fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation, it will not be on a revival of the series. While details on the plot of the new series are scarce, the overarching premise is known. Apparently, it has been confirmed that the upcoming show will chronicle the next chapter of Picard's life following the events of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

While the Picard-centered show will not be a revival of the series that originally brought him on-screen, it stands to reason that some of his former castmates and their characters could make an appearance. Whether or not there is an on-screen reunion between them in the near future, the picture of the cast together is sweet to see. The idea of Geordi, Beverly, Picard, Deanna, Data, and Worf sharing the screen again is an equally sweet thought.

Trekkies will have to wait and see how it all ends up shaking out. You can tell that the cast remains close, which is always a particularly positive sign that things could eventually come together regarding a reunion of some sort. While the series ended in 1994, the last feature film to be led by the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation came out 16 years ago, in 2002. So, they are due for an on-screen reunion of some sort. Let the hope continue!

A release date for Patrick Stewart's Star Trek series has not been announced yet, so stay tuned. The second season of Star Trek: Discovery is expected to arrive sometime in 2019 on CBS All Access. For the new television content that is set to bow this fall, check out CinemaBlend's guide to TV's fall premieres.

Britt Lawrence

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