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Excitement for Star Trek: Picard has been at a fever pitch since it was announced to be but a mere possibility that CBS All Access would bring The Next Generation captain back for more adventures about a year ago. Patrick Stewart and his Jean-Luc Picard haven't been seen on the small screen since TNG left the airwaves back in 1994, with him rounding out his time in movies almost 20 years ago in 2002's Star Trek: Nemesis.
Now, though, we are getting way closer to that 2020 premiere of Star Trek: Picard, as the series has just finished filming. While there's likely still a lot of post-production work to be done to get the show primetime ready for its release, at least we know that principal photography is done, thanks to a post from visual effects supervisor Ante Dekovic, who took time out of what is sure to be a packed schedule to thank the whole team behind the upcoming series. Check it out!
What you're looking at is Ante Dekovic's Instagram post, which celebrates the end of filming on Season 1 of Star Trek: Picard with some cool-ass cast and crew swag that I know a lot of fans (like me...ahem) would already love to get their hands on. That's some covetable gear right there, and the show hasn't even premiered yet!
Ante Dekovic did, indeed, confirm that they have "months of post production" ahead of them, but it sounds like the team got a good start on what would need to be done by having lots of help during filming. Dekovic, who is also the visual effects supervisor for Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Short Treks, also made sure to thank executive producers Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman and Alex Kurtzman, along with executive producer / star Patrick Stewart, for adding to his experience on Star Trek shows.
Speaking of Patrick Stewart and his fellow producers, it looks like they sent along a nice thank you note of their own when they gifted up all that sweet swag. Here's what they had to say:
To the Best Crew in the Galaxy (or any Galaxy),
You knocked yourselves out, under challenging conditions, and because of you PICARD SEASON ONE took flight.
You made it so.
SirPatStew & The Producers
Awwww! I think the thing that excites me the most about Star Trek: Picard wrapping filming (aside from the fact that all these awesome hats and shirts might be on sale soon) is the idea of the show allowing fans to "get their minds blown," as Ante Dekovic put it. From what little we know of the plot of Picard, I'd say that Dekovic is probably right on the money on that account.
Picard, which is being billed as a stylistic hybrid of TNG and Discovery, will take place 15 years after then-Admiral Picard led a very important rescue armada and then bailed on Starfleet to live out his life at his family winery with a cute dog. The why of this major event is being kept under wraps, but will probably have something to do with Picard's life being turned upside down after the dissolution of the Romulan Empire.
Star Trek: Picard is set to debut on CBS All Access sometime in early 2020, so we can see the hard work of Ante Dekovic, Patrick Stewart and the rest of the team then. More information on the series will certainly be forthcoming, so stay tuned to CinemaBlend for all the latest!