'Star Trek' franchise announcement at SDCC 2019 leaves fans thrilled about three new shows: 'So good that I am annoyed'
'Star Trek: Discovery' season 3 (2020), the animated series 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' (2020), and the new live-action show 'Star Trek: Picard' (2019) will blow your mind!
This year's San Diego Comic-Con saw a plethora of movies being announced from two of the biggest franchises in the industry — Marvel and Star Trek, the latter of which showcased all its upcoming releases in the form of a grand 90-minute presentation titled 'Enter The Star Trek Universe'.
Divided into three panels, the presentation introduced to us the upcoming installments from the franchise in the form of 'Star Trek: Discovery' season 3 (2020), the animated series 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' (2020), and the highly anticipated new live-action show 'Star Trek: Picard' (2019.)
In the 'Star Trek: Discovery' panel was Sonequa Martin-Green, the face of Commander Michael Burnham, and executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Michelle Paradise, and Heather Kadin. The series has been the flagbearer for its CBS All-Access run and considering the latest second season's immense population in the streaming genre, the reception from fans worldwide was incredible.
But while finding out that Anson Mount will reprise his role as Captain Pike and Ethan Peck will do the same as Spock was all kinds of ecstatic, the bonus gifts of the panel was yet to follow.
The second announcement revealed the new cartoon series 'Star Trek: Lower Decks', which will be the franchise's stepping stone into the genre of comedy. Coming from executive producer Mike McMahan, who has also helmed highly popular animated series like 'Rick and Morty', the stakes and expectations both are high from 'Lower Decks', but that is not all.
In the last segment of the panel, the new live-action show 'Star Trek: Picard' was announced, with news that Patrick Stewart will return as Jean-Luc Picard. This truly couldn't have been a more joyous weekend for fans of the franchise, which they made abundantly known on social media.
One Twitter user wrote: "Okay, have finally been able to digest all the wonderful #StarTrekSDCC news, and while I figured there might have been a chance at @BrentSpiner appearing in the #Picard series, I NEVER thought we’d see @JeriLRyan or @JonathanDelArco in it. CANNOT WAIT!"
Another fan shared, 'I'm forever Team Kirk but #Picard is a very close 2nd! I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about him and seeing artifacts from his life." But certain fans were also skeptical of the massive abundance of plots about to unfold within the franchise.
One twitter user remarked: "Surely with the massive #SDCC #StarTrekPicard trailer, #StarTrekDiscovery #s3, #StarTrekLowerDecks & #ShortTreks done and dusted... #STLV will see #startrek #pike series unveiling? #STLV19"
Overall, however, fans were pretty stoked at the news, and it's no doubt that some twitter users vouched for the vast majority, when they tweeted: "Have just seen the SDCC #Picard trailer and its so good that I am annoyed that its 00:20 and I have to wait till morning before I can reasonably text my bestie and fellow Trekkie about how awesome it looks... #StarTrek #SDCC."