Star Trek: Picard: Season 1 (2020)

Season 1
Star Trek: Picard

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Anchored by the incomparable Patrick Stewart, Picard departs from standard Starfleet protocol with a slower, serialized story, but like all great Star Trek it tackles timely themes with grace and makes for an exciting push further into the final frontier.



Critic Ratings: 68


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Air date: Jan 23, 2020

Jean-Luc Picard realizes that Dahj has personal connections to his past.

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Air date: Jan 30, 2020

Picard takes an interest in the unusual story Dahj presents and how she is significant to the Federation. Later, Picard must seek new allies as Starfleet withdraws their support.

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Air date: Feb 6, 2020

Soji continues her work and gains the attention of Borg executive director Hugh. Going over past history with Raffi, Picard looks for others who will join his search for Bruce Maddox, and finds former Starfleet officer Cristóbal Rios.

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Air date: Feb 13, 2020

Picard orders the crew to stop on the planet of Vashti to reconnect with Romulan refugees he rehomed nearly fifteen years ago, altering the crew's plans to venture to Freecloud.

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Air date: Feb 20, 2020

The crew embarks on an unexpected, intense mission on Freecloud to track down Bruce Maddox. Later, an old ally returns to rescue Maddox from a risky situation.

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Air date: Feb 27, 2020

Picard and the crew track Soji to the Borg cube in Romulan space, resurfacing haunting memories for Picard. Meanwhile, Narek believes he finally found a way to safely exploit Soji for information.

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Air date: Mar 5, 2020

Picard and Soji transport to the planet Nepenthe, home to some old and trusted friends. As the rest of the La Sirena crew attempt to join them, Picard helps Soji make sense of her recently unlocked memories. Meanwhile, Hugh and Elnor are left on the Borg cube and must face an angered Narissa.

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Air date: Mar 12, 2020

Fourteen years in the past, Oh takes a group of Romulan women to Aia. They experience a vision. Rios sees Soji and recalls dark memories. He locks himself up as Picard sets course to Deep Space Twelve.

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Air date: Mar 19, 2020

Following an unconventional and dangerous transit, Picard and the crew finally arrive at Soji's home world, Coppelius. However, with Romulan warbirds on their tail, their arrival brings only greater danger as the crew discovers more than expected about the planet's inhabitants.

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Air date: Mar 26, 2020

Picard and his team are pitted against the Romulans and the synthetics of Coppelius in a final confrontation.

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Critic Reviews for Star Trek: Picard Season 1

All Critics (68) | Top Critics (23)

Plenty of plotlines kick off in an eventful opening innings to this very expensive-looking show.

Mar 28, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

[Stewart] has a unique ability to dial into his roles without completely disappearing, carrying the audience's earned investment from role to role, whether he's suffering through an awkward trip to the toilet or sipping tea among the stars.

Jan 23, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Picard is Trek through and through, full of thorny ethical quandaries, social allegories, sinister admirals, and an undercurrent of optimism in spite of it all.

Jan 24, 2020 | Full Review…

Rather than boldly go into the depths of space, Picard is far more interested in exploring the depths of its famous leader. In doing so, the series more than justifies its existence in today's nostalgia-driven era.

Jan 23, 2020 | Full Review…

Smart, well-crafted, layered - verging on over-layered.

Jan 23, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Whenever Stewart and CBS All Access opt to move forward with Season 2 of "Picard," this final frame assures us of a future that looks bold, brighter, and beautifully human. Just what we need in the darkness of now.

Jan 24, 2020 | Full Review…

Star Trek: Picard is founded on the approach that Trek is designed to reflect the world in which we live, as opposed to the world we expect the 24th century to be.

Feb 16, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I can fully say this show hooked me.

Dec 22, 2020 | Full Review…

I like a lot of what Picard is trying to do. Season one was shaky at times, but fundamentally I am not done with Jean-Luc Picard or these other characters just yet.

Jun 10, 2020 | Full Review…

Sir Patrick Stewart is certainly the main reason to see this, and most of the cast makes it pretty enjoyable despite its flaws. I like the slower pace as the storyline still managed to keep me engaged (pun intended). Bring on season 2!

Apr 30, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

As I kept thinking about it, I appreciated more the things I did enjoy about it.

Apr 1, 2020 | Full Review…

Picard is a series that can't resist the allures of the past, often at the expense of its own narrative and original characters.

Mar 24, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Star Trek: Picard: Season 1

  • Dec 01, 2020
    We expected more for this show it is good to see beloved characters one again but style of this show and story is just awful
  • Nov 19, 2020
    Amazing series. If you loved TNG, you will love this show. Visit old friends and make many new ones. Smart and exciting. Must see!
  • Nov 12, 2020
    This show is so bad that I not only hate star trek now but it made me question what was the point of getting attached to fictional properties... there is no point.
  • Oct 02, 2020
    Star trek at last! Needs some fine tuning but I had great fun.
  • Sep 30, 2020
    When I try a new food, I decide whether or not I like it. If I order a pepperoni pizza, and the when the pizza man arrives it's an olives and cheese pizza, I'm not happy with that pizza. If the pizza man then tries to explain to me that he loves olives and cheese on pizza, and I should try it, I likely will feel very miffed about it. If I then call the pizza place and tell them they got my order wrong, and they tell me that I just don't understand pizza, and I should love the pizza they sent me, I'm going to be very pissed off at that pizza place, demand my money back, and never order from them again. Star Trek was a brand. When I sat down to watch a Star Trek show, I was expecting a specific type of show. I wasn't looking for a gritty SciFi show, or whatever Picard was. I was looking for the comfort food of shows, and I got something different than I was told by the Star Trek logo I would get. Some people may love olives and cheese pizzas. Some people might love anchovies on their pizza. That's why pizza places keep those toppings on hand, but you're not going to convince people who don't like olives to eat an olive and cheese pizza just because you call it a pepperoni pizza. You also can't leave cheese off, or the sauce off, or send it without a crust to sit on top of, and call it a pizza. You can't send me spaghettis and call it a pizza, they're similar but not the same. Stop trying to "gain more audience" by changing the ingredients of Franchises. You can't add olives to a pepperoni pizza and expect someone who hates olives to be happy with that either, and you can't throw pepperoni onto an olive pizza and expect people who don't like pepperoni to enjoy eating that. All you're going to do is make the people who dislike olives and the people who dislike pepperoni, dislike your pizza. You're not going to win them both over by mixing the two. There's an old saying, "You can't please everyone all the time..." STOP TRYING TO PLEASE NON-STAR TREK FANS BY MESSING UP STAR TREK!
  • Sep 26, 2020
    So much better than I anticipated. I love the rag tag broken crew. I was worried it would be cheesy with some of the old characters but it was great. I look forward to season 2.
  • Sep 24, 2020
    I wanted to like this. And if this were a show starting from scratch, it could have worked. But it really had no business being called Star Trek. The Orville is far more trek than this. Picard is simply a different character. The new creators are attempting to broaden star trek and bring it to game of thrones audience. I get that, it's lucrative. But when you get rid of golden age sci fi outlook, you remove the heart of star trek. When characters are archetypes and the galaxy itself is tiny, it's not sci fi.
  • Sep 23, 2020
    The return of Jean-Luc Picard was long awaited and although we find him in a new phase of his life, he is still the same man that we know and love. This show is a slow burner, but as the series progresses it lives up to most of our expectations. Like Discovery season one, Picard's first season has lots of potential and some missed opportunities that I am sure will be rectified as the show progresses. It is not TNG by any means, but TNG is not forgotten. Well worth a watch (best to binge it in a couple of sessions for full effect).
  • Sep 20, 2020
    Tragic to see a beloved character reduced to a tag-along character in his own series. If you enjoyed TNG, give this one a miss.
  • Sep 18, 2020
    A muddled mess of terrible revisioning of what used to be, in a previous generation, a great tv series. Poorly written, as if it's set in present day, not in the distant future. Picard went from being a positive, respected leader as captain in the original series, to a bumbling, unsure, castigated old man in this drivel that bears his name. To think that I subscribed to all access to watch this garbage. Fool me once...

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