PICARD’S Hollywood Premiere: What we learned!

Last night saw the Hollywood premiere of Star Trek: Picard. The cast, producers, and invited Trekkies all gathered at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Los Angles for the momentous occasion.

Sir Patrick Stewart was in attendance, having had his handprints immortalized at the Chinese Theater earlier in the day. Stewart was joined on the red carpet by his new cast, including the following:

Isa Briones (Dahj), Santiago Cabrera (Chris Rios), Evan Evagora (Elnor), Harry Treadaway (Narek), Michelle Hurd (Raffi Musiker) and Alsion Pill (Dr. Jurati). Guest stars also included Jonathan Del Arco, Brent Spiner, Jeri Ryan, Marina Sirtis, and Gates McFadden.

Sir Patrick Stewart
Sir Patrick Stewart at the Picard Premiere in LA (Picture via Treknews.net)

Also on the red carpet were the series production team, including Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman. Michael Chabon (Writer & Showrunner Season 1). Kirsten Beyer, Akiva Goldsman, Hanelle Culpepper, and Heather Kadin. Jeff Russo, composer for Star Trek: Picard was also in attendance.

The Premiere

While waiting for the show to start, guests were treated to unique character animations on the big screen. Each character appears to have their own Starfleet Delta, representing their background in some way.
We’ll know later on if this marketing purpose ties into the series in some way.

Alex Kurtzman & Sir Patrick Stewart (Picture Via Treknews.net)

Before Picard’s Premiere, Alex Kurtzman and Sir Patrick Stewart took to the stage to introduce the show. Their speech reminds many of 2018’s announcement speech about Picard returning to our screens from Star Trek Las Vegas.

Stewart spoke of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry and how he was originally not a fan of the actor. He’s spoken before about being referred to by the media as “Unknown British Shakespearan Actor” when he first got the part of Picard. Even mentioning that co-star, Brent Spiner, had an old sign made to joke about the media. You can watch the clip HERE.

Invited guests and Trekkies were given an exclusive Fan Sets Star Trek: Picard pin to remember the occasion. The pin is a replica of Starfleet’s new Insignia badge (circa 2399).

Conclusion

Some of the lucky invited guests shared their thoughts via Twitter following the premiere. So far, it looks very positive, with many praising the new entry into the Star Trek Universe. “It’s everything you can imagine”, said one Trekkie.

You can expect to see more news about the Picard Premiere, straight from the United Kingdom in London on Wednesday the 15th. Amazon Prime will beam the cast and crew down to Leicester Square. Follow our social media for LIVE updates on the day.

Star Trek: Picard will stream January 23rd on CBS All Acess and January 24th on Amazon Prime Video.