February Is a Big Month for Star Trek Programming
If a lack of new Star Trek programming has you feeling melancholy, your fortune will soon change.
Two keynote Trek series’ are returning in February — one with the resumption of a season in progress and the other with a brand new season for anxious viewers.
Star Trek: Discovery is the cliffhanger version of the two, returning with new episodes on February 10th. The show left off for the holidays with a key character, Book, showing his rogue tendencies.
Discovery is in its fourth season, presumably with six more episodes on the way to round out the latest chapter.
For Picard, well, that’s a fresh start as the series enters Season Two. The new installment reacquaints Picard with Q (John de Lancie) and sends him on a trip that — you guessed it — involves time travel.
February 22nd is Paramount’s streaming release date for Picard Season Two.
For critical acclaim, Discovery and Picard are nearly identical, according to RottenTomatoes.com. Discovery has an 86% approval rating, whereas Picard tops its predecessor by one percentage point at 87%.
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Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. His odyssey with Star Trek starts from beginning to finish, watching ‘The Original Series,’ all the way to the present day. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).