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In a grim twist, Picard is seen looking over Data's disembodied parts in the trailer when he's asked if he's "ever been a stranger" to himself."Many, many times," Picard answers.
"Nearly two decades ago, Commander Data sacrificed his life for me.
'I was fine until "Engage.” Then [crying emoji],' one user said.
'i'd be lying if i said i didn't scream when 7 of 9 came on screen!!!!!!
' another user said.'Thank you so much for a non-geo-blocked trailer. I know @Sir Pat Stew wouldn't have come back to this role if he didn't have full faith in the material,' another user said.
Star Trek: Picard is set for release in early 2020 via CBS All Access.
It's been 17 years since Stewart last filled the titular role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, with the character's most recent appearance in the feature film Star Trek: Nemesis back in 2002.
The trailer also sees more familiar faces returning, including Seven of Nine, played by Jeri Ryan and Data, played by Brent Spiner.
"There's been a lot going on and he's had to deal with some new things, he's had to deal with some old things, and both of those things kind of come colliding together.In an official CBS video shot at SDCC and released this week, the returning Trek veterans talked about Seven’s struggle was fun for me, and I missed sharing that with her and watching her learn how to be human again. People asked at conventions are you going to do another one, another movie. Subsequent to SDCC, Ryan has confirmed she will appear in more than one episode of Picard, but her comment above indicates she may have a more substantive role in the show, with an arc for Seven of Nine.