Is Season 2 of ‘Picard’ any good? Paramount+ won’t let me tell you.

I’ve seen the primary three episodes of Season 2 of “Star Trek: Picard,” and I might like to inform you about them. Sadly, the oldsters at Paramount+ gained’t let me till Thursday at 1 a.m. MT, when their embargo lifts.

That’s additionally when Season 2 of “Picard” begins streaming.

This embargo appears fairly silly to me. It’s the form of factor individuals do once they know that their program is unhealthy.

I can’t inform you if that’s the rationale right here, due to the embargo.

I can inform you a number of issues. Patrick Stewart returns as Admiral Jean-Luc Picard, former captain of a few U.S.S. Enterprises (NCC-1701-D and NCC-1701-E). He’s joined by the supporting solid from Season 1 — Jeri Ryan as Seven of 9, Alison Tablet as Agness Jurati, Michelle Hurd as Raffi Musiker, Evan Evagora as Elnor, Isa Briones as Dahj, Orla Brady as Laris, Santiago Cabrera as Cristóbal Rios, and Brent Spiner as Knowledge.

Wait, you’re saying. Knowledge died, seemingly as soon as and for all, within the first-season finale of “Picard.” How is he again?

There’s a logical rationalization. It isn’t even a spoiler, actually. However I can’t inform you what it’s due to the embargo.

(Trae Patton | Paramount+) John de Lancie as Q and Sir Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard of the Paramount+ unique collection “Star Trek: Picard.”

I can inform you that the all-powerful Q (John de Lancie) performs a big position in Season 2. (In case you have been questioning, Q beforehand appeared in eight episodes of “Subsequent Era,” three episodes of “Voyager,” and one episode every of “Deep Area 9” and “Decrease Decks.”)

I can even inform you that Whoopi Goldberg returns as Guinan. (She was in 29 episodes of “Subsequent Gen” and two motion pictures, “Generations” and “Nemesis.”) And the Borg Queen is again, performed by a unique actress — Annie Wersching. (Alice Krige originated the position within the film “First Contact,” performed her within the two-part collection finale of “Voyager,” and voiced a holographic simulation of her in an episode of the animated “Decrease Decks.” Susanna Thompson performed her in three different “Voyager” episodes.)

(Nicole Wilder | Paramount+) Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan and Sir Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard of the Paramount+ unique collection “Star Trek: Picard.”

And it’s not a spoiler to inform you that — like most of the finest “Star Trek” episodes and films — Season 2 of “Star Trek: Picard” entails time journey. “Picard should enlist associates each previous and new to confront the perils of twenty first century Earth in a determined race in opposition to time to avoid wasting the galaxy’s future – and face the last word trial from certainly one of his best foes.”

That’s direct from Paramount+. These aren’t my phrases.

Hey, I’m grateful to Paramount+ for sharing screeners. I’ve been and at all times shall be an enormous “Star Trek” fan, and I watched the primary three episodes of Season 2 of “Picard” simply as rapidly as I presumably might.

I want I might inform you about them. I REALLY want I might. (I’m making an attempt to make it so you may learn between the traces, individuals. Work with me.) Not that I need to give something away — I hate spoilers — however to let you realize if it’s price watching. — to do my job as a TV critic.

I’m not holding my breath, however I’m hoping that sooner or later the oldsters at Paramount+ will rethink their embargo coverage.

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