Patrick Stewart Wants To Do A ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Movie With Jonathan Frakes

Star Trek: Picard ended earlier this year but Patrick Stewart is still up for another voyage. This time, a single movie that focuses on his character Jean-Luc Picard, and expands on the Picard Paramount+ universe.

Plus, he also wants his Number One, director and actor Jonathan Frakes, to helm it.

In his memoir, Making It So, the 83-year-old actor wrote, “I am gently pushing Paramount to let us do one single Picard movie. Not a Next Generation movie, as we have already done four of those.”

“This would be an expansion and deepening of the universe as we’ve seen it in Star Trek: Picard,” he continued. “I’ve discussed this with Jonathan, Brent [Spiner], and LeVar [Burton], and they are all game. Jonathan [Frakes] is my first choice to direct it.”

Star Trek: Picard wrapped up after three seasons and its triumphant final season revived an interest in the Next Generation crew. Star Trek: The Next Generation was first released in 1995 and contained the much-anticipated first meeting between Picard and William Shatner’s Captain Kirk.

Although The Next Generation was met with mixed reviews, sequels First Contact and Insurrection did much better. Unfortunately, the final film featuring the cast, Nemesis, was a disaster. A new movie will likely give the characters and most importantly, Picard, a greater cinematic outing.

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Of course, if there’s anyone who would likely be able to give Stewart the send-off he wants, it would be Frakes. Frakes has an extensive resume after directing 28 Star Trek TV episodes and two Star Trek movies. He recently directed the acclaimed crossover between Strange New Worlds and Lower Decks, overcoming the challenge of transitioning animated characters to live-action.

Paramount has not commented on Stewart’s claims, but until then, all three seasons of Star Trek: Picard can be streamed on Paramount+. Stewart’s memoir, Making It So, releases on 3 October.