Once more onto the bridge: Captain Picard returns to ‘Star Trek’

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Once more onto the bridge: Captain Picard returns to ‘Star Trek’

Patrick Stewart thought his Trekkie days were over, until he spoke to Alex Kurtzman and Michael Chabon

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He vowed never to return but Patrick Stewart is back in spandex for another intergalactic adventure as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in a new series of Star Trek next week.

Having bid farewell to the character that brought him international fame, the English Shakespearean actor, who turns 80 in 2020, was tempted back into the Trekkie universe by a whole new take on Picard.

“It has been 17 years since I said ‘au revoir’ to Jean-Luc,” Stewart said during a visit to Paris, and a quarter of a century since the last series of Star Trek: The Next Generation ended...

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