The eighth issue of the relaunched Star Trek: Explorer magazine arrives in the USA on Tuesday. It includes several exclusive interviews including two regarding the final season of Star Trek: Picard. In one, Ed Speleers talks about that post-credit scene as well as the potential spinoff series, which showrunner Terry Matalas imagines as Star Trek: Legacy. We have an exclusive preview of what Speleers had to say.
Ed Speleers talks Picard post-credit scene
One of the surprises of the Star Trek: Picard series finale was a post-credit scene featuring newly minted ensign Jack Crusher (Ed Speleers) on the USS Enterprise-G getting an unexpected visit from Q (John de Lancie). In the upcoming issue, Speleers talked about that scene:
Terry didn’t specifically tell me that was happening. I was just sort of presented the script. He said, “I am going to put some scenes in this episode that might potentially tee up the possibility of further existence for Jack,” but he didn’t specifically tell me. I just remember reading it and then finding out that John de Lancie and Q, and what that means to Star Trek canon. I was obviously kind of chuffed that I would be working with him. I think the scene is quite interesting because it’s not that long, but I feel the way Terry constructed how he wanted the scene to play out and the way John and I went about making it happen was, we just tried to leave as much space for the scene to breathe in between the lines. There was so much history there with Picard that if this was going to filter on and continue with Jack, then these two are going to be frenemies. We also shot the scene right at the end of the shoot, and Terry and I talked a lot about maybe doing more in the spin-off, so this scene had to land. I just hope it’s the first of many scenes with John de Lancie.
When asked if he is ready for more Star Trek, the actor made it clear he is:
I would be there with bells on. If the opportunity presents itself, then sign me up, Scotty!
Star Trek Explorer #8
Star Trek Explorer #8 arrives on September 12 in the USA and Canada (October 12 in the UK and Ireland). In addition to Ed Speleers the new issue includes interviews with Picard production designer David Blass, TNG legend Jonathan Frakes, Strange New Worlds star Celia Rose Gooding, and Strange New Worlds and Prodigy composer Nami Melamud. There are also exclusive short stories from David Mack and Keith R.A. Candido and much more.
You can find the issue on newsstands and comic book stores starting Tuesday. You can also subscribe and buy issues directly from Titan.
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