The latest chapter in the Star Trek franchise, Star Trek: Picard is set for release in Australia today, with the entire season set to stream over on Amazon Prime Video. Here's everything you need to know about the show, and when exactly it will premiere.
What is Star Trek: Picard about?
Star Trek: Picard takes place after the tragic death of beloved android Data (seen in 2002's Star Trek: Nemesis) and the destruction of the planet Romulan (seen in 2008's simply-named Star Trek).
It follows Jean-Luc Picard, retired Starfleet captain (and former star of Star Trek: The Next Generation) as he is wrangled out of his life of comfort to help a young woman with a mysterious connection to his past.
Returning stars from the classic franchise include Patrick Stewart as Picard, Brent Spiner as Data, Jonathan Frakes as William Riker, Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi, Jonathan Del Arco as Hugh and Jeri Ryan as former Borg drone, Seven of Nine.
When will Star Trek: Picard begin streaming in Australia?
Star Trek: Picard begins streaming on Friday, January 24 in Australia, with new episodes likely to drop in the late afternoon or early night, if past streaming tradition is anything to go by.
When do new episodes of Picard drop?
New episodes of Star Trek: Picard will stream weekly on Fridays for the next ten weeks. The first season is ten episodes long, with the season finale logically airing on March 24 (although exact episode dates are yet to be confirmed).
He’s a little older. He’s not on a starship. He’s haunted by tragedies of years past. He’s drinking a lot more wine these days. But it would be fair to say that, deep down, Captain Jean-Luc Picard is not a man truly changed when we meet him again in the premiere of Star Trek: Picard. That’s not the question we should be asking, anyway: Is it the Federation that’s changed instead?
You can keep up with Star Trek: Picard over on Amazon Prime Video.