CBS All Access' Star Trek: Picard is a return to order for many Star Trek fans. The series is successful in moving forward in the Star Trek universe while recalling storylines, characters, and plot points from previous episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, much to the delight of Trekkies everywhere.
From references to Data's original daughter to glimpses of relics from previous episodes from over 30 years ago, Picard is a treasure trove of Easter eggs. Here is a rundown of a few of the eggs throughout Picard that reference previous series, episodes, and movies.
The name of the painting featured in the first episode of Star Trek: Picard, but also a reference to Lal, Data’s short lived progeny from the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Offspring.”
Although Lal lived for only a short time, her existence stayed with Data, as well as his need to reproduce.
With Dahj, Picard mentions that Data always wanted a daughter, remembering the tragic Lal and his fondness for her.Is this a good Easter egg?
Chateau Picard And Vineyard
Star Trek: Picard opens on a chateau in France, a familiar location for fans of the show. Originally, the vineyard was run by Jean-Luc Picard's brother Robert in the episode "Family" and was also the location for scenes in the series finale “All Good Things…” It was later revealed in Star Trek: Generations that Picard's brother and nephew perished in a fire.
The vino is also mentioned throughout the Star Trek universe as well, as Dr. Julian Bashir mentions he isn't a fan of the label while Capt. Philippa Georgioiu keeps a bottle in her ready room.
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The crew of USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) are well known for their poker games. It is where Commander Data learns human traits, where Riker employs his charm, and where the crew bond together in their free time. Their regular poker games are where the cast and crew of the Enterprise are allowed to be themselves, and in the first episode of Star Trek: Picard, it is where Picard realized he doesn't want the game to end.Is this a good Easter egg?
Star Trek: Picard ends on a shot of a Borg cube that has seen better days. The Borg are perhaps one of the Federation's most dangerous enemies, and holds personal significance for Jean-Luc Picard, as the Enterprise captain was once assimilated to become Locutus of Borg.
At the end of Picard, a former flagship of the Borg fleet is now teeming with non-assimilated lifeforms.Is this a good Easter egg?