If you wanted to get Jean-Luc Picard ads but didn't know you wanted to spend $ 5.99 a month on CBS All Access, don't doubt. About a week – which means until Wednesday, February 5 – the first episode of Star Trek: Picard
it's free to watch on the CBS website.
Star Trek: Picard paid for CBS All Access on Jan. 23 and took 14 years after Capt. Picard resigns as a lawyer. In contrast Star Trek: The Next Generation
, which were typically episodic in nature, Picard
is set to be serialized more. The comic tie-in adds depth to the first episode, especially the presence of Picard housekeepers.
Patrick Stewart returns to the role of Picard, with Santiago Cabrera (Merlin
) as a pilot with Michelle Hurd (Law & Order: SVU
) as a intelligence officer. Also, Patrick Stewart has insisted that Cicard's canon counterpart be a bullet for wanting to take away their dignity, and if that's not enough reason to watch the show, I don't know what is.