Star Trek: Picard spoilers follow.
Star Trek: Picard boss Terry Matalas responded to a surprise appearance in episode 3 where a returned Star Trek generations actor.
Thomas Dekker appeared in episode 3 Picardthe current third season as Titus Rikker, a character later revealed to be the Changeling.
However, this is not the first time that Dekker appears in the film Star Trek franchise. Once upon a time, in 1994, when he was a child, Dekker played the lead role Star Trek generations as the pretend son of Jean-Luc Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) in a series of visions.
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Only speaking to Digital spyshowrunner Terry Matalas has opened up about the decision to bring Dekker back now – just as Picard’s son has become so central to the story.
When asked if bringing Dekker back was a conscious choice, Matalas said, “No, he just auditioned for the role and he’s fantastic.”
According to Matalas, the cameo was a complete mistake, and he didn’t even realize the connection until filming began.
“It didn’t really occur to us until we were shooting that that was the case [Dekker] was […] some of it before,” said Matalas.
“But wow, is he good in this scene? Yes. Like he was that good.”
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Dekker’s performance wasn’t the only standout moment of season 3’s third episode, which also saw fans confront Jean-Luc Sir Patrick Stewart and Dr. Beverly Crusher by Gates McFadden.
Only chat with Digital spy about the scene McFadden said: “Well, first of all, I’m glad it was something special to watch.
“As for me, I was delighted to have a scene filled with these kinds of conflicts, because when you work with the people you’ve worked with, you love their work and you know it’s going to be fun, and I had a great day and we did it pretty quickly.”
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