William Shatner Says Patrick Stewart’s ‘Star Trek’ Return is Wonderful News

When the news broke yesterday about Sir Patrick Stewart returning to the Star Trek fold, we were absolutely delighted. His Starfleet Captain Jean-Luc Picard in command of the Enterprise during Star Trek: Next Generation remains a large fraction of fans’ favorite officer to wear the rank pips.

Stewart posted in a statement revealing after many years absent, he was returning to space, the final frontier in a new series for CBS All Access (which you can read about here).

Questions were immediately raised about another former captain would take the news.

Sir Patrick Stewart and William Shatner in “Star Trek: Generations”

William Shatner, who commanded the Enterprise as Captain James T. Kirk during Star Trek (the original series, or TOS), took to twitter to congratulate his fellow starship officer proclaiming the news “wonderful”:

While we don’t know much about the new show, we’re definitely excited to see the return of Jean-Luc.

We’ll let you know as soon as CBS reveals additional details about the new series.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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