With it being reported a while ago that Roberto Orci, one of the minds behind the JJ Abrams STAR TREK feature film reboot, had meetings with CBS to bring Trek back to television, it got me thinking about what type of show I’d like to see. Amidst all my thoughts about a Starfleet Academy show or a show about the shadowy Section 31 agents, I had the bright idea that maybe the new TV show should be a reboot of THE NEXT GENERATION. That way the movie and TV universes could remain separate but equal. And right after my idea of a TNG reboot I had the even brighter idea to do a wishful casting post where I cast the TNG roles myself. So click onward to boldly go where my little brain has decided to take me.
CAPT. JEAN-LUC PICARD
Originally Played By: Patrick Stewart
Wishful Casting: Colin Salmon
I have three criteria for what I think makes the perfect Jean-Luc Picard…British, bald and dignified. Those are three traits that Colin Salmon has in spades. He can be commanding and cerebral while also being a physically imposing figure coming in at a height of 6’4. He’d be my perfect new Capt. Picard.