The last episode of the first season of Star Trek: Picard asked fans a philosophical question that could be picked up in the second season. This is about the future of Jean-Luc Picard.
The first season of Star Trek: Picard is over. But a second season is already planned. This could be a question of what the fans are currently asking.
Attention! Spoilers follow here!
In the final episode of season one of the Star Trek: Picard series, the former captain of the USS Enterprise died. However, Dr. Jurati and Dr. Soong back in a new body. But is that still the "real" Picard? According to the series, Jean-Luc Picard's consciousness was transferred into an artificially grown body. It should not be a copy, but the "real" ex-captain of the Enterprise. But is that enough to really be the original person? Does our mind make us out or a combination of mind and body?
Picard had to deal with the physical and psychological consequences, for example through assimilation by the Borg. He also had an artificial heart. He had to deal with the effects of Irumodic Syndrome, which had ultimately cost him his life. Aren't all of these factors defining a person? Who make up who is human? But what happens if these things suddenly disappear? Are you still exactly the person you used to be?
According to the producers, Picard 2.0 should still be the same person, just in a new body. It is his consciousness that has been saved. But there are also indications that Jean-Luc Picard will have to cope with having a new body in Season 2. There is already a discussion among fans about what the effects could be and could we eventually find out that Picard 2.0 is not the Picard that we know? Was his consciousness just copied after all and not "shifted"? Season 2 of Star Trek: Picard could be quite interesting.
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