Cool. So am I getting this right that even the "15 years ago today" is also after the events of (present time) final episode of Next Generation?
Based on Michael Piller's account of the writing of Insurrection (highly recommend), I've observed Patrick Stewart can be a little imperious. He also got tired of stories that gave Picard some kind of past struggle to deal with. Which is why we started getting Action Star Picard in the films. Judging by the writing on Disco, and by Patrick Stewart's inclinations, I doubt the reason Picard quit Starfleet has anything to do with an internal struggle. This is going to be an action show, I predict. More Nemesis. Unless Patrick Stewart has had a change of heart somehow.Really wish they could have got Ronald D. Moore and Ira Steven Behr in for this. The lack of TNG alums in pre-production is disappointing.
I had no faith In Discovery to be anything other than an unmitigated disaster. Previous to the show's airing as well as each season so far has seen more behind-the-scenes drama than most productions could possibly endure. And despite all that I have to begrudgingly admit that it's kind of a fun show and look forward to new episodes. I'll put ST:Picard in the "shows that likely have no right to be good but I could be pleasantly surprised" campThey can't get any TNG folks, they're all over working on The Orville ...
I've read and liked several books by Michael Chabon but his style seems like an awfully odd choice for Star Trek. Between this and Quentin Tarantino writing a Star Trek movie I have no idea what Trek is anymore.