The first teaser trailer for Star Trek: Picard's second season dropped as part of Paramount Plus' Star Trek First Contact Day celebration.
In the minute-long teaser, the titular former Captain, Patrick Stewart's Jean-Luc Picard muses on the apparent theme of season two, time:
The true final frontier is time. Time can turn even our most impulsive, our most ill-considered actions into history. What we do in a crisis often weighs upon us less heavily than what we wish we had done. What could have been. Time offers so many opportunities… but never second chances.
The brief tease doesn't appear to contain actual footage from the show itself, instead it's a tour of Picard's study at Château Picard, a location that cropped up several times in Star Trek: Picard's first year and in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Unlike its earlier appearances, though, Picard's study in this trailer is chock full of easter eggs from the illustrious Starfleet officer's time as captain of the Enterprises D and E.
Here's every easter egg, hidden detail, and throwback to Star Trek: The Next Generation, the TNG movies, and even Deep Space Nine we caught in Star Trek: Picard season two's first trailer.
And yeah, we'll talk about Q.
8. Time Is A Fire...
Fitting the previously mentioned theme of time that pervades this trailer, the teaser opens with a close-up shot of Picard's clock.
The clock made its first appearance in Star Trek: Picard season one, placed above the mantlepiece in the study at Château Picard, later recreated in the holographic stateroom aboard the La Sirena and in the virtual environment which Data inhabited in the season finale, "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2".
Also keeping on theme, an hourglass features later on in the trailer, showing sand (and presumably time) moving in reverse. This imagery, coupled with the "true final frontier is time" narration, hints heavily at a time travel storyline for Star Trek: Picard season two, which Patrick Stewart referenced during the Star Trek First Contact Day panel:
I wish I could sit here and blurt out to you all the new storylines and situations and TIMES that you're going to be seeing in this second season. Despite 178 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation... and four feature films, there are events coming up in season two that have never been seen before.