Star Trek: Picard has got himself a new supervising creator.
On Instagram on Monday, scriptwriter Marc Bernardin posted a photograph of the heading page of a Star Trek: The Next Generation spec script, titled “Past Present”, and a tale to go along with it. In the photo’s subtitle, Bernardin revealed that in his junior year of college, he enrolled a screenwriting competition, where the demand was to draft a spec script for a recently-airing series. There was one series he admired, he stated, and it was the right choice. “It was Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Bernardin described. “And it was the very first time I drafted words that were evolving out of actual roles’ mouths. The preeminent thing that studied anything like a screenplay.”
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When I was in my junior year of college, a film professor pointed me to a screenwriting contest for undergrads and suggested that I enter. The lone requirement was, you had to write a spec episode of a currently airing TV show. At the time, I didn’t watch a ton of TV — I was a nerd and, back in the early 90s, there weren’t a lot of options. But there was one show I loved, and knew inside and out, so I wrote an episode of that one. It was Star Trek: The Next Generation. And it was the very first time I wrote words that were coming out of existing characters’ mouths. The first thing that looked anything like a screenplay. Because I loved that show, even its daffier episodes. And it had some daffy AF episodes. But I loved the Enterprise, I loved the aliens, I loved the characters, and I loved Captain Jean-Luc Picard. It’s a particular fantasy — one I would later revisit with Ben Sisko and William Adama — to want to be led by a competent person. (Also, a particularly relevant fantasy.) By someone who would endeavor to do the right thing. Who has flaws, but because of them can bring the best version of him or herself to bear. Who will go down with the ship — but not before fighting for it to the last. So I wrote a TNG episode and won the contest. (That’s a whole different story.) It took a long time for me to fulfill the promise of that very early career victory, but here we are. Today was my first day as a supervising producer on Star Trek: Picard. All good things come to those who wait.
What did Marc Bernardin say?
Bernardin kept on explaining further about what he loved most about Next Gen: the Enterprise, the liens and Captain Picard. **Spoiler Alert**: he did win the competition and as he narrates that it was tough for him to live up to that writing that could pay his efforts. Marc stated; ” Today was my initial day of supervising producer on Star Trek: Picard. All the nice things come to those who are patient.”
Marc Bernardin boasts about a variety of things, but all are a rich list of qualifications. Regarding the Wikipedia reports, Bernardin is a television comic book writer and also a prolific entertainment journalist. He recently hosted Beyond podcast with his friend Kevin Smith. In his early career, he was an intern on the sets of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
According to Deadline.
CBS All Access officially announced Star Trek: Picard season 1 before the season was shown on the television. According to Deadline, who gave the news on first come first basis that season 2 has ten episodes, which is similar to Season one that got over with airing its last episode.