The third and final season of Star Trek: Picard season 3 has received widespread acclaim, being considered one of the best in the entire franchise.
This year has been fantastic for science fiction fans, with notable events like the 60th-anniversary return of Doctor Who and the debut of shows like The Last of Us and the highly anticipated return of Star Trek: Picard. The 51st Saturn Awards, organized by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, have just announced their nominees, giving recognition to genre media often overlooked by major award shows like the Emmys and Oscars. Star Trek: Picard Season 3 has secured an impressive seven nominations, making it the most nominated television series of the night.
The recognition is well-deserved, considering Season 3 of Picard was one of the most-watched Star Trek seasons in recent years. Fans, both old and new, flocked to witness the return of the complete ensemble cast of The Next Generation, featuring stellar performances from Sir Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Michael Dorn, LeVar Burton, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, Jeri Ryan, and Michelle Hurd. Season 3 also introduced captivating new characters portrayed by Ed Speleers, Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut, Mica Burton, Todd Stashwick, and Amanda Plummer as the formidable villain Vadic.
Top Nominations for Picard Season 3
The nominations for Picard Season 3 include Best Science Fiction Television Series, with Patrick Stewart earning a nomination for Best Actor in a Television Series. Supporting actors Jonathan Frakes, Ed Speleers, Todd Stashwick, and Jeri Ryan, as well as Amanda Plummer for Guest Star in a Television Series, also received well-deserved nominations. Notably, other Star Trek series, such as Strange New Worlds and Lower Decks, also garnered nominations across various categories.
Here’s a summary of lifetime Saturn Award nominations for Star Trek series:
|The Animated Series
|The Next Generation
|Deep Space Nine
|Strange New Worlds
Picard Fans Still Want a Legacy Spin-Off Series
Despite Season 3 being the final season of Picard, fans are clamoring for a spin-off series, Star Trek: Legacy, following the new generation of characters introduced. Showrunner Terry Matalas, praised for delivering one of the franchise’s best seasons, has fans hopeful for a continuation. While nothing official has been announced, the petition for Star Trek: Legacy has gathered over 62,000 signatures, showing the ongoing enthusiasm of fans. The 51st Saturn Awards are set to take place on February 4, 2024, and you can find the full list of nominations on their website. All three seasons of Star Trek: Picard are available for streaming on Paramount+.