Patrick Stewart on the abandoned 5th Next Gen film we never saw

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Dec 14, 2012

The last we ever saw of the Next Generation crew was in 2002's Star Trek Nemesis—but that wasn't supposed to be the end of it. According to Patrick Stewart, there was to be a fifth film, one that would have been "a real farewell" to Capt. Jean-Luc Picard.

In a recent interview, Stewart teased with news of a follow-up to Nemesis that was developed but abandoned:

While we were filming Nemesis an idea was being developed by John Logan, the screenwriter of Nemesis, and Brent Spiner for a fifth and final movie. It was a very exciting idea for a screenplay. It would have been a real farewell to Next Generation, but it would have involved other historic aspects of Star Trek as well. I can't go into details because the project wasn't mine. When that didn't happen, the studio announced in its own inimitable way that we were suffering from franchise fatigue and that there was to be no more, and I am absolutely content with that. I remain very proud of the work that we did, very proud of the series and the movies, but I do not wish to return to it.

Let's hope we someday get a few more details on the movie that might have been.

What do you think? Would have wanted to see another Next Gen movie?

( via Airlock Alpha)

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