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by Kevin Coupe

Longtime MNB readers know that Michael and I are passionate "Star Trek" fans … we engage in constant debates over who is the best captain with the greatest leadership skills portrayed in the various series, and drill down on business lessons that can be garnered from the shows' episodes and plot points. And I know, from all the email and conversations I've had over the years, that many MNB readers share this passion.

Which is one of the reasons that we are so thrilled with the coming show, "Star Trek: Picard," which is going to chronicle the late-in-life adventures of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, portrayed by Sir Patrick Stewart, who was first seen in "Star Trek: The Next Generation," which debuted back in 1987.

This new series is scheduled to premiere on CBS All Access on January 23, 2020, and as that date approaches, the producers are parceling out bits of information to keep everybody interested and anticipatory. The latest - a trailer for the series that debuted at a recent ComicCon in New York City, and that gave us a sense of the series' scope and themes.

And so, as a point of personal privilege, I'm making the trailer this morning's Eye-Opener, which you can see above, left. It has an elegiac quality to it, but with plenty of action … and some visits from old friends that, if you are anything like me, will melt your heart a little bit.


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