Star Trek: Picard Season 3 has a perfect 100% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes.
The third season of Star Trek: Picard currently holds a perfect 100 percent Fresh Critics score on the popular review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes. This puts the Paramount+ series in the rarefied company of critically acclaimed seasons of shows like the Chicago restaurant industry drama The Bear, the second season of the Coen Brothers-inspired crime series Fargo, and the first season of the cannibal soccer team thriller Yellowjackets. While the perfect score may very well change in the future, Star Trek: Picard Season 3 already has 17 professional critics’ reviews logged, which is a pretty sure sign of consensus.
The third season of Star Trek: Picard is debuting on February 16 (which is to say, today) and its 10 episodes are expected to be the final story arc of the series. The showrunners of Picard have stated their openness to continuing the series if it receives enough popular demand, but hopefully, critical acclaim will be factored into that a little bit too. Paramount has been producing new Star Trek shows at an increasingly rapid pace, so why should Picard not continue to get an extension on the aged captain’s story?
It seems very likely that part of the unbelievable critical acclaim for Star Trek: Picard’s third season has to do with its reunion of most of the main cast of The Next Generation, arguably the most beloved series in the franchise. While star Patrick Stewart was initially against the series becoming a de facto direct continuation of TNG, he has since come around and admitted that having the old crew back together was the right idea, saying he “had been wrong to put a veto on full TNG cast elements in this new series.”
Certainly, seeing Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Gates McFadden, LeVar Burton, and Michael Dorn back at Patrick Stewart’s side must give critics at least a little bit of inclination to goodwill. Star Trek: Picard has been controversial in its grimmer and bleaker portrayal of Gene Roddenberry’s universe, but it has already been critically praised.
To date, the first season of the show holds an 86 percent Critics Score on Rotten Tomatoes, while the second season dipped only the tiniest amount to 85 percent. So, whatever happens in the third season of Star Trek: Picard must be pretty impressive in order to merit the perfect score it is currently maintaining.
At 82 years old, Patrick Stewart seems pretty game to continue his most iconic roles, with Star Trek: Picard’s third season bringing him back as the titular former Starfleet officer and Deadpool 3 preparing to bring him back as Professor Charles Xavier. Not many actors of his age (not to mention his status as a living legend of stage and screen) would be willing to come back to these characters over and over again, so we have a lot to thank Patrick Stewart for.
We are excited to see what Star Trek: Picard brings for its third season and how long it maintains its perfect score. Not to mention, how long it can go before trashing another Enterprise.