The Star Trek franchise continues to be a source of hope and inspiration amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Featuring Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Sonequa Martin-Green (Michael Burnham), Jonathan Frakes (William T. Riker), Brent Spiner (Data), Michelle Hurd (Raffi Musiker), Marina Sirtis (Deanna Trois), Wilson Cruz (Hugh Culber), Isa Briones (Dahj/Soji), and Jonathan Del Arco (Hugh), the video is a reminder that no one is really alone during this crisis.
“This is a tough time for everybody. Times like this can seem overwhelming. These are stressful times. But I want you to know, that you are not alone. We’re all connected,” the franchise stars say jointly in the 42-second clip. “We can still laugh and smile and share moments. It’s just a reminder of the compassion that we always have to have. Let’s keep being there for each other. Because we’re in this together. And we will live long and prosper.”
— Star Trek on CBS All Access (@startrekcbs) April 8, 2020
Trekkies from different parts of the globe appreciate the message, as several of them have already taken to Twitter to express their gratitude.
Star Trek has been telling me I’m not alone my whole life. Thanks for keeping that tradition alive. 🖖💖
— Jenn, Wild Girl of the Woods (@eatatquarks) April 8, 2020
This is amazing. Thanks for sharing some #TrekPositive today!!
— ⚔️🖤Heather Rae @🏠🖖🏼 #StayHomeSaveLives (@BatlethBabe) April 8, 2020
This is why I love the ST universe, and the wonderful people that make up the characters we love.
— Ryan Reeves (@bulldog_y2k) April 8, 2020
Puts a smile on my face!!!
— MaLinda Hill, PhD (@Fred2700) April 8, 2020
@startrekcbs I loved this video of #StarTrekFamily!!! It definitely made my day. I have been self quarantined for 25 days and getting a little restless. Thank goodness for #BBC playing reruns constantly of #StarTrekTNG!!!!🖖🏻🖖🏻🤗#StayHomeWatchReruns #trekcore
— Margaret Barry (@Mjaynes87Barry) April 8, 2020
A release date for Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 has yet to be announced, but fans may have to wait a little bit longer for the next chapter of the series as extra precautions are being taken during the pandemic. Though Season 3 had already wrapped principal photography last February, its post-production is still ongoing. And because the show’s editing and visual effects crew are now working from home, delivering the finished product may take longer than the usual.
Meanwhile, work on Star Trek: Picard Season 2 had also started before the onset of the pandemic. However, given the current situation, it’s likely that it will also face some kind of delay. No release date for the show’s sophomore run has been announced yet, but it’s expected to arrive on CBS All Access sometime in 2021.