Two leading members of the Star Trek Picard season 3 cast, as well as showrunner Terry Matalas, have reunited to swap science fiction for fantasy with a game of Dungeons and Dragons.
Posting to Twitter, Matalas shared a photo of Star Trek cast members Jeri Ryan and Todd Stashwick (who play beloved Star Trek characters Seven of Nine and Captain Shaw) with Ryan equipped with a Dungeons and Dragons players handbook. He shared a caption along with the snap, which reads, “Entering the Forgotten Realms. Wish her luck,” referring to Ryan.
For Star Trek fans, there’s plenty to unpack (once you get over the immense jealousy of it all). Matalas – as well as Ryan and Stashwick – has been open about wanting to make a sequel Star Trek series to Picard season 3 called Star Trek Legacy. Sadly, there’s no Star Trek Legacy release date yet as the potential series hasn’t been officially given the green light, but we can’t help assuming that this is being discussed at the DnD game, in between slaying monsters.
Secondly: why isn’t the cast playing Star Trek’s own DnD-style roleplaying game Star Trek Adventures? Like DnD, Star Trek Adventures allows you to create your own characters and roleplay as them within the Star Trek universe as you boldly go about exploring space. Perhaps that’s all a bit too familiar, though.
Finally, forget poker: we’re now desperate to see a game of DnD between the Star Trek The Next Generation cast, who returned to the franchise for the final season of the show. We’re sure there are plenty of Star Trek fans who’d pay a lot of money to see that.
For now, we’ll all just have to live vicariously through the fun of Matalas, Ryan, and Stashwick after Picard season 3, one of the best TV series of the year so far, ended in April.
If you want more Star Trek fun, check out our guides to the Star Trek Strange New Worlds season 2 release date, and see why you should give the show a chance if you loved Star Trek Picard season 3. Or, take a look at our picks for the best Star Trek captains and best Star Trek starships. If you want to delve into fantasy like the Picard cast, take a look at Wargamer’s handy guides on DnD classes, DnD races, and DnD character sheets to create your own adventure.