Patrick Stewart tells why he came back to his signature role for Star Trek: Picard.
Even at nearly 80 years old, Sir Patrick Stewart is a commanding (pun intended) figure as soon as he walks in the room. Slight of build, he nevertheless is a magnetic, even majestic presence. The voice may be a little weathered and softened by time but it is still as resonant as you remember from Star Trek: The Next Generation, where his Captain Jean-Luc Picard made “Engage!” and “Make it so!” into eternal verbal fixtures in the Star Trek universe.
And now some 33 years after a semi-obscure, bald British actor became the third screen captain of the Federation starship Enterprise -- launching a run of seven seasons on TV and four theatrical adventures -- that same actor is returning the role that made him a beloved sci-fi icon. In Star Trek: Picard, Stewart