Why Captain Shaw is the Best Character in ‘Star Trek: Picard’ – Review Geek
The main draw for Trekkies to watch the final season of Picard is the return of the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast. But, two episodes into the defacto reunion special, the character that’s captured the imaginations of Trek fans isn’t Worf or Riker; it’s U.S.S. Titan skipper Captain Liam Shaw.
Warning: SPOILER ALERT! This article contains spoilers for the final season of Star Trek: Picard as well spoilers for past Star Trek films and TV shows.
Captain of a Ship in a Strange Universe
It’s not a secret in the Trek fandom that the first two seasons of Star Trek: Picard was not to the liking of many classic Trek fans. Many complained that the show was too dark and dreary, overly violent, and portrayed Starfleet, its officers, and the Federation in a manner that was not consistent with the values those institutions professed during the 1966-2004 classic era of Star Trek.
The complaints were so loud in 2022 that Paramount+ released a teaser trailer for Picard season three, announcing the return of the Next Gen cast, before…
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