'Star Trek' return 'irresistible,' says Patrick Stewart at new series premiere

18th Jan 2020    |    Source: reuters.com

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Entertainment News January 15, 2020 / 9:15 PM / 2 days ago 'Star Trek' return 'irresistible,' says Patrick Stewart at new series premiere 3 Min Read LONDON (Reuters) - Sir Patrick Stewart said returning to “Star Trek” was irresistible as he led a new generation of cast members down the red carpet for the premiere of a series devoted to his much-loved character Jean-Luc Picard. The 79-year-old British actor had repeatedly refused efforts to lure him back as the starship captain Picard. But the writers of its latest chapter, “Star Trek: Picard”, helped change his mind to the delight of science fiction fans and his character is due back on screens later this month after a two-decade break. “I came back because it was irresistible,” Stewart said on the red carpet on Wednesday ahead of a screening at a cinema in London’s Leicester Square. “I was intrigued and that intrigue grew into something very exciting which is why I’m back.” But he warned fans that this was a new era for “Star Trek”. Actor Patrick Stewart and other cast members pose during the premiere of "Star Trek: Picard" in London, Britain January 15, 2020.