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The Biggest Unanswered Questions From Star Trek: Picard Season 3

This might seem like a random question, but bear with us here. In the mid-season episode “The Bounty,” Picard leads the U.S.S. Titan to the fleet museum to get the help of Geordi La Forge. There, viewers are treated to a parade of Easter eggs, getting glimpses of famous starships from “Star Trek” past. This includes Kirk’s Enterprise-A, the U.S.S. Defiant from “Deep Space Nine,” and the U.S.S. Voyager. We also see the NX-01, the ship that was the focus of the 2001 prequel spin-off “Star Trek: Enterprise.” Its refit form — with an additional secondary hull — calls into question that series’ own finale.

In the infamous “Enterprise” series ender, “These Are the Voyages,” Riker and Troi recreate the final voyage of the NX-01, a mission that sees the death of engineer Trip Tucker, much to the dismay of fans. But, as seen in that episode, the NX-01 is shown without the refit secondary hull, which was only designed for a fifth season that was never produced. This has led to fans theorizing that perhaps the events of that finale aren’t exactly canon: Riker and Troi might not have been re-living actual history, or the holodeck program wasn’t an accurate reflection of what really happened.

To the delight of fans, this could also mean that Trip Tucker didn’t really die, setting him up for a possible return in another potential nostalgic reunion series.

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