USS Titan Starship Profile Released Ahead of Season 3 of ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Debut

Star Trek: Picard arrives on Paramount+ on February 16, 2023. When it does, the hero ship of this season if the USS-Titan A. This is the third ship to carry the name Titan. Today, Star Trek released a profile on this ship that was once captained by Will Riker. It also reveals that the original captain of the USS Titan has some very close connections to the original crew of the USS Enterprise.

The entire profile was released on Instagram on the following post. The transcript can be found below the Instagram post.

There have been three Starfleet vessels to bear the name Titan.

NCC-1777 – Shangri La Class. Launched in 2290 under the Command of Captain Saavik.
Known for its multiple encounters with the Klingon Empire, including the Exo-Port Takeover and Horizon colony rescue. The Titan became Starfleet’s flagship under the recommendation of Captain Sulu of the Excelsior. The Titan was instrumental in maintaining frontier stability before the Khitomer accords and subsequent launch of the Enterprise-B.

NCC-80102 – Luna Class. Tactical heavy cruiser was designed to counter various contemporary threats, from Romuans to Borg. Launched in 2379. Commanded by William T. Riker. Birthplace of Captain Riker and Commander Deanna Troi’s children: Thaddeus and Kestra Riker-Troi. In 2380, Riker led the Titan on a series of successful and dangerous tactical missions, stabilizing Federation space along the borders of the Beta Quadrant. After suffering extensive damage, it was pulled from service in 2398. Because of Captains Saavik and Riker, the Titan’s legacy was continued with a brand new starship, one that would retain its registry but now with the “A” designation, an honor only given to a select few starships.

NCC-80102-A – Constitution III Class, referred to in Starfleet slang as Neo-Constitution Class. This new Titan is primarily an exploratory vessel, honoring the retro design of the Constitution Class II. Launched in 2402 under the command of Captain Liam Shaw. Work began on a refit using the original Titan space frame, however, with the development of cutting-edge propulsion technology, the Titan’s design changed mid-construction and a new ship took form. As per tradition, Starfleet engineers affectionally designated it as a refit having kept much of the original Titan’s internal components. The Constitution III was designed to cater to a close support envelope at sub-light speeds, namely in and around densely populated solar systems, as witnessed by its overpowered impulse engines. To date, the new Titan has the largest sub-light power-to-geometry ratio in the fleet.

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As can be seen in the profile of the USS Titan, this is a ship that has a rich legacy in Starfleet. It also adds more to the story of Saavik, who once served aboard the USS Enterprise with Admiral Kirk. She also served aboard the USS Grissom with Commander Chekov and Kirk’s son David. The ship’s second iteration and captain, William T. Riker, has only been seen in command of the USS Titan in the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks. The arrival of the USS Titan-A in Star Trek: Picard will be the first time that the exterior of the Titan will have been seen on a live-action Star Trek movie or series. According to prop master Jeff Lombardi, the photo of Jean-Luc Picard and Thaddeus Riker-Troi that was shown in Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1 in Season 1 of Star Trek: Picard was taken aboard the Titan.

The upcoming season of Star Trek: Picard will see lots of the USS Titan. Already several photos have been shown of the various members of the crew on the ship both on the bridge and also in other places on board. A theme song for the Titan has also been written and was previewed ahead of the full thing being heard in the series.

The third season of Star Trek: Picard will very much be a reunion of Star Trek: The Next Generation cast members. Sir Patrick Stewart, who plays the now Admiral Picard will be joined by TNG alumni LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, and Brent Spiner. Jeri Ryan and Michelle Hurd, who have been series regulars since season 1 of Star Trek: Picard also will be returning as stars for the show. 

In the final season of Star Trek: Picard, Admiral Picard gets a desperate message from Dr. Beverley Crusher. This apparently kicks off the rekindling and reuniting of the former crew of the USS Enterprise-D along with some new allies. Together, they will go on an adventure facing the legacy of the past and new revelations that could significantly alter the future of the Federation. 

Star Trek: Picard will be streaming exclusively on Paramount+ starting on February 16, 2023. Paramount+ is where all current new Star Trek series are being streamed in the United States. Here is a list of all new series coming out in 2023 on the streaming service. The final season of Picard promises to be an explosive ending with lots of surprises for the series. However, it might not be the end of the story for the characters in the series. Future offshoots of the series have been teased, potentially even for Admiral Picard.

What do you think of the Titan? Are you excited to see her in action during the upcoming season of Star Trek: Picard? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!

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