Patrick Stewart looks up in Star Trek: Picard

After two seasons of half-hearted attempts to endear audiences to a new cast of supporting characters, the final ten episodes of "Star Trek: Picard" will reunite the Starfleet legend with his old crew from "Star Trek: The Next Generation."

Season 3 of "Picard" is essentially a fifth "The Next Generation" movie and a third attempt at giving one of the most popular casts from "Star Trek" a satisfying farewell. Not that there was anything wrong with the first try, of course, as the series ending "All Good Things…" still ranks amongst the best TV finales of all time. However, "Star Trek: Nemesis" was such a bummer that "Star Trek: Picard" spent most of Season 1 attempting to redeem it, and fans weren’t exactly wild about how that went, either.

As such, Season 3 of "Star Trek: Picard" sees showrunner Terry Matalas spilling over the toybox and giving fans what they always want — more of the same thing they liked 20 years ago. That means a full "The Next Generation" cast reunion, nostalgia-fueled marketing, and, of course, about a million Easter eggs to reward longtime Trekkies for their encyclopedic knowledge of the canon. We’ve put our decades of obsessing over "Star Trek" minutiae to the test cataloging as many winks, nods, and name-drops as we can find in "Picard," from the obvious to the extremely obscure. Here are all the Easter eggs fans may have missed in "Picard" Season 3.

Title card from "The Wrath of Khan" reading "In the 23rd Century..."
The opening shot of the stars in Star Trek: Picard
Beverly Crusher in the wide-collar jacket from Star Trek: Picard
Captain Picard plays his Ressikan flute
Rigel VII from Star Trek "The Cage"
The launch of Enterprise NX-01
Star Trek: Picard showrunner Terry Matalas at TCA 2023
Captain Rachel Garrett on Star Trek: The Next Generation
Data meets Riker in Encounter at Farpoint
Kirstie Alley as Saavik in the captain's chair