Part of Stewart's reason for returning is the idea that leadership like Picard's is lacking these days. Does that mean that he will return only to exhibit his style, as he did during the series and movies, or does it mean something more pointed -- that his return will show Picard having to deal with some of the forces that plague us today plaguing his time as well? If it is the latter, I will dearly mourn yet another opportunity to show what a functioning Federation really works like. I wonder if part of the reason our culture seems to regress into the same histories isn't because of anything to do with "human nature" per say, but a lack of human endeavor. “The human adventure may have be just beginning,” but it's stalled. Someone like Picard may be necessary to remind us of who we are, but if that is to happen by presenting a stagnant regressive Federation, like us today more than anything it in the future should be, then, well, I hope the show entertaining at least...I hope it's written really, really, well...because it won't be the example of wonder that we're all looking for as to what to work toward next together. And that’s the thing I think that’s most key in Star Trek and what we actually most need today, so unsure of where to go next, again, with the combined wisdom and passion of all our people. Sigh...so much talk of tribalism and greatness and enemies from the press to the Russians to the Deep State to impoverished immigrants to bigots to establishment interests to what have you....I am curious also, I guess, how the next series is going to address the topics of our day with the characters of our heyday.