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Also, there is a lot of speculation that Patrick Stewart will be killed off at the end of season one. He just costs too much money. They are using him as a way to get everyone watching the show and hope it's enough to carry over into season 2. They will then change the name of the ship to Picard.
I heard it was going to be a short run of a series. Calling Stewart too expensive is like thinking fixing your car is too expensive. You can't afford not to.
We'll probably see Wesley Crusher make an appearance since Picard was a father figure to him and the connection to his fathers death.
Itll be interesting to see if there is still an Enterpise with Riker at the helm.