star trek Fans have arguably never had it better, at least in terms of the sheer amount of bold walking available for their viewing pleasure. It’s hard to keep up with the various spinoffs and series that are airing or in production, and right now the second season of Star Trek: Picard is streamed worldwide.
Following the release of the second episode – “Penance” – last week, showrunner Terry Matalas revealed an amazing trivia tidbit about the eponymous Starfleet icon via Twittera horrific truth that will terrify many Nintendo fans: Picard not only murdered Super Mario’s trusty dinosaur steed, Yoshi, but also displayed his skull in a macabre gallery of his vanquished enemies for all to see. Damned!
Ok, some context. In Picard Season 2, thanks to his old friend Q, the one-time Captain is transported to a dark alternate timeline where he is no longer Admiral Picard, celebrated galactic explorer, orator and connoisseur of the Earl Grays, but General Picard, fearsome, despotic xenophobe and destroyer of entire races.
It’s this dark timeline Picard who cruelly displays trophy skulls in his castle, one of which turned out to be a lizard named “Y’shi,” as per the plaque in Matalas’ on-set photo you can see:
As you can see, the showrunner makes the inspiration for this poor soul in Picard’s bony collection very clear. And while the name doesn’t exactly fit, it’s worth remembering that Yoshi has several nicknames. T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas for example.
And if you’re wondering, a lizard is a reptilian-like species in the Star Trek universe, famous for their big eyes and brandy.
So yeah, turns out there’s a universe where Jean-Luc Picard killed Yoshi (sorry, Y’shi), possibly by decapitation. Whodathunkit?
Feel free to share your thoughts on this startling revelation in the comments. Also tell us how many lights there are.
https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/03/random-its-official-jean-luc-picard-killed-yoshi-in-the-dark-timeline Random: It’s official, Jean-Luc Picard killed Yoshi in the dark timeline