Originally Posted by Tack
I'm just guessing here, but I wouldn't be surprised if his advanced age was played up for the trailer.
Aging winery owner that finally got to retire and go home and live out his days doing what he loves. Until he got bored and realized what he really loves is strafing the galaxy. He knew it all along of course.
Upon regaining his Starship duties, the old tired look washes right off. Yeah, he's old, but chicks still totally dig him and evil alien races wish he stayed retired. Engage!
Yeah - that is the Picard that I am looking forward to seeing.
I know I am ever the optimist about Star Trek plots, and I don’t think present day viewers would want what I am about to describe, because it would lack the body count, gruesome acts and pyrotechnics that characterize recent Star Trek movies and episodes.
Movies and episodes that I enjoy but am always hoping for something more in terms of social, political and behavioral relationships, and less in terms of death and destruction.
Picard is living comfortably selling wines that carry his family name (he does own a winery in France after all). He is a grape farmer and subject to the whims of nature, and the business of running a winery.
He is retired from Starfleet, but far from inactive. He has an active memory and frequently daydreams about the past. He has many present contacts with life forms from many planets. They ask his advice, and he occasionally is involved in adventures with those people. There will be suspense, intrigue, politics, culture, spy stuff and yes comedy.
From time to time people who have served under him visit his home. Some of them have problems which he helps them solve. He has physical ailments, which for the most part he overcomes.
I can think of at least ten episodes that would fit that synopsis, but I guess we have to leave it to the writers.
Oh wait absolutely - the chicks still love him.