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Star Trek: Picard's Todd Stashwick Weighs In On Titan Spin-Off Talk

In "Star Trek: Picard's" Season 3, not only were audiences treated to the return of previous "Star Trek: Next Generation" favorites like Will Riker (Jonathan Frakes), Worf (Michael Dorn), Doctor Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden), Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis), Geordi La Forge (LeVar Burton), and Data (Brent Spiner), but we were introduced to the crew of the USS Titan. Consisting of the irritable, condescending Captain Liam Shaw (Todd Stashwick), First Officer Seven of Nine — or as Shaw prefers, Annika Hansen — who fans will recognize from "Star Trek: Voyager," and Geordi's daughter Sidney, the ship's helmsman.

Social media has been vocal about their interest in the Titan and fans' desire for a spin-off with Shaw, Seven of Nine, and possibly Jack Crusher (Ed Speelers), who was introduced as the son of Beverly and Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart). For Stashwick, just getting the chance to be a part of the "Star Trek" world is enough. "Oh, look, the way I see it, I am Aragorn [from "Lord of the Rings"] and they will always have my sword, right?" he told Decider. "The story I tell is that Jeri Ryan was saying that when she started on Voyager, they gave her a T-shirt with the Star Trek delta that had bars in front of it that said "Lifer." So, like, I am forever a part of this legacy, and they have me if they need me in any capacity."

He's just happy to part of the Star Trek universe

Fans have been intrigued by the introduction of Picard and Beverly's son and with the dynamic Seven of Nine and Captain Shaw have brought to the newest season of "Star Trek: Picard." And with both "Picard" and "Star Trek: Discovery" ending, it would make sense to introduce the character in advance and allow the audience to get to know them, which would increase the success of a spin-off.

Todd Stashwick's Shaw has admittedly been a polarizing character with his by-the-book, "I like structure" persona. Standing in stark contrast to the impulsive and often reckless behavior of Picard and Riker, it was refreshing to see another captain call the two out. While he starts out as a jerk, it soon becomes apparent that he's just trying to protect his crew and ship and has zero tolerance for bulls***t.

There have obviously been no formal announcements that a spin-off will ever occur, but with fans clamoring for one, it's definitely an idea Trekkies can get behind. And whether or not it happens, Stashwick is just happy to be along for the ride, telling Decider, "If all I ever get to do in the franchise is those episodes of Enterprise and season three of Picard, man, what an embarrassment of riches."