In a recent episode of The Shuttlepod Show, Todd Stashwick, known for his role in Star Trek: Picard season 3, disclosed the origin of Captain Liam Shaw’s popular line. Initially facing criticism for his disrespectful behavior towards Picard and Riker, Captain Shaw’s character became a fan favorite due to his tragic backstory and quick wit. Stashwick also confirmed that plans were in place for the character’s return in a potential spinoff called Star Trek: Legacy.
Stashwick mentioned that the cast of Star Trek: Picard season 3 had the freedom to suggest adjustments to the script, a departure from previous series like Enterprise. This newfound liberty allowed for spontaneous improvisation on set and contributed significantly to the development of the characters and their storylines. Stashwick himself proposed changing the original line “Touché” to “It’s been a weird week”, which received approval from showrunner Terry Matalas.
The transformation of Captain Shaw’s character from being disliked to becoming a fan favorite not only highlights the effectiveness of this new approach but also showcases Stashwick’s talent for quick thinking and improvisation. If Star Trek: Legacy is greenlit, further exploration of Shaw’s character is expected to take place.
According to an article by John Orquiola, the piece provides factual information about the production process of Star Trek: Picard, details about a specific actor, and insights into the character he portrays. The article focuses on the entertainment and storytelling aspects of the series without any discernible political bias. Due to its objective reporting style and lack of the author’s personal opinions, the article appears to have a strong factual basis. However, claims regarding the proposed spinoff and plans for the character’s return are based on comments from the actor, which could be considered hearsay until officially confirmed by the production company. Taking this into account, I assess the article as being 80% likely to be factual news, with 20% of it being editorial content and 0% politically slanted.
This article is 80% likely factual news based on my current analysis.