Star Trek: Picard's ruthless season 2 finale means there's one spinoff fans won't be seeing on Paramount+ anytime soon

The Star Trek franchise has certainly endured lean periods during its time, but the early 2020s isn't one of them.

Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Star Trek: Prodigy and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds are all currently active

Diversifying major franchises is an increasingly common strategy as the streaming wars rage on - the more content, the better.

As Paramount continues its ongoing mission to seek out strange new spinoffs, Star Trek: Picard looked to be laying foundations for yet another TV series

A former first officer who became disillusioned and quit Starfleet to try his hand at piracy, Rios evidently rejoined between Star Trek: Picard seasons 1 & 2.

Resurfacing as a charming, roguish captain, a spinoff based around Rios' future Stargazer adventures seemed entirely plausible.

Unfortunately, the manner of his Star Trek: Picard exit leaves Captain Rios zero chance of commanding the Stargazer beyond season 2's premiere.