The cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation is set for an exciting reunion but Star Trek: Picard season 3 is making a big mistake by exiting the show's original cast to make room for the TNG icons.

Star Trek: Picard season 2 was an epic time travel adventure that delved into the secret history of Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart)

and allowed him to move past his greatest regret so that he can have a chance at a romance with Laris (Orla Brady).

Sadly, as of the end of Star Trek: Picard season 2, Alison Pill (Dr. Agnes Jurati), Santiago Cabrera (Cristobal Rios), Evan Evagora (Elnor), and Isa Briones (Soji/Kore Soong)

Ironically, Star Trek: Picard season 3 being TNG redux is precisely what the series was originally intended not to be.

Patrick Stewart didn't want to rehash The Next Generation when he signed on for Star Trek: Picard, which is why season 1,

Star Trek: Picard season 2 enlisted Terry Matalas and Akiva Goldman to deliver more of TNG's greatest hits Q, Guinan, time travel, the Borg Queen and it was, indeed

Here's why this is a tragic mistake even if Star Trek: Picard season 3 turns out to be the best season of all.