Star Trek Picard Season 3: Vadic and her “Shrike” – hence the name of the spooky spaceship
In the third season of “Star Trek: Picard” the latter meets his final nemesis: the vengeful Vadic is hunting Picard in her spaceship “Shrike”. Read here what is behind the name.
- In the third season of “Star Trek: Picard” played by Amanda Plummer Vadic is the main antagonist.
- The vengeful villain hunts Picard in a cruel looking spaceship called “Shrike”.
- The spaceship’s name is the English term for a bird that impales its prey on thorns – just like Vadic does with her “Shrike”.
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Jean-Luc Picard’s final opponent in the 3rd season of “Star Trek: Picard” was cast with Hollywood great Amanda Plummer and probably has a past with Picard: the fanatical hunter Vadic wants a whole chicken coop with the aging coming Starfleet Admiral Picard. And she moves through space in a very stylish and dangerous way: on a deadly looking ship called “Shrike”.
Ornithologists may already know: “Shrike” is the English term for a bird, commonly known in German as “Würger”. And this bird species, just like the cruel Vadic, has a less squeamish way of dealing with its prey: The “Shrike” impales captured animals alive on sharp thorns and lets them die miserably there.
If you now look at the short trailer excerpts in which Vadic’s “Shrike” can be seen, it should be clear at the latest: The space vehicle, armed with sharp thorns, could probably do the same thing to Vadic’s enemies as the empathetic songbird to its prey.
Hyperion: The “Shrike” inspired science fiction before
However, it’s also possible that the creators of “Star Trek: Picard” are using the name for Vadic’s spaceship as a reference to another science fiction story: “The Hyperion Cantos” by author Dan Simmons from the 1980s also turned a “Shrike”, a future killer robot made up of sharp thorns and razor-sharp blades that impales its victims on a tree of blades.
Whether the Picard authors borrowed the name “Shrike” from the little songbird or the time-travelling murder machine from Dan Simmons’ books has not yet been fully clarified. At any Trekkie convention, however, the question will certainly be asked and answered at the latest.
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