Newsweek: ‘Picard’ Is the First ‘Star Trek’ Series Launched By a Woman Director—Here’s How She Did It

The first three episodes of Star Trek: Picard are unlike any other introduction in Star Trek history…But it’s not just the story and the terrestrial setting that separates Star Trek: Picard from previous series set in the science-fiction galaxy. Picard is also the first time a Star Trek series premiere has been directed by a woman, with Hanelle Culpepper taking the captain’s seat for the first three episodes.