Star Trek: Picard's Baby Data (Inspired By Baby Yoda) Will Haunt You Forever
It may have seemed impossible, but one Twitter user has actually managed to make Baby Yoda less cute, and all it took was a bit of face-swapping with Data from Star Trek: Picard. Introduced in Disney+’s The Mandalorian, Baby Yoda, known formally as “The Child,” has taken the internet by storm. The adorable baby alien, resembling a pint-sized version of Jedi Master Yoda, has been everywhere for the last few months, sparking the creation of countless memes, homemade toys, and fanart.
The mashup, posted by Twitter user @Sgtzima, swaps out nearly all of Baby Yoda’s cutest features for Data’s more stern appearance. Baby Yoda’s gigantic dark eyes are no longer looking curiously out towards the world, instead they’ve been replaced with yellow-green bulbs and cold black pupils. The soft green skin tone has been exchanged for an unsettling pale pink. Where his little button nose once was now resides a far-too-human replacement. Even the innocent smile has been reduced to a disturbing frown.
Star Trek: Picard, the second Star Trek series to stream on CBS All Access, features the returns many of the original actors from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Patrick Stewart is back as series lead Jean-Luc Picard. Returning cameos from The Next Generation crew include Brent Spiner’s Data, Jeri Ryan’s Seven of Nine, and Jonathan Frakes’ William Riker. The supporting cast for Picard is rounded out with Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Harry Treadaway, and Evan Evagora.
The Mandalorian is Disney+’s first live-action Star Wars series. The show, created by Jon Favreau, stars Pedro Pascal as the titular Mandalorian bounty hunter. The supporting cast is full of familiar faces, including turns by Carl Weathers, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte. The show notably featured some well-known comedic actors in more serious roles with Bill Burr and Amy Sedaris playing parts in the series.
Fortunately for everyone, this is just a fan-made mock up and not a new artistic direction for the beloved character. While it may take some time to shake this haunting image, we at least know that the real Baby Yoda will be back when The Mandalorian season 2 releases on Disney+ this October, while fans of Data can watch the ongoing first season of Star Trek: Picard on CBS All Access.
Star Trek: Picard is currently streaming on CBS All Access.
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