Robert Beltran as Chakotay from Star Trek looking to the right


Star Trek's Robert Beltran Refused To Revisit A Controversial Chakotay Arc
In "Star Trek: Picard," fellow legacy characters like Data appear throughout the show's three seasons, but Robert Beltran, who played Chakotay, ultimately turned the project down.
On X, Beltran wrote: "I was offered an episode (first 2 then1) in Picard but I simply did not like what they had written for Chakotay [...]."
"Picard" Season 3 showrunner Terry Matalas revealed that plans were in place to revisit a controversial arc from "Star Trek: Voyager:" Chakotay and Seven of Nine's romance.
In an alternate universe, they got married and now lead the oppressive Confederation of Earth. Chakotay would've served as the story's main villain.
Considering how divisive Seven and Chakotay's romance has proven to be among "Star Trek" fans, Beltran and the "Picard" team were wise to avoid exploring it further.