Patrick Stewart has quit "Star Trek". The actor told Studio Briefing that whether or not Paramount decides to produce another Star Trek movie, he will not return as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Speaking to reporters at the London premiere of Star Trek Nemesis Tuesday night, Stewart said, "You never want to outstay your welcome. Just like an athlete, it’s horrible to go on when the best is over."
Although "Nemesis" opened to mixed reviews, Stewart maintained that it was the best Star Trek movie he had ever done. "I could think of no better way to bow out," he added.