In Star Trek:Picard Ro Laren appears without her Bajoran nose ridges. What happened to them? Was she surgically altered?

  • I don't recall seeing Ro appear on Picard- What episode?
    – Nu'Daq
    Mar 16 at 19:50
  • 2
    The latest episode season 3 ep 5
    – sno
    Mar 16 at 20:04
  • STP is terrible fan fiction. 2 days ago

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She does have nose ridges:

Ro Laren (Michelle Forbes) in Star Trek: Picard S3E05

(image from https://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/ent/star-trek-ro-laren-picard.html)

These look to be about the same as her nose when she last appeared, in "Preemptive Strike" (The Next Generation, S7E24; image from https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Ro_Laren):

Ro Laren in Star Trek: The Next Generation S7E24

It has been about 30 years in real time and within the Star Trek chronology, but this is very much the same nose, with the same number of ridges. Different makeup, lighting and filming technology might have made the prosthesis less obvious than it was in TNG.

In her first appearances, she had extra ridges extending over her eyebrows, like other Bajorans. This was changed as an element of Bajoran makeup, for artistic reaons, but has never been explained in-universe. If there is an in-universe explanation, then whatever happened would have taken place during the course of the Enterprise-D's mission in The Next Generation, and not in the intervening years.

  • Can always blame a transporter accident or a head-butt from a Klingon, if aging isn't enough. Mar 17 at 19:00
  • a very busy Klingon, since it happened to other Bajorans as well
    – alexg
    13 hours ago

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