Whoopi Goldberg gets emotional as Patrick Stewart invites her back to 'Star Trek'

Ben Arnold

Whoopi Goldberg got all misty-eyed, after Sir Patrick Stewart invited her back to the Star Trek fold.

Stewart was appearing on chat show The View in the US, plugging his new series Star Trek: Picard a day ahead of its worldwide debut.

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So, of course, the pair got to talking about their time together on the veteran sci-fi series.

Goldberg played Guinan, the wise and mysterious El-Aurian bartender in the Ten-Forward lounge aboard the starship USS Enterprise-D, first introduced in the second series of Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1988.

Star Trek: The Next Generation (Credit: CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

Her character would often chew the fat with Stewart's Picard, often providing invaluable counsel and advice.

“Alex Kurtzman, who is the senior executive producer of Star Trek: Picard and all of his colleagues of which I am one, want to invite you into the second season,” Stewart announced to the unsuspecting talk show host, to howls from the studio audience.

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Later in the segment, Goldberg added that she'd 'had the best, best, best time, best time ever', making the show, and got a little bit choked up.

“It was wonderful having you, and we cannot wait to have you with us again one more time,” Stewart added.

Star Trek: Picard (Credit: CBS)

Goldberg appeared in 29 episodes of the series in all, as well as the spin-off movies Star Trek Generations and Star Trek: Nemesis.

Star Trek: Picard, meanwhile, lands in the UK via Amazon Prime Video from tomorrow.