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Jean-Luc Picard
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Picard on the bridge of the USS Enterprise-D
Species Human
Home planet Earth (La Barre, France)
Affiliation United Federation of Planets
Starfleet
Rank Captain
.Captain Jean-Luc Picard (IPA: [ʒɔːn lu:k pɪ'kɑːrd]) is a fictional Star Trek character primarily portrayed by the actor Patrick Stewart.^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : [ confused ] What the devil am I doing here?
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^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : So you were prepared?
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^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : That's right, now come on!
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.He appears in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and the feature films Star Trek Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection, and Star Trek Nemesis and made an appearance in the pilot episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.^ It will be the first Wordforge feature film!
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^ These shows, and many others, actually feature the type of stories that explore the human condition you say you prefer and are not heavy in the technobabble of Star Trek Next Generation (that show was indeed an abomination).
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^ It is not done at terminal velocity however (Star Trek and Point Break aside)because the deceleration generates enough g’s that it’s physically impossible for a person to hang on.
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.Depicted as deeply moral, highly logical and cerebral, Picard is a master of diplomacy and debate who resolves seemingly intractable issues between multiple parties.^ The answer is NONE. Launch always follows strict protocols, including consensus between multiple responsible parties.
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Though such resolutions are usually peaceful, Picard is also shown utilizing his remarkable tactical cunning in situations when it is required.

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Casting and design

.After the success of the contemporary Star Trek feature films, a new television series featuring a new cast was announced on October 10, 1986.[1] Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry named Picard for one or both of the twin brothers Auguste Piccard and Jean Felix Piccard, 20th-century Swiss scientists.^ It was a good one, but it wasn’t Star Trek.
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^ Ariela and I saw the new Star Trek film, for the second time.
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^ Patrick Stewart was once asked why he compromised his Shakespearian acting talents on Star Trek, his response was something to the effect that he made as much money in one afternoon playing Captain Jean-Luc Picard as he did all year in the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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[2][3]
Patrick Stewart, a Shakespearean actor,[4] was at first considered for the role of Data.[5] Roddenberry's first choice for Picard was Stephen Macht, and it took "weeks of discussion" with Robert H. Justman to convince Roddenberry that "Stewart was the one they had been looking for to sit in the captain's chair."[6] Stewart, who has a background of theatre at the Royal Shakespeare Company, has been appreciative of his role, but pointed out he is not nearly as serious or brooding as his alter ego.[7] .Stewart also stated, "One of the delights of having done this series and played this role is that people are so attracted to the whole idea of Star Trek...^ It was a good one, but it wasn’t Star Trek.
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^ Patrick Stewart was once asked why he compromised his Shakespearian acting talents on Star Trek, his response was something to the effect that he made as much money in one afternoon playing Captain Jean-Luc Picard as he did all year in the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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^ Time travel is the worst thing you can do to any science fiction show, even one like the silly cartoon Star Trek has become.
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several years after the series has ended... .I enjoy hearing how much people enjoyed the work we did...^ How much of his loneliness did he sublimate by reading and studying things?

^ "How do you deal with so much responsibility, with the knowledge that so much, people's lives even, depend on you?"

^ It was odd, Picard thought, how much he enjoyed that menace in Q's voice when it wasn't directed at himself.

It's always gratifying to me that this bald, middle-aged Englishman seems to connect with them."[7] Stewart has also commented that his role has helped open up Shakespeare to science fiction fans. .He has noted "regular presence of Trekkies in the audience" whenever he plays theatre, and added: "I meet these people afterwards, I get letters from them and see them at the stage door...^ This is only contrived if you start with the assumption that all these people must meet.
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.And they say, 'I've never seen Shakespeare before, I didn't think I'd understand it, but it was wonderful and I can't wait to come back.'"^ SF Reader Says: May 11th, 2009 at 9:05 am Scolopendra touched on my biggest surprise in the whole film: they didn’t go back and fix things!
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^ That is exactly the same sort of error in logic that someone would be guilty of if they wrote "I've never read any of Charlie Stross' fiction.
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^ However I definitely agree that the gamma burst would looked a hell of a lot cooler and we’ve never seen that in a movie before to my knowledge.
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[8] .Edward James Olmos was offered the role of Picard, which he turned down, eventually taking the role of Commander Adama in Battlestar Galactica.^ Picard talks to Riker about taking the post as captain of another ship ] Commander William T. Riker : With all due respect, sir - you need me.
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^ Picard's breath caught slightly, but then he was turning over, looking down into Q's eyes with severity.

^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : [ about Riker ] He's been decorated by Starfleet Command five times; he's been offered his own ship more than once.
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Depiction

.Jean-Luc Picard was born to Maurice and Yvette Picard[9] in La Barre, France, on July 13, 2305, and dreamed of joining Starfleet.^ In the dream, Jean-Luc was lying on his back and Q was sprawling between his outstretched legs, kissing and licking at his cock.

^ "You see it every time you look in the mirror, Jean-Luc Picard, and I'm not just talking about your incredibly sexy body."

^ Here he'd been worried about whether it was considered rude to go to sleep after coming in your lover's mouth, and there was Jean-Luc Picard, snoring on his leg.

[10] .He failed his first Starfleet Academy entrance exam, but was subsequently admitted and became the first freshman to win the Academy marathon.^ Wesley is feeling low after failing the entrance test for Starfleet Academy and, thus, the Enterprise ] Captain Jean-Luc Picard : The only person you're truly competing against, Wesley, is yourself.
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[10] .His academic training in archaeology is mentioned in numerous TNG episodes; he also remarks at one point that he failed a semester of organic chemistry.^ I failed organic chemistry because of AF. .
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^ As a jumper I feel compelled to point out that while there were numerous technical flaws with the skydiivng scene, this was not one of them.
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^ Of course TNG faces the problems you mention, it was written to keep going on -- it's a Space Soap Opera, but it was a good one.
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.Shortly after graduation, Picard was stabbed in the heart by a Nausicaan, leaving the organ irreparable and requiring replacement with a parthenogenetic implant; this would prove near-fatal later.^ He frowned in concentration, looking very much like the Q Picard had known for years, and Picard felt his heart pound, knowing that he would someday have *that* Q as well.

[10] .Picard eventually served as first officer aboard the USS Stargazer, which he later commanded.^ Picard : I already have a helluva first officer.
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^ But no, after a second he realized that, although the person with the broad back and dark hair wore a Starfleet uniform, he not was Picard's First Officer.

^ Picard : Do you remember the first day you came aboard this ship?
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[10] .During that time, he invented a starship evasive attack maneuver that would become known as the Picard Maneuver.^ When his time rolled around again, maybe the Vulcans would have enough empathy to embrace the Romulan refugees and become one culture again.
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^ The man was so quiet now, but it was an encouraging silence and it made Q feel that he could take his time, that Picard would wait for him to figure things out.

^ He had spent plenty of time alone while he'd been here, but he'd always known that, at some later (but not too much later) time, he and Picard would eat, or talk or do *something* together.

.Star Trek: The Next Generation depicts Picard's command of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D).^ These shows, and many others, actually feature the type of stories that explore the human condition you say you prefer and are not heavy in the technobabble of Star Trek Next Generation (that show was indeed an abomination).
  • Charlie's Diary: Why I hate Star Trek 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ It is not done at terminal velocity however (Star Trek and Point Break aside)because the deceleration generates enough g’s that it’s physically impossible for a person to hang on.
  • BA Review: Star Trek | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ I love Star Trek: The Next Generation, but for the most part it's not at all what I would call science fiction, so I suppose I'm in it primarily for the character drama.
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[11] .The pilot episode shows the ship's mission to investigate a problem at Farpoint Station, which becomes sidetracked when Q makes Picard "representative" in a trial charging humanity with being a "dangerously savage child-race".[11] Picard persuades Q to test humanity, and Q chooses as the test's first stage the crew's performance at Farpoint.^ We agreed to test us with our current mission to Farpoint Station.

^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : [ to Isabella, the energy lifeform ] You are seeing this ship, all of us, from a unique perspective - from a child's point of view.
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^ October 18, 2009 11:05 343: loganprometheus@315 is making one of your points for you, CS. The characters he quotes are a Narn, a Centauri, a First One, two humans and a Minbari.
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[11] The trial "ends" seven years later (when Q reminds Picard that it never does), in the series finale, when humanity is absolved by Picard's demonstration that the species has the capacity to explore the "possibilities of existence".[11]
.The third season finale, "The Best of Both Worlds, Part I", depicts Picard being assimilated by the Borg to serve as a bridge between humanity and the Borg; on the borg cube, Picard's assimilation and recovery are a critical point in the character's development, and provided backstory for the film Star Trek: First Contact and the development of Benjamin Sisko, the protagonist of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.^ Star Trek: First Contact (1996) .
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^ Star Trek has 30 seasons.
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^ Picard : [ after Sisko has decided to stay on Deep Space Nine ] Good luck, Mr. Sisko.
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[11][12] .Stewart asked Roddenberry to keep Picard a Borg for a few more episodes beyond the third season finale, as he thought that would be more interesting than simply restoring Picard in Part II.[5] It is later revealed in First Contact that parts of Borg machinery are still inside Picard, and that he retains traumatic memories of assimilation.^ He would rather die than be assimilated.
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^ I think the responsibility is weighing on you more than you thought it would.
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^ I thought you would find that interesting.
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Picard joins forces with legendary Enterprise captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek: Generations to fight the film's villain, Dr. Tolian Soran. .Commanding the new USS Enterprise-E (after the Enterprise-D is destroyed in Generations), Picard again confronts the Borg in First Contact. Later, he fights a species' forced relocation in Star Trek: Insurrection, and encounters Shinzon, a Romulan-made clone of himself, in Star Trek Nemesis.^ Star Trek: First Contact (1996) .
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^ We've contacted new species.
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^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : I speak now as the captain of the USS Enterprise and Lieutenant Worf's commanding officer.
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.In the comic Star Trek: Countdown, prequel to the eleventh feature film Star Trek, Picard is depicted as Federation ambassador to Vulcan.^ I just about went nuts during that Star Trek movie featuring the Borg queen.
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^ Completely agree about Star Trek (and props to the comparison between ST's Federation and Blake 7's!
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^ In Star Trek: Why couldn't Vulcans just have *no* emotion at all instead of having lots of it and just sternly suppressing it?
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Reception

Many fans often contrast Picard's leadership style to James T. Kirk's. .Picard is deemed the ultimate delegator of authority, knowing "how to gather and use data better than any other Star Trek captain."^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : Now that we know how...
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^ Picard : How can we be prepared for that which we do not know?
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^ Data : I aspire, sir, to be better than I am.
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.His leadership style "is best suited to a large, process-centric, either geographically identical or diverse team".[13] Both Kirk and Picard are considered to be attentive to the needs of their respective crews.^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : Father and son, both proud, both stubborn, more alike than either of them are prepared to admit.
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^ Picard talks to Riker about taking the post as captain of another ship ] Commander William T. Riker : With all due respect, sir - you need me.
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References

  1. ^ The Washington Post October 13, 1986, Monday, Final Edition BYLINE: John Carmody, Washington Post Staff Writer SECTION: STYLE; PAGE B8; THE TV COLUMN
  2. ^ University of California, Berkeley et al. [and informal sources on Jean Piccard talk page] (2003). "Living With A Star: 3: Balloon/Rocket Mission: Scientific Ballooning". The Regents of the University of California. http://ds9.ssl.berkeley.edu/LWS_GEMS/3/scien.htm. 
  3. ^ Piccard, Elizabeth (2004-01-23). "Talk of the Nation: Science on Stage". National Public Radio. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1614132. Retrieved 2007-01-29. 
  4. ^ Phillip Brochbank, ed., Players of Shakespeare Cambridge: Cambride University Press (1995)
  5. ^ a b James Hatfield, George Burt, Patrick Stewart: The Unauthorized Biography New York: Kensington Publishing (1996)
  6. ^ Adam Schrager, "Patrick Stewart: Thespian on the Bridge" The Finest Crew in the Fleet: The Next Generation's Cast On Screen and Off. New York: Wolf Valley Books (1997): 23. This book gives the actor's name as "Steven Mocked".
  7. ^ a b The Journal Arts: Patrick Stewart
  8. ^ Patrick Stewart interview (BBC)
  9. ^ Mentioned in the episode chain of command part 1
  10. ^ a b c d Okuda, Mike and Denise Okuda, with Debbie Mirek (1999). The Star Trek Encyclopedia. Pocket Books. ISBN 0-671-53609-5. 
  11. ^ a b c d e Nemeck, Larry (2003). Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion. Pocket Books. ISBN 0-7434-5798-6. 
  12. ^ Erdmann, Terry J.; Paula M. Block (2000). Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion. Pocket Books. ISBN 1-0671-5010-62. 
  13. ^ Paul Kimmerly & David R. Webb, "Leadership, The Final Frontier: Lessons From the Captains of Star Trek" CrossTalk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering Oct. 2006
  14. ^ John D. W. Beck & Neil M. Yeager, The Leader's Window: Mastering the Four Styles of Leadership to Build High-Performing Teams New York: Wiley (1994): 38

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It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Star Trek: The Next Generation.^ These shows, and many others, actually feature the type of stories that explore the human condition you say you prefer and are not heavy in the technobabble of Star Trek Next Generation (that show was indeed an abomination).
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^ A bigger problem is that Star Trek and their ilk have been seeding memes into our dreams of space for decades now.
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^ I love Star Trek: The Next Generation, but for the most part it's not at all what I would call science fiction, so I suppose I'm in it primarily for the character drama.
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(Discuss)
.Jean-Luc Picard (13 July 2305 -) is a character in the Star Trek fictional universe, the captain of the USS Enterprise-D and the Enterprise-E.^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : So you were prepared?
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^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : Erratic enough to justify mutiny?
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^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : A mischievous spirit.
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.He was played by British actor Patrick Stewart in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and subsequent films.^ Patrick Stewart was once asked why he compromised his Shakespearian acting talents on Star Trek, his response was something to the effect that he made as much money in one afternoon playing Captain Jean-Luc Picard as he did all year in the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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^ One might also point out that the film Star Trek: Generations , which premiered in 1994, introduces the TNG crew with a scene of them on the holodeck, holding a promotion ceremony for Worf on the deck of a British sail-propelled sloop of the 18th or early 19th century.
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^ These shows, and many others, actually feature the type of stories that explore the human condition you say you prefer and are not heavy in the technobabble of Star Trek Next Generation (that show was indeed an abomination).
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Sourced

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  • "If we're going to be damned, let's be damned for what we really are."^ "Well, Human limitations aren't really going to apply to us, though you're right.

    ^ "Am I supposed to know you're lying and let it go?

    ^ If you are the kind of person who gets mortally offended when Trek defies its own history, then you should really just let it go.
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    -Picard in the .Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Encounter At Farpoint"
  • "This is a primitive culture.^ These shows, and many others, actually feature the type of stories that explore the human condition you say you prefer and are not heavy in the technobabble of Star Trek Next Generation (that show was indeed an abomination).
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    ^ "Star Trek: The Next Generation: Peak Performance (#2.21)" (1989) .
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    ^ "Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Naked Now (#1.2)" (1987) .
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    .I am here to facilitate its incorporation" -Picard identifying himself to the dissconnected Borg Hugh.
  • With the first link the chain is forged.^ One wrong word here, and Q would not allow himself to believe what Picard had to say.

    .The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.
    - quoting Aaron Satie in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Drumhead"
  • Villains who twirl their mustaches are easy to spot.^ These shows, and many others, actually feature the type of stories that explore the human condition you say you prefer and are not heavy in the technobabble of Star Trek Next Generation (that show was indeed an abomination).
    • Charlie's Diary: Why I hate Star Trek 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Of course Star Trek, Stargate, BSG, Fringe, and B5 are all going to be science-lite.
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    ^ It is not done at terminal velocity however (Star Trek and Point Break aside)because the deceleration generates enough g’s that it’s physically impossible for a person to hang on.
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    .Those who clothe themselves in good deeds are well camouflaged [...] waiting for the right climate in which to flourish, spreading fear in the name of righteousness.'^ Those who clothe themselves in good deeds are well camouflaged.
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    ^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : [ about Admiral Satie ] She, or someone like her, will always be with us - waiting for the right climate in which to flourish, spreading fear in the name of righteousness.
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    ^ It's a bit like someone saying he doesn't like oranges, because he once had an apple and it wasn't a good one, and orange is a fruit as well so it can't be good either, right?
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    Star .Trek: The Next Generation
    episode "The Drumhead"
  • "Space, the final frontier.^ "Star Trek: The Next Generation: Peak Performance (#2.21)" (1989) .
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    ^ "Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Naked Now (#1.2)" (1987) .
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    ^ "Star Trek: The Next Generation: Birthright: Part 1 (#6.16)" (1993) .
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    .These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise.^ These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise.
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    Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before!"
  • Picard's introduction spoken during the opening credits of each episode.
  • "Make it so!"
  • Picard's common utterance to crew to execute an order; various episodes.
  • "I am Locutus of Borg. Resistance is futile. Your life, as it has been, is over. From this time forward, you will service us."
  • Picard to Riker after being assimilated by the Borg in "The Best of Both Worlds".
  • "They took everything I was! .They used me to kill ...^ They used me to kill and to destroy.
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    and to destroy. And I couldn't stop them! I should've been able to stop them. I tried so hard!"
.Robert Picard: "So my brother is a human being after all.^ Robert Picard : So - my brother is a human being after all.
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^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : If you wish to believe that my going home is a direct result of being held captive by the Borg, be my guest.
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^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : Mr. Data, will you please note in the ship's log that this action is being taken over my explicit objection.
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.This will be with you a long time, Jean-Luc.^ I promise you that Jean-Luc.

^ "You and I talked once about the dangers of the universe," Jean-Luc said at last.

^ I love you, Jean-Luc Picard.* Picard slammed into Q and stayed there, his body almost shaking to pieces as he came with a deep howl.

A long time."
  • Picard's tearful confession to his brother Robert in "Family".
  • "Reports of my assimilation are greatly exaggerated."
  • Picard's emerging on the Enterprise-E bridge in Star Trek: First Contact; a takeoff on "Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated", popularly attributed to Mark Twain.
  • Q: "It's an unknown – isn't that enough?"
.Picard: "If you'd earned that uniform you're wearing, you'd know it's the unknown that brings us out here!"^ Picard : You had a hand in helping me get out of this.
  • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Picard : You're a Starfleet officer.
  • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Picard : You're going to deny us...
  • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

  • "Encounter at Farpoint"
  • "There...are...four...lights!"
  • Picard's final retort to Madred after being released from Cardassian captivity in "Chain of Command: Part II", asserting that he could not be subjugated.
  • "One thing is clear: you'll never look at your hairline the same way again."
  • Picard to Jason Vigo, his supposed newly-found son, in "Bloodlines".
  • "Dr. Fesbinder gave an hour long dissertation on the ionization of warp nacelles before he realized that the topic was supposed to be psychology."
.La Forge: "Why didn't anybody tell him?"^ Geordi La Forge : Why didn't anybody tell him?
  • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Riker helps him up ] Lieutenant Geordi La Forge : Destroy the probe, sir, quickly!
  • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If they wanted to know what Q saw in Humanity, why didn't they just ask him?

.Picard: "There was no opportunity.^ Picard : Q, there is no dignity in this suicide.
  • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : There was no opportunity.
  • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : There was no way to save him.
  • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

There was no pause. .He just kept talking in one long incredibly unbroken sentence, moving from topic to topic, such that no one had the chance to interrupt him; it was really quite hypnotic."^ Or Q. No one came in to see him.

^ And no one ever offered him a command.
  • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "I only just realized I need to talk.

  • A humorous scene in "Timescape".
  • "Gilgamesh and Enkidu at Uruk."
  • Picard relating the concept of co-operation, using an ancient Earth legend, to an alien whose culture communicates entirely with metaphors, in "Darmok".
  • "Shut up, Wesley!"
  • Picard in "Datalore".
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  • "On the starship Enterprise, no one is alone.^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : Jeremy - on the starship Enterprise no one is alone.
    • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    No one."
  • Picard, comforting a newly-orphaned child, "The Bonding"
  • "You have the bridge ... Mr. Troi."
  • Picard to Riker, just after his marriage to Troi is interrupted by a Starfleet mission, in Star Trek: Nemesis.
  • Tea. Earl Grey. .Hot. - Various (often said near a replicator).
  • Engage! - Various
  • Make it so. - Various
  • To each his own, number one - TNG Season 3 Episode 19: Captain's Holiday
  • "Remembrance and regrets they too are a part of friendship and understanding that has brought you a step closer to understanding humanity" - to Data at the end of Pen Pals Season 2
  • "Let us make sure history never forgets the name ...^ Picard : You have the bridge, Number One.
    • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ WHITMORE What makes you so sure?
    • STAR TREK: A Gathering Storm [Archive] - Wordforge 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.wordforge.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Picard : Let's make sure history never forgets...
    • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    Enterprise." -Over the comm to the entire crew in the alternate timeline towards the end of ."Yesterday's Enterprise."
  • Lily Sloane: Jean Luc!^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : Captain's log, Stardate 45652.1 - The Enterprise has entered an area of space known as the Typhon Expanse.
    • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Riker has announced that he would like to stay on the Enterprise ] Captain Jean-Luc Picard : Any particular reason for this change of heart?
    • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : I'm Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Federation starship Enterprise.
    • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    Blow up the damn ship!!
Picard: NO! NOOOOOOO!!! *smashes a display case with a rifle in anger*
Picard: "They invade our space, and we fall back. They assimilate entire worlds, and we fall back. Not again. The line must be drawn here! This far and no further! And I will make them pay for what they've done!
-Picard on the Borg in Star Trek: First Contact, when he realised that the only way to destroy the borg was to self-destruct the Enterprise.
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  • "You can commit no mistake and still lose.^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose.
    • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No, YOU are making a fundamental mistake.
    • Charlie's Diary: Why I hate Star Trek 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

    ^ You have no *idea* how far you still have to go.
    • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    That is not a weakness. That is life." - .Jean-Luc Picard comforting Data when he lost a game of strategamo to an alien.
  • "Well I don't give a damn about your past because your past is my future, and as far as I'm concerned it hasn't been written yet."^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : I must be out of my mind.
    • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : I honestly don't know.
    • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : That's my job, young man.
    • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    - .Picard to a time-travelling conman
  • "Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives.^ Picard : Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalks us all our lives...
    • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Picard : Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives.
    • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In its place was this moment, and Picard felt himself instinctively slow time down to live this perfect moment longer.

    .But I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey - reminds us to cherish every moment because they'll never come again.^ I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment, because it will never come again.
    • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Minbari have no described subcultures, but they have clans, "which are quite different from each other" in ways I can't describe, because JMS never showed, but told, and I believe it must be so!
    • Charlie's Diary: Why I hate Star Trek 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Science scares media executives because they've never encountered any beyond grammar/high school.
    • Charlie's Diary: Why I hate Star Trek 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

    .What we leave behind is not as important as how we've lived.^ What we leave behind is not as important as how we've lived.
    • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .After all, Number One, we're only mortal."^ After all Number One, we're only mortal.
    • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Captain Jean-Luc Picard : Number One, so long as they're on board the ship, I'm a hostage, no matter where I am.
    • Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Character) - Quotes 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ From the facial tattoos, I get that they’re bad-ass and all, but still…one minor misstep and you’re a goner.
    • BA Review: Star Trek | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 3 February 2010 16:42 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: General]

    -Picard in Star Trek: Generations

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Jean-Luc Picard is a Star Trek: The Next Generation character. Patrick Stewart played as Jean-Luc Picard. He was the captain of the USS Enterprise-D, and later of the USS Enterprise-E. He was born in la Barre, France, on Earth. He had a brother, named Robert Picard. Jean-Luc was proud of being French.

As a character, Picard is very similar to James T. Kirk, albeit slightly older. While Picard is understood to be French, Kirk is of Irish heritage. In a nutshell, these are probably the greatest differences between the two.

Both require equal discipline of their crews, but are also fair toward them. Both are ready to sacrifice themselves for their crews when need be. Their encounter in the movie "Star Trek – Generations" gave the surviving Picard a great deal of newfound strength to carry on his demanding mission.

Picard was also known as Locutus of the Borg in the episodes "Best of Both Worlds" 1 and 2.

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