The first season of TNG gave us a more uptight, rigid Picard than we would eventually get to know. How noble in reason! Today PICARD is a globally successful company, launching its latest designs four times a year. (And Q-Who isn’t a bad choice, either.). That is what the show writers I hope will latch on to. The final episode of the series didn’t reveal any of what you said it did. He was rescued by his crew and helped save the quadrant, but he was also profoundly affected by being so utterly defeated and owned by the Borg. I’m not sure if its OK to post this here since its from a different site, but I loved this video! See I think it was more powerful BECAUSE it was Picard– a man who never had a family, finally getting one, only to find out it was all a programmed fantasy, essentially. Season three has some Picard gems in it: we see his disdain for the “Dark Ages of superstition and ignorance and fear” when a primitive culture views him as a god in “Who Watches the Watchers,” and his lighter, romantic side when he cavorts with Vash in “Captain’s Holiday.” But his biggest episode this season is “Yesterday’s Enterprise,” in which we see how deeply he values and trusts Guinan–this is a connection that is “beyond friendship, beyond family.” He accepts that history has changed based simply on her gut feeling, and his trust in her means he’s willing to accept possibilities that others would not. Jean-Luc Picard is a man who has been through more than most. That said, it was still a very good conclusion to make. [6], References in later works of fiction and music, CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (. That final scene in AGT carried no weight. Random trivia fact, the actor that played Robert Picard was in The Last Starfighter, he was the KoDan commamder with the red powered monacle. STAR TREK® and its various marks are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. 2020 © CBS Studios Inc./Paramount Pictures Corp, © 2006-2020 SciFanatic Network | Legal/Privacy Info |, Copyright 2020 | MH Newsdesk by MH Themes, Two Theories On How The Mysterious Carl On ‘Discovery’ Could Tie Into Star Trek History, Review: ‘The Art Of Star Trek: Discovery’ Is Not Just Another Pretty Coffee Table Book, Watch Robert Picardo “Perform” The Theme To ‘Star Trek: Voyager’, David Cronenberg On Where Kovich Is Headed On ‘Star Trek: Discovery’, All Access Star Trek Gets Alexander Siddig’s Thoughts On Section 31 And Talks ‘Lower Decks’ Guest Stars, The Shuttle Pod – The TrekMovie.com Podcast. Bringing them back would not be a good sign for the show. I appreciate your point, but I think I categorically disagree. 79 comments so far. Captain Jean-Luc Picard : Oh, I know Hamlet. In “Attached,” we find out that part of his command style is pretending to know what he’s doing. Kirk quite obviously hid his doubts with bravado. I don’t think there are any wrong answers. Nothing wrong with that. Goldberg looks way to old for an alien that doesn’t show a bit of aging in the duration of 5 centuries. He was the perfect leader. Later he paraphrases the "What a piece of work is man!" Yes! Riker had a total man crush on the guy. This version has been argued to have been a bad quarto, a tourbook copy, or an initial draft. His legacy lives outside him, but he doesn’t feel it. He obviously excelled at everything he did. Why is it the most special episodes of the Trek series are the ones that are distinctly not following the Trek formula? https://twitter.com/TrekCore/status/1079839347178905601. In action, how like an angel! 4) Family – we get to see a very human and vulnerable Picard "What a piece of work is man!" I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I think ‘Family’ is the most underrated and underappreciated episode of TNG’s entire run. And what he said with irony I prefer to say with conviction. „Picard“ erzählt die Geschichte der ikonischen Figur weiter, stellt dabei aber auch Bezüge zu einem Ereignis her, dass in J. J. Abrams’ Kinoreboot der „Star Trek“-Filmreihe eine essenzielle Rolle spielte: die Zerstörung des Planeten Romulus. Reading the comments people are really excited to see that character and a return to Trek that Discovery is missing (but may get back in time). TNG had none of that. But he failed in other, more deeply personal ways. Although, Picard being interesting would have not been in character. That was why the bulk of the “quiet” or more “character” episodes were just plain dog episodes. TNG’s second season didn’t see that much character development for the good Captain, but we got some insights into his past in “Samaritan Snare,” when he told Wesley about his days as an impulsive cadet who got himself stabbed in the heart in his early Starfleet Academy days. This was explored more than once, and quite profoundly in the last scene of the series. “I can’t agree that the emotional resonance in “Family” is irrelevant;”. And the two are the ones who inform Jean-Luc of the Zhat Vash’s existence in the first place. Twenty years will have passed, which is more or less exactly the time between the very last movie, Nemesis, and today.”. For me it’s a resounding “no.” The aftermath feels way more real because they are actual consequences on a human being. And once again, Star Trek has a chance to embrace a progressive scientific goal, like life extension, and once again falls face first into defeatist deathism. I wouldn’t hold my breath we will see any of them though. That’s a good little episode. Interesting choice to pick Where Silence Has Lease but really not bad. in forme and mouinghow expresse and admirable? Something is not quite right in “Yesterday’s Enterprise”. The paragon of animals. 6) Chain of Command – stealthily breaking into a Cardassian facility, being tortured, and still maintaining his dignity Incorrect. There is no like or dislike of him. We're frightened. In fact, one could argue Family (while an incredible episode) was somewhat irrelevant: the powerful effect of seeing Picard assimilated, and his recovery at the end is almost enough to know how he must have been feeling and how the experience changed him. That what we are goes beyond Euclidian and other practical measuring systems and that our existence is part of a reality beyond what we understand now as reality.”, Nagilum has some not-very-appealing plans for the Enterprise crew. But I always liked “Starship Mine” and thought it showed a side of the Captain we hadn’t seen before. Oh GOD no! I disagree. Episode 8 'Broken Pieces' begins to formulate the pretext for the finale of the first series of 'Picard' and it does this by reducing the active agents in the piece to the level of only the known characters of the series. I would have picked Family for Season 4 and had the Borg episodes as your Season 3. I saw his one Man play. There’s so much potential here. The ONE time he briefly succumbed to a human frailty he became interesting. I also might consider switching “Starship Mine” with “Chain of Command” and “Where Silence Has Lease” with “Measure of a Man.”. I agree. how infinite in faculty, in forme, and mouing how expresse and admirable in Action, how like an Angel in apprehension, how like a God? Star Trek: Picard, the eighth Trek television series, marks another major shift, even from Discovery. It could have been Dr. Crusher and the episode would have carried with it the same weight. You can go either way. At the surprise announcement at STLV last August, Stewart told the crowd, “He may not, and I stress may not be a captain anymore. And knows it. In form, in moving, how express and admirable. 'What a piece of work is man! And it would make sense that Crusher be the one to do it in FC. 2) Q-Who? If it were TOS it certainly would have been McCoy who opened the Captain’s eyes. I wish them luck. Picard’s creator may have been a military man, but Gene Roddenberry ensured he was a pacifist, keen to avoid conflict but never scared of it. Though they have put Picard on the right track, it is not without reservations. And yes, he was tortured by Cardassians in “Chain of Command, Part II” and came THIS close to breaking down completely. In action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! The range encompasses extensive collections of high-quality ladies’ bags, chic models for men, practical items for everyday business life, as well as classic handbags, purses and wallets. I would catch an odd rerun on TV or watch a few online a few times a year but I haven’t really watched it continually like I have the past few months and its just been a joy to watch! A large part of the reason for potential higher popularity is mostly a function of the fact that Picard is newer. The first season of TNG gave us a more uptight, rigid Picard than we would eventually get to know. In fact I find it surprising that some fans don’t like it. Tapestry, yes, absolutely forgot that one. Some seasons had a lot of great episodes to choose from! But the events that would shape him the most happened in “The Inner Light,” where he experiences an entire lifetime on the planet Kataan. A quieter episode after the big budget, action fueled, thrilling intensity of BOBW P2. I’m looking at this with cautious optimism. Yes, Picard fell in love in “Lessons” and learned not to have a romance with someone on his crew. Right before this speech in Act II Scene 2, Hamlet's friends from college, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, have been asking him how he's doing. In the few episodes that explored his romantic relationships it was illustrated time and time again he would push aside his emotional connections in favor of his Starfleet duty (“Captains Holiday”, “Tapestry”, “Lessons”). And “Tapestry” showed us the incident once described in “Samaritan Snare,” as we saw a young and cocky Picard get stabbed in the heart by Nausicans and then, thanks to Q, understand how that event shaped the man he became. I just assumed that he took all of them to the cleaners because he was the best at everything he ever touched and was probably never invited back to play again because of it! Heartbreaking. I mean to each their own of course but it’s definitely one of my favorites. | January 1, 2019 | He was a flawed human being, who — as was stated many times, directly and indirectly– neglected his personal life to excel in his Starfleet career. But I agree that Family was, largely, a filler episode. As far as exploring the character, i’d agree it should be FAMILY as it delves into what happened in BOBW, and delivers a lot of background on his, err, family. In terms of sheer acting skill by Patrick Stewart, I’d mention his stunning performance during the mind meld in “Sarek.” And for intentional over-acting, the Shakespearean ode to Lwaxana in “Ménage a Troi.” Shall I compare thee, etc.? My favorite episodes starring Picard are Best of Both Worlds with Picard as Locutus, and Darmok. I can’t believe the new show will start production in just a few months! No list will ever seem perfect to someone else. He was hardly perfect, and the experiences we witnessed him go through made him damaged as well. Nagilum then manifests a fake Data and Troi to question Picard about his choice, and we get a bit of his philosophy on humanity as a result, along with his thoughts on what death might bring: “Considering the marvelous complexity of our universe, its clockwork perfection, its balances of this against that, matter, energy, gravitation, time, dimension, I believe that our existence must be more than either of these philosophies. And what he might say with irony, I say with conviction: 'What a piece of work is man! That, in fact, should of had a VERY lasting effect on the man but it was never referred to again. That kind of character development was rare for television at that point, and tbh, even a lot of television today(not because we don’t witness emotional damage in shows today but because when we see it, it is so often unearned). He never had a family yet he never pined for one. And I see that as hammy beyond even the limits of Shatner (plus it should have been Beverly.). These difficulties are remedied if we read it thus: What a piece of worke is a man! This video is unavailable. – where Picard meets his temporary future “family”, and also has to ask for help from Q ...[4], J. Dover Wilson, in his notes in the New Shakespeare edition, observed that the Folio text "involves two grave difficulties", namely that according to Elizabethan thought angels could apprehend but not act, making "in action how like an angel" nonsensical, and that "express" (which as an adjective means "direct and purposive") makes sense applied to "action", but goes very awkwardly with "form and moving".[5]. In addition to Picard, it has also recently completed VFX work on Perry Mason, Lovecraft Country, Mulan and Pandora, amongst several other projects. I believe that episode (BOBW) was chosen simply because it is a “must see” episode. I have of late—but wherefore I know not—lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises, and indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air—look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire—why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapors. For me, as a fictional character, I find such things uninteresting. admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like. The events of this episode would be revisited again in “Family,” “I Borg,” and in the film Star Trek: First Contact, and changed Picard forever. Watch Queue Queue. I think the chances of this show not being good are actually quite high. Well Data was sporting white hair in the future All Good Things timeline so it’s possible. Can anyone really see Picard and Data or Worf just hanging out off duty? I considered “Measure of a Man” but felt that while it was a great episode, it didn’t reveal much of Picard beyond his integrity, which we were already familiar with. "That was a difficult admission," Q tells him. The beauty of the world. Engage! The first section of the work might be in a minor key, but the entire second section would be in a major key and cadence as such. It works. Oddly enough though, I have not watched any of these lately so there is still plenty to watch. Now you’re just being nasty for the sake of it here. People knew the Titanic was going to sink in “Titanic” but they still watched it, not just to see the ship go down but to witness and feel the emotional ramifications as the story unfolded. In Classical pieces, there are instances where the piece is in Binary form. But we learned more about his broader views on life and mortality in “Where Silence Has Lease.” In this very creepy episode, an alien entity named Nagilum takes control of the Enterprise and announces it’s going to learn about death by observing “every kind of dying.” Nagilum says he will need a third (or “maybe half”) of the crew, and Picard won’t have it. I know that it is not an episode, but Picard almost losing it on the Enterprise E and confronting Lily in First Contact is also another favorite. I REALLY hope Picard becomes an interesting character in some way. No longer seeing him as arrogant, Robert is able to help Jean-Luc regain emotional equilibrium and realize he doesn’t belong under the ocean with Louis but among the perilous stars as captain of the Enterprise. The larger point though is, when picking “defining” episodes, do you pick the episode that showed the defining moment (his assimilation), or the episode that actually dealt with the effects of it? Picard out maneuvered Riker every single time. 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In “Gambit,” Picard goes undercover as a terrorist. And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? He drives himself to be perfect, over-achieves, but then blames himself when he can’t be perfect. How noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god!' He liked the perfection in the Captain and felt it was something the entire crew should be looking up and and striving for. He was at least 2% human in that flick. Kirk was WAY more open to listening to council than Picard ever did. ", and "Good boy, No. As an-old school Kirk fan, Picard slowly grew on me during TNG’s run, and in the films, and now re-watching them today I enjoy the character even more. TNG was at it’s best when it was exploring more sci-fi concepts than it was about the people manning the ship. Thanks! The speech was fully omitted from Nicholas Ling's 1603 First Quarto, which reads simply: Yes faith, this great world you see contents me not,No nor the spangled heauens, nor earth, nor sea,No nor Man that is so glorious a creature,Contents not me, no nor woman too, though you laugh.[3]. Maybe irrelevant is the wrong word. And always turned out to be right. It’s an amazing episode. That entire sequence between Lilly and Picard was pure gold. If they use a character from TNG I would prefer Lt. Jae anyway. 5) Unification – the opportunity to work with Sarek and Spock is some of the best Trek ever! To throw in my two cents about the perfection discussion, “Family” revealed that it’s not so much that the character of Picard is perfect but that he’s a perfectionist. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Stewart got to play both detective Picard and crazy singing Picard. 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