Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [jean-luc-picard]

Starfleet Captain from Star Trek: The Next Generation and several Star Trek movies who commanded the Enterprise D and Enterprise E. Use this tag for questions about the character, not those that merely mention him. Use this with the [star-trek] tag.

6
votes
1answer
414 views

Is there an in-universe explanation why Picard uses shuttlecrafts instead of the Captain's Yacht?

There are numerous episodes of Star Trek: TNG where Captain Picard uses a shuttlecraft: Time Squared Samaritan Snare Liasons Final Mission Timescape Genesis The Enterprise-D also has a Captain's ...
4
votes
1answer
256 views

Why are Captain Picard's Nausicaan recollections different?

Concerning Jean-Luc Picard's run-in with the surly Nausicaans, why are the recollections different? In "Samaritan Snare," while in the shuttlecraft with Wes, he says, "I stood toe-to-toe with the ...
70
votes
2answers
6k views

Exactly when did Captain Picard perform his trick on Moriarty in “Ship in a Bottle”?

In the episode "Ship in a Bottle", Lt. Barclay reanimates the Professor Moriarty program, who becomes incensed that Capt. Picard had forgotten his promise to bring Moriarty out of the holodeck. ...
7
votes
1answer
383 views

Why didn't Admiral Quinn order Picard to Starfleet Academy?

In TNG: "Coming of Age", Admiral Quinn gives Captain Picard the choice of becoming Commandant of Starfleet Academy. QUINN: That's not enough. I want to promote you to Admiral, and I want you to ...
2
votes
0answers
69 views

Did Picard know who Guinan was when he took command of the Enterprise? [duplicate]

The events of "Time's Arrow" clearly indicate that Guinan knows who Picard is when he takes command of the Enterprise. But is the converse true: does Picard know who Guinan is at that time? What is ...
12
votes
1answer
352 views

Is Captain Picard's and Patrick Stewart's common birthday a coincidence?

A few days ago I have noticed that Patrick Stewart was celebrating his birthday. By accident I have noticed today that Captain Jean-Luc Picard's birthday is also on 13th July. Most likely this has ...
7
votes
1answer
362 views

How were Captain Picard's fish kept safe from the baryon sweep?

In "Starship Mine," the baryon sweep is employed to purge the Enterprise of baryon particles. The sweep is deadly to common forms of organic life (and perhaps uncommon ones), so the ship is evacuated. ...
42
votes
4answers
11k views

Is Picard actually fluent in French?

Let me throw out a few examples and potential evidence either way: We have heard Picard utter isolated words and phrases in French ("merde", "maman") and, in "11001001": PICARD: "Incroyable! Vous ...
9
votes
4answers
387 views

Was Captain Picard justified in holding Rasmussen?

At the end of "A Matter of Time," purported historian Berlinghoff Rasmussen is held on the Enterprise after it's been determined that he lied to the crew and attempted to steal technology from the ...
3
votes
1answer
461 views

Is Captain Picard smiling at a Ferengi joke out of character?

Early in "The Perfect Mate," a Ferengi, Par Lenor, accosts Captain Picard and Ambassador Briam. One of the quips of Lenor is that Peace is good for trade---unless you happen to be an arms merchant ...
9
votes
1answer
780 views

What TNG episode is this clip of Jean-Luc Picard wearing a suit from?

I've been enjoying the recent Honest Trailer regarding Star Trek: The Next Generation. However, I cannot place what episode this clip below is from - I don't recall Picard ever donning such an outfit, ...
-11
votes
1answer
633 views

Was Captain Jean-Luc Picard an asexual?

I'm currently on Season 3 of Star Trek: The Next Generation (thanks Netflix!), and I have been wondering since almost the first episode if Picard is asexual/aromantic rather than just awkward. I am ...
2
votes
2answers
368 views

Why didn’t Picard's traumatic experiences break him? [closed]

Picard was tortured by Cardassians (pretty efficiently, as we saw in the end), assimilated (a trauma which affected him throughout his life), relived a whole (fake) life where he had a wife and ...
10
votes
1answer
3k views

Why wasn't Captain Picard ever promoted beyond Captain? [duplicate]

At the end of Nemesis movie, Captain Picard is still captain despite having served for many years. Let's go over some key years from his career as provided by StarTrek.com. Year 2333: Assigned as ...
2
votes
0answers
200 views

How many lights did Gul Madred show to Picard? [duplicate]

I have seen a few people discussing this, and I was wondering if anyone thought it was possible that in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, Chain of Command, the Cardassian interrogator Gul ...
9
votes
2answers
2k views

Why does Captain Picard drink tea?

We know why Patrick Stewart was cast as a French starship captain. We know why Picard orders his "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.". We know every instance that the tea played a piece of the plot or dialogue in ...
8
votes
2answers
988 views

Did Picard use a Vulcan neck pinch in Starship Mine?

Last night I rewatched TNG episode Starship Mine (Season 6, Ep. 18). When Picard is having a fight with the first of the technicians (it's Tuvok everyone, hey look it's Tuvok!), he seems to win the ...
12
votes
2answers
2k views

How many times was Picard's mind taken over? [duplicate]

I can think of at least three episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation in which Picard's mind was taken over, or at least intentionally messed with in order to make him do specific things. By an ...
10
votes
1answer
1k views

When did Picard lose his hair?

In the movie Star Trek:Nemesis, Picard looks at an image of himself in Starfleet academy, and it seems he was already completely bald even then. Yet, in the TNG episode 'Tapestry', it flashes back to ...
2
votes
1answer
741 views

Did Starfleet intend for Jellico to permanently replace Picard?

In the episode, "Chain of Command", when Starfleet assigned Captain Edward Jellico to replace Captain Picard, was it intended as a permanent or temporary assignment? Did they assign him on a ...
34
votes
5answers
6k views

Has Riker ever made a comment about being called “Number One”?

Loosly based on this post, Is there a tendency for captains to call their first officers 'Number 1'?, where Captain Picard calls his first officer "Number One" instead of "Mr. Riker" as he would ...
25
votes
2answers
2k views

Was Captain Picard named after the Piccard twins?

Wikipedia claims that Jean-Luc Picard was named after the Piccard twins: Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry named Picard for one or both of the twin brothers Auguste Piccard and Jean Felix Piccard, ...
0
votes
0answers
214 views

Why does Picard order 'Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.'? [duplicate]

The Enterprise-D's computer shows us on multiple occasions that it can deal with natural language input. One notable example of extended conversation is in TNG '11001010': PICARD: Computer, ...
7
votes
1answer
392 views

Why battle the “Darmok” beast with knives?

In "Darmok," the Tamarian captain and Picard battle the electromagnetic lifeform on El-Adrel IV. All that Dathan uses is a knife, and offers one also to Picard. Why not use phasers? I'm pretty sure ...
25
votes
1answer
5k views

How many times did Picard tell Wesley to shut up?

In Star Trek: The Next Generation, Captain Picard was often seen telling young upstart Wesley Crusher to shut up. How often did this happen, and furthermore, when did it happen first?
9
votes
1answer
468 views

How did Picard know that the Douwd's wife had died fighting the Husnock?

At the end of "The Survivors," Captain Picard tells the Douwd's wife that she did, in fact, die, while attempting to defend the colony against the Husnock. How could Picard know this? I know of ...
13
votes
2answers
3k views

Why didn't Captain Picard destroy the Borg ship encountered in the “Q-Who” episode?

In the TNG Season 2 episode "Q Who", Captain Picard frees the Enterprise-D from the Borg tractor beam with three damaging phaser blasts. Clearly the Enterprise inflicted significant damage on the ...
3
votes
1answer
799 views

How many times has “Make It So” been demanded by Picard in one episode?

Related: How many times has "Make It So" been demanded by anyone other than Picard? How many times has "Make It So" been demanded by Picard in one episode?
27
votes
3answers
6k views

Does Q consider Picard a friend?

Just watched the "Tapestry" episode from Star Trek: The Next Generation and always loved the chemistry between Q and Picard. But is there an in-universe answer to the said question: Does Q consider ...
1
vote
0answers
160 views

Why didn't Picard have his baldness cured? [duplicate]

Why wouldn't Picard have his male pattern baldness cured? Surely they can do this in the 24th Century. Maybe people are way less vain in the 24th Century, but I think I remember Picard showing ...
2
votes
1answer
319 views

Was there ever a time that the crew of the Enterprise-E would have worn TNG S1-7 / DS9 / Generations-style uniforms?

In 'First Contact', La Forge makes reference to the crew of the Enterprise-E having been in space for over a year by that point. Given that the revised ST:FC Starfleet uniforms (grey shoulders) were ...
8
votes
3answers
2k views

Why didn't the Federation get Picard involved when Gowron pulled out of the Khitomer Accords since he is “Arbiter of Succession?”

DS9: "The Way of The Warrior": SISKO: They've decided to condemn the Klingon invasion. In response, Gowron has expelled all Federation citizens from the Klingon Empire and recalled his ...
-1
votes
1answer
908 views

How did the snowball fly out of the holodeck? [duplicate]

In the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" Episode "Angel One" How did Wesley's snowball fly outside of the holodeck and hit Picard? It should have dematerialized.
2
votes
0answers
88 views

What happened on the away mission with Jack Crusher? [duplicate]

I know somebody asked what happened between Jack Crusher and Picard. I also read the answer which I already knew. There was an accident on the Stargazer, Picard had to choose between life or death, ...
8
votes
1answer
2k views

What happened to Commander Shelby after TNG episode Best of Both Worlds part II?

This is the final dialogue of the episode as well as being Shelby's last time on TNG show: RIKER: And Earth Station McKinley has advised they're ready to begin refitting the Enterprise. PICARD:...
18
votes
2answers
7k views

How many times did Picard violate the prime directive on-screen?

The Prime Directive is Starfleet's general order number one regarding contact with new forms of life - as a rule, captains are not supposed to violate it, yet often they're forced into situations ...
10
votes
1answer
756 views

When did young Picard actually meet the Nausicaans in the bar?

In the "Tapestry" episode of Star Trek The Next Generation (6x15) Picard But, then, either I'm missing something or What am I missing? Where is the missing day?
6
votes
1answer
2k views

How many times is Captain Picard shown to die or implied to die on TNG?

In the episode "Tapestry," Picard gets stabbed in the heart. I think that scene is showed a few times on that episode. And in the episode "Cause and Effect" the Enterprise explodes over and over. This ...
4
votes
3answers
1k views

Why didn't the Enterprise attempt to fire on Nagilum?

In "Where Silence Has Lease," the powerful Nagilum declares its intention to do experiments on the crew, so that it can learn more about the concept of death. It claims that up to one-half of the ...
7
votes
1answer
861 views

Does the flagship captain necessarily have the most seniority?

During the time when the Enterprise-D (later E) was the flagship of the fleet, was Captain Picard necessarily the officer with the most seniority (of those officers that served regularly aboard ships)?...
14
votes
1answer
2k views

Why did Data lie? Why didn't he swear Captain Picard to secrecy?

In "Clues," the Enterprise apparently goes through a wormhole, which knocks out the entire ship, with the exception of Commander Data. In actuality, though, the wormhole is a ruse, a trick designed by ...
6
votes
1answer
687 views

Story of Captain Picard assuming command of the Stargazer

In the TNG episode "Tapestry," Q is talking about the Picard that would never be if Picard had made a different choice in picking a fight with the Nausicaans. One of the events he mentions is the ...
22
votes
10answers
19k views

What is Guinan and Picard’s history?

In the show they often allude to the history between Guinan and Picard but, to my knowledge, there has never been anything more than allusions. What exactly happened that created this bond between ...
15
votes
2answers
4k views

What are the orange plates on Picard's desk?

As you can see in the below image and, as I'm sure most TNG watchers would have noticed, there are a series of orange 'plates' on Picard's desk. Does anyone know what these are? (Does Picard ever use ...
2
votes
1answer
347 views

Who is Picard's favorite philosopher?

I know Picard is quite a humanities fan and speaks to Wesley about philosophy during their trip to a starbase when to get his heart operation conducted. That got me to thinking - does Picard ever say ...
6
votes
2answers
985 views

Why was Picard an assistant astrophysics officer?

In the TNG episode Tapestry, we learn through the alternate timeline provided by Q that Picard becomes an assistant astrophysics officer. Why would this be though? Wouldn't Picard become a historian ...
8
votes
1answer
857 views

Why didn’t Picard just stun his future self?

In TNG "Time Squared", Picard meets himself from the not-so-distant future. Trying to prevent the future Picard from making the same mistake again (which led to the destruction of Enterprise in an ...
46
votes
2answers
3k views

Does Picard ever agree with Worf that the best course of action is to fire torpedos?

Most of the time when there is a threat or encounter with something foreign, Worf, as chief of security from season 2 of TNG onwards, recommends to load and arm torpedoes and phasers, normally ...
9
votes
3answers
3k views

Why does the model ship in Picard's ready room change?

At the beginning of season 1 of Star Trek the Next Generation, the model ship in Picard's ready room is that of a Constitution class (USS Enterprise NCC 1701 refit or 1701-A I assume). (my apologies ...
9
votes
1answer
2k views

What Borg enhancements are retained by Jean-Luc Picard? [duplicate]

What Borg enhancements does Captain Picard still possess from his time as Locutus? It is clear that there is some link, which was especially seen in First Contact where Picard seemed to know where to ...