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Picard appears to speak fluent French. Not only was he born and raised in France but we see him speaking French confidently with a French accent, swearing in French under his breath and singing French songs on multiple occasions. The longest instance of Picard speaking (what appears to be fluent) French is from TNG: 11001001 MINUET: Aren’t you going to ...


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If we take Q at his word, then the answer is yes. He explicitly states that Picard is his friend in TNG: Deja Q Q: Because in all the universe you're the closest thing I have to a friend, Jean-Luc. and again in TNG: Qpid Q: Oh, and I was hoping for something more along the lines of, welcome back, Q, it's a pleasure to see you again my old friend. ...


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I would argue Yes I have collected several pieces of evidence which, collectively, I think could be construed as an indication that Q considered Picard to be his 'friend' (although the feeling probably wasn't mutual). In early 2367, Q defied orders of the Continuum and interfered with the Enterprise-Ds encounter with Locutus of Borg by keeping the ...


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My gut instinct is that it was during scene 40, when Moriarty and the Countess beam from the holodeck and rematerialise outside. The disruption of the transport would cover the fact that moving from one program to another isn't seamless. 40 INT. TRANSPORTER ROOM (OPTICAL) where they REMATERIALIZE after a slightly more protracted Transporter process ...


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This was the first encounter the Federation had with the Borg, so Picard had no idea this was a foe bent on assimilating all of humanity (and everyone else too). They are not a military organization and their mission is exploration, not to destroy species they come into contact with. Quoting from the Season 4 episode, 'Galaxy's Child', after Picard gives ...


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In the Next Generation episode "Disaster" the titular disaster strands Captain Picard and three children in a turbo lift. PICARD: Your name is Marissa. Is that right? Well, Marissa, I'm going to need a first officer to help me. You're the oldest and so that makes you my Number One. MARISSA: Number One? PICARD: That's what I always called my ...


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There are two specific moments that I find directly relevant here: "Encounter at Farpoint" The very first time Picard calls Riker "Number One" is in "Encounter at Farpoint", on the bridge, at around 1:16:00. The actual dialog spoken was: PICARD: At least you impressed him, Number One. That's hopeful. RIKER: Thank you, Captain. Captain, if he's not ...


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No official in-universe use, but they should be data storage devices according to Michael and Denise Okuda I asked Michael and Denise Okuda (TNG production and art designers) this question ten minutes ago at the Star Trek 50th Anniversary Celebration in Las Vegas. MICHAEL: That's a darn good question. He then explained that, out-of-universe, these ...


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Once There are only four times when someone told Wesley to "shut up" on TNG, and two of them are the same. Datalore (1x13) Twice, by two different people PICARD: Shut up, Wesley. (turning) Lieutenant Yar, pick a good security team, let me know what he does. and WESLEY: Since I am finished here, Captain, may I point out... ? BEVERLY: Shut ...


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The only instance I can think of is the two-part episode "Chain of Command". In that episode, Picard is relieved of command of the Enterprise, and is replaced by Captain Edward Jellico. As Jellico takes on his new command with gusto, he speaks a mile a minute at his new executive officer, including asking him "Do you prefer 'Will' or 'William'?". Riker ...


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By a space probe in The Inner Light By a mind control game in The Game By Sarek in Sarek By "Kieran MacDuff" (a Satarran) in Conundrum By Data/Paxans in Clues


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The closest I can find to Picard censoring an officer (Riker) is this clip: This was during the episode Sarek. He also, somewhat famously, told Wesley Crusher to "shut up, Wesley!" during the episode Datalore: However, at the time Wesley Crusher was not an acting officer (he became an ...


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Because he wanted to stay a captain. As you said, he is offered a promotion in TNG: Coming Of Age, and he declines it for this very reason: QUINN: That's not enough. I want to promote you to Admiral, and I want you to take over as Commandant of Starfleet Academy. PICARD: The Academy. QUINN: Yes. PICARD: The Academy? QUINN: I need you close. ...


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While we never quite get a straightforward confirmation of what you call the "Britain-took-over-Europe explanation," there are strong indications that France had largely embraced British culture by the 24th Century. The TNG episode Code of Honor reveals that French is mostly a dead language: DATA: It is a highly structured society in which people live by ...


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The evidence onscreen highly suggests that the transfer happens when Moriarty steps into the holodeck within the holodeck to be with his wife Regina, the Countess Barthalomew, before "beaming" out. After Barclay comes up with the idea of using pattern enhancers, he goes to one of the holodecks and tries to run the Sherlock Holmes program, which contains ...


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Data was acting on the direct orders of Captain Picard. The idea was to make the "wormhole" seem as unattractive as possible to deflect any desire for the Enterprise and future expeditions from returning. Telling even a single human was out of the question and contrary to the order he'd received. He creates a fake sensor record. The planet chosen was not M-...


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In the episode "The Drumhead" Picard's loyalty is brought into question by Admiral Norah Satie in relation to his having been partially assimilated by the Borg. Whether her extreme views are commonly held by other Flag officers (and whether this translates into a failure to achieve rank) is uncertain but it can't possibly have helped his chances; "...


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NO On a level of intelligence, consciousness and all-round 'being', Q outranks Picard on a scale of a person to a flea. At best, Picard is considered as the 'most favourite pet', as observed by Data in TNG 277 'All good things'- pt2. DATA: That is true. Q's interest in you has always been very similar to that of a master and his beloved pet. That was ...


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I would presume that Jean-Luc Picard is fluent in French. It is possible that his French is a bit rusty from lack of use. If, as suggested, Data's comment of French being an obscure language implies it is rarely used, Capt. Picard may have limited opportunities to keep his French polished. I credit him with French fluency based on the comment Chain of ...


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According to the Star Trek TNG Companion, the artwork was sourced from two local schools and Alan Sims' children. Contest winner Paul Menegay was named for a friend of Brannon Braga’s, although the entries actually came from two area elementary schools and prop man Alan Sims’ own children.


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They look like giant isolinear chips or circuit boards. I can't find any documentation on those exact ones, but these pretty-similar-looking ones from ST VI and ST VII are referred to as isolinear chips in a plexiglass isolinear chip holder: The ones on Picard's desk in TNG have more rounded corners, but they have roughly the same design. You can see some ...


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It's from the end of TNG: The Big Goodbye. Picard is dressed as Dixon Hill and delivers a speech to the Jarada.


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Picard is shown dying in: Lonely Among Us - I guess it all depends on how you define "death". Picard is possessed by some sort of energy alien, and beams out of the ship as all energy. He stays that way for over an hour before he manages to separate himself from the entity, Troi senses him, and they beam him back. His body was not in existence for a while, ...


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Yes, Gowron would avoid having Picard involved. He's been cutting that part out of the history books since long before DS9 - this is from Unification I, not long before the dialogue in the question: Riker: "It seems after hailing him for three days, he coulda found a minute to talk to you." Worf: "Sir." Picard: "Yes, lieutenant." Worf: ...


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There are several reasons for Quinn to ask: The point of the exercise was to put an ally in an important position. This wouldn't make much sense if said ally was going to be resentful about it. It also doesn't make sense in general to put someone in a command position they're going to resent. It is true that Sisko was ordered to Deep Space Nine despite ...


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It's not made clear whether Picard would really have ended up as an Astrophysics officer had he avoided taking risks in his life or whether Q has simply chosen to place him into that role in order to hammer. his. point. home. There's a quote in Voyager regarding the abilities of the other Q known as Quinn; CHAKOTAY: How about Stellar Cartography? ...


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Do the movies count? If so, I think First Contact would be a perfect example for this. Okay, it's against the Borg and Worf isn't technically still part of the crew, yet Picard's first reaction is to assuming command over the remainders of the fleet and immediately transmitting coordinates to fire at - not just for the Enterprise, but for all remaining ships....


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TL;dr; No, absolutely not. Over the course of the show we see Picard in heterosexual relationships with no less than seven women; Vash (TNG: Captain's Holiday) Dr Beverly Crusher (TNG: All Good Things) Eline (TNG: The Inner Light) Jenice (TNG: We'll Always Have Paris) Marta Batanides (TNG: Tapestry) Nella Darren (TNG: Lessons) This seems a ...


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The timeline might just as easily be changed because Picard failed to hold Rasmussen. Either way, he's making a choice; without knowledge of the "prior" state of affairs, so to speak, there's no particular reason to think one choice is any more risky than the other. (Actually, on second thoughts, Picard's decision is definitely the safer one: let Starfleet ...


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Jean Luc Picard had been taken by the Borg and transformed into their spokes-borg Locutus. However after his recovery all the Borg implants and Borg nano-machines were removed. Though his implants were removed and his wounds were allowed to heal, Picard's assimilation continued to haunt him. He returned to Earth, paying a visit to his family in La Barre, ...


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