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Is Picard actually fluent in French?

Picard speaks 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 ...
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Is this image of Jean-Luc Picard sourced from a TNG episode?

A possibility: Based on the opening shot of Picard from the pilot episode "Encounter at Farpoint" It obviously isn't an exact shot just pixelized (the perspective is a little different and ...
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Did Picard violate Article 14, Section 31 of the Starfleet Charter?

As written, the article is permissive, not prescriptive- it allows someone to take 'extraordinary measures', but does not require them to. Using Hugh to transmit the virus might have been legal, but ...
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Why did Picard not recognize this individual in the first episode of Star Trek: Picard?

It is unlikely that Dahj is a copy of Lal. Lal, introduced as Data's daughter in TNG Season 3, Episode 16 ("The Offspring"), and Dahj Asha, introduced in Picard Season 1, Episode 1 ("Remembrance") ...
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Exactly when did Captain Picard perform his trick on Moriarty in "Ship in a Bottle"?

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 ...
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What are the orange plates on Picard's desk?

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 ...
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Has Riker ever made a comment about being called "Number One"?

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&...
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How many times did Picard tell Wesley to shut up?

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) ...
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Has Riker ever made a comment about being called "Number One"?

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 ...
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What is Picard’s standing in the Federation during The Next Generation TV series?

Consider: Under Picard's command, the Enterprise-D served as the ‘flagship of the Federation’ and of Starfleet. In that role, he made first contact with 27 alien species, including the Ferengi and ...
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Picard/Crusher Love Scene

The closest any episode comes to exploring the Crusher-Picard love interest was the episode Attached. Picard and Crusher are captured and neurally linked. When Crusher picks up on Picard's thoughts, ...
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How does Picard recognize Seven of Nine?

Why wouldn't Picard recognize Seven of Nine? Looking just at the canon of Star Trek: Voyager, we know that the Voyager crew is the only ship to make it to the Delta Quadrant and back. In addition, ...
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Has Riker ever made a comment about being called "Number One"?

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 ...
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Why does Captain Picard drink tea?

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 ...
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How many times was Picard's mind taken over?

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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How did the non-French pronunciation of Captain Picard's name come about?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Luc_Picard Jean-Luc Picard was born to Maurice and Yvette Picard in La Barre, France, on 13 July 2305. As a child, he dreamed of joining Starfleet.[17] He and the ...
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Exactly when did Captain Picard perform his trick on Moriarty in "Ship in a Bottle"?

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. ...
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Why wasn't Captain Picard ever promoted beyond Captain?

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 ...
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For how many years has Picard been the commanding officer of a spaceship?

Picard (according to the TNG Writer/Director's Guide) was in command of the Stargazer for 22 years. Since we know he lost command in 2355 (with the loss of the Stargazer), that places his taking ...
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Why was Picard Captain of the Stargazer for 22 years?

As with Kirk, there's something to be said about taking what is essentially a desk job. As a captain, you have some degree of autonomy and you get to be out there, looking at the strange new worlds, ...
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Where did they get the children's artwork used for Captain Picard Day?

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 ...
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Is Picard actually fluent in French?

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

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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What was Picard doing between 2355 (the loss of the Stargazer) and 2364 (taking command of the Enterprise)?

There are no canon sources describing what Picard did during the years of 2355 to 2364. However, there are several short stories and a novel which cover that period in his life. According to the novel ...
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Why was Picard Captain of the Stargazer for 22 years?

According to the EU novel The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard, Picard wasn't passed over for promotion. He was offered a range of different commands during his first stint on the Stargazer but ...
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Was Captain Picard's interest in Shakespeare a result of Patrick Stewart being cast in the role?

Shakespeare, as well as other British influence, was initially not part of the role Captain Julien Picard (later then renamed to Jean-Luc) was originally envisioned to be much more "french", ...
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Is Picard actually fluent in French?

A big problem with trying to prove this is the Universal Translator. There are several episodes where they have to "tune in" to a language to turn it from "incomprehensible Alienese" to "normal ...
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Why didn't Admiral Quinn order Picard to Starfleet Academy?

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 ...
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Was Captain Jean-Luc Picard an asexual?

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 ...
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