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 multiple occasions.
In the pilot episode for Star Trek: Picard, he spends a considerable amount of time speaking in French to his dog.
Picard: Je sais que tu ...
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 he is wearing a post-S2 uniform with a higher collar in the pixel image), but appears very much based on said opening.
It could be the same image, and they just ...
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, I was hoping for something more
along the lines of "Welcome back,
Q. It's a pleasure to see you
again old friend."
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 not doing so isn't illegal. Others - like the admiral - held different views on the morality of his decision, but Picard choosing not to make use of the ...
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
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 than ...
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 ...
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") are not likely to be the same individual, as I will argue below (but first with some background).
Lal was a positronic android fashioned by Data himself, much to ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
There are only four times when someone told Wesley to "shut up" on TNG, and two of them are the same.
Twice, by two different people
PICARD: Shut up, Wesley. (turning) Lieutenant Yar, pick a good security
team, let me know what he does.
WESLEY: Since I am finished here, Captain, may I point out... ?
BEVERLY: Shut ...
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 the Borg.
He served as Arbiter Of Succession of the Klingon Empire.
He served as chief contact point with the Q Continuum.
In S1E19 Coming Of Age, Picard was ...
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, he admits he had feelings for her and, after an awkward conversation, they lie next to each other to rest. He never says he "always loved her", but ...
I won't force you to read the whole answer as it is a little bit long, so to cut to the chase:
'Make it so' was used as a demand 11 times in Star Trek by someone other than Picard
Well, you said you wanted a complete list, so here goes:
Data in 'Gambit Pt 2' and Generations
LaForge in TNG 'Angel One'
Riker in TNG* 'Contagion', 'Interface', 'The Battle', '...
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 ...
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, they had a rather extensive experience with the Borg in the process.
The very fact that they went out to the Delta Quadrant and back means that as soon as they ...
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 ...
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. He and the rest of his family speak English, with English accents—the French language having become obscure by the 24th century, as mentioned in the Next Generation episode ...
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 ...
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-...
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.
PICARD: The Academy?
QUINN: I need you close. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 command in 2333.
DATA: Captain, he may refer to an incident which occurred nine years ago in the Maxia Zeta star system, in which an unidentified starship.
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;
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."
Picard: "Yes, lieutenant."
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 ...