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Captain Jean-Luc Picard - Star Trek - The Next Generation

Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek - The Next Generation played by Patrick Stewart.

Jean-Luc Picard is a fictional male Human captain in the Star Trek - The Next Generation television series who was played on screen by Patrick Stewart. Jean-Luc Picard holds the rank of Captain within the USS Enterprise NCC-1701D.

Picard is the third captain of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 after Captain Jonathon Archer, Christopher Pike and Capt. James Tiberius Kirk.

Picard is also the first non-American to take charge of the legendary space ship. He has family in France and his brother is a vineyard owner which he visits in Family so that can chill and unwind after events in The Best of Both Worlds where Picard was captured and assimilated into the Borg

Captain Picard's Friendships and Relationships

Archaeologist Vash

Although he doesn't have any full blown relations, he does whilst on holiday in Captains Holiday, he gets close to archaeologist Vash on the planet Risa. He didn't have a relationship with Dr. Bev Crusher, he did have prior history with her, Beverley holds him responsible for her husbands death.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard's Best, Worst and Memorable Episodes

Best of Both Worlds (S3 E26 + S4 E1)

The Enterprise investigates a planet which has been attacked by the Borg and assimilated the populace. The Enterprise is attacked by the Borg and is invaded by the Cyborgs. During the attack by the Borg, Picard is captured by the Borg and taken away. Commander William Riker has to take command of the Enterprise now. Riker wants to lead the away team but he is persuaded to stay and command the Enterprise.

An away team sneak onto the Borg Cube where they are ignored by the Borg. At the end of their exploration of the ship, the away team come face to face with an assimilated Picard who now calls himself Locutus of Borg. It is the last episode of the third series, with the action starting up again at the beginning of the fourth series.

The Borg Cube leaves the location and prepares to attack Earth. The Federation have a fleet of ships massing at Wolf 359, a real star but the fleet prove nothing more like than a fly and are destroyed.

Riker and Lt. Worf seak onto the Borg Cube and kidnap Picard. Dr. Bev Crusher sets about removing the implants from Picard when Picard says "Sleep". Lt. Commander Data works out what the message means and is able to send a message to the Borg cube to shut it down and become vulnerable to attack which the Federation take advantage of and destroy the Cube.

Picards Borg probes are removed from the body and Picard returns to work. The crew persuade Picard that he needs some time off and Picard then visits his family in the next episode in France.

Although we don't see it in the Next Gen episode, Captain Benjamin Sisko and his wife Jennifer took part in the Battle for Wolf 359. Jennifer unlike Benjamin didn't survive the encounter and Sisko is unable to forgive or forget what happened.

Darmok (S5 E2)

This episode was the 100th episode of the series. The Enterprise encounters an alien race where the Universal Translators do not work because of the way the aliens speak, in metaphors. Picard and a member from the other race beam down to the planet to try to communicate and get along.

Picard and Darmok try to bond over a campfire on the planet. The two are being stalked by an alien that they cannot see and have to work out how to defeat the enemy together. Darmok is eventually killed by the monster leaving Picard alive and able to return to his ship, the Enterprise.

Jean-Luc Picard Facts

Alien RaceHuman
AllegianceThe USS Enterprise NCC-1701D
ActorPatrick Stewart
Last UpdatedSaturday, February 2, 2019

Copyright: Paramount

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