Engage… Make it so #1

As some of you know, I had written an article on the cowboys and western movies and their impact on me. Well, I have also grown huge interest in sci-fi as well since I was a kid! So needless to say, if Clint Eastwood is the badass of the western genre, then Patrick Stewart is the badass of the sci-fi genre. Who the heck is he, you ask? Well, to the sci-fi nerds, he’s better known to us as Jean-Luc Picard. That’s Captain Jean-Luc Picard to you, by the way. 😀

Capt. Picard was the captain in the The Star Trek: The Next Generation. Sure I liked the original, Capt. James T. Kirk. Capt. Kirk had his … interesting … pauses… in … his … speech, and a way with the ladies, but Capt. Picard was the leader. He made the whole concept of being a leader so amazing. Stern when needed, yet quite approacheable, Capt. Picard made me want to be a good leader.

Sure, you can laugh at my admiring a fictional character, but Picard always had a class and a way about his actions. I sure do miss the TV episodes… shucks. And of course, Patrick Steward did an awesome job creating the character. I still imitate some of his famous lines… “Engage” “Make it so, #1”.

Here’s to you, Capt… to the final frontier!


4 Replies to “Engage… Make it so #1”

  1. was always ambivalent toward tng. It did have some interesting stories but it was so pc and the main characters were not as colorful, interesting or quotable as the original. Also it is a little pet peeve of mine to have the characters – who are so supremely capable – do the same thing year after year after year.

    However, I do like Patrick Stewart. He has quite a voice and presence. Not only in tng, but in other movies even where he had small roles. I mean, I liked his characters in excalibur and dune.

  2. Oh I don’t know… I thought that many of TNG characters are great… My favorite next to Capt. Picard is Data. 😀

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