March 27, 2021

Picard Stands Up For His Team; And Sits Down

Picard Stands Up For His Team; And Sits Down

Star Trek TNG: Encounter at Farpoint 

Ballsy is a word that describes Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the many interactions he’s shared with Encounter at Farpoint’s main characters. In one scene, where the enterprise is halted by a mysterious force that Troi was able to pick up earlier from the situation, Captain Picard carries himself to meet the threat that is Q, who proceeds to extinguish and freeze one officer. Picard then handles this display of power with unshaken confidence and stance as he continues to stand right up to Q, flashing leadership and questioning him.
In another circumstance up against Q, this time as their Judge, Picard boldly faces humanity’s alleged crimes of savagery as Troi, Data, and Yar’s representative. In a post-apocalyptic court setting, wherein they’re held in front of blood clamoring people and securities armed with guns, a legal overseer named Bailiff orders Picard’s party to all stand as criminals – to which Picard responds to with a cold stare before shortly sitting down. Even when their most basic and bare being as humans is being questioned, Picard can present himself sure and collected.
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