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TalkieToaster August 14 2013 11:22 PM

Why didn't they make the captain English?
 
Sometimes people wonder why they hired an English actor to play a French captain, but I wonder why they didn't simply make the character English. Why was it so important that he be French?

BillJ August 14 2013 11:27 PM

Re: Why didn't they make the captain English?
 
Because the creator of the show created a French captain.

MacLeod August 14 2013 11:33 PM

Re: Why didn't they make the captain English?
 
Just Pretend France was annexed by Britain following WWIII and it can explain it away. :p

But more seriously I don't think the problem was casting a Brit to play a Frenchman rather they seemed to play more on Steward's British background rather than Picard's French background.

dg1379 August 15 2013 12:29 AM

Re: Why didn't they make the captain English?
 
Didn't we discuss this already?

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=219892

TalkieToaster August 15 2013 12:32 AM

Re: Why didn't they make the captain English?
 
Quote:

dg1379 wrote: (Post 8509198)
Didn't we discuss this already?

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=219892

Sorry, my bad for not checking.

Melakon August 15 2013 12:48 AM

Re: Why didn't they make the captain English?
 
Quote:

TalkieToaster wrote: (Post 8509204)
Quote:

dg1379 wrote: (Post 8509198)
Didn't we discuss this already?

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=219892

Sorry, my bad for not checking.

It happens. I've been here less than a year, and sometimes the topics seem to go into some sort of temporal causality loop.

dg1379 August 15 2013 01:32 AM

Re: Why didn't they make the captain English?
 
Quote:

Melakon wrote: (Post 8509258)
Quote:

TalkieToaster wrote: (Post 8509204)
Quote:

dg1379 wrote: (Post 8509198)
Didn't we discuss this already?

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=219892

Sorry, my bad for not checking.

It happens. I've been here less than a year, and sometimes the topics seem to go into some sort of temporal causality loop.

Haha, agreed!

Mutai Sho-Rin August 15 2013 01:10 PM

Re: Why didn't they make the captain English?
 
let's let this one sleep with the fishes then.


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