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Old June 21 2010, 03:06 AM   #6
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Re: Father's Day Query

How many human fathers do you know, that would be willing to sacrifice themselves against such hopelessly overwhelming odds.
George Kirk (2009)

How about Jarok from "The Defector?" He loved his daughter so much that he sacrificed everything to make the world better for her.

More from TNG: in "Chain of Command," you've got two fathers on either side of Picard, as it were: Captain Jellico, who takes command of the Enterprise, has his son's artwork in his ready room, so he cares about his son, and presumably is off defending the Federation to make a safer world from him.

On the other side, you've got Gul Madred, who brings his daughter into his office during the torture of Picard. Despite his cruelty, he seems to be a doting father.

I hadn't thought of that connection between Jellico and Madred before--thanks for a good question.
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