Re: What made Patrick Stewart so perfect as a starship captain?
To be fair, his portrayal of Picard was a bit wooden at times during season 1 and parts of season 2 as well.
But I agree with most of Picard Alpha
Philitas of Cos, Greek intellectual, is said by Athenaeus to have studied arguments and erroneous word usage so intensely that he wasted away and starved to death. British classicist A. Cameron speculates that P. died from a wasting disease which his contemporaries joked was caused by his pedantry.