In the U.S., Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock are pop culture icons. Jean-Luc Picard is not.
I... really don't think that's right. Especially when taking in to account Nagisa's post.
TNG was a huge phenomenon. Somebody had to think so if it got 4 Hollywood movies based on it.
Changing times. TOS is cool again (thanks in part to 09 film). TNG will always be there for those who like it, but it's just not hip.
Well, I've never been cool and I think Star Trek should be more than a nostalgia piece for a 60s action show.