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Old February 11 2013, 04:40 PM   #2
Re: in praise of friendship

Dal Rassak wrote: View Post
Throughout TNG it's strongly implied that Picard and Riker are best friends apart from being captain and first officer, but strangely you're never shown them being friends, like sharing a drink in off-duty hours or something. DS9 did it better.
I'd say that Picard and Guinan and later on Picard and Beverly were depicted as "best friends". Picard always tried to maintain a certain distance to his officers, with Beverly being the only exception it seems. He never participated in the poker rounds for a reason.

TNG had other friendships though, most notably Data/Geordi.
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