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Old June 25 2012, 03:36 PM   #31
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Re: Worst experience of Picard's life

Picard's brother lived in an old house and was not too fond of technology.
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Old June 25 2012, 07:45 PM   #32
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Picard's brother lived in an old house and was not too fond of technology.
They don't have building codes in the 24th century?

Seems silly to object to technology that is more effective and less intrusive in providing a safe environment.
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Old June 25 2012, 07:59 PM   #33
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He is a Frenchman and not a pragmatically thinking Anglo-Saxon .

Seriously, it looks like a timberframe house. Over here they burn far more often than ordinary houses.

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Old June 25 2012, 08:22 PM   #34
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when he shat himself during the episode deja q
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Old June 28 2012, 04:28 PM   #35
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I thought Robert and his son died in a barn fire, not the house burning.
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Old June 30 2012, 01:14 AM   #36
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I thought Robert and his son died in a barn fire, not the house burning.
You may be right.
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Old June 30 2012, 04:40 AM   #37
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Learning he was really Wesley's father. :P
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Old July 6 2012, 01:25 PM   #38
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My first thought was... The time he had to spend several decades living another life due to that probe.
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Old July 6 2012, 05:34 PM   #39
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My first thought was... The time he had to spend several decades living another life due to that probe.
How is that a traumatic experience? Certainly he had a hard time adjusting to a completely new and foreign life, but once he accepted it, he seemed to be quite happy and content.
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Old July 6 2012, 06:02 PM   #40
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You've all got it wrong.

It's having to eat the replicated caviar. The replicator never did it justice after all.

...hey, the man *is* French.
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Old July 7 2012, 03:14 AM   #41
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My first thought was... The time he had to spend several decades living another life due to that probe.
How is that a traumatic experience? Certainly he had a hard time adjusting to a completely new and foreign life, but once he accepted it, he seemed to be quite happy and content.
Like I said, it was just my first thought, whether it qualifies or not. Being taken away from your life for a few decades, then being put back sounds rough in some respects.
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Old July 9 2012, 11:23 PM   #42
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It's the most obvious choice, but you can't argue that it has got to be the worst: being assimilated by the Borg and forced to kill thousands of your fellow Starfleet colleagues. Remember, when asked if he remembered anything right after being disconnected from the Borg, Picard says "everything." So, he has all of those horrible memories where he had Borg vessels destroying starships and killing thousands, with his will completely subdued. It was probably the most nightmarish case of forced schizophrenia one could possible experience.

In "First Contact", it is clearly shown how much that experience scarred him. And in various points during the TNG series, he is reminded of what he did as a Borg. How much can you rationalize it? That feeling of utter hopelessness and how easily he could have remained a Borg for the rest of his life.
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Old July 10 2012, 02:37 AM   #43
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Leaving Riker in command to destroy the Enterprise D.

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Old July 12 2012, 02:14 AM   #44
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The worst experience of Captain Picard's life was being assimilated into the Borg Collective as he not only lost his humanity but the Enterprise as well.
It was also the worst experience of the Borg Collective as for the first time a Borg had a sense of self as an individual. This was passed on to the rest of the existing Collective and resulted in a completely new form of Borg, one with a distinct leader and chain of command.

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Old July 12 2012, 04:11 AM   #45
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What is the absolute worst experience of Picard's life?

There are some good choices: being assimilated by the Borg, being tortured by the Cardassians, hearing that his brother and nephew died in a fire, etc. But what is the worse of the lot?

I think you nailed it in that order.
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