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The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

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Old April 11 2013, 07:10 PM   #16
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Also, Satie outranked Picard, he couldn't have thrown her in the brig.
If Starfleet is similar to the US Navy (as I and others believe), Captain Picard actually could have placed Admiral Satie in confinement. Her being of superior rank wouldn't have stopped that all by itself. If her offense warrented the brig, then she would have been placed there.

True, more likely her confinement would have been in her quarters with communications and computer access restricted. But if she refused to co-operate, then throwing Satie into the brig wouldn't have been out of the question.

RHIP only goes so far.


on whose authority or what charge would be confining her on? The investigation she was conducting was authorized.
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Old April 11 2013, 07:56 PM   #17
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the fact that picard might have a speech is about the only thing that gets you through the bad episodes
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Old April 12 2013, 06:33 PM   #18
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on whose authority or what charge would be confining her on? The investigation she was conducting was authorized.
Responding specifically to your ascertain that "Satie outranked Picard, he couldn't have thrown her in the brig," I reponded that the statement wasn't true.

Satie's rank by itself would not pervent her incarseration.

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on whose authority or what charge would be confining her on
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Old April 12 2013, 06:40 PM   #19
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Yeah, going crazy qualifies. Even the look on that other Admiral's face just said "You drug me out here for this crap?"
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Old April 12 2013, 10:08 PM   #20
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My favourite is in his hearing in The Drumhead.
Hearings.

One of the few places NuBSG exceeds TNG is the comparison of the hearing of Picard and the hearing of Adama. After a relatively short period of time, Adama said "enough of this" and started to leave the room. When the proscuter told him to stop, he had her thrown into the brig.

It was never made clear over the next few years if Adama ever let her out.



having Picard act more like a tyrant would have improved TNG? No thanks. Adama could be a despot, and I didn't like the character all that much. Also, Satie outranked Picard, he couldn't have thrown her in the brig.
To be fair, every single person in the fleet who didn't have a major recurring role acted like a dangerous undeservedly stubborn and entitled lunatic all the time.

If Starfleet personnel acted like that, Picard would have had to act like a despot to keep Earth from exploding.
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Old April 13 2013, 04:03 AM   #21
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Yeah... TNG really did take the corrupt Admiral cliche WAY too far.
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Old April 13 2013, 04:23 AM   #22
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At least Picard never needed a Cylon to take down his corrupt Admirals.
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Old April 14 2013, 03:39 AM   #23
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Well, his original idea was simply to have Starbuck blow her head off.


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Old April 18 2013, 12:26 AM   #24
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With a voice like Stewart's, well, you have to write long speeches for him. I swear to God the way that man speaks is pure music.
Agreed. Majestic as well.

There was a time when I was stubbornly keeping TOS as my favorite Star Trek series. But over time, I just felt like the 3 seasons were so limiting. TNG has built up so much more. And Stewart's performance is the most compelling aspect of it all.
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