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Old September 13 2013, 05:59 PM   #31
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Re: Why Does a French Captain Have an English Accent?

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Her leaving has come up at conventions, Richard Arnold said she wanted more lines, but since she already had several episodes in which she was heavily featured they said no, so that's why she wanted to leave

then of course after that she wanted back in when she realized it was a popular show

and then she made that crap documentary about Trekkies that made us all look like freaks
Honestly I saw that documentary as a shameless attempt to boost her fledgling acting career, or at least bring in a few extra bucks. The primary purpose behind it definitely didn't seem to be to win over the fans.
agreed,

it seemed like she picked people who were only the stereotypical "loser geek dork" trekkies. Which I guess it's ok to show people like that since they exist, but she could have also showed people who were more...I hate to use the word in this case "normal" people lie for example my husband and I. We go to conventions in costuem, we have a room in our house dedicated to collectibles, we have tons of autographs and such, but outside of cons and our own home you wouldn't know we were trekkies

ugh and that woman, the one who made her coworkers call her "commander" and she was a juror on some case and she went in uniform. Thats what people imagine when they hear the word Trekkie and denise crosby just reinforced that
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Old September 13 2013, 06:18 PM   #32
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Yeah, I'd love to meet that juror. As an actual veteran, she grossly offends me, and she's pretty sick in the head to think she "earned" that "rank".
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Old September 14 2013, 01:43 AM   #33
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Re: Why Does a French Captain Have an English Accent?

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she could have also showed people who were more...I hate to use the word in this case "normal" people lie for example my husband and I. We go to conventions in costuem, we have a room in our house dedicated to collectibles, we have tons of autographs and such
Which is not very "normal", as you put it...

And that's fine, but at least be honest.
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Old September 14 2013, 05:00 AM   #34
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(3) If Picard is French, why does he have an English accent?
He learned English from a Englishman. I once new a girl from Argentina who spoke English with an english accent because when she learned to speak English her teacher was from England.
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Old September 14 2013, 05:44 AM   #35
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^ I always assumed that as well. You'll notice that not only do most of the Picards speak with English accents, but so does Jean-Luc's friend Louis. Thus I assumed that the local English teacher spoke that way, therefore so did anyone who learned English from that teacher.

IIRC, Picard's mother spoke with a French accent. So perhaps she learned English from a different teacher, and/or was from a different area of France?
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Old September 15 2013, 11:31 AM   #36
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(1) Why did Denise Crosby leave Star Trek

(2) Why didn't they keep Dr. Pulaski?

(3) If Picard is French, why does he have an English accent?

As always, your answers are greatly appreciated and make me, in the eyes of my kids, look smart!
1. Nobody thought the show would be a success, & she thought she could do better. She was wrong. However, the show benefitted, because... frankly... she's not that good of an actress. Michelle Forbes as Ro Laren is miles above

2. Nobody liked her

3. because apparently he's an Anglophile who likes English tea & is a Shakespeare aficionado
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Old September 15 2013, 12:51 PM   #37
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Yeah she dropped Trek as quick as she practically could, then spent the next six years trying to get back into it.
Her argument was she wasn't being used much beyond "Hailing frequencies open, captain" which, well, goes for pretty much the entire cast who wasn't Picard or Data in the first couple of seasons before the show hit a stride. She was a young actress whose ego was larger than her common sense.

You don't quit a job you're contracted to do because you think you can make it big elsewhere. You HAVE a job. A several-year contract on a show with a large built-in fan base. Suck it up and keep opening those hailing frequencies. Don't be a 20-something prima donna, think you're bigger and better and try and get out of a contract because that's not going to look good to future employers who read "Signed a multi-year contract. Wasn't happy. Backed out before the end of the first year."

I've met Denise Crosby and she's a nice, friendly, woman and I really don't mean to sound so harsh on her younger self but she really didn't think and/or got some bad advice. Worf wasn't being used much, Troi wasn't being used much and both of them toughed it out and look what they became.

It wasn't a smart decision on her part and that's not coming from hindsight that's coming from what should just be natural good decision making. "Don't quit a job unless you have a new one lined up, don't back out of a contract you're locked into."

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Old September 15 2013, 03:22 PM   #38
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Eh... there's a difference between trying and being smart about it. I could decide I don't like my job and quit it to pursue a better one.... except wait, I never landed it and when I wanted to come back to the old one they could only take me part time. I suppose chasing that dream foolishly can pay the bills though.

But I suppose being smart is a trait of a "corporate drone" eh?
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Old September 15 2013, 03:37 PM   #39
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Eh... there's a difference between trying and being smart about it. I could decide I don't like my job and quit it to pursue a better one.... except wait, I never landed it and when I wanted to come back to the old one they could only take me part time. I suppose chasing that dream foolishly can pay the bills though.

But I suppose being smart is a trait of a "corporate drone" eh?
If that works for you fine - but the logic presented by Trekkie of "never try" (in his weird passive aggresive way - like she shot his dog) is just daft - half of the successful things that we take for granted exist because someone quit a successful well-paid job.



So she failed? so what? Most people will fail - that's not a reason not to try.
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Old September 18 2013, 11:59 PM   #40
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If you want to see Patrick Stewart speak with a French accent, then watch L.A Story. He plays a French maître d' in a posh L.A restaurant and sneeringly tells a not rich enough Steve Martin - 'You cannot ave ze duck, you can ave ze chicken.' Worth watching the whole film for.
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Old September 19 2013, 12:34 AM   #41
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"You think with a financial statement like this, you can have the duck?"
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Old September 20 2013, 12:56 PM   #42
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chrinFinity, I love that explanation!
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