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

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Old February 13 2014, 07:26 PM   #1
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I miss Picard's speeches!

I found this clip on youtube of some of Picard's best speeches during TNG:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJS18wQZd5Q

Which is your favorite?
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Old February 14 2014, 01:04 AM   #2
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Re: I miss Picard's speeches!

I really liked Picard vs. Armus. He saved his people and delivered a striking blow to an entity that could have killed him at its whim. He defeated evil, literally.

Similarly, him goading Satie to snap in front of the Admiral was a pretty nice gambit. Kirk can occasionally talk a computer to death, but Picard can defeat anybody.

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Old February 14 2014, 01:40 AM   #3
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Re: I miss Picard's speeches!

My favorite Picard speech is the one from "The Drumhead". Also, his cross-examination of Cmdr. Maddox in "Measure Of A Man" is a thing of beauty. Something about the courtroom setting seems to bring out the best in Jean Luc.
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Old February 14 2014, 01:56 AM   #4
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Re: I miss Picard's speeches!

If Picard couldn't make it as a Captain, after his heart transplant, he would've made a hell of a lawyer, I think ...

"No! NO! I will not sacrifice the Enterprise. We've made too many compromises already, too many retreats. They invade our space and we fall back. They assimilate entire worlds and we fall back. Not again! The line must be drawn here! This far, no further! And I will make them pay for what they've done!"
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Old February 14 2014, 08:35 AM   #5
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Re: I miss Picard's speeches!

My favorite is when he saves Lwaxana's ass from the Ferengi in 'Menage a Troi". We all know he's full of it, but the writers and Stewart nail turning the hew-mon lack of knowledge about the Ferengi against them. Great scene.
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Old February 14 2014, 08:53 AM   #6
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Re: I miss Picard's speeches!

One of my favorite Picard speeches is from The Measure of a Man.

Now, the decision you reach here today will determine how we will regard this... creation of our genius. It will reveal the kind of a people we are, what he is destined to be; it will reach far beyond this courtroom and this... one android. It could significantly redefine the boundaries of personal liberty and freedom - expanding them for some... savagely curtailing them for others. Are you prepared to condemn him and all who come after him, to servitude and slavery? Your Honor, Starfleet was founded to seek out new life; well, there it sits! - Waiting.
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Old February 14 2014, 09:06 AM   #7
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Re: I miss Picard's speeches!

SPECTRE wrote:
One of my favorite Picard speeches is from The Measure of a Man.
Pulling something out of his...er....whatever to stick up for Data is a really close second for me. It's the times that Picard focuses on the needs of the individual over the needs or convenience of the many and delivers a monologue to prove it that really stick out.
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Old February 14 2014, 06:07 PM   #8
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Re: I miss Picard's speeches!

I love Picard's speeches. Add the fact that Stewart had a very good British accent.
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Old February 14 2014, 10:59 PM   #9
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Re: I miss Picard's speeches!

My favorite is a tie between his cold badassery with Gul Macet in The Wounded. You could see the chill go down Macet's spine, and how expertly he twisted the knife on Satie in The Drumhead. Sent her into a total meltdown

A good oft forgotten one is when he ran down Q with Shakespeare in Hide & Q
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Old February 14 2014, 11:03 PM   #10
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Re: I miss Picard's speeches!

Mojochi wrote: View Post
A good oft forgotten one is when he ran down Q with Shakespeare in Hide & Q
Love that one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8205kJSig4A
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Old February 15 2014, 01:23 AM   #11
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Re: I miss Picard's speeches!

Runetouch wrote: View Post
I love Picard's speeches. Add the fact that Stewart had a very good British accent.
Ooooo! You almost make that sound as if he's putting it on! Blasphemy!
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Old February 15 2014, 05:30 AM   #12
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The Measure of a Man. End of thread.
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Old February 15 2014, 07:24 AM   #13
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Re: I miss Picard's speeches!

Honorable mention to Picard ripping Wesley a new one in The First Duty, especially since it's to Wesley. You know it's good when the episode title is taken from one of his lines.
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Old February 15 2014, 08:03 AM   #14
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jimbotron wrote: View Post
Honorable mention to Picard ripping Wesley a new one in The First Duty, especially since it's to Wesley. You know it's good when the episode title is taken from one of his lines.


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Old February 16 2014, 02:02 AM   #15
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jimbotron wrote: View Post
Honorable mention to Picard ripping Wesley a new one in The First Duty, especially since it's to Wesley. You know it's good when the episode title is taken from one of his lines.
Conversely, his down dressing of Riker in The Pegasus was also a pretty solid helping of ass handing

"If I find that trust has been misplaced, I shall have to reevaluate the command structure of this ship
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