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Old October 17 2009, 07:25 PM   #1
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How many times did Picard decline a promotion?

I can't remember for the life of me, exactly how many times had Picard been offered a rank of Admiral and declined?
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Old October 17 2009, 07:56 PM   #2
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Re: How many times did Picard decline a promotion?

I only remember once, when the Admiral wanted him to be Commandant of the Academy.
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Old October 17 2009, 09:14 PM   #3
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Re: How many times did Picard decline a promotion?

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I only remember once, when the Admiral wanted him to be Commandant of the Academy.
At least twice. The second time was a promotion to Admiral offered to Picard by Fleet Admiral Leonard James Akaar, Commander-in-Chief of Starfleet, in "Losing the Peace," after the events in the Destiny trilogy.

(If you're a longtime Trek fan and know your history, the moment between Picard and the Capellan is a treat from the author--a nice nod to the movie "Generations." Thank you, Mr. William Leisner.)
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Old October 18 2009, 04:38 PM   #4
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I only remember once, when the Admiral wanted him to be Commandant of the Academy.
That is the only one in series canon that I can remember.

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Old October 18 2009, 05:42 PM   #5
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Re: How many times did Picard decline a promotion?

The only canon instance is when Admiral Quinn wants to promote Picard to Commandant of Star Fleet Academy. Certainly, he'd be a good choice to mold the new generation of cadets. -- RR
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Old October 18 2009, 06:50 PM   #6
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Picard can't stand kids, and that's essentially what cadets are. I think he'd be a less-than-ideal choice for Academy commandant.
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Old October 18 2009, 09:49 PM   #7
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Re: How many times did Picard decline a promotion?

As many times as the plot required him to so he could remain on the Enterprise.
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Old October 19 2009, 10:59 AM   #8
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Re: How many times did Picard decline a promotion?

It is only once in canon star trek, and twice if you count the time with Admiral Akaar from non canon, like everyone has already said.
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Old October 19 2009, 11:19 PM   #9
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Re: How many times did Picard decline a promotion?

It was Riker who always had the problem with the big chair. 14 years as second in command? Troi should have spent less time pining over him and more time giving his some career counseling.
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Old October 20 2009, 08:20 AM   #10
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Re: How many times did Picard decline a promotion?

It seemed like no one cared that Riker's career stalled, except for ONE time during BOBW.
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Old October 20 2009, 02:45 PM   #11
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Re: How many times did Picard decline a promotion?

Riker certainly didn't seem to care. He was too busy kicking ass/getting laid/getting laid some more.

Picard would have been good in that post because it would have been his job to be in that post, but I don't think he would have enjoyed the gig much.
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Old October 21 2009, 01:38 AM   #12
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Well, in The Pegasus, we were given another reason Riker wasn't offered the big chair again for some time -- his involvement in covering up the phasing cloak technology, at the behest of his then-commander, Preston. So not only did he refuse three appointments, he lied about a violation of Federation law. -- RR
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Old October 22 2009, 03:55 AM   #13
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Riker taking a rank reduction and falling back in line on the Enterprise after BOBW totally ruined his character for me.
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Old October 22 2009, 07:36 AM   #14
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Well, in The Pegasus, we were given another reason Riker wasn't offered the big chair again for some time -- his involvement in covering up the phasing cloak technology, at the behest of his then-commander, Preston. So not only did he refuse three appointments, he lied about a violation of Federation law. -- RR

You'd think they'd overlook that in light of...well in light of saving the whole f'n Federation from being assimilated by the Borg.
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Old October 22 2009, 10:31 AM   #15
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Riker taking a rank reduction and falling back in line on the Enterprise after BOBW totally ruined his character for me.
Winner!

After that he was nothing more than Picard's administrative assistant.
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