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Old August 14 2013, 11:22 PM   #1
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Why didn't they make the captain English?

Sometimes people wonder why they hired an English actor to play a French captain, but I wonder why they didn't simply make the character English. Why was it so important that he be French?
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Old August 14 2013, 11:27 PM   #2
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Re: Why didn't they make the captain English?

Because the creator of the show created a French captain.
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Old August 14 2013, 11:33 PM   #3
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Re: Why didn't they make the captain English?

Just Pretend France was annexed by Britain following WWIII and it can explain it away.

But more seriously I don't think the problem was casting a Brit to play a Frenchman rather they seemed to play more on Steward's British background rather than Picard's French background.
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Old August 15 2013, 12:29 AM   #4
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Re: Why didn't they make the captain English?

Didn't we discuss this already?

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=219892
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Old August 15 2013, 12:32 AM   #5
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Re: Why didn't they make the captain English?

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Didn't we discuss this already?

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=219892
Sorry, my bad for not checking.
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Old August 15 2013, 12:48 AM   #6
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Re: Why didn't they make the captain English?

TalkieToaster wrote: View Post
dg1379 wrote: View Post
Didn't we discuss this already?

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=219892
Sorry, my bad for not checking.
It happens. I've been here less than a year, and sometimes the topics seem to go into some sort of temporal causality loop.
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Old August 15 2013, 01:32 AM   #7
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Re: Why didn't they make the captain English?

Melakon wrote: View Post
TalkieToaster wrote: View Post
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Didn't we discuss this already?

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=219892
Sorry, my bad for not checking.
It happens. I've been here less than a year, and sometimes the topics seem to go into some sort of temporal causality loop.
Haha, agreed!
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Old August 15 2013, 01:10 PM   #8
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Re: Why didn't they make the captain English?

let's let this one sleep with the fishes then.
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