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

View Poll Results: Your favorite Picard love interest?
Dr. Beverly Crusher 18 40.91%
Lt. Com. Nella Darren 10 22.73%
Kamala 1 2.27%
Vash 13 29.55%
Minuet 0 0%
Marta Batanides 1 2.27%
A.F. 0 0%
Eline from Inner Light 3 6.82%
Jenice Manheim 0 0%
Phillipa Louvois 5 11.36%
Tasha Yar 0 0%
Anij 2 4.55%
Q 3 6.82%
Riker 0 0%
Other 2 4.55%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 44. You may not vote on this poll

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Old April 9 2014, 05:41 PM   #1
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Your favorite Picard love interest?

Dr. Crusher: Woman he had his eye on ever since his best friend married her. In the series finale they are shown to have been husband and wife in the future. I thought the relationship had potential in theory, tepid in execution.

Nella Daren: The new head of stellar sciences charms the captain and they share a love of music. She establishes an interesting relationship with Dr. Crusher, who seems torn between happiness for the captain and a little disappointment/jealousy.

She's a favorite of mine and would be my number two pick, but in a legitimate (not soap opera) love triangle with Picard and Dr. Crusher, though not something I think TV back then or even today.

Kamala: An empathic metamorph groomed by the Kriosians to finalize a peace treaty, she imprinted herself on Picard and his own sense of duty shaped her determination to go on with her mission.

In some ways she's my favorite, but can't tell if her interest in Picard was genuine are just of limited opportunity.

Vash: An capitalistic archaeologist he met on a vacation on Risa and later spirited away by Q.

Minuet: A holodeck character that heavily charmed both Riker and Picard simultaneously while the Bynars are working on the ship.

Marta Batanides: One of Picard's best friends at the academy and someone he always regretted not taking a chance with, which he fixed to bad consequences in Tapestry when Q took him back in time. Probably still around.

A.F.: Initials of a girlfriend he carved in one of Boothby's trees as mentioned by Wesley in "The Game". Project away.

Eline: His wife on Kataan, when he was "Kamin" from the episode "Inner Light". Nice.

Jenice Manheim: Married to time scientist Paul Manheim, a girlfriend Picard was to meet in a Paris cafe des artistes the day before he shipped out but chickened out.

Phillipa Louvois: Antagonistic relations. Implied relationship before this JAG officer prosecuted him for the Stargazer and later presided over Data's hearing.

Tasha Yar: No relationship, but she awkwardly flirted with him in Hide and Q after she cried being in the penalty box and he consoled her. She replied :"Thank you, Captain... oooo, if you weren't a captain..." while making eyes. Just awkward and even Q commented. Might have been a desire on her part.

Anij: Star Trek Insurrection. Haven't seen this movie, know nothing about it.

Q: This guy has an affixation on Picard, even mention and comparing later Star Trek Captains he met to them. Comments to Picard in the Robin Hood episode that he should have appeared to him as a woman.

Riker: Yeah, guy driven to become a star ship captain now turns down 3 promotions to captain, what is up? Of the women on this list, flirted with Minuet, kissed by Kamala, hit on Vash, and was essentially propositioned by Q (to become Q), seems Riker wants to second to Picard in other areas too

Sorry if I forgot someone.
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Old April 9 2014, 06:20 PM   #2
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Re: Your favorite Picard love interest?

You forgot Earl Gray.
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Old April 9 2014, 06:29 PM   #3
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Re: Your favorite Picard love interest?

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You forgot Earl Gray.
I didn't want to make Riker jealous.
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Old April 9 2014, 08:06 PM   #4
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1701-D
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Old April 9 2014, 08:23 PM   #5
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Beverly, all the way.
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Old April 9 2014, 08:53 PM   #6
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Re: Your favorite Picard love interest?

Crusher. It seemed like they were going for something in early season 1, but shelved it. Then after Gates was fired and brought back, they didn't really try exploring it again until late into the show.
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Old April 9 2014, 09:05 PM   #7
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Re: Your favorite Picard love interest?

Vash




I'm constantly admiring writer Ira Steven Behr who created Vash for the series. The character is an explorer with an expertise in archaeology, an adventurer, a female Indiana Jones. In the episodes where she appears, this beautiful brunette, with her beguiling smile and blue eyes, manages to charm not only the good captain of the Enterprise but the omnipotent Q as well.


I've always seen the Picard/Vash relationship as an homage to the great romantic film pairings of the 40's. Vash is Bacall to Picard's Bogart. The very compelling 'battle of wills' dynamic to the Picard/Vash relationship is reminiscent of Bogart and Bacall in the classic movie "To Have and Have Not." Vash's brazenness complements Picard's more sedate personality perfectly. She is the ideal foil for Picard's straight man. The characterizations and relationship dynamics between Picard and Vash makes this pairing a pure joy to watch.

Warmest Wishes,
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Old April 9 2014, 09:57 PM   #8
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Dr. Crusher!
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Old April 9 2014, 09:57 PM   #9
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Re: Your favorite Picard love interest?

Mojochi wrote: View Post
1701-D
Dang it, I wanted to say that.

At least I can still add astro-archaeology.

If this scene doesn't show a man madly in love, then I don't know. And didn't the sounds Picard made have an interesting connotation?

Bob

P.S.

Shouldn't Guinan be on that list? I mean "beyond friendship and beyond family"?
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Old April 9 2014, 10:15 PM   #10
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Whoa Nellie wrote: View Post
Vash
When I saw this thread pop up, I knew you'd post sooner or later.
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Old April 9 2014, 10:48 PM   #11
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Gosh, it's hard to say. Either Shakespeare or Livingston.
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Old April 9 2014, 11:27 PM   #12
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Re: Your favorite Picard love interest?

"Please ... don't let this moment end!

... Eat your heart out, Wil Riker!"
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Old April 9 2014, 11:33 PM   #13
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Re: Your favorite Picard love interest?

A piece of me wants to vote for Beverly, simply because I had the hots for her through the whole 7 years and beyond. I'm almost 68 so that may explain the interest. My vote went to Nella Darren though. It was probably the most mature relationship explored for Picard during the run of the show and the musical connection to the Resican flute sealed the deal.
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Old April 9 2014, 11:37 PM   #14
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Re: Your favorite Picard love interest?

The flute that Captain Picard played, first in his imagination and then in real life, in the episode "The Inner Light" from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
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Old April 9 2014, 11:58 PM   #15
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Re: Your favorite Picard love interest?

Assimilation seems like a pretty close relationship to me.

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