I miss Picard's speeches!

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  1. DarthPipes

    DarthPipes Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Watching TNG Season 5 on Blu-ray reminded me once again just how good Patrick Stewart was in the role.
     
  2. jimbotron

    jimbotron Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Another overlooked one in an otherwise awful episode - Picard's "there is no justice if laws are absolute" speech in Justice.
     
  3. JD5000

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    Don't forget his internal monologues....

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  4. Use of Time

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    ^ Holy shit that is great.
     
  5. Makarov

    Makarov Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    NO! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO *smashes little ships*
     
  6. Levi

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    I just rewatched Tapestry this afternoon, and while it isn't really a full-on speech, the emotional depth & real meaning Patrick Stewart puts into these scenes is superb. The fact that the message is so true anyway only adds to the depth:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGvUDvZ7KyU[/yt]

    I think I like his final conversation with Riker even more as it reveals that he really has changed, and come to terms with his own identity, but I couldn't find that online. A transcript will have to do:

    PICARD: I still don't know what to make of it. Was it a dream? Was it one of Q's elaborate tricks?
    RIKER: A lot of people near death have talked about strange experiences, but I've never heard one so detailed.
    PICARD: And, you know, there's still a part of me that cannot accept that Q would give me a second chance, or that he would demonstrate so much compassion. And if it was Q, I owe him a debt of gratitude.
    RIKER: In what sense? It sounds like he put you through hell.
    PICARD: There are many parts of my youth that I'm not proud of. There were loose threads, untidy parts of me that I would like to remove. But when I pulled on one of those threads it unraveled the tapestry of my life.
    RIKER: I was just trying to imagine a hell-bent for leather young officer insulting a Nausicaan twice his size. I wish I'd had a chance to know that Jean-Luc Picard.
    PICARD: Oh, well, to tell the truth, that wasn't the first run-in I'd had with a couple of surly Nausicaans.
    RIKER: Really?
    PICARD: Oh, yes. During my sophomore year, I was assigned to training on Morikin Seven. Well, there was a Nausicaan outpost on one of the outlying asteroids, and one day...

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  8. UUS Contrarian

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    Mirror Archer>>>>Archer.
     
  9. Salinga

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    AFAIK it was Michael Piller, who often wrote the Picard speeches in a script.
     
  10. tomalak301

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    I liked his speeches to Tomalak, in both The Enemy and The Defector. Stewart knew how to deliver a hell of a speech, which made the character all the more awesome.