Star pupil Picard finished Academy within 1 year

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by Reeborg, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Reeborg

    Reeborg Commander Red Shirt

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    In season 2 Picard says to Wesley that the "Nausican incident" happened during his first year at the Academy which becomes in Tapestry his last year at the Academy. Amazing, isn't it?
     
  2. Legate Damar

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    If Kirk 2.0 can do it in 3 and get a starship command, JLP is certainly smarter.
     
  3. Trekker4747

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    Umm without checking, it seems that that when Starbase Earhart (where the Naussican incident took place) it was after graduation where he and his friends were awaiting their first assignments. In "Tapestry" he does tell Riker at the end of the episode that the Earhart incident wasn't his first encounter with Naussicans and he had had an earlier encounter with them during his time in the Academy.
     
  4. Reeborg

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    So you mean Picard gets in his first year into a fight with three Naussicans and loses his heart and then a few years does it again with his artificial heart? But then why would avoiding the second fight avoid his dying in Tapestry when he already had his natural heart replaced before????

    I would then rather go with the "1-year Academy graduation theory". Within one year, Picard rocks the Academy and wins the marathon too. :lol:
     
  5. Trekker4747

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    I'll have to watch "Samaritan Snare" again to see what he says, but in the end "Tapestry" ret-conned what happened to Picard and his classmates being on shore-leave after graduation when he had the encounter with the Nausicans that cost him his heart.

    If he does tell Wesley it happened in his first year he may have been mixing up to separate incidents with Nausicans.
     
  6. Timo

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    Actually, there is nothing in "Samaritan Snare" to indicate that it would have been Picard's first Academy year.

    Quite to the contrary, Picard says he was a "young Starfleet officer", meaning he would be out of the Academy already, having graduated at the top of his class.

    The only timing cue given in the episode is that Picard was "not many years older than" Wesley, which tells us basically nothing.

    Timo Saloniemi
     
  7. Asbo Zaprudder

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    Did they get the continuity of his hairline correct?
     
  8. Reeborg

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    Ok, I checked it again. In fact, I had watch it last in Portuguese and, mistakenly, took "primeiro...classe...na Academia" for first class/year of the Academy. I just checked in English and saw my error. I am sorry for the mix-up.