Why didn't they make the captain English?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by TalkieToaster, Aug 14, 2013.

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  1. TalkieToaster

    TalkieToaster Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    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?
     
  2. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Because the creator of the show created a French captain.
     
  3. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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

    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.
     
  4. dg1379

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    It happens. I've been here less than a year, and sometimes the topics seem to go into some sort of temporal causality loop.
     
  7. dg1379

    dg1379 Commander Premium Member

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    Haha, agreed!
     
  8. Mutai Sho-Rin

    Mutai Sho-Rin Crusty Old Bastard Moderator

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