Why didn't they make the captain English?

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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

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    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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