Greetings. This is my first stop here on these forums, but I've posted on other forums before many times. Have you noticed that Patrick Stewart is at least 12 years older then all the rest of the cast of Star Trek TNG? He looks much older then that though, due to his white hair. Plus he's the captain - that sort of casts him in the role of a fatherly figure, doesn't it? The producers of Star Trek TNG may have messed up here - why would they cast him as a fatherly figure? It serves no point. I never noticed it before today, and I've watched Star Trek TNG, occasionally after the show ended, for quite some time.