Worst experience of Picard's life

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by The Overlord, May 30, 2012.

  1. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

    Jun 20, 2001
    Like I said, it was just my first thought, whether it qualifies or not. Being taken away from your life for a few decades, then being put back sounds rough in some respects.
  2. Gary Garland

    Gary Garland Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 28, 2007
    Gary7 is time traveling for the holidays.
    It's the most obvious choice, but you can't argue that it has got to be the worst: being assimilated by the Borg and forced to kill thousands of your fellow Starfleet colleagues. Remember, when asked if he remembered anything right after being disconnected from the Borg, Picard says "everything." So, he has all of those horrible memories where he had Borg vessels destroying starships and killing thousands, with his will completely subdued. It was probably the most nightmarish case of forced schizophrenia one could possible experience.

    In "First Contact", it is clearly shown how much that experience scarred him. And in various points during the TNG series, he is reminded of what he did as a Borg. How much can you rationalize it? That feeling of utter hopelessness and how easily he could have remained a Borg for the rest of his life.
  3. AmishHacker

    AmishHacker Ensign Red Shirt

    Dec 27, 2011
    Leaving Riker in command to destroy the Enterprise D.

  4. Ship's Computer

    Ship's Computer Ensign Newbie

    Jul 11, 2012
    Starbase 6
    The worst experience of Captain Picard's life was being assimilated into the Borg Collective as he not only lost his humanity but the Enterprise as well.
    It was also the worst experience of the Borg Collective as for the first time a Borg had a sense of self as an individual. This was passed on to the rest of the existing Collective and resulted in a completely new form of Borg, one with a distinct leader and chain of command.

    End message.
  5. Mott the barber

    Mott the barber Commodore Commodore

    Jun 26, 2001

    I think you nailed it in that order.
  6. RedWhacker

    RedWhacker Ensign Newbie

    Jul 12, 2012
    Regarding this and yes I remember Picard saying how he tried to stop the but ultimately it was a futile exercise.

    I always had the nagging feeling that the whole assimilation thing wired you in a way that you would do the things being ordered to do willingly just because it makes sense in some f'ed up logical way.

    Does that make sense? :borg: