"Captain Kirk was the man of action right down to the very end. They had him off punching out the bad guy...and meantime they had Captain Picard as the intellectual trying to dismantle the missile by doing it through the computer screen...That was Kirk versus Picard, right there in a nutshell." Dan Cray of the Los Angeles Times, on Star Trek: Generations

Above Image: Star Trek: The Next Generation Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart)

There's a vigorous debate about which Star Trek captain is better Kirk or Picard.  But Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise-D (NCC-1701-D) was the starship captain for a new generation of Star Trek fans.

The Star Trek captain was on the Star Trek: Next Generation series from 1987 to 1994. He appeared in four movies. He's had dozens of great lines.

Maybe your favorite Captain Picard quote is a common one like "Make it so." Maybe it's an obscure one like "There...are...FOUR...lights!" Or maybe you just like to drink Earl Grey tea "hot."

So, here's this week's question.

What's your favorite Captain Picard quote? Is there a line you use all the time?
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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'll go with "Engage!"
Because my brain is already on vacation even though my body doesn't go until tomorrow.

M Pax said...

Make it so, is very memorable. "I am Locutis?" or however you spell it.

Maurice Mitchell said...

M pax. That was a chillng scene. "Number one..."

Maurice Mitchell said...

Vacation at warp speed Alex.

David Black said...

This was the one that leapt to mind for me.

Pat Dilloway said...

The Make it So and Engage are probably the best known. The Four Lights was pretty awesome in the context of that episode where after being tortured he finally got to throw it back at the Cardassian jerk.

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TheReluctantGeek said...

I can't believe no one has yet mentioned the definitive Picard quote: "The line must be drawn here, this far, no further!"

jgferrara1@yahoo.com said...

Picard's greatest line was in "Yesterday's Enterprise" when the Enterprise had to stay in the past just a few more seconds. All hell is breaking loose on the bridge. Riker just died and a Klinglon appears on the monitor and says "Prepare to be boarded and surrender your ship". Picard looks up at the monitor and says to no one in particular "That'll be the day!", jumps over a banister and starts firing at the Klingon ship.


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