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Old 09-12-2009, 08:49 AM
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Hmmmm... I don't see a reason why Picard can't be BOTH an intellectual AND a tough guy. Sometimes diplomacy is unsuccessful or not an option, when that happens Picard steps up to the plate and does what is required to defend himself, his ship, and the Federation.
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Both! Picard is just coolness personified!
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The first is more inspiring - Patrick Stewart ain't Bruce Willis, vest or no vest.

That said Stewart wanted more action, so he got it. He wanted to have a sweaty 'look at my arms' scene - he got one.

The perks of being the lead.
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The first is more inspiring - Patrick Stewart ain't Bruce Willis, vest or no vest.

That said Stewart wanted more action, so he got it. He wanted to have a sweaty 'look at my arms' scene - he got one.

The perks of being the lead.
Good point. I thought it was the studio heads that were behind it. Roddenberry originally envisioned the character as a Stay-At-Home Captain, who left the swashbuckling to his number One. I think the Philosopher-Captain role suited Patrick Stewart's performance more than the geriatric action hero.
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Hmmmm... I don't see a reason why Picard can't be BOTH an intellectual AND a tough guy. Sometimes diplomacy is unsuccessful or not an option, when that happens Picard steps up to the plate and does what is required to defend himself, his ship, and the Federation.
Hell yes. Whether he's diplomatically negotiating peace or pugilistically administering some smackdown, he's both formidable and badass.

He was often, and quite visibly, uncomfortable with Riker taking charge of so many away missions. Picard's an explorer and historian - seeing what's out there, whether a mysterious relic or a potential threat, is important to him.
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I prefer TV Picard. He just simply radiated cool unquestioned authority and had a style that was refreshingly different from man-of-action Kirk.

Movie Picard is going through a mid-life crisis, apparently triggered after meeting Kirk...
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Movie Picard is going through a mid-life crisis, apparently triggered after meeting Kirk...
ROFL - Never thought about it that way!
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I'd say that Picard is a textbook boss. He listens to everyone, then makes his decision.
Not a text book "boss", but an example of a great "leader". There is a difference.
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