Captain’s Log.

 

Lieu­tenant LaForge still has no expla­na­tion for the strange man who mate­ri­al­ized aboard the Enter­prise.  His appear­ance is strik­ing­ly sim­i­lar to my own.  His name is Patrick Stew­art.  He claims to be from Earth year 2015.  He even has the same birth­day as me, though he was born 365 years before me.

Am I Picard or Stewart???

Am I Picard or Stew­art???

He seems to have no nefar­i­ous motives and was as sur­prised as we were at his mys­te­ri­ous sud­den arrival.  Patrick Stew­art has led an inter­est­ing life that par­al­lels my own in many ways.  We share a kin­ship of sorts.  He is an Eng­lish actor who rose to fame play­ing a star­ship cap­tain on the show Star Trek: The Next Gen­er­a­tion with a crew much like my own.  The sim­i­lar­i­ties are eerie, espe­cial­ly since his char­ac­ter on the tele­vi­sion pro­gram even shares my name.
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When I asked Patrick to describe his star­ship cap­tain he said that his cap­tain is known for his vast intel­li­gence, mas­tery of diplo­ma­cy and debate, patience, tac­ti­cal cun­ning, and moral com­pass.  Who am I to argue with that?!  Thats quite the char­ac­ter ref­er­ence!  Stew­art said, “It came to a point where I had no idea where Picard began and I end­ed.  We com­plete­ly over­lapped.  His voice became my voice, and there were oth­er ele­ments of him that became me.”  This Patrick Stew­art isn’t only a force in the sci­ence fic­tion world, he is also known for his char­i­ty work and activism.

This is what a feminist looks like

This is what a fem­i­nist looks like

His polit­i­cal lean­ings stem from his belief in equal­i­ty.  He is a self pro­claimed fem­i­nist and social­ist.  In July 2012, he was hon­ored with the priv­i­lege of car­ry­ing the Olympic torch in Lon­don.  Although he has also been knight­ed by Queen Eliz­a­beth, he says that car­ry­ing the torch was more impres­sive.  I’ll wager he drank earl grey tea (hot) over crum­pets with Her Majesty the Queen if he’s any­thing like myself.

Picard Maneuver my ass!

Picard Maneu­ver my ass!

And when he isn’t win­ning awards for his act­ing or receiv­ing some of the high­est hon­ors on Earth, he enjoys rac­ing his neigh­bor Jere­my Clark­son, fly­ing heli­copters with James McAvoy, though appar­ent­ly he found it quite ter­ri­fy­ing, Star­ship Cap­tain indeed!  I don’t think he would be com­fort­able engag­ing the Picard Maneu­ver!  He showed me pho­tos of him res­cu­ing a baby bird and play­ing in a ball pit with a wife half his age (may­be there’s hope for Bev­er­ly and I yet!).  He even had ear­ly onset bald­ness like myself.

This is something I'm going to have to work on programming into the holodeck for Beverly.

This is some­thing I’m going to have to work on pro­gram­ming into the holodeck for Bev­er­ly.

Lieu­tenant LaForge is work­ing on a solu­tion to get him back to his prop­er time peri­od, but for now we are all enjoy­ing this man’s com­pa­ny.  He is putting on a Shake­speare­an per­for­mance tonight with the help of the crew.  We are all excit­ed.

Look he ran into the Doctor too!

Look he ran into the Doc­tor too!

Captain’s Log Sup­ple­men­tal
Patrick Stew­art van­ished after his riv­et­ing Shake­speare­an per­for­mance.  I have nev­er seen a solil­o­quy quite like his.  We are all for­tu­nate to have met such a tal­ent­ed man from a cen­tu­ry long before our own who shares val­ues with Starfleet.  Men and wom­en from the past like Patrick Stew­art were the begin­ning of a much larg­er move­ment on Earth towards a unit­ed plan­et that val­ues peace.  Yes, we are lucky to have met him.

Stewart on Halloween

Stew­art on Hal­loween

We don't carry this fake perfume, but we do carry Star Trek cuff links, mugs, and lunchboxes.  Quick, #1 to Kards Unlimited!  Engage!

We don’t car­ry this fake per­fume, but we do car­ry Star Trek cuff links, mugs, and lunch­box­es. Quick, #1 to Kards Unlim­it­ed! Engage!

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