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Posted by Nim (Member # 205) on :
Posted by Jason Abbadon (Member # 882) on :
well, Star Trek's characater was about a fuuristic frenchman with an english accent and the actor is obviously a fucking vampire.

An english vampire. They look the best in a tux, damn them.
Posted by Mars Needs Women (Member # 1505) on :
Actually isn't that Picard from The Inner Light, where he lived as a different old man? I don't think he looked that old in All Good Things as crazy old Picard.
Posted by Jason Abbadon (Member # 882) on :
Sure, also, the Inner Light version was also soaking up a boatload of solar radiation...or maybe the makeup deparment really expected Patrick Stewart to go downhill fast.

It's also worth pointing out that any thread starting with "Found on Reddit" is likley to be nonsensical.
Posted by MinutiaeMan (Member # 444) on :
Also, it was a lot more than 20 years in "The Inner Light". It was 5 years from the start of the story to when they first started the family, and his eldest daughter was in her late 20's (at least) with a son of her own. So it was easily at least 30 years, possibly more.

Plus the radiation factor too.
Posted by Nim (Member # 205) on :
"Found on Reddit" is likley to be nonsensical.
That was actually the idea, a bit of mirth. Leave it to Flare to break the cypher with research and logic, though. That's some of the old times shining through. Kudos. :.)
Posted by Cartman (Member # 256) on :
Picard was supposed to be in his sixties in TNG (b. 2305).

Stewart (b. 1940) was only 47 when TNG started in 1987.


[ October 01, 2012, 10:45 AM: Message edited by: Cartman ]
Posted by The Ginger Beacon (Member # 1585) on :
I remember that Stewarts actual son played the characters son in Picards vision. He was in his mid twenties at the time.

We saw Picards alter ego deciding to have children five years into the dream/vision/thingy. Then, some time has passed and we see the son (the couples 2nd child) being named.

We see the son (as played by Stewarts son) when Picard is as old as in the photo. That's 30 years (at least) by rough guessing, and that's before thinking about the radiation, or even how long a year is on weird dream-probe-world, or their rate of development, reproduction or ageing.

If you look at the make up in All Good Things... they actually guessed pretty well - greyer eyebrows, whiter hair, baggy eyes and a beard. Although that was probably a real beard and not a stunt beard. Stewarts performance just made him look/act much older and more decrepit.

[ October 01, 2012, 02:45 PM: Message edited by: The Ginger Beacon ]
Posted by Ritten (Member # 417) on :
I still say he looks like Charles Xavier though, the resemblance is uncanny
Posted by Jason Abbadon (Member # 882) on :
That's crazy- he looks much more like King Richard.
Posted by Omega (Member # 91) on :
I'd say he looks more like Ebenezer Scrooge.

Whose corpose, oddly enough, looks exactly like Locutus of Borg.

Makes you think.
Posted by Jason Abbadon (Member # 882) on :
I think King Richard was a near-immortal that just got slowly older and bitter until he became Scrooge (gotta keep changing names, Highlander Style), then had a change of heart, developed telepathic powers, joined Starfleet and became a Borg, then a human again and then er...saved the universe, I guess.
Posted by Toadkiller (Member # 425) on :
In the picture on the right he looks like he's about to have some stern words with the photographer.
Posted by Nim (Member # 205) on :
For the hell of it - let's run in the opposite direction.
Posted by Jason Abbadon (Member # 882) on :
Ah, the peachfuz years....
Posted by Mars Needs Women (Member # 1505) on :
Didn't he used to wear tupees?
Posted by Nim (Member # 205) on :
Nonsense, man!
Posted by Hobbes (Member # 138) on :
I always figured Stewart was bald just like how Chuck Norris was born with a full beard.

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