Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(National Post)   Number One, I order you to take a number two   (nationalpost.com) divider line
    More: Amusing, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek Nemesis, Sir Patrick Stewart, Heh heh heh, Patrick Stewart  
•       •       •

2230 clicks; posted to Fandom » on 20 Jan 2021 at 8:19 PM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



43 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2021-01-20 4:44:49 PM  
Stewart can do comedy, he just doesn't do it very often.
 
2021-01-20 4:51:30 PM  
I can't wait to see Picard, just I really hope it isn't a poorly written blatantly fan-baiting series that dies quickly.  The world needs yet another disappointment to the startrek franchise like it needs a revival of the plague times, haha.
 
2021-01-20 4:51:41 PM  

TWX: Stewart can do comedy, he just doesn't do it very often.


Which, if you ask me, amplifies the humor.
 
2021-01-20 4:55:35 PM  

BumpInTheNight: I can't wait to see Picard, just I really hope it isn't a poorly written blatantly fan-baiting series that dies quickly.  The world needs yet another disappointment to the startrek franchise like it needs a revival of the plague times, haha.


Picard is good.  Slow, though, so if you're not patient when it comes to storytelling you might wanna pass on it.  To give you an idea of my level of patience: I gave up on WandaVision after 15 minutes of the first episode and I nearly gave up on Picard by the 5th episode.
 
2021-01-20 5:00:17 PM  

kudayta: BumpInTheNight: I can't wait to see Picard, just I really hope it isn't a poorly written blatantly fan-baiting series that dies quickly.  The world needs yet another disappointment to the startrek franchise like it needs a revival of the plague times, haha.

Picard is good.  Slow, though, so if you're not patient when it comes to storytelling you might wanna pass on it.  To give you an idea of my level of patience: I gave up on WandaVision after 15 minutes of the first episode and I nearly gave up on Picard by the 5th episode.


I was just snidely alluding this article is a year old, before it came out and well, 2020 became 2020 :)

/I watched the first episode, I guess I wasn't in the right mode and neither was my wife, we gave up pretty fast on it based on the writing of that premier
//Its no The Orville
///*doesn't duck*
 
2021-01-20 5:01:38 PM  

kudayta: BumpInTheNight: I can't wait to see Picard, just I really hope it isn't a poorly written blatantly fan-baiting series that dies quickly.  The world needs yet another disappointment to the startrek franchise like it needs a revival of the plague times, haha.

Picard is good.  Slow, though, so if you're not patient when it comes to storytelling you might wanna pass on it.  To give you an idea of my level of patience: I gave up on WandaVision after 15 minutes of the first episode and I nearly gave up on Picard by the 5th episode.


See, I was all in on Picard until he got into space.  I liked the slowness of it.  I liked the idea of Picard as an out of touch elder statesman who thought he could just waltz into SF HQ and demand a ship, completely oblivious to the fact that SF had fundamentally changed, and not for the better, in the last 25 years.

Then it became all flying space flowers and cartoon villainy and PEW PEW PEW and I checked the fark out.  Who wants to see an action story with a 90 year old protagonist?

It might have been challenging to pull off, it may have crashed and burned, but a drama about Picard coming to terms with a world that left him behind seemed a great premise to me.  Instead they opted for broad action schlock, and that was such a disappointing change in tone.
 
2021-01-20 5:14:41 PM  

BumpInTheNight: I was just snidely alluding this article is a year old, before it came out and well, 2020 became 2020 :)


Oh shiat, sorry.  I'm on my break from work here and reading fast, didn't catch the date or your snideness.
 
2021-01-20 5:17:02 PM  

gilgigamesh: See, I was all in on Picard until he got into space.  I liked the slowness of it.


Yeah, I hear ya, I was looking forward to a more political story than a Mass Effect story too.  But even with a political story, you don't spend 4 and a half episodes of world-building before something really happens.  There's gotta be conflict, and I wasn't seeing any until about midway through the series.
 
2021-01-20 5:19:15 PM  

kudayta: BumpInTheNight: I was just snidely alluding this article is a year old, before it came out and well, 2020 became 2020 :)

Oh shiat, sorry.  I'm on my break from work here and reading fast, didn't catch the date or your snideness.


No problem and thank you for making me think back to when 2020 was an exciting year full of promise and change...we just didn't yet know what direction it was going to change.
 
2021-01-20 8:36:29 PM  
All I know him from is Dune, Lifeforce, TNG, the Godawful TNG movies and X-Men so I may not have the whole picture but where I'm sitting, just because he's old and British doesn't make him high brow.
 
2021-01-20 8:47:36 PM  
sep.yimg.comView Full Size
 
2021-01-20 9:28:18 PM  
Patrick Stewart? The guy who plays Stans boss on American Dad?
 
2021-01-20 9:36:51 PM  
Fark user imageView Full Size


Subby was too obscure for Fark, it seems.

/Not subby.
 
2021-01-20 9:40:30 PM  
Well, yes. He's seen everything.

Patrick Stewart on Extras
Youtube Fg_cwI1Xj4M
 
2021-01-20 9:44:35 PM  
I have a Korean friend who I met when he was just starting to learn English.

He asked me, "Goodhomer, why is it 'take a dump'? You don't take a dump. You give a dump."

Needless to say, he quickly mastered all the intricacies of the best parts of the English language.
 
2021-01-20 9:46:44 PM  

Fursecution: [Fark user image image 500x362]

Subby was too obscure for Fark, it seems.

/Not subby.


No, he really wasn't.
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2021-01-20 9:47:47 PM  

Fursecution: [Fark user image 500x362]

Subby was too obscure for Fark, it seems.

/Not subby.


I was in a Star Trek fanclub for around twenty years, a social club that didn't wear uniforms and didn't have rank structure other than the four club officers we'd elect to run the business meetings.  One guy as President would try to refer to the Vice President as Number One, and I'd always break out the, "number one, I order you to take a number two!" quote.  The membership would laugh, the President would get embarrassed, and then we'd move on with the meeting.
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2021-01-20 9:49:07 PM  

gilgigamesh: kudayta: BumpInTheNight: I can't wait to see Picard, just I really hope it isn't a poorly written blatantly fan-baiting series that dies quickly.  The world needs yet another disappointment to the startrek franchise like it needs a revival of the plague times, haha.

Picard is good.  Slow, though, so if you're not patient when it comes to storytelling you might wanna pass on it.  To give you an idea of my level of patience: I gave up on WandaVision after 15 minutes of the first episode and I nearly gave up on Picard by the 5th episode.

See, I was all in on Picard until he got into space.  I liked the slowness of it.  I liked the idea of Picard as an out of touch elder statesman who thought he could just waltz into SF HQ and demand a ship, completely oblivious to the fact that SF had fundamentally changed, and not for the better, in the last 25 years.

Then it became all flying space flowers and cartoon villainy and PEW PEW PEW and I checked the fark out.  Who wants to see an action story with a 90 year old protagonist?

It might have been challenging to pull off, it may have crashed and burned, but a drama about Picard coming to terms with a world that left him behind seemed a great premise to me.  Instead they opted for broad action schlock, and that was such a disappointing change in tone.


He can slow down when he reaches 147.
 
2021-01-20 9:52:18 PM  

kudayta: Picard is good.


Not really but if you enjoyed it, cool
 
2021-01-20 9:54:02 PM  

TWX: gilgigamesh: kudayta: BumpInTheNight: I can't wait to see Picard, just I really hope it isn't a poorly written blatantly fan-baiting series that dies quickly.  The world needs yet another disappointment to the startrek franchise like it needs a revival of the plague times, haha.

Picard is good.  Slow, though, so if you're not patient when it comes to storytelling you might wanna pass on it.  To give you an idea of my level of patience: I gave up on WandaVision after 15 minutes of the first episode and I nearly gave up on Picard by the 5th episode.

See, I was all in on Picard until he got into space.  I liked the slowness of it.  I liked the idea of Picard as an out of touch elder statesman who thought he could just waltz into SF HQ and demand a ship, completely oblivious to the fact that SF had fundamentally changed, and not for the better, in the last 25 years.

Then it became all flying space flowers and cartoon villainy and PEW PEW PEW and I checked the fark out.  Who wants to see an action story with a 90 year old protagonist?

It might have been challenging to pull off, it may have crashed and burned, but a drama about Picard coming to terms with a world that left him behind seemed a great premise to me.  Instead they opted for broad action schlock, and that was such a disappointing change in tone.

He can slow down when he reaches 147.


I thought it was ok right up until the end. The end was not only predictable, it sucked. Hard. Completely diminished the entire story arch.
 
2021-01-20 10:20:28 PM  

ReaverZ: kudayta: Picard is good.

Not really but if you enjoyed it, cool


Exactly.
 
2021-01-20 10:26:11 PM  

Mugato: All I know him from is Dune, Lifeforce, TNG, the Godawful TNG movies and X-Men so I may not have the whole picture but where I'm sitting, just because he's old and British doesn't make him high brow.


He was in the Royal Shakespeare Company for ages.  I saw his 1-man performance of A Christmas Carol on Broadway in 2001.  He was Karla in BBC productions of several John Le Carre books.
 
2021-01-21 12:59:45 AM  

Toxophil: I thought it was ok right up until the end.


French Picard was ok?

The end was not only predictable, it sucked

Yeah, there was a distinct lack of creativity
 
2021-01-21 1:02:06 AM  

TWX: Stewart can do comedy, he just doesn't do it very often.


He's been playing Stan's absolutely bat-shiat crazy boss on American Dad since about 2005.  The fact that his character is drawn to look just like him doesn't hurt, either.

American Dad! Bullock and Reginald Fight
Youtube 4qR-ygcqvjA
 
2021-01-21 1:26:14 AM  

ReaverZ: Toxophil: I thought it was ok right up until the end.

French Picard was ok?


Huh?  Picard was always French.
 
2021-01-21 1:29:49 AM  
Him liking Bevis and Butthead is well known.
 
2021-01-21 2:06:41 AM  
That is one of my favorite lines from B&B.

That and the Christian Slater joke.
 
2021-01-21 5:00:55 AM  
I never liked the Beavis and Butthead TV show, but the movie is a classic in my favorite comedies ever.

I liked Picard, but the ending episodes were meh.
 
2021-01-21 7:07:13 AM  

Neondistraction: ReaverZ: Toxophil: I thought it was ok right up until the end.

French Picard was ok?

Huh?  Picard was always French.


I guess you have never watched the show and heard him speak
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2021-01-21 7:26:53 AM  

ReaverZ: Neondistraction: ReaverZ: Toxophil: I thought it was ok right up until the end.

French Picard was ok?

Huh?  Picard was always French.

I guess you have never watched the show and heard him speak


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-01-21 8:10:44 AM  
Dont forget he was in the movie Excalibur.

Fark user imageView Full Size


And here he is trying to remove Excalibur from the stone.

Fark user imageView Full Size


And I'm still trying to figure out why he has a small satellite dish on his armor.
 
2021-01-21 8:43:10 AM  

Warmachine999: Dont forget he was in the movie Excalibur.

[Fark user image image 470x353]

And here he is trying to remove Excalibur from the stone.

[Fark user image image 850x478]

And I'm still trying to figure out why he has a small satellite dish on his armor.


It's a rondel, additional protection for the armpit and also to brace a jousting lance against.
 
2021-01-21 8:56:28 AM  
Fark user imageView Full Size


The trifecta is my favorite American Dad joke of all time.
 
2021-01-21 8:59:31 AM  

Boojum2k: Warmachine999: Dont forget he was in the movie Excalibur.

[Fark user image image 470x353]

And here he is trying to remove Excalibur from the stone.

[Fark user image image 850x478]

And I'm still trying to figure out why he has a small satellite dish on his armor.

It's a rondel, additional protection for the armpit and also to brace a jousting lance against.


And better reception.  He can get all the scrambled channels with that thing.
 
2021-01-21 9:18:53 AM  

Camus' Ghost: Boojum2k: Warmachine999: Dont forget he was in the movie Excalibur.

[Fark user image image 470x353]

And here he is trying to remove Excalibur from the stone.

[Fark user image image 850x478]

And I'm still trying to figure out why he has a small satellite dish on his armor.

It's a rondel, additional protection for the armpit and also to brace a jousting lance against.

And better reception.  He can get all the scrambled channels with that thing.


Medieval Borg implant to communicate with the hive.
 
2021-01-21 12:20:42 PM  
Blunt Talk was funny as hell and weird as hell.
 
2021-01-21 3:07:40 PM  

ReaverZ: Neondistraction: ReaverZ: Toxophil: I thought it was ok right up until the end.

French Picard was ok?

Huh?  Picard was always French.

I guess you have never watched the show and heard him speak


Yes I have watched the show.  Including the episode where he visits his brother at his vineyard in France.  And yes it's a little absurd to have a British actor play a French character.  But that harldy seems like a legitmate gripe against the Picard series since that was established way back in TNG.
 
2021-01-21 3:17:42 PM  
I think it's less that he isn't seen as a comedian but more that because of how iconic his role in Star Trek TNG it in some ways ended up type-casting him. Doesn't mean he won't have a future in comedy. Look at Leslie Neilson. Was a complete dramatic actor and ended up becoming more famous in his later years as the king of slap stick. Vincent Price is another one. Perfect for reciting Shakespeare or torturing damsels in distress but ends up popping up in a Beach Party Movies.
 
2021-01-21 8:35:11 PM  

Warmachine999: Dont forget he was in the movie Excalibur.

[Fark user image image 470x353]

And here he is trying to remove Excalibur from the stone.

[Fark user image image 850x478]

And I'm still trying to figure out why he has a small satellite dish on his armor.


Fark user imageView Full Size

He was also in Frasier,.
 
2021-01-21 8:39:52 PM  

Neondistraction: ReaverZ: Toxophil: I thought it was ok right up until the end.

French Picard was ok?

Huh?  Picard was always French.


Even before TNG, he was french.
Exhibit A
L.A. Story (1991) - Patrick Stewart Clip
Youtube C1IRqqp8vHw
 
2021-01-21 11:09:24 PM  

Herr Flick's Revenge: Even before TNG, he was french.
Exhibit A


That was four years into TNG. It would have been really annoying if Picard had that accent.
 
2021-01-22 12:57:55 AM  
 
2021-01-22 1:23:43 AM  
Neondistraction: ReaverZ:

French Picard was ok?

Huh?  Picard was always French.

I guess you have never watched the show and heard him speak

Yes I

... it is a farking joke man

/ insert Shatner get a life .gif
 
Displayed 43 of 43 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking





On Twitter



  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.