The Line 2: Papa Picard / by Trek fm

Picard as a Family Man.


Running Time: 1 hour 17 minutes 38 seconds
Download / RSS / Send us a message / Discuss the show / Support

When we were first met Jean-Luc Picard in “Encounter at Farpoint,” we were told—in no uncertain terms—that he does not like children. But, over the course of the series and Picard’s life, things changed. The Picard we saw in Generations seemed to long for a family and the comforts of a 19th-century Christmas at the vineyard.

In this episode of The Line, Brandon-Shea Mutala sets out to convince his fellow co-hosts, Justin Oser and Chrissie De Clerck-Szilagyi, that Picard really is a family man—though it doesn’t take a great deal of convincing. As we continue our look back on the themes in Picard’s life, we consider that he really does want a family and children, but circumstances have stood in the way.


Intro (00:00:00)
Is Picard a Family Man? (00:2:14)
Early Picard (00:6:20)
Wesley’s Influence (00:10:12)
Return to the Vineyard (00:15:28)
Picard and the Children aboard the Enterprise-D (00:24:04)
The Inner Light and Lessons (00:34:46)
Jean-Luc and Beverly (00:48:14)
Jason Vigo and Generations (00:53:48)
Connections and Final Thoughts (00:59:40)
Closing (01:12:20)


Brandon-Shea Mutala, Chrissie De Clerck-Szilagyi, and Justin Oser


Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Chrissie De Clerck-Szilagyi (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)