As we wait for news on Star Trek: Picard, Alex Kurtzman, Mary Wiseman, and Wilson Cruz have appeared in a short video and explained what made Captain Jean-Luc Picard such an iconic character.
“Captain Picard, in some ways he is the ultimate captain and he’s the ultimate captain because of his incredible decency,” said Kurtzman. [And] because of his incredible thoughtfulness, because he was always human, fundamentally, in the choices that he made, even when the pressure was really, really high.”
“Patrick Stewart is just one of our greatest living actors,” said Wiseman. “That’s so cool, the coming together of Patrick Stewart’s training and old school Royal Shakespeare Company gravitas.
“And the combination of that, and this sort of mythological franchise that is Star Trek, the coming together of that is so special.”
“He never demanded respect from his crew,” said Cruz. “They gave it to him freely because of who he was and how he treated them.
“I think Picard is a great model for [true leadership].
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