We’ve often said here on TGD that many serious actors have an inner geek that’s dying to get out. Ian McKellen has done a great job as Gandolf and Magneto, Patrick Stewart has been geeking out for years as Captain Picard and Professor Xavier, and Ben Kinglsey did two geek performances this year in Iron Man 3 and Ender’s Game.
Ship’s captains have been an important part of genre fiction for a long time. Thusly, in our first genre feature series, we’re looking at ship’s captains. Today’s captain is Jean-Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise D.