Monday, August 25, 2008


Using the theories of "relateeveety" in order to create possible links between shows, I may have found an off-shoot from the family tree of Jean-Luc Picard, captain of the Enterprise on 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'. And it has to be an off-shoot, not a direct line of descent, as the character was a priest. (I realize that's not set in stone, but that's reality. In Toobworld - in the 1950s! - it may as well be.....)

Father Picard worked with the French underground during World War II, during which he met Michael Lanyard. (Lanyard recounted this in the "Skid Row" episode of 'The Lone Wolf', which American Life Network showed over the weekend.)

After the war, Father Picard moved to Los Angeles and began his missionary work among the downtrodden of Skid Row. There he asked for Lanyard's help in 1955 to save a troubled young man who was to be executed in a few days for a murder he didn't commit.

That's about all that we know about Father Picard; and since he wouldn't be the starship captain's great-great-whatever grandfather, why not make the assumption that he was the brother of that distant ancestor of Jean-Luc Picard?
Just sayin', is all......

Toby O'B

1 comment:

Mercurie said...

Wow. Another Picard. That is interesting.