When The ‘Star Trek: TNG’ Cast Needed A Leader, Patrick Stewart Made It So

While the original Star Trek series had the flamboyant Captain Kirk, Star Trek: The Next Generation took things in a different direction with the no-nonsense Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Sir Patrick Stewart wound up being the perfect casting choice for the role, and not just for his on-screen role. Speaking at a Star Trek: First Contact panel, Jonathan Frakes and Stewart spoke about how the veteran British actor was a stern leader on the set, even when the cameras weren’t rolling. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jonathan Frakes & Sir Patrick Stewart)

Star Trek: The Next Generation is currently streaming on Paramount+.

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