Saturday, November 23, 2013
I remember seeing ads for the then upcoming Star Trek: The Next Generation with a bald, British actor assuming the captain's chair, and being surprised that this guy was the heir to Shatner's throne. Once I started watching the show, I saw what the producers must have and Patrick Stewart quickly won me over. He really elevated the series with his acting abilities, and had some truly stand out episodes. The series finale, "All Good Things...", is one of my favorites, mainly due to his performance as a time-jumping Picard. When Stewart was cast as Professor X, it was one of the few times that the fans and movie makers were in complete sync - everyone thought he would be perfect for the role, and he did not disappoint. I'm really looking forward to him taking one more crack at Charles Xavier in X-Men: Days of Future Past.