Top 20 Quintessential Picard Episodes

Top 20 Quintessential Picard Episodes

Jean-Luc Picard, Captain of the USS Enterprise. While he might not be everyone’s favorite Captain, it’s hard to argue with the impact he’s had on the Star Trek franchise and fandom. After 7 years on television followed by 4 feature films, Patrick Stewart’s Captain Picard set off into the sunset. The end of Star Trek: Nemesis saw our Captain walking through the halls of the Enterprise E, seemingly with a fresh sense of purpose and hope. His loyal First Office had finally become Captain himself. He and the crew saved Earth, the Federation, and even the Romulan Empire. And B4 might just get his own personality from Data’s memory dump. Things were looking up but it was that generation’s final journey. Right? I mean, that was the tagline for the film, after all.

It turns out that many of us were wrong. Picard is returning. The new series, Star Trek: Picard is slated for a 2019 premiere and that gives us just enough time to get our ducks in a row and prepare for his return. So here we go…

The Top 20 Quintessential Picard Episodes for those #Prepping4Picard (in chronological order).

Want to know why I picked these episodes? No problem. Check out Episode 72 of the Redshirts & Runabouts podcast, “Quintessential Picard” for a detailed discussion.

Select an episode below to hear our review on Redshirts & Runabouts as we Trek through our own Prepping 4 Picard series.

Please note that episode numbers were derived from Wikipedia.

Season 1, Episode 1 & 2: Encounter at Farpoint (Redshirts & Runabouts Ep 73)
Season 1, Episode 25: Conspiracy (Redshirts & Runabouts Ep 74)
Season 2, Episode 9: The Measure of a Man (Redshirts & Runabouts Ep 78)
Season 3, Episode 15: Yesterday’s Enterprise (Redshirts & Runabouts Ep 79)
Season 3, Episode 19: Captain’s Holiday (Redshirts & Runabouts Ep 79)
Season 3, Episode 23: Sarek (Redshirts & Runabouts Ep 79)
Season 3, Episode 26 & Season 4 Episode 1: Best of Both Worlds Parts 1 & 2 (Redshirts & Runabouts Ep 80)
Season 4, Episode 2: Family (Redshirts & Runabouts Ep 80)
Season 4, Episode 21: The Drumhead (Redshirts & Runabouts Ep 80)
Season 5, Episode 2: Darmok (Redshirts & Runabouts Ep 82)
Season 5, Episodes 7 & 8: Unification Parts 1 & 2 (Redshirts & Runabouts Ep 82)
Season 5, Episode 25: The Inner Light (Redshirts & Runabouts Ep 83)
Season 5, Episode 26 & Season 6, Episode 1: Time’s Arrow Parts 1 & 2 (Redshirts & Runabouts Ep 83)
Season 6, Episode 10 & 11: Chain of Command Parts 1 & 2 (Redshirts & Runabouts Ep 84)
Season 6, Episode 15: Tapestry (Redshirts & Runabouts Ep 84)
Season 6, Episode 18: Starship Mine (Redshirts & Runabouts Ep 86)
Season 6, Episode 19: Lessons (Redshirts & Runabouts Ep 86)
Season 6, Episode 20: The Chase (Redshirts & Runabouts Ep 86)
Season 7, Episode 4 & 5: Gambit Parts 1 & 2 (Redshirts & Runabouts Ep 87)
Season 7, Episode 25 & 26: All Good Things… (Redshirts & Runabouts Ep 87)

What do you think of our list of the Top 20 Quintessential Picard episodes? Did we leave something off the list? Did we include something you think doesn’t belong? Listen to our discussions and then let us know your thoughts.

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About the Author
Founder and Executive Producer of the Heroes Podcast Network. Host of Screen Heroes and Redshirts & Runabouts podcast series. Known Trekkie, gamer, and all around nerd.

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