Happy Captain Picard Day

Like First Contact Day (April 5) and Anniversary Day (September 8), today is a special Star Trek holiday. In future history June 16th will be celebrated on the USS Enterprise(s) commanded by Captain Jean Luc Picard. Find out more below, plus see how some fans are celebrating Picard Day 2011.


Captain Picard Day

The day celebrating Captain Picard was first seen in the 7th season Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Pegasus" (see video below). And apparently 47457.1 translates to June 16th, 2370, making today "Captain Picard Day."

Trekkies celebrate Picard Day 2011

Some Trek fans have already sent in links to their celebrations of Picard Day via the @trekmovie on the Twitter.

Dani Jones was inspired by Picard’s favorite beverage

John Hazard of Frankenstein Superstar blog sends in this custom image

SilverStreak47 made a Picard/French-themed meal

And there are more celebrations at at picardday.wordpress.com, here are a couple of the more creative entries.

Art from Picard Day website

See more at picardday.wordpress.com.

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The Rusted Robot
June 16, 2011 2:21 pm

Let me be the first to say it…

Happy Captain Picard Day everyone!

June 16, 2011 2:25 pm

Not necessarily, since stardates cannot be converted reliably to calendar dates.

June 16, 2011 2:31 pm

#2 Killjoy.

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire
June 16, 2011 2:37 pm

Happy Picard day to all of those in the Empire!!!!!!

June 16, 2011 2:46 pm

Sooo, what are we celebrating here?

Ensign Ricky
June 16, 2011 3:11 pm

Is there cake?

June 16, 2011 3:23 pm

Re: stardates
well it is kind of like Christmas. Is it the exact right day – probably not, but it is the acknowledged day (see official Star Trek facebook page, other sites, memory alpha, etc.)

But feel free to do your own calculation and celebrate Picard Day in your own way.

Nick Cook
June 16, 2011 3:27 pm

Yay! Happy Captain Picard Day!

June 16, 2011 3:39 pm

…..celebrate Picard Day in your own way….

Cool. Lots of alcohol, and a trip to the shooting range!!

Can’t think of a better way to tip the hat to a better galaxy, through superior negotiating skills!! :-)

June 16, 2011 4:21 pm

So _that’s_ why I felt like Earl Grey this morning… (^_^)\V/

June 16, 2011 4:37 pm

Why not celebrate?
After all, he is a role model.

June 16, 2011 5:18 pm

Earl Grey Tea, hot.

trekker 5
June 16, 2011 6:20 pm

Happy Captain Picard Day everybody!! Peace and joy to all!! :)

June 16, 2011 6:33 pm

Happy Captain Picard Day! Engage!

June 16, 2011 7:42 pm

We had a FABULOUS day blamed in honor of our Captain! Then a big yellow school bus backed over the hood of the car we were in and shattered the windshield. Our cake and crafts will have to wait!

Is there an official POSTPONED Captain Picard Day day???

June 16, 2011 7:51 pm

how the hell do you translate star dates into regular dates?

Red Dead Ryan
June 16, 2011 8:45 pm

Anyone celebrating “Captain Picard Day” in public will have some explaining to do after they’re inevitably arrested!

June 16, 2011 10:39 pm

Happy Captain Picard Day!

June 16, 2011 11:32 pm

@16: [warning: extreme nerdity follows]
The standard way is to assume that a year runs for 1,000 stardate units, from xx000 on January 1 to xx999 on December 31. You take the last 3 digits, divide them by 1,000 (that is, you move the decimal point 3 places to the left) and multiply the result by 365 to get the day of the year (e.g. day 167) which you can look up on the Internet somewhere to get an actual date (e.g. June 16.)

I wonder if the person who drew that little comic at the bottom there has seen the rockin’ beard Sir Patrick is sporting these days.

June 17, 2011 1:48 am

Ah, yes. “The Pegasus” – the same time and place TNG scenes during “These are the Voyages…” were set.

I can’t tell the difference between Troi in this and that. Same hairdo. Colour of uniform.


June 17, 2011 4:37 am

15 – I hope everyone is okay.

June 17, 2011 6:12 am

That was a pretty funny bit during that episode.

Bruce Banner
June 17, 2011 7:15 am

Is a bowling ball a proper gift for a friend in celebration of Capt Picard Day? Perhaps a Q Ball……

June 17, 2011 7:19 am

No wonder it’s hard to attract new fans to Star Trek.

Sebastian S.
June 17, 2011 7:52 am

I’m half-tempted to sing “Frere Jacques” in a British accent…. ;-P

June 17, 2011 8:07 am

I really miss Captain Picard. Thank God for my TNG DVDs…

June 17, 2011 8:55 am

SilverStreak47 looks like he had a little too much fun with the berries on the bread there…

Tony Todd's Tears
June 17, 2011 9:55 am

Trio: Will isn’t there something else you should be doing? Like randomly aging 12 years, and screwing over the finalie of Enterprise?

Riker: I’ll get right on that.

June 17, 2011 10:12 am

@16. Just make something up.

June 17, 2011 1:08 pm

Picard would probably enjoy a glass of Chateu Picard on this day

Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup
June 17, 2011 5:19 pm



And I just HAD to be eating right at the moment Number One started playing with the Picard doll, right?

Happy Picard Day, everyone!

Picard Fan
June 18, 2011 12:47 pm

Speaking of our favorite Trek captain, has anyone seen Patrick Stewart’s most recent picture in his captain’s costume? If not, here it is! He still looks good in it IMO.

Enjoy the Picard Day, everyone!!