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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Let me be the first to say it…

Happy Captain Picard Day everyone!

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

#2 Killjoy.

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

Sooo, what are we celebrating here?

Is there cake?

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.

Yay! Happy Captain Picard Day!

…..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!! :-)

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

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

Earl Grey Tea, hot.

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

Happy Captain Picard Day! Engage!

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???

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

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

Happy Captain Picard Day!

@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.

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.


15 – I hope everyone is okay.

That was a pretty funny bit during that episode.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

@16. Just make something up.

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



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

Happy Picard Day, everyone!

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!!