Reviews | Written by Mark Newbold 18/11/2020



As a concept, The Wisdom of Picard makes all the sense. If you were looking to write a book about inquisitiveness you'd turn to Data, empathy you'd look to Troi, how to be honourable - ask Worf, but for wisdom, there's really only one person who truly fits the bill. This 207 handsomely presented book not only encapsulates that galactically famous wisdom, but it's also impossible to read without hearing the voice of the good captain himself.

Taking us from the very first season of Star Trek:  The Next Generation right through those  magnificent seven seasons, four films, and on to the first season of Star Trek: Picard, the book is broken down into five distinct chapters; Philosophy and Humanity give such gems as "Fear is an incompetent teacher" from At in Arcadia Ergo Pt 2 from Star Trek: Picard's first season, while History and Science looks back to Yesterday's Enterprise from TNG Season 3 and "Who is to say that this history is any less proper than the other?"

You get the picture, and as we roll through Literature and the Arts, Exploration and Adventure and Politics, Leadership and Diplomacy, the fact is reinforced – as if it ever needed to be - that the wisdom of Picard is what truly held The Next Generation together, and editor Chip Carter, along with the team at Adams Media, has done a great job of reflecting that through the pages of this book. Perfect stocking filler material.

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