I'm Jean-Luc Picard! Woohoo! Kick ass! :-) He also comes with a quote which is extremely in...

posted 27 October 2003

Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You? I'm Jean-Luc Picard! Woohoo! Kick ass! :-) He also comes with a quote which is extremely in tune with me:

"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably."

Incidentally, this quote is interesting for another reason. It is generally quoted as being spoken by Captain Picard, in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation called The Drumhead. However, in the show he's quoting a judge, Aaron Satie, who is also a fictional character from the Star Trek universe. So whose words are these? It's interesting since Star Trek is a very geeky series, and as I've mentioned before, the sentiment behind this quote seems to be an unspoken truth in the geek subculture, so universally accepted that it's not even considered remarkable. Where did this meme come from? And why is it that geeks find it so self-evident, while people with other life experiences find it less compelling? I'm going to write more about this, sometime...

Cross-posted to Gay Geeks.