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Maurice Picard

Maurice Picard

Maurice Picard was a Human man, a native of La Barre, France on Earth. He was the husband of Yvette Gessard, the father of Robert and Jean-Luc Picard and the paternal grandfather of René Picard. He continued the family business of winemaking under the Chateau Picard label.

According to background material created for, but not seen in Star Trek Generations, he won the Terran Winemakers Association Certificate of Excellence for his 2305 vintage of Chateau Picard Bordeaux.

Maurice Picard was a very traditional man who didn't believe in technology, such as the replicator. He opposed Jean-Luc's decision to join Starfleet, instead preferring him to remain home and tend to the family vineyards in La Barre. A rift would grow between father and son because of this and would never fully heal, something which Jean-Luc would regret in later years. Maurice Picard was deceased by the 2360s, by which time his eldest son Robert had taken over the vineyards. (TNG: "Family", "Bloodlines")

In 2369, an image of the late Maurice was briefly created by Q in order to convince Jean-Luc he was dead. (TNG: "Tapestry")

Maurice Picard was played by actor Clive Church.
His name was first mentioned in TNG: "Chain of Command, Part II".

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