Patrick Stewart, best known for playing Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men film series, was honored on Sunday, December 7 in the Burj Khalifa’s Armani Hotel during the Chivas Legends Dinner.
In addition to his acting career, Chivas chose to honor Stewart for his ongoing support of Amnesty International and Britain’s aid trust for abused women, Refuge.
Prior to the event, The National caught up with the 74-year-old actor to discuss his life and career. When asked if he could ever be tempted to reprise his role as Captain Picard, Stewart said:
Well, it would have to be a very big temptation – and I’m not talking about money. I mean, it would have to be a new, exciting and unusual idea. I’m very proud of the seven years, the 178 episodes and four movies we made. I’m also proud that we’ve helped sustain the popularity of a franchise that’s still ongoing. So, if J J Abrams or Paramount were to come up with a really novel idea, then I think it might possibly be entertaining. But I can tell you now, it ain’t gonna happen.
You can listen to Stewart’s speech and fan Q&A from the 2014 Chivas Legends Dinner below.
December 9, 2014 at 9:55 pm
JJ Abrams has ruined Star Trek for me
December 29, 2014 at 11:49 am
In my eyes they are not even Star Trek.
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February 3, 2015 at 3:48 am
I enjoyed his movies, however they are not Star Trek, not even close!
I miss the Gene Roddenberry vision!
January 7, 2015 at 3:12 am
Not me, as I don`t consider the abramstrash as being anything close to Star Trek.
January 2, 2015 at 7:19 pm
JJ Abrams made Star Trek in an alternative time line. Now he’s finished and making Star Wars, maybe we get back to the real time line soon!
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February 3, 2015 at 3:51 am
I really hope he didn’t take Star Wars to something that isn’t Star Wars!
Any big budget SciFi movie will be well accepted by SciFi fans, there’s no need to change the classics!
January 3, 2015 at 7:22 pm
As much as I would love to see Steward reprise Picard onscreen, I am not much a fan of using time travel tricks to pull in old cast members. It’s cute, but what would be better would be new stories that aren’t constantly winking at the past.