P is for Picard, my favourite of all the Star Trek Captains, not least because Sir Patrick Stewart is one of a small handful of actors* who could read a really bad shopping list to me whilst half asleep and manage to leave me wanting more when he’d finished.
There were quite a few Picard-isms I wanted to get into this one, but that was hard, so I’ve cheated and gotten them into two.
Presented in order of creation…
It’d been a long day for Jean-Luc;
Wesley Crusher, he’d had to rebuke.
He ordered a shot
Of some tea (Earl Grey. Hot)
And hoped today an unfortunate fluke.
OR, IF YOU PREFER
They’d gotten the Borg on the run
(With phasers, of course, set to ‘stun’)
Jean-Luc needed a shot
Of some tea (Earl Grey. Hot.)
“Into Warp?” “Make it so, Number One.”
(*Alan Rickman and Benedict Cumberbatch complete the set.)