Before I knew Patrick Stewart as Professor X, I remember him as a starfleet commander on the Enterprise. Star Trek. It was one of the few things my father and I shared, next to Xena the Warrior Princess. Well, it was just something I would watch with him. Either way, I’d recognize him and his bald head anywhere – and that’s not an insult, mind you. But I was like 5 or 6 or 7, what’s a little girl got to know. And then there was his assistant whom I called Powder Face – I googled his name yesterday but I forgot again. Was it ‘Date”? “Data”? The android anyways.
I’m going besides the point. A couple of days ago, I saw a post about P.S eating pizza for the first time and this morning I found this post. It talks about domestic violence, specifically to women. And he shares about his own personal experience growing up. And it never occurred to me that this badass captain (I was a kid, I mean I thought Xena was badass too) I watched as a kid had a less than grand childhood. Not that I saw DV in my home but this was something that made sense, that touched me. Watch the video and you’ll know what I mean.
In a nutshell, this proved even more that he was and is a true captain. :’)