Thursday, December 31, 2009

Patrick Stewart is Knighted as His New Years Eve Gift from the Queen

It turns out that England's Queen Elizabeth II is a Trekkie. Or a fan of the X-Men movies. Or she really liked Jeffrey? Whatever the exact cause of her fixation, she's reportedly a big fan of Patrick Stewart, the actor who breathed life into Star Trek: The Next Generation's Captain Jean-Luc Picard for seven seasons on TV and several movies.

So as part of her New Years Honours list of Britons slated to be knighted, the queen included Stewart in recognition of his service to drama.

I think I preferred it in many ways when people were knighted for actually fighting for their country, but I should probably stop being a sourpuss and be glad that few Brits need to do that today. So congrats to Patrick Stewart.

That is, Sir Patrick Stewart.

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