No Longer A Captain, It’s Sir Now

It will not just suffice to call him Captain anymore.

Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart, most famously known as Captain Jean-Luc Picard,  said he was “very proud” to be awarded a knighthood for services to drama. The honour follows the return of the X-Men star to the British stage following many years living in Los Angeles. Stewart, 69, said: “I am very proud to receive this honour. The theatre is and has always been my great joy.

The Queen is reported to be a fan of the star, who has enjoyed a 50-year career in movies, TV and the theatre including 16 years with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The Shakespearean actor shot to fame when he originated the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1987. The sci-fi TV series ran for seven years, and Stewart later said the success of the show handicapped him because directors did not want to cast the captain of the Starship Enterprise in their films. On the big screen, Stewart’s biggest role has been as Professor Charles Xavier in all three of the Hollywood superhero X-Men blockbusters, which began life in 2000.

As far as Star Trek captains go – well I guess it’s safe to say that most fans want to be Captain Kirk and want to have a captain like Picard.

2010 Olympics : Team Canada; Ice Hockey

Lots of surprises and omissions. Where’s Mike Green, Jay Bowmeester, Dion Phanuef, Mike Cammalleri?




Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils

Roberto Luongo, Vancouver Canucks

Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh Penguins


Dan Boyle, San Jose Sharks

Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings

Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim Ducks (captain)

Chris Pronger, Philadelphia Flyers (assistant captain)

Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks

Brent Seabrook, Chicago Blackhawks

Shea Weber, Nashville Predators


Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins (assistant captain)

Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins

Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks

Dany Heatley, San Jose Sharks

Rick Nash, Columbus Blue Jackets

Jarome Iginla, Calgary Flames (assistant captain)

Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks

Patrick Marleau, San Jose Sharks

Brenden Morrow, Dallas Stars

Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks

Mike Richards, Philadelphia Flyers

Eric Staal, Carolina Hurricanes

Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks

Arsenal 4 Portsmouth 1

It will be a very good New Year’s eve celebration for Arsenal players, staff & fans alike after the Gunners showcased their Premier League title credentials and increased Portsmouth’s troubles at the bottom with a stunningly comprehensive 4-1 win.

They took the lead when Eduardo’s free-kick deflected in off Younes Kaboul, before Samir Nasri fired in a second. Aaron Ramsey made it 3-0 with a brilliant solo goal, hammering in from 20 yards, before Nadir Belhadj’s close-range strike gave Pompey faint hope. But Alex Song superbly headed in a Nasri cross to wrap it up for Arsenal.

When you look at the stats, except for Eduardo, these are not regular goal scorers for us. Arsene Wenger’s men keep up the pressure at the top, moving to within four points of Chelsea and staying two behind Manchester United with a game in hand on each.