Carry your stuff around like a Starfleet cadet! This Star Trek Captain Picard Red Cinch Bag has been made from durable polyester with a heat transfer print. Reinforced bottom PU corners with a grommet for the straps increases the durability of the bag, so it is still only intended for light use, but it’s perfect for storing your phaser or communicator! Measuring 17-inches tall x 13-inches wide, this awesome cinch bag features a cool graphic of Captain Jean-Luc Picard in his Starfleet uniform, arms crossed and standing in front of a Star Trek: The Next Generation themed background. Ages 8 and up.
After the success of the contemporary Star Trek feature films, a new Star Trek television series featuring a new cast was announced on October 10, 1986. Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry named Picard for one or both of the twin brothers Auguste Piccard and Jean Felix Piccard, 20th-century Swiss scientists.
Patrick Stewart, who has a background of theatre at the Royal Shakespeare Company, was initially considered for the role of Data. Roddenberry did not want to cast Stewart as Picard, since he had envisioned an actor who was “masculine, virile, and had a lot of hair”. Roddenberry’s first choice was Stephen Macht, and it took “weeks of discussion” with Robert H. Justman, Rick Berman, and the casting director to convince him that “Stewart was the one they had been looking for to sit in the captain’s chair”; Roddenberry agreed after auditioning every other candidate for the role. The other actors considered included Yaphet Kotto, Patrick Bauchau, Roy Thinnes, and Mitchell Ryan. (Source: Wikipedia)