Artist Inspirations: Picard (2021)

It appears the 2021 Hallmark Picard ornament was inspired by a deleted scene or photo from the set of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s series finale, ”All Good Things…”.

Left: 2021 Hallmark Picard ornament.
Middle: Picard on set of The Next Generation’s ”All Good Things…”.
Above: Images of Picard on trial in ”Encounter at Farpoint” with crew by his side and standing on an unlit platform confirming the inspirational image was not taken from this episode with a similar set.
Left: Image from ”All Good Things…” where Q questions Picard. Picard stands during every trial scene with his arms at his sides.
Right: Picard’s pose with right hand over left is never seen during the episode which makes it likely from a deleted scene or an onset photo due to coverage of the series’ finale.

The only other images I could find of Picard in the same pose…

Left: Image from “Jean-Luc Picard Was the Father Figure I Needed”, startrek.com, January 9, 2020.
Right: 2014 set of salt and pepper shakers.

I would take great delight if the artist’s inspiration was taken from a salt shaker.

109) 2021 Hallmark Star Trek: The Next Generation Captain Jean-Luc Picard Christmas Ornament 

I have no idea how this one snuck past me but I would like to thank CJ for giving me a heads up on the omission. I don’t believe it was a wide release in 2021 so it may be more readily available in 2022. It is currently listed as unavailable on Amazon.

-Hallmarkstartrekornaments.com

Product Description 

A Christmas tree ornament that captures the essence of Captain Jean-Luc Picard? Make it so! Captain Picard was among the youngest Starfleet officers ever to command a starship. Hallmark has been your family-owned creator of greeting cards, Christmas tree ornaments, gifts, gift wrap and more for over 100 years. We take deep pride in helping individuals connect in just the right way.

  • Relive Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s missions at the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-D from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” with this figural Christmas ornament. Make it so! 
  • Made of resin, this Hallmark Ornament measures 1.04 x 3.45 x 0.73 inches. The ornament is ready to hang on your Christmas tree with a hanger attachment. 
  • Great Christmas gift idea for fans of the TV series “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and Captain Picard. 
  • Hallmark Ornaments celebrate characters and personalities from contemporary and classic movies, TV shows, toys, entertainment and sports. Each festive and collectible ornament is perfect for sharing with family and friends.
Package Dimensions 4.96 x 3.7 x 2.64 inches 
Item Weight 2.39 ounces 
Manufacturer Hallmark 
ASIN B092NVRY4V 
Item model number 0002HCM9935

Hallmark Star Trek Display #292

I snapped this picture before putting the ornaments away for the year. All ten limited edition ornaments.

Top row: 2016 Maxine (Qty 100), 2020 Tribble (Qty 3350), 2017 Damaged Enterprise C (Qty 3325), 2009 Gold Uhura (Qty 450), 2011 Glow-in-the-dark Defiant (Qty 700)
Bottom row: 2021 HMS Bounty (Qty 3750), 2016 Painted pilot Enterprise (Qty 3450), 2013 Damaged Kelvin (Qty 1575), 2019 ISS Enterprise (Qty 3475), 2018 Arex & M’Ress (Qty 2800)

77 Missing Star Trek Character Ornaments Ranked

Hallmark has overlooked some very important Star Trek characters from past series along with a huge cast of characters from the many Star Trek series currently airing. This is a list ranking those ornaments from most coveted to those we could do without. The list considers there five factors to help determine ranking:

  • Significance: How big of an impact did they make in the Trek universe?
  • Relevance: Is the series currently in production?
  • Popularity: What does their character mean to the average Trek fan?
  • Visual interest: Aliens > Humans.
  • Rank: Pips matter.
  1. Christopher Pike (DIS/SNW): So much onscreen presence AND Trek universe importance.
  2. Number One/Una Chin-Riley (DIS/SNW): “I am the very model of a modern Major-General” sound chip, please.
  3. Beckett Mariner (LOW): The core four of Lower Decks should come out as a four pack. Would work well as enamel two dimensional ornaments in the Hallmark branded line.
  4. ^^^^^Brad Boimler (LOW):
  5. ^^^^^D’Vana Tendi (LOW):
  6. ^^^^^Sam Rutherford (LOW):
  7. Quark (DS9): Unfortunately, only available as a Star Trek: The Experience ornament.
  8. Odo (DS9): How did this never happen? I suppose I can pretend he morphed into a chair ornament.
  9. Neelix (VOY): Another Star Trek: The Experience ornament that Hallmark never took on.
  10. Phlox (ENT): Phlox was a poor man’s Neelix, who was a poor man’s Odo, who was a poor man’s Data who was a poor man’s Spock but I still want him in ornament form.
  11. Sylvia Tilly (DIS): A series and franchise favorite.
  12. Dal (PRO): The Prodigy cast should be released as a set. If they were to release just one a year their biggest audience will likely age out.
  13. ^^^^^Gwyn (PRO):
  14. ^^^^^Rok-Tahk (PRO): Certainly to become a fan favorite.
  15. ^^^^^Murf (PRO):
  16. ^^^^^Jankom Pog (PRO):
  17. ^^^^^Zero (PRO):
  18. ^^^^^Hologram Kathryn Janeway (PRO):
  19. Guinan (TNG): She was too big of a character on and off screen not to be immortalized as an ornament.
  20. Harry Mudd (DIS): Nobody is going to complain about having Harry Mudd hanging from their tree and between his small stint on Discovery and his episode of Short Treks Harry had some very memorable screen time.
  21. Geordi LaForge (TNG): A TNG fan fave that has been overlooked far too long.
  22. Hemmer (SNW): An Aenar played by a blind actor. I’m excited to see what is in store for us.
  23. Christine Chapel (TOS): It would be nice to get something fresh from TOS.
  24. Carol Freeman (LOW): Lower Deck’s upper deckers should come out as a four pack the year after the first four. Don’t overlook this captain.
  25. ^^^^^Jack Ransom (LOW):
  26. ^^^^^Shaxs (LOW):
  27. ^^^^^T’Ana (LOW): Ha! Yes, please.
  28. Philippa Georgiou (DIS): Big role, big impact. Unfortunately, she has left Discovery. Hopefully, she will get her own in the long rumored Star Trek: Section 31.
  29. Miles O’Brien (DS9): At least give us an O’Brien statue as seen on Lower Decks.
  30. Seven of Nine (PIC): An older, wiser, more travelled Seven.
  31. Spock (DIS/SNW): A new take on Spock deserves a new ornament.
  32. Nyota Uhura (SNW): A new take on a classic character. Crossing my fingers this character gets her due.
  33. Chakotay (VOY): Voyager’s second in command.
  34. Kira Nerys (DS9): Deep Space Nine’s second in command.
  35. Tom Paris (VOY/LOW): A plate ornament would be a delight.
  36. Deanna Troi (TNG/PIC): Presses button: ”Pain! I feel pain!”
  37. Paul Stamets (DIS): A Paul/Hugh ornament would be welcome
  38. Hugh Culber (DIS): See above.
  39. Jadzia Dax (DS9): This would have been popular back in the DS9 days and would likely still be today.
  40. Tuvok (VOY): Do I have to settle for Tuvix just to check two ornaments off the list.
  41. B’Elanna Torres (VOY): Her standing over the crib with the mobile made of Star Trek ornaments would be very meta.
  42. Garak (DS9): A crowd-pleasing peripheral character.
  43. Jean-Luc Picard (PIC): We have his voice on the La Sirena ornament of 2021. perhaps that is enough but an ornament from a scene of Stardust City Rag would be welcomed.
  44. Wesley Crusher (TNG): Sure, the beginning was a little rough but Wil Wheaton has been a fantastic Star Trek ambassador since.
  45. Jett Reno (DIS): Of course, a sound chip would be a must and any random Reno line.
  46. Morn: I would pay double for a sound chip that does nothing.
  47. Cleveland ”Book” Booker (DIS): A two pack of Booker and Grudge please.
  48. Ezri Dax (DS9): I think if I had a Jadzia ornament I’d need an Ezri to follow it up with.
  49. Cristobal “Chris” Rios (PIC): A lot of ”characters” to choose from.
  50. Tasha Yar (TNG): The closest we may ever get to a Tasha ornament were the Enterprise C ornaments from 2015 and 2017.
  51. Harry Kim (VOY): I am so preoccupied with whether they could, I haven’t stopped to think if they should.
  52. Rom (DS9): Not to lump them together but we need a Quark before we can hope for a Rom.
  53. Nog (DS9): Not to lump them together but we need a Rom before we can hope for a Nog. I’d love to see Nog in a Starfleet uniform.
  54. Beverly Crusher (TNG): After McCoy, the doctors of Trek get short shrift.
  55. Christine Chapel (SNW): Never got the original. Perhaps we will get the new version.
  56. Dahj and/or Soji Asha (PIC): Maybe in the form of Data’s painting.
  57. Adira Tal (DIS): They’re getting more screen time this season but i am still waiting for that breakout moment.
  58. M’Benga (SNW): Can’t wait to see this character get fleshed out
  59. Dukat (DS9): Please give us the Cardassian we deserve.
  60. Janice Rand (TOS): A great opportunity to revisit TOS with a fresh face. Nerds would love it.
  61. The Diviner (PRO): A second wave of Prodigy ornaments begins here…
  62. ^^^^^ Drednok (PRO): …and ends here.
  63. Julian Bashir (DS9): Just what the doctor ordered.
  64. Gray Tal (DIS): Not quite found his footing within the franchise yet.
  65. Hoshi Sato (ENT): A Mirror universe Hoshi would be cool.
  66. Elnor (PIC): Please hold while this list pauses due to boredom…
  67. Rafaella “Raffi” Musiker (PIC): …
  68. La’an Noonien-Singh (SNW): …
  69. Erica Ortegas (SNW)
  70. Travis Mayweather (ENT): …we appreciate your patience, we will be with you shortly…
  71. Malcolm Reed (ENT):
  72. Joann Owosekun (DIS): …
  73. Keyla Detmer (DIS): …
  74. Agnes Jurati (PIC): …thank you for holding…
  75. Data (PIC): A new Data ornament would require more plastic than he did when he was younger. If you get what I’m saying.
  76. Kes (VOY): If I had to have a Kes ornament in order to get a Neelix ornament I would pass on a Neelix ornament.
  77. Katherine Pulaski (TNG): No, thank you.