He’s captained the USS Enterprise. He broke ground on the Xavier School for the Gifted. And now — he’s a member of the Queen’s elite, receiving his very own knighthood.
CNN reports that Patrick Stewart, best known for portraying Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Professor X, will now be referred to as “Sir Patrick,” which will presumably give him the extra boost to finally take out Magneto — or Sir Ian McKellan — once and for all.
I think that this news is awesome, as it reveals that between Stewart, McKellan, and Saruman alter ego Sir Christopher Lee, the Queen is secretly a comics and sci-fi/fantasy fangirl. Could a Sir Robert Pattinson be far behind? How about a Sir Nathan Fillion? Okay, perhaps a stretch, but it’d be awesome if it were true. Either which way, the official ceremony will take place tomorrow.