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*The music of the Ressikan flute was not played by [[Patrick Stewart]], but by [[Brice Martin]]. [http://www.chiffandfipple.com/startrek.htm]
 
*The music of the Ressikan flute was not played by [[Patrick Stewart]], but by [[Brice Martin]]. [http://www.chiffandfipple.com/startrek.htm]
*The flute prop was recently [[40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection|auctioned off]] for [[United States dollar|$]]48,000, after being estimated between $800 and $1,200.
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*The non-functional flute prop was sold as Lot #537 at the [[40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection]] auction. The buyer paid $48,000 for the lot, after winning it with a bid of $40,000. The catalogue estimate for the lot was 800 to 1200 dollars.
*The on-screen flute was not functional. It did not play music.
 
[http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/search/LOTDETAIL.ASP?sid=&intObjectID=4780101] [http://www.christies.com/auction/results/results_lotlist.asp?saleno=NYC1778&page=6]
 
   
 
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Revision as of 04:25, February 20, 2007

"When I awoke, all that was left of my life there... was the flute I'd taught myself to play."

- Jean-Luc Picard reminisces about his life experience as a Ressikan. (TNG: "Lessons")

A Ressikan flute is a small flute made of a tin-like material, native to the village of Ressik on the extinct planet of Kataan.

Kamin's flute

Ressikan Flute

Picard's Ressikan flute.

In 2368, Captain Jean-Luc Picard acquired a Ressikan flute through an experience he had related to a probe launched from the dead planet. Picard knew how to play the flute, as all the memories of a man named Kamin had been planted in his memory through the probe. Among the memories was the ablilty to play the flute. (TNG: "The Inner Light")

Picard considers the flute to be one of his most prized possessions. It represents, to him, an entire lifetime he lived in only 25 minutes, a life completely different from that aboard the Enterprise, with a wife, children and even a grandson. As of 2379, Picard kept the flute on his desk in his ready room aboard the Enterprise-E. (TNG: "Lessons"; Star Trek Nemesis)

The Picard Mozart trio was a musical composition Picard wrote for the Ressikan flute. (TNG: "A Fistful of Datas")

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