@flugelgirl said in "Star Trek Next Generation":
He could have been educated at Oxford. I’ve known some folks whose first language was not English that picked up the accent of the place they studied English in - for example a Polish girl with a Canadian accent.
Ok, this is a long story but on topic, I think.
I went through USAF pilot training in 1972, and half of our class was from Germany (joint training). Lt Herb Hoenig was a German who spoke English with a British accent. His English teacher was British, as was his wife. The wife, BTW, became pregnant just in time to give birth in the US to their son.
Fast forward 30 years. I was working as a contract F-16 instructor. One of my coworkers came into the office with a puzzled look. He had just given the first lesson to a new class that included a German Exchange pilot. He said it was the strangest thing -- the guy had a British accent.
I asked "his name wasn't by any chance Hoenig, was it?"
Looking even more puzzled, he replied "how did you know?"
I had a lot of fun with the younger Hoenig (callsign "Limey"), including showing him a picture of his mom, a few weeks before his birth, at a party with a lampshade on her head.