Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Shakespeare In Star Trek 3: Ménage à Troi

There are about a million Shakespeare references in TNG. While TOS established the Shakespeare/Star Trek link, I'm sure Patrick Stewart's background in and love of the bard helped inspire the writers to include as much Shakespeare as they could. Captain Picard adored the plays and poetry of Shakespeare, kept a Complete Works in his ready room and even gave Data lessons in humanity using Shakespeare's plays as the course material.

However, it's one of the more unexpected episodes that Stewart really gets a chance to break out some sonnets (and Othello) to humorous effect. In Ménage à Troi, he has to fight for Lwaxana's love or else lose her forever. Enjoy:

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