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Star Trek Allusions
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 8.0069.  Thursday, 16 January 1997.

From:           Richard A Burt <
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Date:           Wednesday, 15 Jan 1997 20:39:49 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 8.0053  Re: Shakespeare and Popular Culture
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0053  Re: Shakespeare and Popular Culture

Here are the Star Trek allusions.  Incidentally, all of the episodes of Star
Trek and Star Trek, Next Gen can be bought at video stores.

Episodes that use Shakespeare:

Star Trek "The Conscience of the King

Star Trek
Next Gen

Encounter at Farpoint
        "First thing we do, let's kill all the players."

The Naked Now
        "If you prick us, do we not bleed?"

Darmok (balcony scene of R and J)

Shakespeare provides the leitmotif:
Hide and Q
"The play's the thing .. .
All the world's a satge
Life's but a walking shadow . .
What a piece of work is man. . .
This above all: to thine own self be true


Shakespeare provides episode title

Remember Me
Thine Own Self

Scenes from Shakespeare Enacted as Prologue
Henry V, Act 4, scene 1, lines taken from 88-167.

Emergence
Tempest V, 1 48-57

Shakespeare as Comic Relief
ime's Arrow
A Midsummer's N D Act 2, scene 1, 1-5, 59-62

Menage a Troi Excerpts from sonnets 116, 18, 141, 147
Also Othello 5.2. 13-15 When I have picked the rose . .
This is followed By Tennyson, Canto 271 "'Tis better to have loved and
los tthan never to have loved at all.

Start Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Number of allusions, mostly from the Klingon played by Christopher
Plummer.  Hamlet is central, as the title of this film indicates.
"To be or not tot be"--at a dinner party "The undiscovered country"
"Have we not heard the chimes at midnight? Henry IV, PArt 2
"Let us sit on the ground and tell sad stories of the death of kings.
If you prick us , do wwe not bleed? If you tickle us , do we not laugh?
If you poison us, do we not die? If you wrong us, shall we not revenge?
Mof  3.1.
Once more uno the breach. Henry V 3.1.
Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war, Julius Caesar 3.1.
Our revels now are ended Tempest 4.1.
I am constant as the nortthern star. Julius Caesar 3.1.

Sorry about the typos.  Please forgive me for not annotating the allusions.

If you use this info for publication, I'd appreciate a footnote.  Thanks.

Best,
Richard
 

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