Thursday, August 9, 2012

"The fault is not in our Stars but in our Trek."

“Legacy.” By Joe Menosky. Perf. Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, and Brent Spiner. Dir. Robert Scheerer. Star Trek: The Next Generation. Season 4, episode 6. Syndicated television. 29 October 1990. DVD. Paramount, 2002.
In this clip, Captain Picard alludes to Cassius' speech tempting Brutus in Julius Caesar:
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings. (I.ii.140-41)
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