’tis better to have lost and lost…
nostalgic humor for star trek: tng fans, earth captain jean-luc picard reciting shakespearean to lwakana troy of betazed - remixed by the australian pogo.
“it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all”
pogo from perth, australia presents ‘data&picard’ remix https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl5TUw7sUBs
synced original footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0444n4XBiBk
“In 2366, in order to rescue Lwaxana Troi from DaiMon Tog, Picard recites a string of quotes from Shakespeare’s sonnets as part of his façade. (TNG: “Ménage à Troi”)
“My love is a fever, longing still / for that which longer nurseth the disease” (Sonnet 147). “In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes / For they in thee a thousand errors see, / But ’tis my heart that loves what they despise, / Who, in despite of view, are pleased to dote” (Sonnet 141). “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? / Thou art more lovely, and more temperate” (Sonnet 18).
It is interesting to note that Shakespeare’s sonnets as a collective represent a ménage à trois that Shakespeare was believed to have been a part of (the young man, the dark lady, and the rival poet). Whether or not this information about the sonnets inspired the title of the episode, “Ménage à Troi,” is unknown.”
“Menage a trois” episode scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR-2dHJlUfs
Patrick Stewart reading Shakespeare’s sonnet 141 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjORkkUvPzI analysis: https://owlcation.com/humanities/Analysis-of-Poem-Sonnet-141-by-William-Shakespeare
Patrick Stewart reading Shakespeare’s sonnet 18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYnj7ZutTgI https://owlcation.com/humanities/Summary-and-Full-Analysis-of-Sonnet-18-by-William-Shakespeare
Patrick Stewart reading Shakespeare’s sonnet 147 https://youtu.be/ch-FPzB9vIU?t=60 https://owlcation.com/humanities/Shakespeare-Sonnet-147-My-love-is-as-a-fever-longing-still