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In 2293, General Chang paraphrased lines from play, saying "Tickle us, do we not laugh? Prick us, do we not bleed? Wrong us, shall we not revenge?" while his bird-of-prey, the IKS Dakronh, attacked the USS Enterprise-A over Khitomer. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)
In 2364, under the influence of polywater intoxication, Data used a slightly rephrased quote from the play to finish his explanation of his similarity to Humans saying, "I have pores. Humans have pores. I have fingerprints. Humans have fingerprints. My chemical nutrients are like your blood. If you prick me, do I not...leak?" (TNG episode: "The Naked Now")
In The Annotated Shakespeare, there was an illustration based upon an engraving by W. Hodges (1744-97). It depicted the character Lorenzo saying, "How sweet the moonlight sleeps..." In 2364, this illustration was on display in Captain Jean-Luc Picard's ready room on the USS Enterprise-D. (TNG episode: "The Battle")
Later that year, in "The Annotated Shakespeare", there was a frontispiece for this play. The frontispiece was based upon an engraving made by W.M. Craig. This illustration was on display in Picard's quarters. (TNG episodes: "The Arsenal of Freedom", "We'll Always Have Paris", "The Child")
In 2375, Luther Sloan explained to Senator Kimara Cretak that "the phrase 'never say die' was originally from a 19th century poem based on Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice. It has since passed into the vernacular as an exhortation never to give up, no matter what the cost." (DS9 episode: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges")
|Selected works of William Shakespeare|
|All's Well That Ends Well • As You Like It • Hamlet • Henry V • Julius Caesar • King Lear • Macbeth • The Merchant of Venice • A Midsummer Night's Dream • Othello • Romeo and Juliet • The Taming of the Shrew • Timon of Athens • Twelfth Night|