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Someone just sent me this image:

Picard using a phone located in Data's chest, with the label "Smartphones - Picard uses Android"

And, this one is viral on Facebook and Google+:

same image with the label "I'm calling from my new Android smartphone - yes, it even includes unlimited Data"

Are they from an actual TV episode, or are they Photoshopped images?

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    Dangit, you asked "from an actual episode", not "is it real"... I wanted to say the answer was "yes and no"! – Izkata Feb 24 '12 at 19:06
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    I laughed so much when I saw the second one last night. – Kevin Feb 24 '12 at 21:53
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Real episode. This happened in the episode "Phantasms" (Star Trek: The Next Generation).

In engineering, Data sees dream imagery while he's awake. He sees a 'mouth' on Geordi's neck, and the engineering tool he holds looks like the knife with which he cut the 'cellular-peptide cake'. He hears the telephone ringing again and Riker appears with a straw in his head, ordering Data to "answer it". Data opens his own chest and picks up the telephone receiver.

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    If I remember correctly, the phone is seen 2-3 times through the episode? – Izkata Feb 24 '12 at 19:07
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    @Izkata Correct. This particular image comes from a scene where Picard and LaForge investigate Data's dream via the holodeck. – Brian Ortiz Feb 24 '12 at 19:43
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    "It is a cellular peptide cake. With mint frosting." --Worf – Dan Ray Feb 24 '12 at 20:33

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