There's a Demotivational-style image macro that features Picard and Riker facepalming at the same time:

Double facepalm of Picard and Riker

I believe the person in the left of the picture may not be Picard in the original scene: the picture of Picard that you see here was probably photoshopped from another scene. But what is the source of the original screen capture?

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    I love that picture. Every time I see it, it makes me laugh. Commented Feb 21, 2011 at 7:41

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You're right that the Picard in this screenshot is shopped in - you can see the original Riker-only facepalm on Google images search.

However, none of those image results indicate where this screen-grab came from.

But - I think that this is from Season 3's "A Matter of Perspective" - where Riker is accused of murdering a scientist.

  • That seems very plausible, thanks!
    – Timwi
    Commented Feb 21, 2011 at 20:29
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    There's an actual double facepalm in Voyager where Q calls himself as a witness and both of him facepalm in response to some statement by Tuvok. Funny that they didn't use that one for the meme.
    – k_g
    Commented Jan 24, 2015 at 6:11
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    @k_g Probably just because TNG is much more iconic. Commented Sep 22, 2016 at 20:39

HorusKol is correct. Here is the original (or near enough to it):

Original image from A Matter of Perspective S3E14


Yes, the original Picture is from "A Matter of Perspective", while Picard is shopped in from "Deja Q".

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