From which Star Trek The Next Generation comes this image:

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And exactly in what scene it appears? What Picard is saying at the very moment, that is pictured?

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    Is this even a relevant question for this website? What does this have to do with sci-fi? Also, a simple Google search for "Picard meme" reveals a link to knowyourmeme.com that explains all you need to know.
    – BCdotWEB
    May 20, 2015 at 8:38
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    this is definitely on-topic for this site, as it clearly relates to a work of science fiction. Being a simple question that shows zero research effort does not make it off-topic, it just makes it a terrible question.
    – KutuluMike
    May 20, 2015 at 11:20
  • @BCdotWEB There's 3 other questions of the same type just from TNG in the Related sidebar (and I remember one from TOS as well). You can open a question on Meta about all of them if you think they shouldn't be on-topic
    – Izkata
    May 20, 2015 at 12:27
  • @Izkata Done: meta.scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/6918/…
    – BCdotWEB
    May 20, 2015 at 13:07
  • I see some misunderstanding here, that should be explained. First of all, this image is not a meme. I intentionally stripped over "meme parts". I'm asking about episode and scene pictured here. This has nothing to do with memes. And therfore, Izkata's meta question if questions about memes are on-topic here on this site, is either off-topic or in no connection to this question.
    – trejder
    May 21, 2015 at 8:44

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In the episode "Ménage à Troi", a Ferengi captures Riker, Deanna, and Lwaxana Troi. Picard acts like he loves Lwaxana Troi to show the Ferengi that he will do anything to get her back. He does so by reciting Shakespeare:

"My love is a fever, longing still For that which longer nurseth the disease." "In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes, For they in thee a thousand errors note; But 'tis my heart that loves what they despise; Who in despite of view is pleas'd to dote."

The image taken comes from this moment.

(Edit: Added that he pretends to love Lwaxana Troi, not just "Troi", thanks for the comment)

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    You forgot to mention that this scene is even more funny than its meme.
    – Trollwut
    May 20, 2015 at 10:41
  • @Trollwut Maybe he didn't mention this, because my question has nothing to do with memes?
    – trejder
    May 21, 2015 at 9:07
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    nb Picard pretends to love Lwaxana Troi not Deanna.
    – Jaydee
    May 21, 2015 at 9:30

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