Once more unto the Warp Core breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our Starfleet dead.
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility:
But when the blast of Photon Torpedoes blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the Klingon;
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage;
Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
Let pry through the portage of the starship
Like the isokinetic cannon; let the brow o'erwhelm it
As fearfully as doth a galled rock
O'erhang and jutty his confounded base,
Swill'd with the wild and wasteful Delta Quadrent.
Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide,
Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit
To his full height. On, on, you noblest Enterprise crew.
Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof!
Fathers that, like so many James Kirks,
Have in these parts from morn till even fought
And stored their phasers for lack of argument:
Dishonour not your mothers; now attest
That those whom you call'd fathers did beget you.
Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
And teach them how to war. And you, good crew,
Whose limbs were made on Earth, show us here
The mettle of your Starfleet Academy training; let us swear
That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
For there is none of you so mean and base,
That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
I see you stand like Gorn at Cestus III,
Straining upon the start. The game's afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry 'God for Picard, Earth, and the Enterprise!'
-William Shakespeare... ish.
This pic was a very spur-of-the-moment idea from a few days ago. Picard's character has very little in common with King Henry V; he isn't nearly as much of an egotistical hothead. That said, I still think this fits given all of Sir Patrick Stewart's theatre experience (his portrayal of Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice" was fantastic!!) and that Star Trek is definitely as high-brow and awesome as Shakespeare.
I shamelessly stole the crown from Kenneth Branagh's "Henry V."