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Photon July 19 2013 01:44 PM

I hate the Q character, but admit he was funny as hell in QLess
 
Jokes about DS9 and Benji were hilarious even by today's jaded standards.

Of course the old standard...."Picard never hit me"

"I'm not Picard"

DalekJim July 19 2013 01:54 PM

Re: I hate the Q character, but admit he was funny as hell in QLess
 
I love the Q character, but found his appearance in DS9 to be pointless and unnecessary.

That exchange was good though.

R. Star July 19 2013 02:17 PM

Re: I hate the Q character, but admit he was funny as hell in QLess
 
Well half of DS9's first season was dedicated to pointless and unnecessary appearances by chars from TNG to bring over the fanbase. Q's a great character when he's in the higher power trying to help, goad humanity along mode. When he just shows up for general mischief, like in this episode, it gets old quick.

Bry_Sinclair July 19 2013 02:48 PM

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Hate is a strong word, but Q has never ranked very highly on my list of liked characters. He was alright in TNG and (like the Borg) overused in VOY. But his appearance in DS9 is probably his best.

Even Q knows better than having Benji go Sisko on his ass, one punch and he was never seen of again on the station. If only Janeway had tried punching him.

Roboturner913 July 19 2013 03:11 PM

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R. Star wrote: (Post 8400580)
Well half of DS9's first season was dedicated to pointless and unnecessary appearances by chars from TNG to bring over the fanbase.

How so?

The one episode discussed had Q and Vash, then Lwaxana Troi in what would become a recurring plotline. That's it. They did do a crossover episode with TNG, but AFAIK Bashir was the only DS9 character to show up in it.

R. Star July 19 2013 04:15 PM

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Picard in Emissary ring a bell? Not to mention Lursa and B'etor from Past Prologue too. Then Quark shows in TNG when they're after them in a later episode. For that matter, the whole O'brien character's being cast as a regular was probably influenced by giving TNG fans a familiar character.

Roboturner913 July 19 2013 05:08 PM

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R. Star wrote: (Post 8401102)
Picard in Emissary ring a bell? Not to mention Lursa and B'etor from Past Prologue too. Then Quark shows in TNG when they're after them in a later episode. For that matter, the whole O'brien character's being cast as a regular was probably influenced by giving TNG fans a familiar character.

So 4 out of 20 first season DS9 episodes feature TNG characters, aside from the O'Briens who were regular cast members. That doesn't seem like 'half the season' to me.

FelizNavidad July 19 2013 05:12 PM

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Bry_Sinclair wrote: (Post 8400724)
Hate is a strong word, but Q has never ranked very highly on my list of liked characters. He was alright in TNG and (like the Borg) overused in VOY. But his appearance in DS9 is probably his best.

Even Q knows better than having Benji go Sisko on his ass, one punch and he was never seen of again on the station. If only Janeway had tried punching him.

Wasn't Q only used like 3 times in Voyager, and the third time it was mostly his son? I wouldn't call that "overused".

R. Star July 19 2013 06:21 PM

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Roboturner913 wrote: (Post 8401336)
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R. Star wrote: (Post 8401102)
Picard in Emissary ring a bell? Not to mention Lursa and B'etor from Past Prologue too. Then Quark shows in TNG when they're after them in a later episode. For that matter, the whole O'brien character's being cast as a regular was probably influenced by giving TNG fans a familiar character.

So 4 out of 20 first season DS9 episodes feature TNG characters, aside from the O'Briens who were regular cast members. That doesn't seem like 'half the season' to me.

Oh sorry. One out of five episodes for the nitpickers out there. Since 'half the time' is always such a precise and accurate figure after all. ;)

Captain McBain July 19 2013 07:24 PM

Re: I hate the Q character, but admit he was funny as hell in QLess
 
When Q is Q, and not a weak, pathetic being who has no powers (Voyager), then he's a great character.

MacLeod July 19 2013 07:45 PM

Re: I hate the Q character, but admit he was funny as hell in QLess
 
Still Sisko found a way to prevent unwanted visits by Q.

R. Star July 19 2013 10:19 PM

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Captain McBain wrote: (Post 8401933)
When Q is Q, and not a weak, pathetic being who has no powers (Voyager), then he's a great character.

To be fair Death Wish was good. Sadly good enough to warrant sequels, which yeah... bleh.

And one of Q's best episodes was Deja Q, where he lost his powers and Data of all people was teaching him about being human.

Ho Ho Homeier July 19 2013 10:38 PM

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It was always nice to see DeLancie work and make a few bucks, but the writers didn't always use Q wisely in the post-TNG shows.

MacLeod July 19 2013 10:49 PM

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R. Star wrote: (Post 8402767)
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Captain McBain wrote: (Post 8401933)
When Q is Q, and not a weak, pathetic being who has no powers (Voyager), then he's a great character.

To be fair Death Wish was good. Sadly good enough to warrant sequels, which yeah... bleh.

And one of Q's best episodes was Deja Q, where he lost his powers and Data of all people was teaching him about being human.


Still think's Worf's idea for proof of Q's mortality was a good one.

R. Star July 19 2013 10:51 PM

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MacLeod wrote: (Post 8402929)
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R. Star wrote: (Post 8402767)
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Captain McBain wrote: (Post 8401933)
When Q is Q, and not a weak, pathetic being who has no powers (Voyager), then he's a great character.

To be fair Death Wish was good. Sadly good enough to warrant sequels, which yeah... bleh.

And one of Q's best episodes was Deja Q, where he lost his powers and Data of all people was teaching him about being human.


Still think's Worf's idea for proof of Q's mortality was a good one.

Eat any good books lately? ;)


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