Talking of Q & A, why is Q so concerned about the survival of the universe? After all, I think it's been established in other fiction (e.g. Mike Friedman's Q Continuum trilogy, Planet X, and Peter David's Missing in Action) that the Q have access to all universes. And in the epilogue to Missing in Action, Q and his son are actually shown to exist outside all the universes (multiverse?) and even destroy one such universe themselves.