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Old October 6 2011, 03:35 AM   #77
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Re: Why didn't Q appear in any of the TNG films?

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they could easily do a rewrite to alter it without Q.
Bang goes the budget.
I don't know why you'd think that. Scripts get rewritten constantly and to excess in the feature film business. Script drafts are considered as disposable as tissue paper.
Exactly. And the way the TNG movies were done, the writer pretty much stayed with the project the entire way through doing rewrites (at least, according to Michael Piller).

Plus, if they were worried about actor availability, they probably would have signed DeLancie after a first or second draft was completed.

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And what if there's something out there stronger than he? What if the continuum faced a threat?
A story where the primary threat is to a guest star rather than the leads? Might fly in the series, but not a movie.
For Q to work in a film would be to place him in a role not too different than what his role was in "Encounter at Farpoint", "Q Who", or "All Good Things" where he wasn't the star or central antagonist, but rather there to propel the characters on whatever else is going on. Just my two cents.
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