Re: Episode of the Week: Hide and Q
And if this episode really wanted to go to the extreme in Riker using his powers to help others, he should have brought the child back to life with her parents there. Do you think that the parents of this recently deceased child are going to reject having their daughter back because they don't want to risk Riker, a person who they don't even know, from being corrupted by this power? I think something different would happen.
Like I've said before, pick up The Gift
, it's a TNG Annual from DC Comics...
J.J. Abrams didn't change Star Trek, audience expectations did.