Re: Would Q allow humanity or federation to be dstroyed?
Roddenberry apparently got the idea of Q after the main story involving the jellyfish aliens was developed. So the trial plot was probably quickly written and just shoved in there where it could fit.
Moe: I'll take the blonde!
Larry: I'll take the brunette!
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