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Old December 18 2013, 09:53 AM   #32
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Re: Picard made First Contact with 27 civilisations?

Frankincense + Myrrh wrote: View Post
Zephram met informally with the Captain of a exploration ship, that was considered "First Contact."
Cyke101 wrote: View Post
From Memory-Alpha:
The term first contact describes the first official encounter between representatives of two races or governments.
Sounds like Memory Alpha screwed it up again.

With that said, even though Picard met with a single individual, that individual revealed the nature of his government and race as an official representative of the Continuum (the trial being a very important part of the episode's plot -- trials are judiciary, which is a government institution), and that meeting led to further encounters between their two governments, albeit usually through the same representative.
I've never been under the impression than Q was a representative of his "government." He comes off as a sadistic individual that his own people barely tolerate.

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