RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 146,352
Posts: 5,767,437
Members: 25,933
Currently online: 419
Newest member: Mr.Ears

TrekToday headlines

Trekonomics Book
By: T'Bonz on Jul 3

Shore Leave 37 Convention
By: T'Bonz on Jul 3

Two New ThinkGeek Trek-themed Items
By: T'Bonz on Jul 2

July-August 2015 Trek Conventions And Appearances
By: T'Bonz on Jul 2

Pegg: Star Trek Beyond Scary
By: T'Bonz on Jul 2

San Diego Comic-Con Guide
By: T'Bonz on Jul 1

Nimoy Memories From Friends and Family
By: T'Bonz on Jul 1

Stewart: It’s in My Genes
By: T'Bonz on Jun 30

Star Trek Beyond
By: T'Bonz on Jun 30

Trek-themed Car Accessories
By: T'Bonz on Jun 29


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Star Trek TV Series > The Next Generation

The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old July 13 2014, 11:09 PM   #1
dougiezerts
Lieutenant Junior Grade
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
What do You Think of Q?

Likable, or unlikable?
I think he's vain, egotistical, chaotic, an SOB--but strangely likable!
dougiezerts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 13 2014, 11:28 PM   #2
TheAdmiralty
Lieutenant
 
Location: Florida
Re: What do You Think of Q?

I always really liked him outside of his first appearance in Encounter at Fairpoint.
TheAdmiralty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 13 2014, 11:54 PM   #3
JesterFace
Lieutenant Commander
 
JesterFace's Avatar
 
Location: SUOMI FINLAND
Re: What do You Think of Q?

In 'All Good Things...' he is absolutely great!
JesterFace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 14 2014, 12:58 AM   #4
JirinPanthosa
Rear Admiral
 
Re: What do You Think of Q?

He isn't likable so much as 'Fun to watch' due to his rapport with Picard.
JirinPanthosa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 14 2014, 01:48 AM   #5
2takesfrakes
Commodore
 
2takesfrakes's Avatar
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Re: What do You Think of Q?

I relate to Q, personally. There's much more than meets the eye, with him - maybe that's why. He's been compared with Lord Byron, before, and I can totally see it. I did not like his woman, however. She should've been the type to acquiesce ... a decoration on his arm. I thought that would've complimented him, nicely, BUT ... we got what we got. Otherwise, when Q's on, I know I'll be entertained.
__________________
If it don't take 2, it's not worth going through.™
2takesfrakes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 14 2014, 02:03 AM   #6
Whoa Nellie
Fleet Captain
 
Whoa Nellie's Avatar
 
Re: What do You Think of Q?

2takesfrakes wrote: View Post
He's been compared with Lord Byron, before, and I can totally see it.
I believe it was John De Lancie himself who says that like Lord Byron, Q was "Mad, bad, and dangerous to know."

I loved episodes with Q.

Warmest Wishes,
Whoa Nellie
__________________
Recipient of the 2006 Alara Rogers ASC Award for Best Author Overall.
"I personally like to think Picard and Vash had a very active sex life. I can't believe Picard just read Shakespeare up there in his room all those years." Patrick Stewart.
Whoa Nellie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 14 2014, 05:36 AM   #7
HIjol
Rear Admiral
 
HIjol's Avatar
 
Location: Where "Mother Nature doesn't care if (I'm) having fun." LN
Re: What do You Think of Q?

I believe that, under all that malevolence - and Q was malevolent - there was something about Humanity and Human Beings that interested and attracted him...I agree with you above posters that there was never a dull moment when Q was around, but I think he was truly entertained by us...he wanted to experience and know more about us...
__________________
For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.

Carl Sagan; US astronomer
and popularizer of astronomy (1934-1996)
HIjol is online now   Reply With Quote
Old July 14 2014, 06:09 AM   #8
wulfio
Captain
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
Re: What do You Think of Q?

They wrote him a bit too hammy in a lot of episodes. But I rather enjoyed the whole humanity on trial storyline in the pilot and series finale. I thought perhaps that story line continued would have made a more appropriate 1st movie than Generations. The metaphysics in that would have made for a more compelling movie for me.
wulfio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 14 2014, 06:43 AM   #9
Lucky
Commander
 
Lucky's Avatar
 
Location: Mississippi
Re: What do You Think of Q?

I like him, especially on TNG. My favorite Q episode is "Tapestry."
Lucky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 15 2014, 01:55 AM   #10
JirinPanthosa
Rear Admiral
 
Re: What do You Think of Q?

Q is Bart Simpson if he was omnipotent.
JirinPanthosa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 15 2014, 02:33 AM   #11
BillJ
Admiral
 
BillJ's Avatar
 
Location: alt.nerd.obsessive.pic
View BillJ's Twitter Profile
Re: What do You Think of Q?

Fun character but one that had run its course by the time "Deja Q" rolls around.
__________________
Self-appointed Knight of the Abrams Table! - Thanks Marsden!
BillJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 15 2014, 02:45 AM   #12
Melakon
Admiral
 
Melakon's Avatar
 
Location: Unmarked grave
Re: What do You Think of Q?

Never should have shown up on DS9 or VOY.
__________________
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For duty and humanity! --Men in Black (1934)
Melakon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 15 2014, 02:48 AM   #13
JirinPanthosa
Rear Admiral
 
Re: What do You Think of Q?

Yeah, between DS9 and Voyager the only appearance I'd keep is Death Wish.

In TNG the only appearances I'd axe are Hide and Q and True Q.
JirinPanthosa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 15 2014, 02:54 AM   #14
Mr. Laser Beam
Fleet Admiral
 
Mr. Laser Beam's Avatar
 
Location: The visitor's bullpen
View Mr. Laser Beam's Twitter Profile
Re: What do You Think of Q?

Q kind of reminds me of the Doctor.

Meaning: Neither are malevolent or anything like that - they both have a genuine interest in protecting humanity, but they take a tough-love approach to it.

If Q were truly evil, he could wipe out the entire Federation with a thought, but he doesn't do that. He isn't a liar or a devil. He abides by the rules that he sets. He gives a fair shake to anyone he is testing. And he does love to test people.
__________________
"Pitching is simple -- cheese for the kitchen and a yakker for the kudo." - Dennis Eckersley
Mr. Laser Beam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 15 2014, 03:01 AM   #15
BruntFCA
Commander
 
BruntFCA's Avatar
 
Location: A Mile High
Re: What do You Think of Q?

I have always been a fan, Q was actually one of the first things that got me interested in Trek. I remember when I first joined this board a few years ago being surprised to see people referring to Q as a villain, I never really saw him that way.
__________________
"Can't you hurry this up a bit? I hear they eat dinner in Hades at twelve sharp and I don't aim to be late."
Black Jack Ketchum, just before he was hanged in Clayton, New Mexico on April 26, 1901
BruntFCA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
q collective

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:31 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.