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

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Old November 29 2009, 11:27 PM   #1
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True Q

Recentky I watched the ep True Q, to refresh those who have not seen it for a while:
On the Enterprise is a girl with the the powere of the Continuum. And our old friend Q has come to collect her. He has to persuade that she has only one choice. otherwise she has to die because of the power that she has. [I think that just about covers it?].

Why the death threat? The Continuum have the power to take away these powers, they did when they were mad at Q in Deja Q. Can't remember the ep but they/he even gave Riker the power for a while. So, why the drastic measure of the death penalty if she didn't join them?
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Old November 30 2009, 12:19 AM   #2
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I never much cared for this episode. It isn't awful just really boring and I could have cared less about Amanda and the Q in this one.
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Old November 30 2009, 12:52 AM   #3
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If I remember correctly, It was John Delance who asked to include the bit about killing Amanda. He said he wanted to bring back some of Q's earlier menace.
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Old November 30 2009, 02:17 AM   #4
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I've always thought the use of the powers of the Q was pretty inconsistant. If you watch all of the Q episodes there are a lot of issues with the way the writers used/changed the powers of the Q.
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Old November 30 2009, 03:37 AM   #5
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Don't forget the "I Dream of Genie" hand waving. That was, like, totally the bomb, yo.
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Old November 30 2009, 03:42 AM   #6
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I'd have to go back and rewatch the ep, but I seem to recall the issue with the death threat had to do with the Continuum's fear that unless Amanda accepted Q's guidance and joined them, she could become a very grave threat without the ability to control her powers. Not unlike how Quinn got himself and the VOY crew into a degree of trouble when he tried to use his powers to commit suicide.
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