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Old July 22 2010, 01:20 AM   #1
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Q?

I've only been watching Star Trek for about a year now, but I seem to have taken a liking with Voyager, I was watching a repeated episode at my Nans house today, and there was a quote from Janeway, something along the lines of the Q being a real trouble, even dangerous...

So I'm wondering, am I missing something out here? Have the Q been in other episodes? Maybe series?? The Captain seemed very on-edge when she first found he was on the ship!
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Old July 22 2010, 01:26 AM   #2
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Q first appears in the TNG pilot episode "Encounter at Farpoint".

He's the reason the Borg know about humanity.
He's put humanity on 'trial' numerous times in TNG.
He was also on a few DS9 episodes.
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Old July 22 2010, 01:29 AM   #3
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TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint", "Hide and Q", "Q Who", "Deja Q", "QPid", "True Q", "Tapestry", "All Good Things"

DS9: "Q-Less"
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Old July 23 2010, 02:56 AM   #4
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Q first appears in the TNG pilot episode "Encounter at Farpoint".

He's the reason the Borg know about humanity.
He's put humanity on 'trial' numerous times in TNG.
He was also on a few DS9 episodes.
We also know that he's tormented many species in the Trek universe. When he lost his powers in TNG an alien race attacked the Enterprise in hopes of killing him.

He's also seemed to be more than a Q Judge but rather one of their prosecutors too. In Hide and Q he tested Picard and Crew by marooning them on an alien planet (and even threatened to kill Tasha Yar). He also offered Riker Q powers as a test and I'm not entirely certain he didn't cause that global problem that tested Amanda Rogers. We also know that he and the rest of the Continuum killed Amanda's parents by creating a tornado that destroyed their home.
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Old July 23 2010, 03:14 AM   #5
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I loved it how they kept playing the bible as read by John De Lancie in the background for seeeeeeeeeeeveral episodes of Greek a few years ago, and then they would say things like "I find it oddly comforting that God would sound like Q." Which eventually culminated in a guest appearance by John in person.
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Old July 23 2010, 02:30 PM   #6
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Tweezy wrote: View Post
So I'm wondering, am I missing something out here? Have the Q been in other episodes? Maybe series?? The Captain seemed very on-edge when she first found he was on the ship!
You don't know about Q? He's an iconic Trek character and TNG's main recurring antagonist. Q is at his absolute best on TNG as he teaches Picard about the universe and himself, his episodes on DS9 and Voyager pale in comparison to the great Q episodes from TNG. Last year I made a video about it as part of a Voyager review project I did in this forum, it contains some of his best moments.



If you want to learn more about him then I would highly recommend watching Q Who, it's an episode from the second season of TNG that introduces the Borg.
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Old July 23 2010, 04:57 PM   #7
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Re: Q?

As a side note to add to the above, I believe I heard some information in the past that the powerful species "Q" which Q comes from was originally implemented in TOS/Kirk Episodes, but not identified as Q, nor was it the same actor.

In an interview, John de Lancie drew parallels between Q and the character Trelane from the TOS episode "The Squire of Gothos", believing that Roddenberry explored his storehouse of effective creations in writing The Next Generation and found one that would turn out to be highly successful again in TNG. [2] In the novel Q-Squared, Trelane was revealed to be a member of the Q Continuum, as a sort of predecessor to the individual Q.
http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Q

There's also some other interesting trivia info on that link (Check near the bottom)
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Old July 23 2010, 06:17 PM   #8
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So I'm wondering, am I missing something out here? Have the Q been in other episodes? Maybe series?? The Captain seemed very on-edge when she first found he was on the ship!
You don't know about Q? He's an iconic Trek character and TNG's main recurring antagonist. Q is at his absolute best on TNG as he teaches Picard about the universe and himself, his episodes on DS9 and Voyager pale in comparison to the great Q episodes from TNG. Last year I made a video about it as part of a Voyager review project I did in this forum, it contains some of his best moments.



If you want to learn more about him then I would highly recommend watching Q Who, it's an episode from the second season of TNG that introduces the Borg.
Thanks for the reply! I never watched TNG, it was before my time!
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Old July 23 2010, 07:31 PM   #9
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I never watched TNG, it was before my time!




Sigh.

I am soooo old.

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Old July 23 2010, 10:25 PM   #10
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I never watched TNG, it was before my time!




Sigh.

I am soooo old.

My dad has an old Video from TNG, not sure which season though!

I might invest in the whole series!
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Old July 24 2010, 03:15 AM   #11
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I was obsessed with TOS when I was three-ish, they played it daily, but I'm quite sure I didn't know what a "rerun" was, but it was still the 70's so Shatner's adventures hardly qualified as olden times then as yet.

You're only as old as the person you are doing.
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Old July 24 2010, 03:43 AM   #12
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Old July 24 2010, 08:44 PM   #13
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Old July 25 2010, 03:16 AM   #14
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I'm not sure John has read Q Squared, since in the Book Trelane is his illegitimate son who Q was finally told to take responsibility for, but didn't have the fathering skills to do the job. So it's off to the Enterprise and he dumps the kid on Picard's Doorstep... This book was written MANY years before voyagers season seven episode Q2.
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Old July 25 2010, 05:05 AM   #15
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Udat! Where the heck have you been?!
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