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

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Old July 13 2014, 11:09 PM   #1
dougiezerts
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What do You Think of Q?

Likable, or unlikable?
I think he's vain, egotistical, chaotic, an SOB--but strangely likable!
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Old July 13 2014, 11:28 PM   #2
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Re: What do You Think of Q?

I always really liked him outside of his first appearance in Encounter at Fairpoint.
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Old July 13 2014, 11:54 PM   #3
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Re: What do You Think of Q?

In 'All Good Things...' he is absolutely great!
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Old July 14 2014, 12:58 AM   #4
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Re: What do You Think of Q?

He isn't likable so much as 'Fun to watch' due to his rapport with Picard.
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Old July 14 2014, 01:48 AM   #5
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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.
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Old July 14 2014, 02:03 AM   #6
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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.

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Old July 14 2014, 05:36 AM   #7
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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...
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Old July 14 2014, 06:09 AM   #8
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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.
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Old July 14 2014, 06:43 AM   #9
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I like him, especially on TNG. My favorite Q episode is "Tapestry."
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Old July 15 2014, 01:55 AM   #10
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Q is Bart Simpson if he was omnipotent.
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Old July 15 2014, 02:33 AM   #11
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Re: What do You Think of Q?

Fun character but one that had run its course by the time "Deja Q" rolls around.
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Old July 15 2014, 02:45 AM   #12
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Re: What do You Think of Q?

Never should have shown up on DS9 or VOY.
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Old July 15 2014, 02:48 AM   #13
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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.
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Old July 15 2014, 02:54 AM   #14
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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.
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Old July 15 2014, 03:01 AM   #15
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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.
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