Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by Enterprise1981, Dec 7, 2015.
Janeway: Is this possible?
Q: No. It's a ridiculous idea. You would never understand.
Tuvok: My client has a right to ask for an inspection of the living conditions that have led to his suffering, Captain.
JANEWAY: I would agree with that.
Q: I suppose you have some crazy idea how to pull this off?
(Quinn whispers in Q's ear.)
Q: Only if.
Quinn: Fine, fine.
Q: We've agreed on a format for this little sojourn, but I still believe it's ill-advised.
JANEWAY: I'll be the judge of that. Whenever you're ready.
Both Q and Quinn start to raise a hand to transport them.
Q: No, please.
Quinn gestures and all of them zap away, ending up on a barren, desert road.
Janeway: This is the Q Continuum? A road in a desert?
Q: I told you so.
Quinn: This is a manifestation of the Continuum that we hope falls within your level of comprehension. This way.
(A man and woman in 1920s clothes are playing croquet on an immaculate lawn, with planets for balls. A scarecrow in Starfleet uniform stands nearby. The sign over the door says Never Closes and the clock has no hands. A man puffing on a pipe is reading a book called The Old while a young woman reads a magazine called The New. Someone plays the Continuum Galaxy pinball machine. The group walk past a panting bloodhound.)
JANEWAY: Good afternoon.
Quinn: I apologise for their lack of hospitality, Captain. We're not used to visitors here. In fact you are the only ones who've ever come.
Tuvok: Then what is the purpose of the road?
QUINN: The road takes us to the rest of the universe, then it leads back here. An endless circle.
JANEWAY: This was your existence before your confinement?
Quinn: I traveled the road many times, sat on the porch, played the games, been the dog, everything. I was even the scarecrow for a while.
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