"Death Wish" Line-by-Line

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by Enterprise1981, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. JanewayRulz!

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    QUINN: I never yielded that obligation to the Continuum. If the path I choose leads to death, what right have they to interfere?
     
  2. hux

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    Q: He's putting his selfish wishes above the welfare of everyone else.
     
  3. LeadHead

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    Quinn: And if I don't agree with the majority, I'm to be locked up for eternity.
     
  4. Catarina

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    Q: You would not be confined if you were not intent on harming yourself. With your permission, Captain, I would like to call an expert on the Continuum to discuss the implications of the decision to be made.
     
  5. leandar

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    Janeway: Proceed.
     
  6. LeadHead

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    Q: I call myself to the stand.

    Q snaps his fingers and a second Q, exactly the same as Q appears in the witness chair.
     
  7. hux

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    Is Q talking to himself not technically the same person talking?

    Q2: Ta-da!
     
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    Q: Thank you for coming. It's a rare honor to have someone of your reputation and accomplishment with us today.
     
  9. JanewayRulz!

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    Q2: Thank you.
     
  10. LeadHead

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    Q: Tell me, what would be the impact of a Q suicide?
     
  11. Athena28

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    Q2: Oh, it would be an interruption to the Continuum. It would change the very nature of Q.
     
  12. Catarina

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    JANEWAY: Can you be more specific?
     
  13. leandar

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    Q2: No, because we're not even sure what the end result would be. His suicide could have all sorts of unknown consequences to the Continuum.
     
  14. hux

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    QUINN: Precisely! It would force the Q to deal with the unknown for the first time since the New Era began. They're afraid of me because they're afraid of the unknown.
     
  15. Catarina

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    Q: How would you characterise his remarks?
     
  16. JanewayRulz!

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    Q2: No Q has ever tried to commit suicide. Immortality is one of the defining qualities of being a Q. By every measure of the Continuum, his remarks would have to be considered as mentally unbalanced.
     
  17. hux

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    Q: Mentally unbalanced. And no civilised people in the universe, including the primitive Federation societies, would condone the suicide of a mentally unbalanced person.
     
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    TUVOK: Tell me Q, can you offer any other evidence of mental instability on the part of my client?
     
  19. LeadHead

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    Q2: What more do you need? He wants to kill himself.
     
  20. hux

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    TUVOK: In fact, until this issue arose, he was known in the Continuum as one of your great philosophers. Is that not true?