in Déjà Q, do you feel like the enterprise crew is a bit too mean

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by WildManWizard, Aug 16, 2019 at 7:52 AM.

  1. WildManWizard

    WildManWizard Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Aug 24, 2017
    Philadelphia, PA
    to Q? I am definitely biased though as I think they needed Q to take the starch out of their shirts
  2. BigDaveX

    BigDaveX Captain Captain

    Jun 1, 2016
    The last time they met him, he indirectly got 16 of their crewmembers killed; I think that alone would be enough reason to treat him with extreme caution to begin with.
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  3. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 20, 2012
    No. He had it coming. Up until then he had spent his life tormenting people for his own amusement.
  4. Sakonna

    Sakonna Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Dec 15, 2015
    My issue with "Deja Q" is a bit of the reverse, how casually they gloss over the suffering/torture of the Calamarain.
  5. Timo

    Timo Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Aug 26, 2003
    It's a bit unrealistic nobody inflicted any physical harm on Q - say, gouging his eyes out or removing a couple of limbs. But, evolved future humans and all that.

    The Calamarain issue is pure hearsay from the POV of our heroes, from the mouth of the God of Lies no less. It's not as if they could do anything but gloss it over.

    Timo Saloniemi
  6. DonIago

    DonIago Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 22, 2001
    Burlington, VT, USA
    ^Didn't Guinan tell him to fork off?
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  7. Prax

    Prax Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 1, 2017
    Middle West
    They treat Q like crap every time he appears. He seems to like it that way
  8. Makarov

    Makarov Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 9, 2013
    I kinda think some Starfleet department would immediately seize Q and study him for info rather than let him wander around or sit in a brig, and it would be their top priority
  9. Tenacity

    Tenacity Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 14, 2016
    That sounds like a better episode than the one we got.
  10. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 20, 2012
    Q only picked human form because the Enterprise was the only one of his victims that values life enough not to murder him on the spot.
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  11. suarezguy

    suarezguy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 9, 2008
    Albuquerque, NM, USA
    I think that the crew was as mean as they were and not meaner was nicely human, they weren't paragons of virtue and they didn't just ignore his misdeeds to them, while not going too far and being consistent with them generally yes being idealized.
  12. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 20, 2012
    I think they were downright saintly agreeing to protect a criminal from his victims even to the sacrifice of their own safety.