Picard Series: Should Q Appear?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Picard' started by Farscape One, Apr 2, 2019.

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Should Q appear?

  1. Yes

    28 vote(s)
    57.1%
  2. No

    21 vote(s)
    42.9%
  1. serabine

    serabine Commander Red Shirt

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    No. The Q (and Q) have been pretty well explored in the previous shows. Q bookended TNG, we saw Q politics, we saw the Q explore reproduction and death.

    The show will only have 10 episodes, so I'd rather not have character X or character Y in it just because they used to be in TNG.
     
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  2. Phily B

    Phily B Commodore Commodore

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    Absolutely. Q was a huge part of Picard's life.
     
  3. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Vice Admiral Admiral

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    At the very end, whenever the show ends, in a coda scene, where they have a short talk like old friends...
     
  4. Captain pl1ngpl0ng

    Captain pl1ngpl0ng Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    yes... yes he should =)
     
  5. SG-17

    SG-17 Commodore Commodore

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    Yes, Q (to Picard's chagrin) is a huge part of Picard's life.
     
  6. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    If they do use Q, I wouldn't want to see him be as chummy as some here have suggested. Q works because he's Picard's gadfly. If he assumed the appearance of old age, it would be to mock Picard, not honor him.
     
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  7. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    No, thank you.
     
  8. rahullak

    rahullak Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I think it would be important from Picard's characterization standpoint to show the effect Q has had on his current choices. He knows Q is always watching him, for better or worse.
     
  9. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    ^ He covered that in "Farpoint": "If we're going to be damned, let's be damned for what we really are."
     
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  10. rahullak

    rahullak Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    That was the Picard of Starfleet and its ideals. How does the Picard post-Starfleet see himself with regard to his past and his gadfly Q?
     
  11. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    I doubt he loses sleep wondering what Q thinks of him.
     
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  12. rahullak

    rahullak Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Ordinarily, no. But when faced with a huge life choice (of leaving Starfleet), he might think about the tapestry of his life and wonder whether he is making the right choice or not.
     
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  14. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I see nothing new to cover here.
     
  15. rahullak

    rahullak Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The show is based on a new premise.
     
  16. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Admiral Admiral

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    Yes. But only once and not in the first season.
     
  17. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    If so then I don't see any reason to see Q. Please let it be something new and standing on its own.
     
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  18. Farscape One

    Farscape One Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The votes are a virtual tie. I didn't expect it to be so evenly opinionated.
     
  19. Damian

    Damian Commodore Commodore

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    I'm 50/50 on this one. I didn't vote as a result because I'm truly torn.

    I love the Q character and he had some great moments in TNG/DS9 and even Voyager. The novels have of course featured further appearances by Q (though it's questionable whether they will survive with the nu-TNG show).

    But I don't want it to be some fan lip service episode where he's just brought on because they think it would look 'cool'.

    But I wouldn't rule it out either. If done the right way, Q episodes can be great episodes. And yes, I wouldn't recast Q. If it's the Q we all love, no one does it better than deLancie. His age wouldn't be an issue for me--there are millions of ways to explain his looking older--mocking an older Picard is just one of many good explanations. I wouldn't sweat that or make that the only reason not to put him in.
     
  20. NewHeavensNewEarth

    NewHeavensNewEarth Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Maybe in the final scene, have Picard sitting with someone who may or may not be Q, so we can debate it endlessly on here.