The Least Disliked Q Episode

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  1. Sakonna

    Sakonna Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    So, next up in these themed elimination games: Q episodes!

    THE RULES. The basic idea is your standard elimination game. Below is a list of Q episodes from TNG, DS9, and VOY. Eliminate your least favorite or the one you deem the 'worst.' Please provide an EXPLANATION for why you are eliminating your choice and be sure to copy and paste the list with your choice removed.

    Finally, please leave at least 2 eliminations by other posters before you eliminate another episode.


    No tactical voting! You cannot remove an episode just because you feel they would threaten your preferred episode's chance to win.
    Enjoy! :beer:

    TNG Season 1: “Encounter At Farpoint”
    TNG Season 1: “Hide And Q”
    TNG Season 2: “Q Who”
    TNG Season 3: “Deja Q”
    TNG Season 4: “QPid”
    TNG Season 6: “True Q”
    TNG Season 6: “Tapestry”
    TNG Season 7: “All Good Things…”
    DS9 Season 1: “Q-Less”
    VOY Season 2: “Death Wish”
    VOY Season 3: “The Q And The Grey”
    VOY Season 7: “Q2”
     
  2. BlueStuff

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    Q-Less is done. There was no need to bring Q to DS9.

    TNG Season 1: “Encounter At Farpoint”
    TNG Season 1: “Hide And Q”
    TNG Season 2: “Q Who”
    TNG Season 3: “Deja Q”
    TNG Season 4: “QPid”
    TNG Season 6: “True Q”
    TNG Season 6: “Tapestry”
    TNG Season 7: “All Good Things…”
    VOY Season 2: “Death Wish”
    VOY Season 3: “The Q And The Grey”
    VOY Season 7: “Q2”
     
  3. Prax

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    Q2 is gone. Not enough Q, and way too much 2

    TNG Season 1: “Encounter At Farpoint”
    TNG Season 1: “Hide And Q”
    TNG Season 2: “Q Who”
    TNG Season 3: “Deja Q”
    TNG Season 4: “QPid”
    TNG Season 6: “True Q”
    TNG Season 6: “Tapestry”
    TNG Season 7: “All Good Things…”
    VOY Season 2: “Death Wish”
    VOY Season 3: “The Q And The Grey”
     
  4. Takeru

    Takeru Space Police Commodore

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    Hide and Q, they tease us with Wesley's death and then he doesn't die, Tasha's awful penalty box speech and adult Wesley who looks NOTHING like Wil Wheaton, did they even try? Or was that Riker subconsciously turning Wesley into his mancrush from the academy? Oh and then there's Q offering to make Riker a Q ... and he says no?! Because his friends didn't like his stupid gifts???
    "Well, Wesley doesn't want to be someone else, Geordie prefers to see the world like he's used to and Worf is not into the chick I picked for him ... clearly being omnipotent has NO advantages whatsoever.


    TNG Season 1: “Encounter At Farpoint”
    TNG Season 2: “Q Who”
    TNG Season 3: “Deja Q”
    TNG Season 4: “QPid”
    TNG Season 6: “True Q”
    TNG Season 6: “Tapestry”
    TNG Season 7: “All Good Things…”
    VOY Season 2: “Death Wish”
    VOY Season 3: “The Q And The Grey”
     
  5. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The Q and The Grey is just pure nonsense. I loved Death Wish but we didn't need to see the continuum again.

    TNG Season 1: “Encounter At Farpoint”
    TNG Season 2: “Q Who”
    TNG Season 3: “Deja Q”
    TNG Season 4: “QPid”
    TNG Season 6: “True Q”
    TNG Season 6: “Tapestry”
    TNG Season 7: “All Good Things…”
    VOY Season 2: “Death Wish”
     
  6. Sakonna

    Sakonna Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    "Encounter At Farpoint" is the only thing here that's properly unwatchable for me. I've tried to rewatch it 2 or 3 times in recent years, just in a revisit-the-pilot way, and I simply can't get thru it anymore.

    TNG Season 2: “Q Who”
    TNG Season 3: “Deja Q”
    TNG Season 4: “QPid”
    TNG Season 6: “True Q”
    TNG Season 6: “Tapestry”
    TNG Season 7: “All Good Things…”
    VOY Season 2: “Death Wish”
     
  7. Prax

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    Qpid must go. It's a fun episode, but doesn't measure up to the rest here. And it lead to not so great sequel by pairing Vash with Q.

    TNG Season 2: “Q Who”
    TNG Season 3: “Deja Q”
    TNG Season 6: “True Q”
    TNG Season 6: “Tapestry”
    TNG Season 7: “All Good Things…”
    VOY Season 2: “Death Wish”
     
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  8. Takeru

    Takeru Space Police Commodore

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    Tapestry is done for its "I'd rather be dead than a Lieutenant" message as if lower ranks have no value or wouldn't allow for a fulfilled and happy life.


    TNG Season 2: “Q Who”
    TNG Season 3: “Deja Q”
    TNG Season 6: “True Q”
    TNG Season 7: “All Good Things…”
    VOY Season 2: “Death Wish”
     
  9. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'll go for True Q. I like it enough but the others are stronger.

    TNG Season 2: “Q Who”
    TNG Season 3: “Deja Q”
    TNG Season 7: “All Good Things…”
    VOY Season 2: “Death Wish”
     
  10. Cutie McWhiskers

    Cutie McWhiskers Commodore Commodore

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    The strongest VOY outing may be VOY Season 2: “Death Wish”, but TNG's remaining entries are far stronger, don't rely on an old trope (but made previously made popular by Dr. Jack Kavorkian at the time), nor do they diddle with continuity (Janeway's veiled disgust over Q having introduced them to the Borg is as misplaced as it is inaccurate because the Borg, prior to that, already scooped up Federation outposts not unlike things you scoop from a kitty litter pain... if she read up the fanservice, she would surely have picked up on his log citing the Neutral Zone outposts as well.)

    The remaining entries:

    TNG Season 2: “Q Who”
    TNG Season 3: “Deja Q”
    TNG Season 7: “All Good Things…”
     
  11. Takeru

    Takeru Space Police Commodore

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    Q Who is out, fantastic episode but it's really about the borg, Q is only there to get them into and out of danger and the Q/Guinan thing leads to nowhere.


    TNG Season 3: “Deja Q”
    TNG Season 7: “All Good Things…”
     
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  12. Cutie McWhiskers

    Cutie McWhiskers Commodore Commodore

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    Two excellent stories, but TNG Season 3: “Deja Q” must be ruled out as it starts the ball rolling with Q as a comedy act, and it's the one time when the comedy even begins to work (IMHO,YMMV). That and didn't the script mix up perigee and apogee, in a show with a scientific advisor on board?

    What's left:

    TNG Season 7: “All Good Things…

    ^^the creme of the creme. It does have a plot hole, but it's so ambitious, daring, largely rock solid, and gets everything else so right that I couldn't care less that the Pasteur created the third tachyon beam and not Future-Enterpise (whose third nacelle rocks). It's a lovingly created bookend to a fantastic show and it's a great twist that "our" Q quietly works with Picard to save humanity even though it was Picard's own actions that would have annihilated humanity, as causality may have been (arguably) ranged by the Q Continuum.
     
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  13. Prax

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    All Good Things FTW!

    You should do a Barclay game
     
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  14. Sakonna

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    Sorry @Cutie McWhiskers, but you're not eligible to make the final elimination, due to the leave-two-eliminations-by-other-posters-before-going-again rule.

    So, putting these two back up for someone else to pick the final winner. I'm guessing it'll probably still be "All Good Things...", but who knows, maybe some passionate fan of "Deja Q" is about to come along...

    TNG Season 3: “Deja Q”
    TNG Season 7: “All Good Things…”
     
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  15. Farscape One

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    I guess I will be the final vote. "Deja Q" is always a fun episode to watch, but the series finale really was special. It deserves the win.

    "All Good Things..." wins this game!
     
  16. Sakonna

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    Thanks for playing all!

    Going up shortly will be a much longer list: "The Least Disliked Holodeck Episode." Might be a bit of a bloodbath, in the early goings anyway. :bolian: Hope to see you all there!
     
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  17. Cutie McWhiskers

    Cutie McWhiskers Commodore Commodore

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    Oops, sorry about that, it was my oversight (I thought it was one, double oops). Thank you for restoring the balance! :)
     
  18. Defiler-Of-Redshirts

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    My favorite, least disliked Q episode was the one where Picard gives Q a long-winded moral lecture about that part-Q girl serving on the Enterprise. Then Q smiles, shakes his head and says, "You know, Jean-Luc, sometimes I think the only reason I keep coming back here is to listen to your WONDERFUL little speeches."

    No, strike that, the best Q episode was Tapestry. I loved it when Q said, "This is the afterlife, you're dead and I'm God." And when Picard protests Q sarcastically declares something like, "Why that's blasphemy! You're lucky I don't strike you down with a lightening bolt or something!" I also loved Q's speech at the end explaining the change in Picard's life (don't remember the exact quote, just paraphrasing), "The Picard you wanted to be never had that brush with death, so he never realized how precious every moment of life is, so that Picard's 'safe' life never came into focus. He played everything 'safe' and drifted from one assignment to the next, 'playing it safe' and he never, ever got noticed." I know that's not the exact Q quote at the end, I'm just giving the gist of it.
     
  19. Prax

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    Voyager referenced those episodes?
     
  20. Discofan

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    I suspect that AGT wasn't chosen for its Q aspects. There were less Q in it than in most Q episodes.