Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

In "Deja Q," Q is made human and transported to the Enterprise. Just prior to his arrival, an unusual noise is heard on the bridge, which neither Data or Worf can identify.

Does anything state what this noise was? Was it a "portal" opening from the Q Continuum to the normal space-time continuum?

share|improve this question
up vote 48 down vote accepted

The script isn't especially helpful. I've edited out the dialogue.

In the background, a strange noise... it begins low... more like a million voices than a million machines... It gets louder... The sound continues to grow... and seems to surround the ship... they react... almost deafening now... The sound swirling inside and all around... ends with a slight POP. Q APPEARS, naked, suspended above everyone, as though held by an invisible puppet.

In context, it would appear to be the sound a Q makes when you forcibly remove their powers, turn them into a human, strip them buck naked and shove them headfirst through a space hole.

share|improve this answer
21  
+1 for the image. – Chris B. Behrens Feb 25 at 22:33
17  
@ChrisB.Behrens - I'm judging you for clicking it :-) – Valorum Feb 25 at 22:44
8  
+1 for space hole. – Politank-Z Feb 26 at 1:04
6  
Held by an invisible puppet ?? They were on funny beans that day! What exactly is it like being held by a puppet? And why was Q held by one?! – GreenAsJade Feb 26 at 11:47
4  
Invisible puppet is a great name for a band – Mohair Feb 26 at 12:50

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.