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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?

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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.

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+1 for the image. – Chris B. Behrens Feb 25 at 22:33
@ChrisB.Behrens - I'm judging you for clicking it :-) – Valorum Feb 25 at 22:44
+1 for space hole. – Politank-Z Feb 26 at 1:04
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
Invisible puppet is a great name for a band – Mohair Feb 26 at 12:50

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