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Were the other Alpha-Beta quadrant powers aware of the Q?

We know that the Federation, at least the high ranking officials and Starfleet, were aware of the Q as a species but also "De-Lancie-Q" in particular. The thing is, while Q was quite fascinated with ...
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Are Riker's Q powers brought up in any episodes after the one where he acquired them?

In "Hide and Q", Q grants Riker the powers of a member of the continuum, only to have Riker vow to never use those powers again. Presumably Riker keeps those powers, he just never uses them. Is ...
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Has there ever been any suggestion of any interaction or connection between the Q & the Traveler in Star Trek?

In some ways the Traveler appears to possess almost Q like (or at least proto-Q like) powers, so has there ever been any interaction or suggested connection or relationship between the two in the ...
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Star Trek Original series # of encounters with entities having Q like characteristics

In the Star Trek Original series, what episodes did they encounter entities with Q like characteristics?
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Do the Q fear the Borg?

In episode Q2 of Voyager, Q tells his son: Q : If the Continnum's told you once, they've told you a thousand times. DON'T PROVOKE THE BORG!! If Q are omnipotent / immortal / all powerful, why ...
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Did Guinan accidentally give Q the idea to send the Enterprise to meet the Borg?

In the episode “Q who?” Picard, Riker, Guinan and Q are in 10-forward having the discussion about Starfleet pushing out into space too fast and not being prepared for what awaits them. Q says the ...
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Why do the Q have genders?

It seems, at least from "Qpid," that the Qs' humanoid appearance is just for show. The "main" Q is not really a male, for example. After all, Q tells Picard in the episode that given different ...
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Does Q ever actually lie?

In the episode Deja-Q, Picard openly accuses Q of being dishonest: Q: I have no powers. Q the ordinary. PICARD: Q the liar. Q the misanthrope. And in the DS9 episode Q-Less, Vash claims ...
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How did Q's actions stop the assimilation of the Federation?

In the Voyager episode Death Wish (S2x18) in the hearing between Janeway, Tuvok and Q there is a moment when Q brings three people from Earth across space and time to illustrate the effect that the Q ...
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Could the Q destroy the universe?

If a Q or the entire Q Continuum, decided to destroy the Universe, would they be able to?
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Why does Commander Riker assume that the simulation isn't real?

In "True Q," Commander Riker is whisked away to a planet of some kind, created (presumably) by the Q, Amanda Rogers. Amanda wishes to be romantic, but Riker rejects her, saying that "none of this is ...
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Why are all the Q named “Q”

Why do all of the Q in star trek call themselves Q? It makes for confusing episodes, like the ones in VOY when there are 3 Q on their ship. But not only is it confusing, I think it is rather ...
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What is the history between Q and Guinan?

In Q Who?, Q is introduced to Guinan in the Enterprise-D's Ten-Forward lounge. He then says: "'Guinan' – is that your name now?" He claims that Guinan, "is not what she appears to be." As well, when Q ...
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Does Q know about the prophets, from DS9?

Does Q know about the prophets, since he was once on DS9 so close to the Bajoran worm hole? Had he ever met them, or commented on them?
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Are the Q and the Douwd aware of each other?

Amanda Rogers' parents (who were Q) and the Douwd known as Kevin, were on earth pretending to be humans at the same time. Given their powers, it does seem likely they were aware of each other. So are ...
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Could the Traveler become a Q?

The Q are almost all-powerful (but not all-knowing). There seem to be other species which are sort of sub-Q, such as Guinan, who is very knowledgeable, but not all-knowing (consider 'Time's Arrow' ...
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What are the historical antecedents of Q's judge costume?

What are the historical antecedents of Q's judge costume? Specifically, does it come from a specific human time and location?
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How does Q perform his Earth illusion?

In "Death Wish," in an effort to try to convince Captain Janeway to rule in his favor during the trial, Q shows her the Earth outside of her window. Is it stated anywhere how Q accomplishes this? ...
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“They roam the galaxy looking for something, they know not what. ”

In the third season TNG episode "Deja Q", Q has his powers stripped by the Q Continuum and is exiled to the Enterprise in human form. Q has a discussion with Data about humans and comes out with ...
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Does Q consider Picard a friend?

Just watched the "Tapestry" episode from Star Trek: The Next Generation and always loved the chemistry between Q and Picard. But is there an in-universe answer to the said question: Does Q consider ...
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Book Identification with Q

I'm interested in the title of the book where the Borg Queen attempts to assimilate Q, but the nanoprobes have zero effect. I think I want to purchase this book online, so please don't include any ...
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Are the Borg aware of the Q?

Is the Borg Collective aware of the Q continuum? The Borg cube near System J-25 in the Delta Quadrant, must have seen the Enterprise disappear in front of them and completely off long range sensors. ...
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Are the Douwd related to the Q?

Kevin was encountered in 3x03 The Survivors and turned out to be quite powerful a being, a Douwd. Actually, his powers do remind me of a Q, so is he in some way related to them?
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Why did Q select an android and a half-betazoid in the trial against humanity at Farpoint?

In episode 1, Encounter at Farpoint, part 1, there are 5 members of the crew present on the battle bridge after saucer separation: Jean-Luc Picard, a human Tasha Yar, a human Miles O'Brien, a human ...
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Does Quark know that the “captain” is a member of the Q?

In "Q-Less," Q arrives on Deep Space Nine to try to persuade Vash to continue exploring the universe with him. Early in the episode, Q makes Quark disappear after the latter had the audacity to ring ...
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How long was Dr. Bashir's nap?

In "Q-Less," Dr. Bashir meets the recently-arrived Vash in her quarters, and arranges to meet her for a meal. While posing as a Bajoran waiter, Q argues with the doctor, imploring him to stay away ...
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Do the Q exist in and use Subspace technology?

Early on in TNG, it's easy to see Q as a supremely evolved being of godlike power who can simply will things to happen. However, as the various series progress - particularly Voyager - the "magic" ...
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What does Q mean when he says “In a manner of speaking”?

In ST:VOY "Death Wish," Q (later Quinn) is unintentionally beamed aboard Voyager. Not long after, in the dining hall, Q gives his appreciation for the crew rescuing him from the comet. Captain Janeway ...
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Does only one John de Lancie Q exist in the multiverse?

As shown in various episodes ("Mirror, Mirror," "Phantasms," etc.), other universes exist, oftentimes containing the same characters, albeit in different situations than in the prime universe. I'm ...
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Where did the Q come from, before the Q Continuum?

In the Star Trek Universe where did the Q come from? I mean before they were Q in the Q Continuum? In Star Trek Voyager you learn that the race is somewhat intolerant of individualism (in the episode ...
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Is there any evidence to suggest Q has a mechanism of travel similar to the Spore drive?

In the Star Trek: Discovery Episode Context is For Kings, we see the Spore Drive. Their research was based on the insight that at a quantum level, there was no difference between biology or ...
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Is Trelane related to or associated with the Q continuum?

I've always assumed that Trelane was not related to the Q continuum but it's hard to ignore their similarities (e.g. super-human powers, mischievous personality, testing/observing humans, etc). Are ...
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What was the meaning of Q's cryptic comment?

After Q freezes the crewman/ensign/whatever in "Encounter at Farpoint," Picard insists that he wouldn't have been harmed: the phaser was set to stun. Q then states something along the lines of, "Would ...
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Is “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” canon with Star Trek?

Inspired by the various answers and questions about ET and Star Wars based on a cameo, I wanted to know is Star Trek and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in the same Multiverse? Now before you go ...
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Do the Q have rules comparable to Starfleet's Prime Directive? [duplicate]

They're obviously not opposed to messing with other races but do they place limits on their interference and/or interactions? We have witnessed Q (John de Lancie) change or alter many things for his ...
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When did young Picard actually meet the Nausicaans in the bar?

In the "Tapestry" episode of Star Trek The Next Generation (6x15) Picard But, then, either I'm missing something or What am I missing? Where is the missing day?
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What would be the effect of a Borg assimilating a Q?

In the Voyager episode 'Q2', Q screams at his son "Don't provoke the Borg!". This to me is an indication that even the Q are afraid of them. Was there ever any canon discussion about the affects of ...
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Could a Calamarain Cloud house a human?

In "Deja Q," Commander Riker suggests that the human Q be turned over to the Calamarain, presumably for interrogation/torture/killing purposes. I don't suspect that Riker is an expert on the ionized-...
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What are non-Q species actually doing in the Q Continuum?

I'm currently re-watching Voyager and there are two occasions (so far—I don't think there are any more?) when members of Voyager visit the Q Continuum. On both occasions it is said that what they see ...
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Can the Q transport without the flash?

The Q are omnipotent (according to them saying so many times in the course of Deja Q). But I don't recall ever seeing a Q transport without making that 'flash'. Do we ever see a Q transport without ...
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What was Guinan's name?

In "Q Who", we hear the following: Q: Those dealings were two centuries ago. This creature is not what she appears to be. She's an imp, and where she goes, trouble always follows. PICARD: You'...
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What do the Q really look like, are they even human like? Or corporeal?

Ok, I think this will be my last Q related question, for a while... well maybe not. It is known that Q can morph, or whatever he does, to other creatures including a human form. What's Q's originally ...
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Is the Enterprise crew terrified of Q? If not, should they be? [closed]

Though Q has shown great powers in basically all of his encounters with the Enterprise, the crew of the flagship doesn't seem to show much fear when dealing with him. I realize that they're ...
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Story of Captain Picard assuming command of the Stargazer

In the TNG episode "Tapestry," Q is talking about the Picard that would never be if Picard had made a different choice in picking a fight with the Nausicaans. One of the events he mentions is the ...
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Does Q “play games” with other species? [duplicate]

Does Q play games with other species, or is it just humans (and possibly the Calamarain)? Why didn't Q torture the humans (as far as we know) as he did the Calamarain?
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What was the point of trying to escape after first contact with Q?

After first contact with Q and little chat, Picard ordered to accelerate Enterprise with maximum acceleration possible and said, "Let's see what this Galaxy-class starship can do." Picard already saw ...
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How does Q know his IQ?

In "Deja Q," the now-human Q talks to Guinan in Ten Forward, when he states that he is "just one of the boys with an IQ of 2005." Where did Q get this information? Did Beverly give him an IQ test? ...
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Why didn't Q select a more powerful species?

Q was made human, at his request, in TNG "Deja Q," due to his misbehaving. The only guideline was that Q needed to choose a mortal species. Now I realize that Q chose human because he considered ...
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Where does Q technology come from and where did it originate?

In the Star trek Universe we discover that the Q's powers are optional and not a part of the actual race (they can be taken away from a particular Q and can be taken away as a whole during a huge ...
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Can the Q really time-travel?

Do we really know whether the Q can time-travel as opposed to just having the ability to set up good illusions, and possibly take people out of time? Don't we only have his word for it? Is there ...