Questions tagged [star-trek-q]

For questions about the Q are an omnipotent alien race in the Star Trek universe that have miraculous (currently unexplained) powers to control space, time and energy. Always use in conjunction with the [star-trek] tag. Only use for questions about the Q not those that simply mention them.

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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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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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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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Did Q torment anyone else besides the crew of the Enterprise, Voyager, and DS9?

I was surprised to be reminded that while Q appeared many times on The Next Generation and Voyager, he also appeared in one Deep Space 9 episode "Q-less". Obviously, this is pretty lucky that he ...
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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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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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Did Q forget about Amanda Rogers?

In the Voyager episode The Q and the Grey, Q wants to have a child with Janeway because there hasn't been a new Q in billions of years and he wants to mix up the Continuum (to save it). But this ...
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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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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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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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What are the Q incapable of doing?

The Q appear to be a race of beings with unlimited power, unified as a single continuum, but powerful enough nonetheless to shape the universe individually. Yet they seem to have limits - limits ...
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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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Why does Q click his fingers?

Why does Q click (snap) is fingers whenever he uses his powers? Is there an in-universe reason or is it pure theatrics?
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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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Could any Star Trek species see the Q Continuum, and the Q, as they truly are?

In two Voyager episodes, trips to the Q Continuum are made. On both of these occasions one of the Qs had to "change the scenery," so that the humanoid brains of the away team could have some sort of ...
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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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Can Q's “body” be damaged?

What is the durability of Q's body? I understand that Q's "body" can be injured or killed by Q-weapons, but can it be "injured" by non-Q? Nagilum, for instance? A Douwd? The Crystalline Entity? I'm ...
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Are the people created by Q actually real people or are they just illusions and/or fantasy?

An example of Q 'created people' can be found in (TNG: "Deja Q"): With no sign of the Calamarain, or the shuttle, the Enterprise crew assumes they are dead, and Picard suggests that they had seen ...
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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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Any rules or borders for Q?

Are there any rulesets or laws for Q or Q continuum? Anything, that would prevent them from doing... anything? Or at least limit them from doing something really bad? In "True Q" episode Q explains ...
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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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Are Borg Drones humanoid?

In "Q Who," while seeing a Borg Drone for the first time in Engineering, Q tells Picard that the invading Borg is "an enhanced humanoid" ("humanoid" as defined in the "Memory Alpha") Now, Q is Q, and ...