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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Why did Q choose Picard and the Enterprise?

In Encounter at Farpoint, Q is clearly unknown to the crew of the Enterprise. Three years later, he's well known enough by Starfleet to deserve his own briefings to command personnel. (Sisko mentioned ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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The role of Q beings

Where in the Star Trek Series does it explain why the Q beings do the things they do? Did they ever mention their purpose in the universe? How does this relate to our human characters? If they are so ...
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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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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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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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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 Q capable of travelling to mirror universes and/or fluidic space?

Are the Q capable of travelling to mirror universes, alternate universes and/or fluidic space?
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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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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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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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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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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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Why does Q (nearly always) appear in uniform?

For the most part, when appearing on Starfleet vessels, Q shows up wearing the uniform of whatever crew he visits. I guess he doesn't have the creativity to create his own duds? Presumably the Q don'...
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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 Q perform “magic,” or does he actually know how to do everything?

Bear with me. When Q snaps his fingers and turns Crusher into a dog, does he just "think it," or is there some scientific "explanation" for how he could do such a thing, that he needs to "think" into ...
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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 ...
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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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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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“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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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 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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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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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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Are the Q inherently four-dimensional?

I've always assumed that the Q were truly four-dimensional (or higher) beings, in that they could move through time as easily as we move through space. But Q's actions always seem to be in ...
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Are the Q not as intelligent as they try to lead other species to believe?

In many episodes with the Q, they seem to place themselves as omnipotent and ultra-intelligent, superior beings - but at the same time, they do such a poor job at portraying themselves as omnipotent, ...
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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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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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Were there ever plans for a TNG movie with Q as the main antagonist?

Q is arguably the greatest antagonist in TNG; we see him in the first and last episodes of the series and he frequently pops in. If we think about TOS, arguably the greatest antagonist there was ...
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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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Physical Appearance of the Q

What do the Q look like? Do the Q actually have any sort of physical form that humans can perceive, or are they incorporeal?
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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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In TNG's “Tapestry” episode, were the events where Q was involved a reality or hallucinations because of the near death experience of Picard?

The experience that Picard had at death bed in "Tapestry" have always intrigued me, when battling death, did the events of Picard being given an opportunity by Q to relive his past an correct his ...
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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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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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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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Was there any evidence that Q civilization did NOT go through a “Savage” phase?

During "Encounter at Farpoint" ST:TNG episode, Q puts the human race - exemplified by USS Enterprise - on trial for savagery. You will now answer to the charge of being a grievously savage race! ...