Monday, April 04, 2016


C is for Calamarain but who are they? In 2366 the Omnipotent Q entity (John De Lancie) is on the run from spaceborne energy clouds in Star Trek TNG - DEJA Q.

 For once, its payback time! Mostly everyone knows Q who enjoys teasing lifeforms for pleasure while roaming the galaxy. Only now Q's turned scaredy cat. Why? His family have booted him out of the Q Continuum, stripping him of his powers and the Calamarain are looking him up, haha. Its a humbling experience being a mere mortal with an IQ of 2005! So where does Q seek refuge? Captain Picard starship of course! The fun begins when no-one aboard the Enterprise believes Q's story.

 Picard nearly flips out big style,
What'd you want Q?
It seems hopless until Worf speaks ups and Guinann acts.

What must I do? whines Q,
 DIE! replies Worf (and for extra measure 10 Forward's bartender stabs his Omnipotence with a fork!)

This black comedy is so hilarious. Meanwhile Q's swirling cloud of ionized lifeforms are closing in for the kill. Sweet revenge is all the poor Calamarain wants, now they've discovered Q's hiding place! Its game over!

 How would you react if Q tormented you? Fortunately Data intervenes and gets a little goodbye gift for his trouble. Did Q really deserve to be saved? What would you have done in Picards shoes?



Jo said...

Q was always enough to drive you wild. I would have finished him off whilst he was unable to defend himself. Not fair play I guess but he made Picard's life hell many a time. Data laughing??

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now and then they have to save the shady characters. They might come in handy later.
Be sure to stop by today!

Elephant's Child said...

Learning all the time. I have obviously missed a LOT.

Truedessa said...

I certainly learned something new, I've never heard of these clouds..and when I say Calamarain I just think of calamari for some reason..heehee..well, I guess a squid could be some sort of alien creature. Sorry, my mind seems to wander at times.

Spacerguy said...

Q found small pleasure in torturing the Calamaraim, because after the Calamaraim did manage to hunt him down and capture him, So I guess you might call it pay back. Q captured them, shrunk them down to size and played with them! You might call it equal justice.

Birgit said...

This is one of my favourite episodes. I love Q as he is one of my favourite characters and he actually has some heart...deep down.....way, way deep.

Truedessa said...

Thanks for the explanation!

Deborah R. Hawkins said...

Q would have received no love from me!

Jeffrey Scott said...

Q introduced them to the Borg. I probably would have done exactly as Guinnen did.

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