Monday, February 26, 2018

Star Trek TNG - Q WHO


Stardate 42761.3
 Original Airdate:
 Writers: Maurice Hurley.
 Director: Rob Bowman.
 Season 2, Episode 41

 Star Trek TNG "Q Who" reveals a deadly encounter with the flagship USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D which tucks tail and bolts. Unlike Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) crew I hear you cry, hehe. Not so in this scenario and heres why. The Omipitent Q Entity (John DeLancie) appears before Picard, abducting him in a shuttle heist. So now, the good captain is held captive but Q has good reasons. He wants to join the Enterprise-D crew!!! Picard is sceptical at first because we know Q has varying disregard for humans but heres the thing. Picard listens to Q!




 Apparently the Enterprise-D tormentor and has been banished from the Q Continuum and wants Picard on his side! Now Guinan is horrified but who cares about her, you might think? Well we'd be wrong. Guinan is 200 years old and has excellent imp instincts,lol. Okay so I'm exaggerating. But when Picard rejects Q's proposal what happens? Q throw's the Enterprise-D 7000 light years into uncharted space with just a flake of his powers, two years away from Federation territory at maximum warp. Can humans handle all that exists in this sector of the galaxy?

WHOOPI GOLDBERG AKA GUINAN
PATRICK STEWART  AKA CAPTAIN PICARD


 Turns out Guinan fears were right, advising Picard to "turn back now!" It isn't long before we discover System J25 has planets churned up like a Borg graveyard. Guinan knew these half humanoid robotic Borg would cubes attack and thats when one appears.... Harmless at first. Until a borg beams aboard Picard's flagship. In gleefull delight Q exclaims "He's just a scout, the first of many. He's here to analyse your technology. He may attempt to gain control of the ship. I wouldn't let him." So Now Picard is alarmed "Stop!..... Mr Worf!

 Watching the Enterprise-D getting carved up and get a "bloody nose" was exciting stuff in 1987. The presence of Q and the loss of 18 crew, fans loved watching the mighty Flagship USS Enterprise NCC 1701 retreating away at 9.65 from the scary Borg? Were you one of them? Q grovelling to Picard and vice versa, who begged better, lol? The Alien antagonists in the Borg cube was clever because it was enough to hook us. Guinans chat with Picard soon makes him realise.....

Our Borg buddies will be coming. The GAME isnt over....Oh No...


Live long and Prosper!

9 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And that was the beginning of a beautiful enemies-ship!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Always listen to Guinan. She's been around.

Spacer Guy said...

Haha I like it Alex, real nice.... It figures doesn't it? Relationships aren't high on the Borg's list of unfriendly checks and diagnostics.

James Pailly said...

I remember not really being sure what to think of Guinan. She didn't really seem like an important character until this episode.

Spacer Guy said...

Guinan was a recurring character in ST TNG, she knew Q prior to his visits to the USS Enterprise-D. Commander Data believed her perception goes beyond linear time which explains a lot of her keen understanding in trek's timetravel tng episodes like Yesterdays Enterprise

Liz A. said...

I thought Guinan was way older than 200...

Q was always trouble.

Susan Kane said...

Guinan is much older. And she is always right. Dang it, Picard. Learn.

Q was and will always be amazing.

Jeffrey Scott said...

This was a great episode, and yes I watched it when it was first broadcast. My favourite Guinan / Q moment was when Q was mortal so she stabs him with a fork.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Q was hilarious. And Guinan was a fun addition to the series. I really need to go back and watch them again. TNG was my favorite, I think.

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