Tuesday, April 27, 2021

W is for Whoopi Goldberg

 W is for Whoopi Goldberg (Oscar and Golden Globe Winner) who played Guinan aboard the starship USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D in Star Trek the Next Generation. Whoopi has a massive following across the world and her awards speak for themselves. She's starred in lots of movies and tv shows and has been a fan of Star Trek since the classic series. 

Heres a GIF I created with Guinan  giving Q (John DeLancie) a dose of his own medicine. Star Trek TNG Deja Q is satisfying to watch. The story goes Guinan is centuries old and wise beyond her years. So when omnipotent Q turns up at the Enterprise-D doors and says: I have no powers!!!  No-one believes him except maybe Guinan who gets an idea with a fork.


  1. Hmm, your gif isn't moving for me but I remember that fork scene all too well! Spacer you just reminded me, it would've been great to see Whoopi in "Picard" (which I just finished the last episode Saturday night). What a great show that was! Anyway, great choice for "W" :^)

  2. She is one of my favourite characters and I love how Nichelle Nichols was such a profound influence on her. This episode was priceless.

    1. Whoopi Goldberg said "I've seen a black lady on TV and shes not a maid"

  3. My apologies Spacer, your Q gif worked just fine on my tablet and in Internet Explorer--something must be askew in my Firefox browser!

  4. I didn't know that about Whoopi. Thank you for expanding my knowledge.

  5. No worries EC, Whoopi is an established movie star before TNG since the color purple.

  6. She was great on that show. I think my favorite was the one with Mark Twain, though. It really hit then how long-lived her character was.

  7. Guinan knew things which confounded even Picard Liz

  8. Looking forward to seeing her on Star Trek: Picard. I'm guessing her reunion with Q will be interesting.


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