Saturday, May 25, 2019

True Q

TNG Season 6 Episode 6
Air Date: October 26th, 1992

Amanda Rogers, a Starfleet intern, temporarily joins the crew of the Enterprise to work under Doctor Crusher. Then Q shows up and tells Captain Picard that she is a Q. We learn that Q can procreate and even live lives as other races. When Amanda's parents did this and lived on Earth, the Q killed them not realizing they had a child. Q gives Amanda two choice, join the Q continuum or die like her parents.

After some philosophical discussion with Picard, Q changes the second option to live life as a human and never give into temptation to use the power of the Q. It takes only a minute before a natural disaster happens to the planet they are orbiting and Amanda uses her abilities. She then decides to join the continuum.


"I will introduce you. But we cannot argue like this in front of her. We must at least appear to be" - Captain Picard
"Pals?" - Q
"Civil." - Captain Picard

"You've made yourself judge, jury, and if necessary executioner. By what right have you appointed yourself to this position?" - Captain Picard
"Superior morality." - Q
"Yes. I recall how you used your superior morality when we first encountered you. You put us on trial for the crimes of humanity." - Captain Picard
"The jury is still out on that, Picard, make no mistake. " - Q
"Your arrogant pretense at being the moral guardians of the universe strikes me as being hollow, Q. I see no evidence that you're guided by a superior moral code or any code whatsoever. You may be nearly omnipotent, and I don't deny that your parlor tricks are very impressive. But morality, I don't see it. I don't acknowledge it, Q! I would put human morality against the Q's any day. And perhaps that's the reason that we fascinate you so, because our puny behavior shows you a glimmer of the one thing that evades your omnipotence, a moral center. And if so, I can think of no crueler irony than that you should destroy this young woman, whose only crime is that she's too human." - Captain Picard
"Jean-Luc, Sometimes I think the only reason I come here is to listen to these wonderful speeches of yours." - Q

"If suddenly you could make anything happen, what would it be?" - Amanda
"Well, I would probably want to heal people, people who are hopelessly ill." - Doctor Crusher
"Would you bring your husband back?" - Amanda
"Amanda, I don't know. And I don't think that I could make a decision like that until I was actually faced with it." - Doctor Crusher
"I am faced with it." - Amanda

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