Friday, April 19, 2013

Q


Q (played by John de Lancie) has to be one of the most interesting characters on Star Trek Next Gen. I say this because my feelings about him changed so much from the time I first saw him. I despised his arrogance, hated the power he had and the way he wielded it. I couldn't wait for Picard to best him. But the more I saw of Q the more I loved the episodes with him until they became some of my favorite.

Do you have a favorite recurring character in Star Trek?


33 comments:

  1. "Q"! I loved him! He was an awesome character. Way before the show was on, I played D&D and had a magic-user I named "Q." (Yeah, we won't discuss how many years ago that was or how geeky I am...)
    Fun post! :-)

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  2. Q is popular today! I always liked his appearances. Picard was my favorite though.

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  3. My only real exposure to Star Trek was the JJ Abrams movie. And in that film, I really loved Scottie.

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  4. he is my absolute favourite and I love his crazy philosophy for having some intergalactic fun :) I wish he would send me his equally crazy son for some babysitting :)

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  5. I'm a Spock (Leonard Nimoy) fan.

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    1. I tend to go for the logical guys, too. Data is also one of my fave characters.

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  6. I do like Spock, but I have to admit I haven't watched Star Trek in a long time. My dad loved it, so I used to watch it growing up.

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    1. That's how I got into it , too; my dad.

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  7. 'Q' was an interesting character and they sure chose an interesting actor to play him.

    I saw John at a Star Trek con, once. Seemed like a nice guy and really enjoyed the fans.

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  8. Wish I did...

    I hate to admit, I never really "got" Startrek... DON'T KILL ME.... LOL. I guess maybe I really need to sit down and actually watch the original movie... No I never saw it.. BAD MICHAEL!

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    1. To truly appreciate it, you need to start with the original show and then watch in linear fashion. Some series are better than others, some movies slightly cheesy but overall a pretty cool franchise.

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  9. My favorite recurring character was 7 of 9. I just loved her.

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    1. She was a regular. But she can still be your favorite.

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    2. She was pretty hot as I recall.

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  10. Something we REALLY agree on!

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  11. I'm weird. I know nothing about Q. :)

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    1. It's a letter of the alphabet as far as you know. ;)

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    2. He was in Star Trek Next Gen. He was extremely powerful - God-like - and he was a big pain in Picard's ass.

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  12. I don't remember a ton about Q other than I liked him. :)

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  13. You knew it was going to be a fun episode if Q showed up.

    I always loved Worf. I was happy when he transferred to DS9.

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    1. Worf was pretty awesome, too.

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  14. Garak. Plain, simple Garak.

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  15. Q was always fun. I named a cat after him a long time ago.

    Picard was always my fave. Such a renaissance man. *swoon*

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    1. I knew a cat named Picard; he was a Sphynx (hairless) cat - no shit!

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  16. Q is awesome! I read a few books with him as well and couldn't get enough. Picard was always my favorite. I loved that he took the time to think things through before acting.

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    1. Yes, Picard was very different than Kirk, but I think that made it easier to like him.

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  17. My favorite is Spock old and new and the new Kirk.

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  18. My favorite recurring character was Guinian. There was something mysterious about her that was just plain fun. Then, of course, she did stab Q ...

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  19. I felt the same way about Q working my way through TNG. At first I was a bit put off by the fact he was in so many episodes . . . but now I wish he was in more of them. LOL.

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  20. The Captain and Data were some of my favorite characters from that series. I don't have a top favorite recurring character per se, as many of them were equally enjoyable.

    ~Nicole
    2013 A to Z Co-Host
    www.madlabpost.com

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  21. Hey! I did my post yesterday on Q too! He's awesome.

    Hi from Nagzilla bloghopping A to Z

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