The Enterprise assists the planet Brial 4 which is threatened by its moon which falls onto the Western continent, reason unknown and impossible to shatter without even greater damage. The tractor beam proves too weak; then suddenly the dreaded Q appears aboard, naked, claiming to be stripped of his omnipotence too, thrown out of the Continuum and forced to chose a mortal life form: human. While Q makes a brilliant engineering suggestion and wrestles with the human condition, the calimarane, a species with a grudge against him, and next a deus ex machina appear... Written by
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After several unsuccessful attempts by director Les Landau
to film Q's nude scene without forcing the actor to actually be naked, a frustrated John de Lancie
finally asked anyone offended by nudity to leave, stripped down, and filmed the scene in one take. See more
The Enterprise was hovering about the moon, trying to keep it from drifting into that planet. Yet, in scenes when Q was talking with the Captain, you could see stars going past as if their vessel were moving. See more
I know human beings. They're all sopping over with compassion and forgiveness. They can't wait to absolve... almost any offense. It's an inherent weakness of the breed.
On the contrary, it is a strength.
You call it what you will. But I think you'll protect me, even though I've tormented you now and again.
Commander William T. Riker
Fighting off all the species which you've insulted would be a full-time mission. That's not the one I signed up for.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more